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UF forms task force to address Apalachicola Bay oyster fishery collapse

Published: Sep 17th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Responding to the oyster fishery collapse in Apalachicola Bay, experts with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Florida Sea Grant will join forces with local seafood producers to find ways of restoring sustainable populations of the area’s world-famous oysters.

UF research funding hits $644.4 million in 2012, surpassing non-stimulus record

Published: Aug 30th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Research awards to University of Florida faculty totaled $644.4 million in 2012, a $25 million increase over 2011.

Fast-growing startup graduates from Florida Innovation Hub at UF, moves to downtown Gainesville

Published: Aug 1st, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Shadow Health Inc., a virtual education and training company based on University of Florida computer-programming technology, will graduate from the Florida Innovation Hub at UF at 4:30 p.m. Thursday with an informal ceremony in the lobby.

UF Tech Connect program awarded grant for starting technology companies

Published: Jul 23rd, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is the only university in the state and among only 10 universities in the region to receive a federal five-year grant this month to promote the formation of technology startup companies based on university research discoveries.

UF/IFAS creates math-based model to show how citrus greening spreads within tree

Published: Jul 18th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have created a mathematical model that shows how citrus greening is transmitted within an infected tree – an important step toward helping scientists understand the devastating disease.

UF study: Nature-based tourism often benefits local environment, economy

UF study: Nature-based tourism often benefits local environment, economy

Published: Apr 9th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When nature lovers book vacations in the great outdoors, they want their dollars to help preserve the places they visit, and a University of Florida study suggests that often happens.

MindTree to bring 400 high-tech jobs to the Gainesville area

Published: Mar 27th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — MindTree Limited, a global IT and product engineering company, has selected Gainesville as the site for its United States expansion, bringing 400 new jobs over the next five years and making a $2.925 million capital investment in the heart of Gainesville.

Citrus greening bacterium may ‘ring the dinner bell’ to attract insect

Citrus greening bacterium may ‘ring the dinner bell’ to attract insect

Published: Mar 22nd, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The bacterium responsible for citrus greening causes infected trees to give off a scent that rings the dinner bell for the disease-carrying insect, University of Florida researchers say.

UF research begins to unlock ‘formulas’ for taste, aroma appeal of tangerines

Published: Mar 19th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers are working to speed up their ability to create new tangerine varieties by pinpointing the compounds that make them taste and smell the way they do.

Study: State University System degree can mean huge boost in lifetime earnings

Published: Feb 14th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new economic study suggests that having a degree from one of Florida’s 11 state universities can be a financial lifesaver — equivalent to more than $1 million in a worker’s lifetime earnings.