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UF experts weigh in on Olympics economy and tourism

The 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games will take place from July 26 to August 11 in Paris and will be the largest event ever organized in France, according to the International Olympic Committee.

The Conversation: Why do religious teens engage in less risky behavior?

A University of Florida research team has identified four conditions that could explain why religious teens are less likely to engage in risky behavior.

UF doctor couple shares their Executive MBA journey

Inspired by their children, Sonal and Sanjeev Tuli are enhancing their business and leadership skills with MBAs from the UF Warrington College of Business.

The Conversation: Florida’s school safety dashboard helps parents and teachers address root causes of bullying, fighting and other misbehavior

F. Chris Curran discusses how parents and schools can benefit from the dashboard and what other states might learn from it as well.

Rapidly assessing hurricane impact in forests

UF/IFAS researchers are using remote and AI technology to revolutionize the way we assess hurricane damage in forests.

Positive sentiment towards country’s future economic conditions offset by looming inflation

Consumer sentiment among Floridians ticked up 1.3 points in April to 73.3 from March’s revised figure of 72. National sentiment, on the contrary, dropped 2.2 points.

The University of Florida community celebrates the lasting legacy of Bob Graham

It's hard to imagine anyone leaving a more profound impact on the state of Florida than Daniel Robert 'Bob' Graham, whose influence is woven into the very fabric of our state.

Bob Graham's Life in Pictures

Celebrating Daniel R. ‘Bob’ Graham's life in pictures. As first a state legislator, then governor, and finally as a three-term U.S. Senator, Graham had a role in nearly every major public policy issue in modern Florida’s history.

UF partners with Safe Schools For Alex to unveil enhanced school safety dashboard

The most comprehensive school safety dashboard in the country is now available, thanks to a collaboration between the University of Florida and Safe Schools For Alex.

Remote work cuts car travel and emissions, but hurts public transit ridership

Public transit agencies may need to adapt to the rise of remote work

Companies ignoring climate risks get punished by markets, new study reveals

Companies that proactively manage climate risks boost their valuations, while those with a passive stance are discounted in the equity market

Florida consumer sentiment tumbles despite positive national outlook

Following five consecutive monthly increases, consumer sentiment among Floridians dipped 2.1 points in March to 72, down from a revised figure of 74.1 in February.

Author James Patterson launches transformational Literacy Classrooms

Hundreds of James Patterson Literacy Classrooms will be launched across Florida and the nation in Fall 2024. These classrooms will provide teachers with the UF Literacy Institute’s Foundations curriculum and accompanying support from both the institute and the Lastinger Center for Learning.

Exploration – not work – explains cities’ economic fortunes

Bagel shops, hockey rinks and fancy restaurants account for most differences between neighborhood economies

New study finds a significant relationship between partisan politics and consumer sentiments

A new study from UF’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research has found that national elections have a greater impact on consumer sentiment and spending intentions than previously thought, especially during transitions of power between political parties.