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UF Survey: Consumer Confidence Shows No Typical New-Year Rebound

Published: Jan 30th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For the first time in several years consumer confidence in Florida failed to rebound at the New Year, reflecting concerns about poor company earnings, large layoffs and the Republican fiscal agenda, University of Florida economists said today.

UF Research: Plant Soaks Up Deadly Arsenic From Soil

Published: Jan 30th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The solution to one of man’s most vexing environmental problems may lie in one of nature’s most remarkable plants.

Nearly Half Of All Women 65 And Older Now Use Herbal Products To Feel Better, But Don’t Tell Their Doctors

Published: Jan 29th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nearly half of all women over 65 now use herbal therapies to prevent or treat health problems, but they rarely inform their health-care providers, according to a new University of Florida study.

UF Researcher: Cold Winter, Drought May Mean Poor Fishing In Spring

Published: Jan 25th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — This year’s unseasonably cold winter and continuing drought conditions in the Southeast may lead to poor fishing come spring for anglers partial to the popular black crappie as well as other sport fish, according to a University of Florida researcher.

UF Third Among Public Institutions In National Merit Recruits

Published: Jan 24th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida once again has placed among the nation’s top schools in recruiting National Merit and National Achievement scholars during the past year, according to recently released rankings.

UF-Designed System To Help Cities Gauge Red-light Running Problem

Published: Jan 18th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida engineering researchers have developed an inexpensive system to count red-light runners at intersections, a step that comes as advocates of red-light camera ticketing systems pursue laws making them legal in Florida.

UF Professor: New Film Falsely Heightens Tensions In Cuban Missile Crisis

Published: Jan 17th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In depicting the Cuban Missile Crisis, the movie “Thirteen Days” strives to be realistic in portraying the Kennedy brothers, but its dialogue unfairly portrays the military as pushing the world to the brink of nuclear holocaust, says a University of Florida researcher who has written a new book on the confrontation.

UF Selects Univ. Of Mich. Department Chairman As New Engineering Dean

Published: Jan 17th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Pramod P. Khargonekar, Claude E. Shannon professor and chairman of the department of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan, has been selected as the new dean of the University of Florida College of Engineering, following a national search. An alumnus of the University of Florida, he will assume his new duties July 1.

New UF Statistics Out On Florida’s Jobs, Crime And Schools

Published: Jan 16th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s noted quality of life is measured with a yardstick in new University of Florida research into counties with the best schools, most crime, opportunities for hot jobs and other matters important to the way we live.

UF Scientists Figure Out How To Breed Neon Tetras Profitably

Published: Jan 12th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Aquarium hobbyists now can buy domestically grown neon tetra fish that are brighter and healthier than the imported variety, yet cost about the same, thanks to new techniques developed at the University of Florida.