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Plans announced for two new buildings at Innovation Square

Published: Apr 19th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Planning is under way for the two newest buildings at Innovation Square, the 24/7 live/work/play research environment being developed along Southwest Second Avenue between the University of Florida campus and downtown Gainesville, UF President Bernie Machen announced today.

UF researches legal control for contagious, ornamental fish pest

UF researches legal control for contagious, ornamental fish pest

Published: Apr 18th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The lack of legal ways to eliminate fish lice is frustrating for goldfish and koi enthusiasts, but a University of Florida study in the Journal of Aquatic Animal Health reports that a cure is in the works.

UF pharmacy technician training broadens career options

Published: Apr 6th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Pharmacy technician jobs, once sought after by younger workers, are attracting older workers as new licensing laws take effect. While economic uncertainty and unstable job markets linger, many workers, not ready to retire, now see these jobs as stable and fulfilling second careers.

Study finds UF has $8.76 billion economic impact on Florida

Published: Mar 30th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s economic importance in Florida has continued to grow in recent years, thanks to an increase in research grants and rising demand for health care services, according to a new study by UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

UF-led consortium garners $20 million grant to improve pine forest management

UF-led consortium garners $20 million grant to improve pine forest management

Published: Feb 18th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Pine trees are one of the most important crops in the southeastern U.S., and a consortium led by University of Florida personnel has been awarded a five-year, $20 million federal grant to help landowners and foresters throughout the region adapt to and mitigate global climate change in coming decades.

Disease-carrying Asian citrus psyllids find refuge in abandoned groves, UF study shows

Disease-carrying Asian citrus psyllids find refuge in abandoned groves, UF study shows

Published: Feb 17th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For years, citrus growers have feared that abandoned groves provided refuge for the Asian citrus psyllid, an invasive insect that transmits citrus greening — now, University of Florida researchers say they were right.

University of Florida, Florida A&M launch institute to promote better health, job training

University of Florida, Florida A&M launch institute to promote better health, job training

Published: Feb 3rd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Winter chills couldn’t keep a handful of southeast Gainesville parishioners away from church one dreary evening in January. They didn’t want to miss their time of fellowship.

South American beetle released by UF researchers benefits Florida ranchers

South American beetle released by UF researchers benefits Florida ranchers

Published: Jan 27th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Over the past two decades, Florida cattle ranchers have spent as much as $16 million a year doing battle with an invasive weed called tropical soda apple, known as TSA, that takes over pastures, elbowing out the forage grasses ranchers need for their cattle.

UF-led team sequences first-ever citrus genomes; discovery may help thwart greening

Published: Jan 18th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida-led group of international scientists has assembled the genome sequences for two citrus varieties—sweet orange and Clementine mandarin — marking a first for citrus.