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UF-based strawberry disease project garners $2.9 million federal grant

Published: Oct 26th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A research and extension team based at the University of Florida has received a four-year, $2.9 million federal grant to expand efforts to forecast outbreaks of two fungal diseases threatening the nation’s strawberry crop.

College students often feel call to certain careers years before graduating

Published: Oct 26th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Far from being undecided about what direction to take in life, many students just starting in college already know their career callings, a new University of Florida study finds.

Florida’s consumer confidence gets big boost from variety of factors

Published: Oct 26th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Historically low interest rates, bargains on condominiums and the moratorium on foreclosures were the likely causes of a six-point jump in Florida’s consumer confidence in October to 74, its highest level in six months, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF research gives clues about carbon dioxide patterns at end of Ice Age

Published: Oct 25th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New University of Florida research puts to rest the mystery of where old carbon was stored during the last glacial period. It turns out it ended up in the icy waters of the Southern Ocean near Antarctica.

UF team’s work pays off with unmanned-flight system that captures valuable data

UF team’s work pays off with unmanned-flight system that captures valuable data

Published: Oct 20th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On an airboat on Lake Okeechobee, four University of Florida researchers prepare to launch an airplane – by hand.

Brechner Center shines light on open government accountability for political candidates

Published: Oct 19th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In anticipation of the upcoming elections, the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information at the University of Florida hopes that voters don’t forget a key issue: open government.

Companies created in UF program generate jobs in challenging economy

Published: Oct 18th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite the tough economy, a University of Florida program that fosters the creation of new start-up companies had a successful year, according to an annual report filed with the U.S. Department of Commerce.

UF trustee endows professorship to improve health care

Published: Oct 18th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A gift of $2 million from Dr. Steven and Rebecca Scott will endow a professorship in the University of Florida’s department of chemistry to help UF scientists develop advancements that will improve health care for all people.

UF to help sequence genome of flowering plants’ ancient living relative

UF to help sequence genome of flowering plants’ ancient living relative

Published: Oct 14th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers are part of a nationwide team preparing to open a door into better understanding plant evolution by sequencing the genome of the single living sister species to all other flowering plants.

Terrorism and disasters no match for recession in hampering travel plans

Published: Oct 12th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fears about finances overshadow worries about terrorism, natural disasters and other factors for the nation’s travelers, a new University of Florida study shows.