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UF establishes new institute to study resilience of the built environment: The Florida Institute for Built Environment Resilience (FIBER)

Research that helps communities respond to complex environmental challenges by improving the way they plan, design and build the physical environment is the focus of a new institute at the University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning (DCP).

Consumer sentiment rebounds to near-record levels in February

Consumer sentiment among Floridians increased 2.8 points in February to 100.9 from a revised figure of 98.1 in January. Similarly, the University of Michigan’s nationwide index of consumer sentiment increased in February.

Preserving Zora Neale Hurston's legacy

When Zora Neale Hurston died in 1960, the trailblazing author’s papers were almost lost forever.

Mix in attitudes causes slight dip in January’s consumer sentiment

Consumer sentiment among Floridians fell three-tenths of a point to 97.8 in January from a revised figure of 98.1 in December and is down 3.5 points from a year ago.