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UF Survey: Uneasiness About Election Dampens Consumer Confidence

Published: Oct 31st, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Consumer Confidence index plunged five points in October, reflecting election jitters and a heightened focus on the economy in presidential politics, University of Florida economists said today.

UF Researcher: Citizen Initiatives May Determine Tight Presidential Race

Published: Oct 31st, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Tuesday’s presidential election may not hinge on the candidates at all but instead on a few ballot measures in a handful of states dealing with hot button issues such as vouchers, animal rights and gay marriage, says a University of Florida researcher.

UF Nursing Researcher: Welfare To Work Does Not Improve Mental Health

Published: Oct 30th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—While studies have shown paid employment is good for women’s mental health, new University of Florida research suggests that may not hold true for those women moving from welfare to low-wage work.

UF Surgeons Modify Bladder Removal Technique

Published: Oct 27th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As if battling cancer weren’t harrowing enough, some patients who have undergone radiation therapy to fight the disease develop an unwanted complication long after the treatment is over: bladder problems that eventually require surgery to remove the organ.

UF Survey: Florida Farmland Values Continue Upward Trend

Published: Oct 25th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla .— The value of farmland throughout Florida continues to increase, with grapefruit land posting big gains for the second consecutive year, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF Faculty Members Named AAAS Fellows For Scientific Work

UF Faculty Members Named AAAS Fellows For Scientific Work

Published: Oct 25th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Three University of Florida faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, for their academic research and pursuits.

Adding Variety To An Exercise Routine Helps Increase Adherence

Published: Oct 24th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers now have scientific proof that variety is the spice of life — at least in the workout room.

Study: Honesty Not Always Best Policy When It Comes To Friendship

Published: Oct 23rd, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Honesty may be the best policy, but people stretch the truth when it comes to helping friends make favorable impressions, new University of Florida research finds.

Workshop Series Teaches New Land Managers Practical Skills

Published: Oct 19th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s preservation-land purchases have outstripped the supply of people trained to manage them, prompting the University of Florida and The Nature Conservancy to create a program designed to teach the day-to-day skills needed to keep the sensitive acreage on an even keel.

NASA To UF: Improve Space Technology With Earth In Mind

Published: Oct 18th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — NASA has a dual mission for University of Florida scientists and engineers: Come up with technologies that help astronauts survive extended stays in space — and offer environmental benefits here on Earth.