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UF researcher’s work takes Florida a step closer to disease-resistant grapes

UF researcher’s work takes Florida a step closer to disease-resistant grapes

Published: Apr 26th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dennis Gray may not be able to control Florida’s humidity, but he wants to help popular grape varieties shrug off fungal diseases that thrive in muggy weather, and open up new markets for the state’s growers and winemakers.

Floridians’ consumer confidence falls for third straight month

Published: Apr 26th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians dropped for a third consecutive month — falling to 68 in April — as the economy struggles because of domestic budget woes, soaring gas prices and international unrest, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Plans announced for two new buildings at Innovation Square

Published: Apr 19th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Planning is under way for the two newest buildings at Innovation Square, the 24/7 live/work/play research environment being developed along Southwest Second Avenue between the University of Florida campus and downtown Gainesville, UF President Bernie Machen announced today.

UF researches legal control for contagious, ornamental fish pest

UF researches legal control for contagious, ornamental fish pest

Published: Apr 18th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The lack of legal ways to eliminate fish lice is frustrating for goldfish and koi enthusiasts, but a University of Florida study in the Journal of Aquatic Animal Health reports that a cure is in the works.

UF pharmacy technician training broadens career options

Published: Apr 6th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Pharmacy technician jobs, once sought after by younger workers, are attracting older workers as new licensing laws take effect. While economic uncertainty and unstable job markets linger, many workers, not ready to retire, now see these jobs as stable and fulfilling second careers.