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UF Tech Connect Fuels Innovation Economy in First 12 Years

Published: Jul 21st, 2014

GAINESVILLE — In its first dozen years of operation, the University of Florida’s Tech Connect program has helped launch 157 technology-based startup companies that in turn generated more than $1 billion in private funding, $530 million in public funding and 2,000 new jobs, according to a report released today.

UF: Florida consumer confidence jumps to post-recession high

Published: Jun 24th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer sentiment among Floridians rose to a post-recession high in June, climbing four points to 82, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Floridians’ economic confidence drops in May, survey finds

Published: May 27th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer sentiment among Floridians fell in May by two points to 78, according to a new University of Florida survey. “While the decline was significant, the overall […]

‘Motivation enhancement’ key for success in job training programs, UF study says

Published: May 12th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Freshly minted college graduates, take note: Buying a new suit may be No. 1 on your list for landing that first big job, but new research shows picking the right job training program could give you the real winning edge.

Surprising find: UF/IFAS discovers citrus greening affects roots before leaves

Published: Apr 30th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Although citrus greening enters trees through their leaves, University of Florida researchers have discovered that the deadly disease attacks roots long before the leaves show signs of damage – a finding that may help growers better care for trees while scientists work to find a cure.

Engineering team claims $25,000 in UF Big Idea Business Plan Competition

Published: Apr 29th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. —Three engineering students whose company developed a portable water purification device that uses ultraviolet light to sterilize water were awarded $25,000 for winning the UF Big Idea Business Plan Competition on Friday.

Floridians’ confidence in economy stays fairly flat, UF survey shows

Floridians’ confidence in economy stays fairly flat, UF survey shows

Published: Apr 29th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians’ consumer sentiment declined one point in April to 79, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Research links sadness with avoidance of indulgent behavior

Published: Apr 16th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Getting the kids to go easy on the chocolate bunnies this year could be simple as sitting them down Easter morning and making them watch “Old Yeller.”

UF: Florida consumer confidence returns to post-recession high

UF: Florida consumer confidence returns to post-recession high

Published: Mar 25th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians rose three points this month to 81, tying a post-recession high last reached in May and June of last year, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Healthier processed food? Essence of strawberry could be the key

Published: Mar 3rd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists believe they have pinpointed the exact compounds in strawberries that give the fruit its delightfully unique flavor – findings that will allow UF breeders to create more flavorful varieties even faster.