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UF Study: 1999 Shark Attack Fatalities Dip In Otherwise Average Year

Published: Mar 30th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sharks killed fewer people in 1999 than in any year of the 90s, a new University of Florida study shows.

New UF Alumni And Academic Building To Get Off Ground With $3 Million Gift

Published: Mar 29th, 2000

GAINESVILLE — Classroom and seminar space at the University of Florida is always in demand for an enrollment of 43,000. Add 260,000 UF alumni who like to make an occasional visit to their alma mater and the demand for space gets tighter yet. Now longtime UF alumni and supporters Bill and Jane Emerson of St. Petersburg have made a $3 million gift to help build a new academic and alumni building to ease the space crunch.

UF Graduate Student Develops Software Program To Improve Mapping Of Brain Functions

Published: Mar 29th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Quick: Name three different kinds of birds.

UF Study: Higher Gas Prices And Interest Rates Sink Consumer Confidence

Published: Mar 28th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians’ consumer confidence tumbled eight points in March from its all-time high in the 15-year history of the index, reined in by rising oil prices and the Federal Reserve Board’s recent decision to raise interest rates, University of Florida economists report.

UF Author Gives Advice To 21st Century Dads In New Book

Published: Mar 24th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The pass. The 5-second rule. The safety. Scheduling away games.

UF and South Florida Partners Promote Higher Education for Hispanic Youth with help of Grant

Published: Mar 23rd, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is joining several South Florida educational and community organizations to encourage Hispanic youth to pursue higher education.

UF Researcher Unlocks Secrets of Popular Supplement Creatine

Published: Mar 21st, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new study by a University of Florida professor finally helps explain some of the side effects associated with the popular muscle enhancer creatine.

Researchers Develop ‘Artificial Eyelid’ That Reacts Faster Than A Laser

Researchers Develop ‘Artificial Eyelid’ That Reacts Faster Than A Laser

Published: Mar 17th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at the University of Florida and a North Carolina institute have invented a chip-like device with a surface that turns from transparent to opaque so rapidly it can shield the eye or electronic sensors from potentially blinding lasers.

UF Dentist Develops Web Site To Tout Preventive Approach To Tooth Decay

Published: Mar 16th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—To fill or not to fill? A University of Florida dentist is spreading the word that early stages of tooth decay can be treated and sometimes even reversed without resorting to the drill.

UF Study: Migration, Mortality And Fertility Trends Slow Growth

Published: Mar 15th, 2000

GAINESVILLE — Fewer births, rising deaths and the lure of other states will slow the rate of Florida’s population boom in the next 30 years, a new University of Florida study finds.