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Overall Florida consumer sentiment ticks down in July, although many say they are better off than last year

July 31 2015

Consumer sentiment among Floridians fell slightly in July to 89, down less than a point from June, according to the latest University of Florida consumer survey.

Free fitness iPhone apps fail to meet American College of Sports Medicine exercise guidelines

July 29 2015

Are you planning on ramping up your exercise regimen this summer? There may not be an app for that -- at least not a reliable one.

How does this grab you? Grip strength may tell whether you have diabetes, high blood pressure

July 29 2015

Whether you grasp it right away or not, your grip strength may indicate whether or not you have undetected diabetes and high blood pressure, University of Florida researchers say.

Florida researcher finds way to cut cost, save water and help the environment by changing one simple thing

July 28 2015

Sanjay Shukla looked out over row upon row of tomato and pepper plants and had an idea: What would happen if he made the compacted soil rows taller and more narrow? Would the plants need less water, fertilizer and fumigation? Would the plants grow as tall? Would the plants produce as many vegetables?

Survey: Floridians care about endangered species, want to know more

July 23 2015

Floridians are passionate about conserving and protecting plants, animals and their habitats, but they feel woefully uninformed, according to a survey by the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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Coco Fusco added to UF’s School of Art + Art History

August 3 2015

The University of Florida College of the Arts is pleased to announce that interdisciplinary artist and writer Coco Fusco will join the faculty of the School of Art + Art History as a professor and Andrew Banks Family Endowed Chair in January 2016.

Families of Virginia Tech shooting victims designate UF to pilot campus safety program

July 31 2015

The University of Florida is one of the first schools in the country that will begin using a series of online self-assessment tools to improve campus safety programs in nine areas including sexual violence, threat assessment and mental health.

UF engineering students take home top award and third-place prize at Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge

July 29 2015

Troy Bryant and Sean Lyons from the University of Florida meshed music and technology to claim the top overall prize at annual TI Innovation Challenge North America Design Contest. Jordan Street was awarded third place.

UF early childhood researcher receives $3.5M to investigate tools for teachers for inclusive preschool learning

July 29 2015

Preschool children with early learning challenges benefit from being a part of the class, but they need extra support through a teaching approach known as embedded instruction. Their teachers also are in need of support to employ the approach as intended.

Major grant will help students who have served their country

July 29 2015

The Collegiate Veterans Society at the University of Florida has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Home Depot Foundation Fund and Student Veterans of America. The grant will fund new cabinets that will serve as lockers for student veterans who utilize the Collegiate Veterans Success Center.

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USA Today: Using tech to corral scary critters

July 28 2015

Wildlife ecology professor Frank Mazzotti discussed efforts to control invasive species in this July 25 USA Today article.

The Guardian: Gawker's latest privacy scandal poses dilemma in $100m Hulk Hogan lawsuit

July 28 2015

Law dean emeritus Jon Mills commented on Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media in this July 22 Guardian article.

Washington Post: Four-limbed, long-fingered snake hints at a creepy crawly evolutionary journey

July 28 2015

Molecular Genetics and Microbiology professor Martin Cohn commented on the discovery of a four-limbed snake fossil in this July 24 Washington Post article.

The San Francisco Examiner: Like-kind property exchanges are key for business

July 23 2015

A July 17 story mentioned a study conducted by David Ling, director of the Master of Science in Real Estate Program at UF, which examined real estate transactions over 18 years.

Miami Herald: Mosquito spraying in South Florida scaled back to protect rare butterflies

July 23 2015

UF helped conduct a study on how pesticides are harming butterflies. This was the topic of a July 15 story.

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An 8-foot, 1,500-lb statue was installed at the Warrington College of Business Administration's Heavener Courtyard. New gator on campus

This 8-foot, 1,500-lb gator sculpture, a gift to UF from Bruce and Laura Gross, was installed in Heavener Courtyard Monday, July 6. […]

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