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UF connects to Internet2 at 100 Gbps, expanding computer power 10-fold

Published: Feb 6th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has activated an ultra-high-speed connection to the Internet2 Innovation Platform, expanding computing power 10-fold and offering a computing network found in only three other places in the United States.

UF/IFAS expert helps solve 80-year mystery, as team identifies fungus killing Torreya trees

UF/IFAS expert helps solve 80-year mystery, as team identifies fungus killing Torreya trees

Published: Jan 7th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An 80-year search for a tree killer has ended, says a University of Florida forest pathologist who helped identify the fungus that virtually wiped out the Florida Torreya and fears it may threaten other species.

UF researcher exploring plant preservation method that could help endangered species

Published: Dec 4th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida scientist is researching a method to freeze and preserve orchid seeds, and besides aiding producers, it might also give endangered plants a better chance at survival.

University of Florida moves up in national rankings for research spending

Published: Dec 3rd, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new report from the National Science Foundation shows the University of Florida jumped from 14th to 12th in a national ranking of research and development spending at the top 30 public universities in 2011.

New UF campus at Lake Nona enhances medical, economic impact in region, nation

Published: Nov 30th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida research and education center brings to the Orlando area vital research on new therapies and cures, increased opportunities for participation in clinical research and enhanced access to professional and graduate pharmacy education.

New Innovation Hub program assists hopeful entrepreneurs

Published: Nov 29th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Innovation Hub at UF has launched “The Hatchery,” a new incubator program to help aspiring entrepreneurs fine-tune concepts for technology-based businesses and turn these ideas into startup companies.

Tunnel technology could help Florida blueberry growers, UF/IFAS study suggests

Published: Nov 20th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Protecting Florida’s $80 million blueberry crop from freeze damage is always a wintertime challenge, but a University of Florida study shows that structures called high tunnels could shield plants from cold and promote earlier fruit ripening.

New program empowers women in tech startups

Published: Nov 1st, 2012

VILLE, Fla. — The hot new field of technology startups faces a distressing problem: Women are so underrepresented in these companies’ leadership ranks that less than 10 percent of venture-backed startups are headed by women.

Innovation Hub reports 85 jobs and $7.2 million in private investment in 10 months

Published: Oct 12th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Innovation Hub at UF, a business super incubator located halfway between the University of Florida campus and downtown Gainesville, created 85 jobs and secured $7.2 million in private investment after less than a year in operation, figures show.

Buyers may not understand risks in coastal purchases, new UF study shows

Published: Oct 2nd, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Living along a Florida beach sounds like a dream, but it can bring nightmarish worries, including severe weather, erosion and regulations limiting how the land is used.