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No Big Threat, But Coyotes Here To Stay: UF Research Monitors Rising Animal Populations In Florida

Published: Apr 14th, 2000

IMMOKALEE — Known more for their eerie howls in Western movie classics, coyotes also have become a permanent part of the Florida landscape.

UF Pop Culture Expert Picks Advertising Top 20 In New Book

Published: Apr 12th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Advertisements nest in our collective psyche like time bombs waiting to go off at the most unlikely moments — during a wedding, for instance, or in the midst of a deep slumber.

Painting Teeth With Fluoride Varnish Is Effective Against Tooth Decay In Children

Published: Apr 11th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—With the stroke of a brush coated with a new topical fluoride treatment, dentists can paint a lasting smile for children in an easy, safe and cost-effective way, a new University of Florida study shows.

Former Ambassador Named New Dean Of UF’s International Center

Published: Apr 11th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida is poised to take national leadership in the explosion of commerce with rapidly developing Latin America, said Dennis Jett, the former U.S. ambassador to Peru who today was named dean of the University of Florida’s International Center.

Two UF Professors Win Presidential Award For Young Researchers

Published: Apr 10th, 2000

GAINESVILLE — Two University of Florida researchers have won one of the nation’s most prestigious awards for outstanding young scientists and engineers.

New Anti-Tumor Drug Promising In Animal Studies, UF Research Shows

Published: Apr 6th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—A drug that indirectly attacks tumors by destroying the blood vessels that feed them substantially boosts the effectiveness of traditional anti-cancer medications in laboratory animals, new University of Florida research shows.

UF Researcher: Education Trends Highlight New Statewide Statistics

Published: Apr 5th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s high school dropout rates have declined while overall public school enrollment has grown, according to the latest statistics available in a new set of University of Florida publications.

As Gas Prices Rise, UF Researcher Crafts Alternative Power Plant

As Gas Prices Rise, UF Researcher Crafts Alternative Power Plant

Published: Apr 3rd, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With prices at the gas pump hovering around $1.60 a gallon, a University of Florida researcher is improving on a new technology that could make cars three or four times more efficient without sacrificing comfort or power.