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Consumer confidence unchanged among Floridians in December

Published: Dec 28th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence this month remained unchanged from November’s mark of 71, but there was significant movement among the five components that comprised the index, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF’s new interdisciplinary center will boost early childhood learning

Published: Dec 14th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The growing movement to provide high-quality, early learning experiences for Florida’s youngest children received a major boost today when the University of Florida announced the creation of an interdisciplinary Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies.

Rose fragrance no influence on vase life, UF researchers find

Published: Dec 13th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Connoisseurs of cut roses often believe that the most fragrant blossoms are also the quickest to wilt, but a new University of Florida study disproves that notion and indicates breeders can develop varieties that smell great and last long.