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Longer ballots reduce voter participation, study shows

When it comes time to vote, you may think having more candidate options is better. But that’s not necessarily the case.

Survey reveals why people choose to visit Florida

Florida is known for its great weather and beautiful beaches, but why are people really flocking to the sunshine state? A University of Florida survey examined the various factors involved in visitor decision-making and found that social media plays a huge role in why people visit Florida.

Floridian sentiment inches higher as national sentiment plummets

After dropping for the first time in 2023 in April, consumer sentiment among Floridians inched up one-tenth of a point in May to 68.8 from a revised figure of 68.7. On the contrary, national sentiment plunged 4.3 points.

Restricting ride-hailing apps makes transportation systems less efficient

New University of Florida research shows that policies restricting the use of ride-hailing apps like Uber or Lyft can hurt the transportation ecosystem of a city.

Social Media and Mental Health: Considerations from experts this Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and a trending topic among researchers has been the relationship between social media and mental health.

Sharing Underground Railroad’s oral histories

Samuel Proctor Oral History Program begins work highlighting civil rights struggle during slavery era with support from National Parks Service

UF/IFAS professor emeritus among conservationists invited to show rare Ghost Orchid at prestigious Chelsea Flower Show

Michael Kane, a world-renown Ghost Orchid conservationist, is part of a team that will show the unique plant at the invitation-only flower show, May 22-27 in England.

Project SEARCH comes to College of Medicine

UF, UF Health and community organizations launch high school transition program for neurodivergent students

Say 'Happy Mother's Day' with a plant, maybe even one bred by UF/IFAS

If you’re thinking of giving mom a plant, many varieties last long and can give that look you want.

Ally or enemy? When it comes to the legal profession, GPT-4 may be a little of both 

UF Law Professor Jiaying Jiang says legal inaccuracies generated by language models could make attorneys liable for the mistakes.