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Vaccinations and stimulus checks lift consumer sentiment in March

After tumbling in February, consumer sentiment among Floridians increased in March 3.7 points from February’s revised figure of 77.2. Similarly, national consumer sentiment surged 8.1 points. 

How overhauling patient records can curb physician burnout

As the pandemic stretches health care workers ever thinner, an IT practitioner and a physician wellness expert team up on ways to reduce the burden of recordkeeping.

Why we’re so bad at daydreaming, and how to fix it

The ability to think for pleasure is important, and you can get better at it.

February Consumer confidence plummets to early days of COVID-19 era

Consumer confidence among Floridians plummeted 5.4 points in February to 77.2 from a revised figure of 82.6 in January. Similarly, consumer sentiment at the national level experienced a decline of 2.2 points.

University of Florida is a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars

The University of Florida is proud to be included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2020-2021 Fulbright U.S. Scholars.

Do school police make students feel safer?

Nationally, armed school resource officers (SROs) are part of many students’ daily experience. In Florida, state law even requires armed personnel in schools for the protection of students. Amid a national conversation on policing following the killing of George Floyd, though, how can policymakers also ensure students feel safe at school?

A federal layoff law proposal inspired by COVID times

UF law professor Rachel Arnow-Richman proposes a new framework for federal layoff laws that would require universal severance pay and create a temporary termination status for those who are unemployed due to economic downturn as seen during the COVID-19 pandemic.