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Consumer sentiment increases despite record inflation in June

Consumer sentiment among Floridians ticked up for the first time in 2022, up 2.1 points in June to 62.9 from a revised figure of 60.8 in May. In contrast, national consumer sentiment sank to its lowest level on record.

May consumer sentiment falls to near Great Recession levels

Consumer sentiment in Florida deteriorated for a second month in a row in May to 61.5, down 2 points from a revised figure of 63.5 in April. May’s reading is the fourth lowest level on record and is only 2.7 points above the record low of 58.8 from June 2008.

When animals are injured during storms, this UF team is there to help

The UF Veterinary Emergency Treatment Service disaster response team, made up of veterinarians, emergency responders and students from the UF College of Veterinary Medicine is bracing for another hurricane season in Florida.

Are you ready for a hurricane? How to prepare for Florida storm season

Whether you’re new to Florida or need a refresher on how to prepare, UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is here to help you prepare for storm season.

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.