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UF launches one of the nation’s first organic agriculture degree programs

Published: Aug 31st, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With revenues from U.S. organic food sales climbing by almost 20 percent each year, the demand for skilled workers in this field is booming – and a new University of Florida academic program will help meet producers’ needs.

UF study: Contrasting teaching styles in U.S.-China classrooms may influence students’ learning preferences

Published: Aug 22nd, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Chinese children want to learn practical knowledge in an organized environment, while their American counterparts prefer a more imaginative school environment, a University of Florida study suggests.

UF tops half-billion mark in research funding for first time

Published: Aug 22nd, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida received a record $518.8 million in research funding in 2006, driven by cutting-edge biomedical research and a growing relationship with private industry.

Kids with OCD bullied more than others, study shows

Published: Aug 14th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children with obsessive-compulsive disorder are three times more likely to be bullied than other children, and the name-slinging could cause symptoms of OCD to worsen, University of Florida researchers have found.

Students with mental retardation make gains in the general classroom, UF study finds

Published: Aug 8th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Students with mental retardation are far more likely to be educated alongside typical students than they were 20 years ago, a University of Florida study has found.