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Consumer confidence unchanged among Floridians in December

Published: Dec 28th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence this month remained unchanged from November’s mark of 71, but there was significant movement among the five components that comprised the index, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF School of Theatre and Dance presents ‘The Grapes of Wrath’

Published: Dec 28th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla.- The University of Florida College of Fine Arts School of Theatre and Dance will present Frank Galati’s stage adaptation of John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath”, from Jan. 28 to Feb. 6 on the Constans Stage in the UF Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion.

Strawberry genome-sequence will lead to better fruit for consumers

Published: Dec 26th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An international team of scientists led by the University of Florida and Virginia Tech is the first to publish the DNA sequence for the strawberry — a development expected to yield tastier, hardier varieties of the berry and other crops in its family.

Blue Path exhibit at Florida Museum extended to Feb. 13

Published: Dec 26th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History is pleased to announce an extension of “The Blue Path: Protecting Florida’s springs” exhibit until Feb. 13 due to popular demand.

Knight Foundation funds high-tech civics initiatives at UF’s Bob Graham Center

Published: Dec 23rd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida has one of the weakest civic cultures in the nation, ranking 46th among the 50 states, according to the National Conference on Citizenship. The Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida is dedicated to improving the state’s civic health by training a new and more effective generation of public and civic leaders.

Discovery by UF geologist rekindles debate on origins of multi-cellular life

Published: Dec 22nd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A recent discovery by a University of Florida geologist may lend support to the theory that one of the defining moments of evolution may not have occurred as currently thought.

$1 million endowment will boost teaching of children with special needs

Published: Dec 22nd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A mother’s memory of her late daughter, whose passion was teaching children with special needs, will live on and support students seeking advanced degrees in special education at the University of Florida, thanks to provisions made in her estate.

UF wins award for support of businesses owned by minorities, women

Published: Dec 22nd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida was recently recognized for spending more than $15 million in the last fiscal year with businesses owned by minorities, women and service-disabled veterans.

UF hepatologists test chemotherapy pill in patients with advanced liver cancer, cirrhosis

Published: Dec 21st, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hepatologists at the University of Florida have begun a new clinical trial in search of a better way to treat patients who have advanced, inoperable primary liver cancer but have trouble tolerating standard doses of the only drug available to help them.

Thought-provoking documentary about education to be shown Jan. 9

Published: Dec 21st, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Honors Program will present a one-time screening of a documentary that is changing the national dialogue on education.

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