Category: Work & Life

UF student overcomes adversity to earn bachelor’s degree at 52

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – After decades of putting a dream to earn a college degree on hold, Alicia Thomas, 52, will accomplish her life goal this spring by earning her bachelor’s in family, youth and community sciences (FYCS) from… Read More

On Earth Day, UF Researchers Say Conserve Water Now or Pay the Price Later

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida residents are using more and more water every day, leaving future Floridians with more expensive options to meet anticipated needs, according to University of Florida researchers. Earth Day, April 22, is a great time… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension video wins top ad industry award

 GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A neighborly message of care and community from the University of Florida IFAS Extension has won a prestigious gold award from the American Advertising Federation in the Film, Video, Sound category. Named Best in… Read More

UF expert: Nutrition and exercise tips for older adults

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Remember that high school health class? Now imagine a similar class geared toward students 65 and older. That’s the idea behind nutrition education for older adults provided by the Family Nutrition Program, an Extension program… Read More

UF relationship expert offers superhuman advice for power couples for Valentine’s Day

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In the world of comic books, Storm has got it going on. She’s led the X-Men, controls the weather at will, and is considered one of the most powerful mutants in the Marvel Universe. Despite… Read More

UF expert: Military families can thrive with communication, respect

ORLANDO, Fla. – This Valentine’s Day, Mark and Kimberly Brooks  will look fondly back at 35 years of marriage, with most of those years spent moving around the globe to different military bases. Mark, who retired from the… Read More