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UF Names Director For Government Relations

Published: Dec 1st, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida today announced the appointment of Marion Hoffmann as director for government relations. Hoffmann will be responsible for leading and coordinating the efforts of the university’s lobbying team and will report directly to President Charles Young and Provost David Colburn.

For Rice, Warmer Earth Brings Uncertain Future, UF Research Shows

Published: Nov 30th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Temperature increases anticipated as part of global warming appear to significantly reduce rice yields, a finding that has worrisome implications for the third of the world’s population that relies on rice as a primary staple.

UF Professor: Santa May Arrive By Boat Or At The Cape In Sunshine State

Published: Nov 29th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Newcomers to the Sunshine State may pine for the snow and mistletoe of a northern Christmas, but Florida’s warm weather version is probably closer to the original holiday in Bethlehem, says a University of Florida professor.

UF Survey: Consumer Confidence Steady Despite Election Uncertainty

Published: Nov 29th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite the contested presidential election and intense volatility in the stock market, consumer confidence in Florida remained steady in November, boding well for holiday sales, University of Florida economists said today.

Sweet Smell Of Success: New UF System Helps Dairy Farms Reduce Odors

Published: Nov 22nd, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With hundreds or thousands of cows eating, drinking and, well, doing what cows do naturally, dairy farms have earned a reputation for bad odors.

UF To Become Partner With Spanish Govt. In World’s Largest Telescope

Published: Nov 21st, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thanks in part to its track record in building instruments for advanced telescopes, the University of Florida will become a partner in what will be the world’s largest telescope, a $93 million behemoth under construction in Spain’s Canary Islands.

UF Researcher: Antioxidants Play A Role In Deadly Malnutrition Disease

Published: Nov 21st, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mainstream America has been bombarded in recent years with advertisements touting the health benefits of antioxidants such as vitamin E and beta carotene. But a new study from the University of Florida and Washington University in St. Louis suggests that they may be far more important to children in other parts of the world who have a severe form of malnutrition called kwashiorkor.

UF Research: Does Make Up For Losses Of Hunted Bucks

Published: Nov 16th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As fall hunting season opens in Florida and other states, a University of Florida professor says America’s native white-tailed deer have some unique ways to compensate for hunting.

UF Scientists Discover Novel Mechanism Underlying Bone Destruction

Published: Nov 15th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have discovered a new way bone-destroying cells function in the body that could pave the way for the development of new drugs to treat osteoporosis as well as some of the most deadly forms of cancer.

National Medal Of Science Goes To UF Mathematics Professor

Published: Nov 13th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida mathematician who once crafted a 253-page proof that occupied an entire academic journal issue has received what is arguably the nation’s most prestigious awards for science and engineering research.