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UF Researcher: Teens Who Drink Are More Likely To Be Sexually Active

Published: Aug 29th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Alcohol use is the best predictor of whether teen-agers are sexually active, regardless of their race or gender, a new University of Florida study finds.

Declining Bluebird Making A Comeback In Central Florida

Published: Aug 29th, 1997

ONA—In the mid-1800s, poet Henry Thoreau penned “The bluebird carries the sky on his back.” Back then, and even in the early 1900s, the small, colorful songbirds were seen commonly along roadsides, fields, parks and pastures.

Gingrich To Address UF Homecoming Banquet; 2nd Growl Comic Named

Published: Aug 29th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich will be the keynote speaker Nov. 7 for the University of Florida’s 68th annual Florida Blue Key Homecoming Banquet.

UF Researcher: Florida Could Become Next Frontier For Labor Organizing

Published: Aug 27th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Florida and other states with large service economies and many part-time employees could become the next great frontier for organizing workers, suggests a University of Florida labor historian.

UF Economists: Consumer Confidence Remains Unshaken In August

Published: Aug 26th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Florida’s consumer confidence index remained unshaken in August, as optimism overcame any effects from the United Parcel Service strike and roller coaster vacillations in the stock market, University of Florida economists report.

Quiet Down: Adolescents Suffering From Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, UF Research Shows

Published: Aug 21st, 1997

GAINESVILLE—For the typical teen-ager, graced by the taken-for-granted health of youth, hearing loss might seem as remote as Alzheimer’s disease–a problem to be faced decades from now, if ever.

University Of Florida’s New Dean Of Medicine Is National Leader In Research And Health Policy

Published: Aug 21st, 1997

GAINESVILLE–Dr. Kenneth Berns, known for a series of basic scientific discoveries that led to the use of a particular virus in gene therapy, is the newly appointed dean of the University of Florida College of Medicine. He will take office Oct. 15.

UF Researchers Build A Runway As A Landing Zone For Lightning Bolts

Published: Aug 20th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — After designing and building their own runway, equipped with typical lighting, signs and surface area, University of Florida engineers now plan to wreak electrical havoc on their new creation by causing lightning to strike it.

Roadsides Benefit From Wastes, UF Researchers Say

Published: Aug 18th, 1997

GAINESVILLE–Roadside dumping may be the best way to keep state highways beautiful and safe, says a team of University of Florida researchers.

UF Researchers Hope To Shed Light On Questions Brewing Over Caffeine Consumption

Published: Aug 18th, 1997

GAINESVILLE—Tobacco and nicotine are under fire and going up in flames. Now coffee and caffeine are the latest substances to be put under the addiction microscope.