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June consumer sentiment ticks upward though likely temporary

After a marginal gain in May, consumer sentiment among Floridians soared 6.1 points in June to 82.7 from May’s revised figure of 76.6. Similarly, national consumer sentiment increased 5.8 points. 

Student, professor launch Academics for Black Survival and Wellness

Thousands of people worldwide have signed up for a week of online antiracism and wellness activities created by UF doctoral student Pearis Bellamy and counseling psychology professor Della Mosley.

Two-month consumer sentiment collapse stabilizes in May

After two months of unprecedented declines, consumer confidence among Floridians inched up one-tenth of a point in May to 76.4 from April’s revised figure of 76.3. Similarly, consumer sentiment at the national level increased slightly.

In all kinds of weather, these pets stand by their UF grads

The Class of 2020 didn't have the easiest final semester. Meet the pets that saw them through their UF journey.

Creating an online research symposium

Instead of canceling its annual symposium, the Center for Undergraduate Research created an interactive online event for 400 students in just a few weeks. Here’s how.

Stuck at home? Your nature observations can help scientists (and maybe your mood)

If you’re suddenly noticing the wildlife outside your window while sheltering in place, there’s a way to turn your observations into data that can power scientific research.

Online learning tips from an award-winning professor

Anthropology professor Lance Gravlee had a head start when UF shifted its face-to-face classes online due to COVID-19. But even for him, moving his traditional classes online wasn’t easy.

COVID-19 fears shake Florida’s consumer sentiment with steep drop in March

After reaching its highest level in almost 20 years, consumer confidence among Floridians plummeted 13.5 points in March to 88.8 from a revised figure of 102.3 in February. Similarly, consumer sentiment at the national level experienced a decline of 11.9 points.

Survey: 43% of U.S. travelers avoiding domestic flights due to coronavirus

The number of American travelers who said domestic air travel should be avoided increased from 32% to 43% in three weeks, according to a new survey.

February consumer sentiment surges ahead of possible coronavirus impact

Consumer sentiment in Florida reached its highest level in almost 20 years, increasing 3.1 points in February to 102.6 from a revised figure of 99.5 in January. These levels of confidence have not been observed since November 2000 when consumer sentiment reached 104.2 points.

UF grad is Florida's Teacher of the Year

Dakeyan Graham had a plan: Go to medical school, work as an anesthesiologist for 11 years, then, after saving money, pursue his true passion: music education. A hug from a student put him on a different path.

Consumer sentiment stays the course, remains steady in new year

Consumer sentiment among Floridians remained unchanged in January from December’s revised figure of 99.4, but confidence is up 1.3 points compared with a year ago. January is the third consecutive month with no movements in the overall index.

Nationwide survey shows how coronavirus is impacting travel plans in the U.S.

Nearly 1 in 5 American travelers who have trips booked in the next three months have already changed their travel plans due to concerns of coronavirus.

Bump in consumer sentiment heading into the new year

As Florida’s unemployment rate reached a historic low, consumer sentiment among Floridians increased in December by seven-tenths of a point to 100.1 from November’s revised figure of 99.4. Similarly, consumer sentiment at the national level increased in December.