Life Articles

12 amazing facts about seashells

Headed to the beach? These astonishing facts from UF professor Cynthia Barnett's new book on seashells will have you seeing shells in a whole new way.

On-screen stereotypes of female journalists feed a “vicious cycle” of sexism

Fictional female journalists in TV and movies have a bad habit: sleeping with their sources. The stereotype can have real-life consequences.

Actors. Athletes. Scientists?

A UF professor partners with the video message platform Cameo to demystify science and the people who do it. 

Caregivers can help early learners thrive amid pandemic disruption

To build learning into each day, the experts at the University of Florida’s College of Education focus on what they call the 3R’s of Early Learning: Relationships, Repetition, Routines.

Consumer sentiment experiences small decline in May back to six-month average in May

After two months of consecutive increases, consumer sentiment among Floridians dropped 1.4 points in May to 81.6 from a revised figure of 83 in April, while the national consumer sentiment plummeted 5.4 points.

Survey reveals who's willing to cruise

Despite pandemic complications, 30% of travelers would consider cruising next year, a survey from the University of Florida shows, with fans of cruising even more willing to get onboard.

April consumer sentiment continues to rise despite mixed signals from labor market

Consumer sentiment among Floridians ticked up 1.7 points in April to 83 from March’s revised figure of 81.3. Similarly, national consumer sentiment increased 3.4 points.

Even when they include them, gifted programs aren’t serving Black and low-income kids

After years of criticism for their lack of diversity, programs for high achievers may not be adequately serving their Black and low-income students, a new study shows.

Florida Legislature honors George Starke Jr.

The Florida Legislature has recognized George Starke Jr., the first African-American student at University of Florida, for the important role he played in the desegregation of higher education institutions in Florida.