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UF Astronomers Send School Spirit Soaring From Hawaiian Mountain

Published: Dec 31st, 1996

GAINESVILLE — Leave it to astronomers to take something as simple as school spirit and build it up to global proportions.

Holiday Retailers Experience Soft Sales, Say UF Economists

Published: Dec 30th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — A mediocre holiday season for retailers, stagnant wages and record-high consumer debt translated into a slightly gloomy outlook for Florida consumers in December, say University of Florida economists.

Kwanzaa Goes Mainstream As It Gains Acceptance Among Retailers

Published: Dec 24th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — Among the Santa Clauses, mangers and Menorahs of retail and grocery store displays, colorful swatches of African cloth are becoming more common across the country.

UF/IFAS Researchers Develop Vaccines To Control Deadly Tick-Borne Disease In Livestock

Published: Dec 24th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — In breakthrough research that will protect U.S. livestock and wildlife from a deadly African tick-borne disease, University of Florida scientists have developed two new vaccines along with environmentally sound measures to battle ticks and check the health of imported animals.

UF Professor: Books Make Great Gifts For Young Children

Published: Dec 20th, 1996

GAINESVILLE —With just a few shopping days left before Christmas, a University of Florida professor urges parents to leave a good book or two for their children under the tree this year.

UF Researcher: Self-Centeredness Plays Role In Holiday Gift Exchange

Published: Dec 19th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — The apparent selflessness of holiday gift-giving is more likely to be a selfish ruse to make the presenter look thoughtful, considerate or loving, a new University of Florida study finds.

Satellites Help Researchers Find New Habitats For Endangered Wildlife

Published: Dec 17th, 1996

GAINESVILLE —With species extinction on the rise and biological diversity on the decline, researchers are using satellite imagery in a search for possible new habitats for endangered wildlife.

UF Researchers Compare Drugs In Study Of Enlarged Prostate Disease

Published: Dec 16th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—A drug commonly prescribed to treat prostate disease is not as effective as its less expensive counterpart for men with a certain form of the disorder, report University of Florida and Veterans Affairs researchers in a recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

UF Researcher Launches Dental Reform Group

Published: Dec 12th, 1996

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—The number of teeth filled in the United States could drop by as much as 75 million annually if dental payment practices are reformed, a University of Florida researcher suggests.

UF Researcher Helps Establish New Views On Human Origins

Published: Dec 12th, 1996

GAINESVILLE —A University of Florida anthropologist is part of an international research team whose new findings could change the way human evolution theory is taught in some classrooms.