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UF Psychologists: Computer Anxiety New Illness Of High-Tech Age

Published: Jul 30th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — To the fear of math, flying and other stressful problems of modern high-tech life add computerphobia,’ say University of Florida psychologists.

Visitation Centers Help Speed Up Children’s Court Cases, UF Researcher Finds

Published: Jul 29th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—Families who are referred to a supervised visitation center when abused or neglected children are removed from the home have their court cases resolved sooner than if a caseworker supervises family visits, a University of Florida researcher has found.

UF-Designed Robotic Submarine To Compete In ‘Underwater Steeplechase’

Published: Jul 28th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Robotic submarines could one day seek and destroy underwater mines or rescue lost cave divers running out of oxygen.

UF Economists: Consumer Confidence Unfazed By Events In Asia Or Flint

Published: Jul 28th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — If Asia’s economic problems mean trouble for Americans, it’s news to Floridians, whose consumer confidence for July rebounded to near-record high levels, University of Florida economists report.

UF Researcher: Elderly Should Ignore Stereotypes About Memory Loss

Published: Jul 23rd, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Older people are much less likely to have major memory problems if they believe in themselves and work to improve their recall, a newly released University of Florida study finds.

UF Discovery Of Chicken Gene Mutation Aids Study Of Rare Inherited Eye Disease

Published: Jul 22nd, 1998

GAINESVILLE — A University of Florida neuroscientist has discovered and cloned a mutant gene in chickens, helping researchers better understand a rare human eye disease that causes blindness at birth.

Minnesota Dean Selected To Take Over As IFAS Vice President

Published: Jul 22nd, 1998

GAINESVILLE — University of Florida President John V. Lombardi announced today that University of Minnesota’s Michael Martin has accepted the position of vice president for agriculture and natural resources in UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS).

Student-Designed Cover Speeds Waste Treatment Process, Cuts Costs

Published: Jul 21st, 1998

GAINESVILLE — A heat-trapping sewage tank cover designed by University of Florida engineering students speeds up the treatment process at wastewater treatment plants, a development that already has led to substantial savings at a Gainesville plant.

UF Researcher Enlisting Floridians In Tracking Foreign Villain

Published: Jul 20th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — The war on bugs needs you and the other 14.7 million Floridians.

UF Geoplan Center Creates Florida Geographic Library On CD-ROM

Published: Jul 17th, 1998

GAINESVILLE —Floridians curious about their state’s environment will have another tool at their disposal, thanks to a new computer library designed by the University of Florida. Researchers have created a collection of CD-ROMs that contain more than 80 categories of detailed geographic information on the environment in each of the state’s 67 counties.