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Ukrainian president to outline higher education vision

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will speak and engage in a Q&A about how America’s leading research universities, including the University of Florida, and Ukrainian officials and educators can work together to help rebuild and transform his country’s decimated higher education sector.

Alumna wins national award for work promoting human-animal bond

Dani McVety-Leinen won the 2022 Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award, one of veterinary medicine's highest honors. She graduated in 2009 from the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Inflation drives April consumer sentiment down to record low level

Consumer sentiment among Floridians plummeted 4.4 points in April to 63.6 from a revised figure of 68 in March, reaching its lowest level in the last 10 years.

How this pilot program at UF helped fast track these students into the workplace

This pilot culinary arts program at UF's Office of Professional and Workforce Development aims to re-skill students through a nontraditional format and quickly get them back to work in higher paying jobs.

Preparing students to take the lead in protecting our planet

Coleen Sailsman and Sarisha Boodoo are among 12 students in the first cohort of the Environmental Leaders Fellowship program, hosted by the Thompson Earth Systems Institute. They spent the semester gaining skills that will make them better advocates for our planet and our communities.

Making fresh produce affordable and accessible for patients with farmers market

A UF Health Pediatrics resident has been working to bring an affordable farmers market for the past year and a half after learning of a similar program at one of the institutions she interviewed with before choosing UF for residency.

New Worlds Reading Initiative reaches more than 100,000 Florida students in free book program

Created to help approximately half a million Florida K-5 students read on grade level, the New Worlds Reading Initiative is a new, free book delivery program advancing literacy and a love of reading across the state.

Florida’s consumer sentiment rises in March despite large national slump

Consumer sentiment among Floridians ticked up 1.7 points in March to 69.7 from a revised figure of 68 in February. Unlike the national consumer sentiment index, which reached a new decade low.

Florida celebrates Women’s History Month

The University of Florida is celebrating the extraordinary women who have been a part of the fabric of this institution during its journey to becoming one of the nation’s top public universities.

University of Florida Experts Weigh in on the War in Ukraine

As the campus community watches and reacts to unfolding scenes of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a panel of UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences professors came together to try to make sense of it all, sharing their diverse expertise to provide clarity on the conflict.

What your laptop stickers say about you

Students use laptops as social billboards. They can also help others reliably pick up on aspects of a person’s personality solely based on the stickers of their laptops.

February consumer sentiment slides to lowest reading in a decade

These views were particularly strong among people younger than 60, though these pessimistic views were shared by all Floridians with the exception of people 60 and older, who reported more favorable views to both components. 

Florida university presidents, High Tech Corridor CEO unveil commitment for the future

Leaders of the 23-county Florida High Tech Corridor today shared the stage at Synapse Summit 2022 where they celebrated a 25-year legacy of partnership and innovation and unveiled a commitment to “unleash the region’s expotential.”