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Climate, genetics can affect how long virus-carrying mosquitoes live

Climate, genetics can affect how long virus-carrying mosquitoes live

Published: Jul 9th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s just math: The longer a mosquito lives, the better its odds of transmitting disease to humans or animals.

UF president offers insights into public higher education in book of speeches

UF president offers insights into public higher education in book of speeches

Published: May 27th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The modern university is a beacon for students, a home for scholars, a hub of culture in the community, an engine of discovery and an economic force.

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 […]

Floridians remain conflicted on immigration; oppose eligibility for federal education grants

Published: May 19th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians support the children of people who illegally entered the U.S. attending public colleges in their home state at lower, in-state tuition rates.

Fla. Museum to offer free admission to active military, families May 26-Sept. 1

Published: May 7th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As part of the Blue Star Museums program, the Florida Museum of Natural History will offer free admission to all fee-based exhibits for active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014.

UF/IFAS researchers target eucalyptus as source of fuel for biomass production

Published: May 6th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers working to produce ethanol from plant material are taking a hard look at eucalyptus as a possible source for the clean fuel.

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.

Bob Graham Center at UF to honor early childhood development activists as Citizen of the Year, Young Floridian

Bob Graham Center at UF to honor early childhood development activists as Citizen of the Year, Young Floridian

Published: Apr 24th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two Floridians who have worked tirelessly to advance a grass-roots movement on behalf of Florida’s children have been named the Bob Graham Center Citizen of the Year and Young Floridian for 2014.

Graduating student found her calling in UF’s agricultural programs

Published: Apr 23rd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When she wasn’t using her talents as a videographer to record dolphin-human interactions at Discovery Cove, getting her young son to day care or interning for the U.S. Forest Service, Tory Boyd was busy earning her bachelor’s degree in agricultural education and communication.

Elaine Turner named dean of UF’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Published: Mar 31st, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida faculty member and administrator often lauded for her outstanding teaching skills has been named dean of the university’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.