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Understanding a third-culture kid

Published: Jul 29th, 2004

Much has been said about John Kerry’s military career, patrician background and marriage to the wealthy heiress Teresa Heinz Kerry. The presumed Democratic presidential nominee has been described as “complex,” with an aloofness that is his “Achilles heel.”

In Hopeful Sign, Teens Who Try Condoms Like Them

Published: Jul 29th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Young adults who have used a condom at least once have significantly more favorable attitudes toward them than those who have never used them, providing evidence that persuading adolescents to take that first step could have enormous potential in halting the growing rates of HIV, AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases, a University of Florida researcher has found.

UF Archaeology Team Unearths Oldest Known Brewery In Andes

Published: Jul 29th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — UF archaeologists have uncovered what appears to be the oldest known brewery in the Andes, a facility at least 1,000 years old capable of churning out hundreds of gallons of beer for the nobles who led the pre-Incan Wari Empire.

In Picking Leaders, Intelligence Secondary To Personality, UF Study Shows

Published: Jul 28th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Voters choosing a presidential candidate in November because they think he is the smartest contender may overlook other attributes that could be even more important – namely personality, a new University of Florida study finds.

New Research: Increased Animal Disease A Hidden Cost Of Deforestation

Published: Jul 28th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Add another item to the list of ills caused by deforestation: It can make animals sick.

Floridians slightly more confident amid improved economy

Published: Jul 27th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians edged up in July, driven by rising incomes, a stable job market and a recent boom in mortgage applications resulting from lower rates, University of Florida economists report.

Newly discovered plant gene could give boost to ornamentals, crop plants, trees

Published: Jul 27th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have found a gene that controls branching in plants, a discovery that could lead to a wide variety of applications, from fuller-flowering plants to better-tasting ears of corn.

UF experts available to comment on convention, upcoming elections

Published: Jul 26th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As the nation’s campaign season kicks into high gear this week with the start of the four-day Democratic National Convention in Boston, the following University of Florida experts are available to comment on it and various aspects of the upcoming national elections:

Infants’ Movements Can Signal A Form Of Autism, UF Study Shows

Published: Jul 26th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Home videos of infants’ movements can be used to help detect a form of autism in a child’s first year of life, years earlier than the disorder typically is identified, University of Florida researchers have discovered.

Telles-Irvin named UF’s new vice president for student affairs

Published: Jul 23rd, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Patricia Telles-Irvin has been named the University of Florida’s next vice president for student affairs, UF President Bernie Machen announced today.