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UF Economists: Strong Florida Economy Fuels Rebound In Retail Sales

Published: Sep 30th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Florida’s consumer confidence continued its uphill trend in September, fueling a rebound in retail sales and expectations of a prosperous holiday season for retailers, University of Florida economists report.

UF Researchers Develop Computer Program To Accurately Stage Prostate Cancer

Published: Sep 26th, 1997

GAINESVILLE—University of Florida researchers have developed a novel computer program, a silicon soothsayer that predicts the likelihood prostate cancer has spread.

UF Study: Computer Companies Top State’s Fastest Growing Businesses

Published: Sep 25th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — This year’s list of Florida’s 100 fastest growing businesses is dominated by companies marketing computers and software, as well as human resource organizations including temporary employment firms, a University of Florida study has found.

Bananas Get A Boost From Science At UF/IFAS Research Center

Published: Sep 24th, 1997

GAINESVILLE—In a state where citrus reigns supreme, most residents view bananas as just something to slice up and toss on top of their Cheerios.

Faster, Cheaper Computer Revolution May End Soon, Say UF Researchers

Published: Sep 23rd, 1997

GAINESVILLE — The era of smaller, faster and cheaper computers may soon end because microscopic silicon chips are getting so small that eventually they will contain too few atoms to work, warn two University of Florida researchers.

UF/IFAS Vice President To Retire In 1998

Published: Sep 22nd, 1997

GAINESVILLE—James M. Davidson, University of Florida vice president for agriculture and natural resources, has announced plans to retire on Jan. 31. Davidson is the administrative head of UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS).

UF Researcher: Elderly Who Live In Low Income Housing Largely Ignored

Published: Sep 19th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — The Sunshine State is the sunset state for many of the 75,000 elderly people whose needs are left unserved in government subsidized housing, says a University of Florida researcher.

Poultry Club Gives Minority Children A Taste Of 4-H

Published: Sep 18th, 1997

LIVE OAK—At 14, Kelli Neal might seem young for a chicken farmer.

UF’s $500 Million Fund-Raising Drive Unveiled With Half Already In Bank

Published: Sep 17th, 1997

GAINESVILLE —The University of Florida officially unveils its $500 million capital campaign this weekend with a series of events and the announcement that fund-raisers are already halfway to their goal.

UF Study Reveals Loss In Sensory Perception

Published: Sep 11th, 1997

GAINESVILLE–A University of Florida researcher says you can pick out a lemon at any age — at least if you smell it.