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Research Into Cockroach Behavior Could Lead To Better Baits

Published: Apr 30th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—Take a left at the kitchen sink, a right at the toaster oven and then loop around the cookie jar and up the side to the lid that doesn’t quite close.

Elderly Face Risk Of Impaired Memory Following Major Surgery

Published: Apr 29th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Anesthesia and surgery can impair short-term memory and cause confusion and other cognitive declines in some elderly patients, according to an international study initiated by University of Florida researchers.

UF Economists: Consumer Confidence Hits Year’s Second All-Time High

Published: Apr 28th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Florida’s consumer confidence broke a new record in April by registering 107, its highest level since the survey began in 1984, University of Florida economists report.

UF To Hold Three Spring Commencement Ceremonies For the First Time

Published: Apr 27th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — The University of Florida for the first time will hold three separate commencement ceremonies Saturday (5/2), marking the end of the spring term. The change was made to accommodate the number of spring graduates and allow their families and friends the opportunity to attend the ceremony.

Deal Is Finalized For UF Hotel/Convention Center On Edge of Campus

Published: Apr 24th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — The Promos Hotel Corp., through its Doubletree Hotel subsidiary, announced today it has finalized an agreement with the University of Florida to manage a hotel and conference center on the western edge of campus.

UF Psychiatrists Use Antidepressants To Treat Smoking Addiction

Published: Apr 23rd, 1998

GAINESVILLE—University of Florida psychiatrists are wielding new weapons in the war against nicotine addiction: antidepressants.

UF Enters Negotiations To Provide “Gator-Ready” Computers To Students

Published: Apr 23rd, 1998

GAINESVILLE — The University of Florida this week selected three national companies to provide “Gator-Ready” computers for students entering the university under its new computer access requirement.

Smaller, Lighter “Micro” Planes To Compete May 9 In UF Flyoff

Published: Apr 22nd, 1998

GAINESVILLE — A police cruiser roars toward the site of a just-reported tornado, but downed trees and rubble quickly make the road impassable.

Raspberries Can Be A Moneymaker For Florida Farmers

Published: Apr 21st, 1998

GAINESVILLE—Raspberries, long considered a Northern crop, may find the South hospitable after all, researchers at the University of Florida have found.

UF Astronomers Part Of Team To Spot Possible Two-Star Solar System

Published: Apr 20th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — In a discovery they say could shed new light on the genesis of our solar system, astronomers with the University of Florida and Harvard University have found a star surrounded by a disk of dust that may be forming planets.