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UF historic preservation program receives grant for mortar research

Published: Jun 7th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The historic preservation program at the University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning has received a $12,500 grant from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training to support research on replacement mortars for historic buildings.

UF students earn higher historic status for Florida state park

Published: Oct 13th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Thanks to its connection to a famous Confederate secretary of state – and a lot of work by University of Florida historic preservation students – the Gamble Plantation State Historic Park in Ellenton has been elevated to a higher historic status.

UF, UT researchers join forces to bring tree-ring dating technology to heart of Southeast

Published: Jun 2nd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the history of the world, 20 or 30 years is but an eye blink. But for those in the historical accuracy business, that kind of difference is vast and can mean an inaccurate textbook or museum display.

UF design students propose redesign options for busy Orlando section

UF design students propose redesign options for busy Orlando section

Published: May 19th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A sports museum, park and retail shops near Orlando’s new sports complex are among the ideas proposed by University of Florida students to help bridge a city divided by an interstate highway.

Rural tourism can create jobs and draw vacationers to Florida towns

Published: Mar 18th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Sunshine State has an untapped industry close to home, says a University of Florida researcher studying how rural areas can attract Floridians hungry for relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities.

UF researcher: Florida agriculture took economic hit in 2008, but remains strong

Published: Mar 2nd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida agriculture survived the first part of the economic downturn fairly well but decreased demand for exports has been a concern, a University of Florida expert says in an annual report.

New hospital’s therapeutic design supports healing, green practices

New hospital’s therapeutic design supports healing, green practices

Published: Oct 20th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Heading to the hospital? These days, the newest member of your medical team just might be the building itself — and it’s likely to play a bigger role in your healing than you might think.

In today’s economy, dressing room lighting can spell retail life or death

Published: Mar 10th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dressing room lights may determine how bright the outlook for clothing sales is with the nation’s retailers, a new University of Florida study suggests.

Historic preservation enhances quality of life of Floridians, UF study finds

Published: Dec 20th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Historic preservation enhances the quality of life of Floridians through economic and cultural contributions to an improved sense of place, according to a new study from the University of Florida.

Five years post-9/11, survey shows most consider skyscrapers safe

Published: Dec 18th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Five years after terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center, a majority of respondents in a University of Florida study say they felt safe living and working in skyscrapers despite believing they are terrorist targets.