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UF researcher: after-school activities help kids stay in school

Published: Aug 31st, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children who participate in adult-supervised extracurricular activities after school are more likely to graduate from high school than latchkey kids who spend their afternoons without adult supervision, a new University of Florida study shows.

UF survey shows litter declining along Florida roadsides

Published: Aug 30th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With a rapidly growing population and visits from 41 million tourists annually, Florida might be expected to have a growing litter problem.

Binge drinking down at UF, campus survey finds

Published: Aug 30th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Binge drinking among University of Florida students, and especially among men, has declined during the last two years, according to a new campus study.

‘Road-kill hot line’ helps UF solve puzzle of horse disease

Published: Aug 29th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida veterinary researchers have found two critical missing pieces in a mysterious food chain puzzle that results in devastating neurological disease for tens of thousands of horses each year.

Climate plays bigger role than CO2 in make-up of plant communities

Published: Aug 29th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Local climate may be more important than carbon dioxide levels in determining what types of plants thrive and what types don’t do so well, a team of scientists reports in this week’s edition of the journal Science.

Bigger than weather, El Niño a force of history, new book says

Published: Aug 28th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Humans may not be able to change the weather, but the weather has had a powerful effect on the course of major events in human history, according to a University of Florida geographer’s new book on the global weather anomaly known as El Niño.

UF survey: dip in consumer confidence portends tepid holiday sales

Published: Aug 28th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence in Florida dipped slightly in August, reflecting a growing pessimism among consumers that could foreshadow a weak holiday shopping season, University of Florida economists said today.

Gaps in security may threaten U.S. food supply

Published: Aug 23rd, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A group of state lawmakers is scheduled next week to tour Miami International Airport and see first-hand a potential gateway for what a University of Florida researcher says could threaten the nation’s food supply: agricultural bioterrorism.

Health-related grants drive record research funding at UF

Published: Aug 22nd, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s aggressive pursuit of health-related grants helped generate a record $379.5 million in research funding during fiscal year 2000-2001, up 11.8 percent from the previous year, figures released today show.

UF researchers: few adults are reaching recommended intensity during physical activity

Published: Aug 21st, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Many physically unfit adults think they exercise more vigorously than they do, a misperception that may hamper their efforts to prevent heart disease, University of Florida researchers report.