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UF: Floridians’ overall confidence in economy stays on even keel

UF: Floridians’ overall confidence in economy stays on even keel

Published: Feb 25th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians’ confidence in the economy held steady in February at 78, unchanged from the previous month, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF/IFAS study: Computer model can help coastal managers with nourishment decisions

Published: Feb 24th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A computer model developed, in part, by University of Florida researchers can help coastal managers better understand the long-term effects of major storms, sea-level rise and beach restoration activities and possibly save millions of dollars.

UF reports fewer shark attacks in 2013, above-average fatalities worldwide

Published: Feb 17th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The world experienced the lowest number of shark attacks since 2009, although fatalities in 2013 were above average, according to the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File report released today.

UF/IFAS PIE Center survey: Floridians value water, but not ‘all in’ on conservation

Published: Feb 10th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians value water, almost as much as they value money and their health — just don’t ask them to time themselves in the shower.

UF poll: Floridians interested in governor’s race; Crist leads Scott by seven points

Published: Feb 5th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A poll of registered voters in Florida by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida in collaboration with UF’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research revealed high interest in Florida’s governor’s race, with 95 percent of likely voters reporting either “a great deal of interest” (66 percent) or “a fair amount of interest” (29 percent).

UF researchers find genetic cause for citrus canker, putting them a step closer to a cure

Published: Jan 30th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers from the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida are closer to finding a possible cure for citrus canker after identifying a gene that makes citrus trees susceptible to the bacterial pathogen

Florida’s Medicaid reform pilot is saving money, UF study finds

Published: Jan 29th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Health care plans in the Florida Medicaid Reform Pilot project have done a better job of controlling costs than Florida’s traditional Medicaid program, according to a new University of Florida study. An initial estimation suggests the reform pilot reduced costs by about 18 percent, had expenditures increased at the same rate as experienced in the non-reform counties.

UF: Floridians’ confidence in economy bumps up a bit

UF: Floridians’ confidence in economy bumps up a bit

Published: Jan 28th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians as measured by an index rose one point in January to 78, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF/IFAS study shows captive breeding no help to endangered woodrat

Published: Jan 23rd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Captive breeding of the endangered Key Largo woodrat may not be the best solution to preserve the ecologically important rodent, an animal driven to near extinction by development, a new University of Florida study shows.

UF: Florida consumer confidence unchanged in December

Published: Dec 24th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer sentiment among Floridians was unchanged in December at 77, the same as the revised November reading, according to a new University of Florida survey.