The University of Florida (UF) was established in 1853 as a public university in Gainesville, Florida. UF has an enrollment of over 51,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UF is rated 49th in U.S. Universities by U.S. News and World Report 2009. UF has notable rankings for its School of Medicine, School of Engineering, College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Pubic Health and Health Professions and College of Pharmacy.
Researcher finds way to cut cost, save water and help the environment by changing one simple thing
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? ...
Floridians care about endangered species, want to know more, according to survey
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 ...
Workplace rudeness is contagious, study says
Rudeness in the workplace isn't just unpleasant: It's also contagious.
Study reveals evolutionary history of hawkmoths' sonar jamming defense
In the 65-million-year-old arms race between bats and moths, some moth species rub their genitals to jam the calls of bats. Radar jamming is commonly used in human warfare, allowing pilots to render themselves invisible. ...
Majority of Floridians support requiring Spanish in public schools
Two-thirds of Floridians support requiring Spanish language instruction in Florida public schools, according to a new University of Florida survey.
Triceratops had self-sharpening teeth
In "Jurassic World," kids visiting the Gentle Giants Petting Zoo get to ride on and feed a triceratops. Turns out that's not such a good idea: University of Florida researchers recently learned that the three-horned dinos ...
Dental enamel reveals surprising migration patterns in ancient Indus civilizations
University of Florida researchers have discovered that ancient peoples in the Indus Valley apparently did not stay put, as was previously thought. Equally surprising is how they found out: by examining 4,000-year-old teeth.
This gorgeous moth is an invasive plant's worst nightmare
Taming an invasive plant that's 8 feet tall and poisonous is no small feat, especially if you're a tiny moth.
Solving a fish mystery, with human implications
How do you find out what a fish feels? For University of Florida researcher James Liao, the answer involves lasers, taxidermy and more than a few mathematicians.
Researchers bombard plant-killing fungus with silver nanoparticles
Deep in the soil, underneath more than 400 plant and tree species, lurks a lethal fungus threatening Florida's $15 billion a year ornamental horticulture industry.