UF team to help innovate retrofits for homes for people with disabilities 

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Imagine using your living room as a dining room or your kitchen as a bedroom – complete with handicap-accessible equipment. University of Florida researchers will help develop those conversions, as they work on a three-year, $531,000, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant to develop and test innovations to retrofit homes for people with disabilities to make them more accessible and affordable. In the

Youth join with JOANN Fabrics to spread the love this Valentine’s Day

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Nothing says “I care” on Valentine’s Day more than a homemade card. With that in mind, during the month of February, kids in the Florida 4-H youth development program will partner with their local JOANN Fabrics stores to hand-make and deliver custom Valentine’s Day cards to local charities. These crafty cards are part of a larger effort to help more Florida kids learn through creative service projects, said

UF study questions existence of rule relating animal size and temperature

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences doctoral student’s study turns a long-accepted scientific rule on its head. The study found that animals are unlikely to change in size as the climate gets warmer. Scientists have previously suggested that individual animals of the same species tend to be smaller in hotter environments and larger in cooler ones, said Kristina Riemer, a Ph.D. student in

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