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Staffers benefit from single-room design for baby care, study finds

Published: Nov 29th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Neonatal intensive care units designed with single-family rooms not only increase patient privacy but also boost staff satisfaction and reduce stress, according to a University of Florida study.

UF study: Store’s interior design may be best front against shoplifting

Published: Oct 19th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Getting the goods on a thief may not be necessary if a store’s interior is designed to deter shoplifting in the first place, a new University of Florida study finds.

New University of Florida program helps developers build environmentally friendly communities

New University of Florida program helps developers build environmentally friendly communities

Published: Oct 4th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As the boom in residential construction alters the landscape and boosts demand for energy and water, a new University of Florida program is helping developers build communities that protect the environment while maintaining the economic benefits of growth.

Office of Sustainability to preserve UF campus for future generations

Published: Sep 21st, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To meet the needs of today’s University of Florida community without compromising its future generations of students, faculty and staff, UF has announced it will open an Office of Sustainability.

UF researchers take pulse of Hurricane Dennis

UF researchers take pulse of Hurricane Dennis

Published: Jul 11th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers working on at least two separate projects helped gauge Hurricane Dennis’ fury Saturday and Sunday.

Research: Florida getting better at protecting homes from hurricanes

Published: Jun 28th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New Florida homes withstood last year’s four hurricanes better than their older counterparts — thanks in large measure to continued improvements in the state’s hurricane building code, say University of Florida engineers.

UF professors collaborate with tribe to design eagle aviary

UF professors collaborate with tribe to design eagle aviary

Published: Mar 3rd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For centuries, the Zuni Pueblo Indian tribe of New Mexico has been caring for eagles and collecting their feathers for use in tribal ceremonies. An aviary designed by a University of Florida professor ensures that tradition will continue for generations to come.

UF-developed transportation tools serve as model for nation

Published: Feb 18th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Although there has been extensive discussion in recent years about New Urbanism and other alternative transportation concepts, models used to develop the nation’s transportation system have traditionally focused solely on the automobile, considering bikers and walkers as impediments.

UF expert: United States can’t stop terrorism aimed at agriculture

Published: Feb 20th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Even with the country on its highest level of terrorism alert since shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, a University of Florida expert says the United States can’t protect its farms, crops and cattle from biological weapons.

Homebulders should brush up on customer service, UF study shows

Published: May 3rd, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A lesson in the importance of customer service could help the construction industry better satisfy the demands of increasingly savvy customers, according to a new University of Florida study.