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On College Campuses, A Surprise: Software Piracy In Decline

Published: Feb 28th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In a lesson for the music and movie industries, software makers appear to be winning the war against software piracy – at least among chronically offending college students, says a University of Florida researcher.

UF Develops New White Caladium Variety

Published: Feb 26th, 2002

BRADENTON, Fla. — A new kind of moonlight will soon brighten yards, but it comes from the University of Florida and it’s best seen during the day.

Feb. 26 — UF Survey: Confidence Falls As Consumers Are Shaken By Enron Scandal

Published: Feb 26th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Jitters about the Enron scandal helped sink consumer confidence in February after a slow but steady recovery since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, University of Florida economists said Tuesday.

UF Engineering Professor Elected To National Academy

Published: Feb 21st, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida engineering professor and expert in particle science and technology is the state’s only researcher elected to the National Academy of Engineering this year.

UF Develops Method To Grow Exotic Galia Muskmelons

Published: Feb 20th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Investors seeking the next big trend in produce might want to remember the name “Galia.”

UF Researcher: Nazis Treated Gays Worse Than Everyone Except Jews

Published: Feb 19th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gay men in Nazi Germany were treated worse than any group except the Jews, with castrations, torture, beatings and death common in Hitler’s concentration camps, says a University of Florida researcher.

‘Summer Of The Shark’ In 2001 More Hype Than Fact, New Numbers Show

Published: Feb 18th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite Time magazine labeling it the “Summer of the Shark” and the prevailing perception that 2001 was a banner year for shark attacks, actual numbers were slightly down, a new University of Florida study shows.

UF Termite Expert: New Building Code Will Help Stop Pest

Published: Feb 15th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With termite damage at record levels, a University of Florida pest control expert says a new statewide building code will help stop the tiny home wreckers.

UF Researcher: Distant Space Travel Better Conducted As Family Affair

Published: Feb 14th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Forget Starship Troopers and steely-eyed astronauts – the right stuff for spaceship travel to faraway solar systems is more likely to be a family affair conducted by mom, dad, the kids, kinfolk, and generations to come, says a University of Florida anthropologist.

‘Cell Suicide’ A Possible Culprit In Heart Disease, UF Study Finds

Published: Feb 13th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scientists have known for years that the heart is one of the first organs to show the ravages of time. Now, two University of Florida researchers say they know why: cell suicide.