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Six Chosen as Inaugural Members in UF Academy of Teaching Scholars

Published: Feb 24th, 2005

The University of Florida has announced the six inaugural members to its new Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars. The members will serve three years as the advisory board for the University Center for Excellence in Teaching.

Sharks Provide Key Insight For New, Non-Toxic Anti-Algae Coating

Published: Feb 24th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida engineers have developed an environmentally friendly coating for hulls of ocean-going ships based on an unlikely source of inspiration: the shark.

Confidence Leads Couple to Give More Than $800K to UF Shands Cancer Center

Published: Feb 23rd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After life-threatening maladies beset their family three times in eight years, a Palm City couple donated more than $800,000 to the University of Florida Shands Cancer Center.

Culture Clash: Kids With Chronic Illness Face Difficult Transition To Adult Care

Published: Feb 23rd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For young patients who grow to adulthood with a chronic illness, leaving behind the pediatrician who may have saved their lives can be a tough transition.

UF Study: Strong Job Growth Helps Boost Florida Consumer Confidence

Published: Feb 22nd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence rose three points in February, reflecting the Sunshine State’s strong job growth during the past year and the resiliency of Florida consumers against high energy prices that have plagued consumers in other parts of the country, University of Florida economists report.

UF Study: Just Saying ‘No’ Is No Way To Stand Up To Peer Pressure

Published: Feb 22nd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A clear cut "no" is seldom as effective as clever beating around the bush in helping teens to resist peer pressure that gets them into trouble, a new University of Florida study has found.

“Green” Neighborhoods Don’t Always Attract Eco-Friendly Residents, UF Study Says

Published: Feb 17th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla.— They’re often billed as “green” neighborhoods, but New Urbanist developments don’t necessarily attract earth-friendly residents, a University of Florida study shows.

Student Health Center Recommends Vaccines For Freshmen In Dorms

Published: Feb 17th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida freshmen living in residence halls should obtain a vaccination for bacterial meningitis as soon as a new vaccine becomes available this spring.

Mother’s Wisdom Counters Unrealistic Media Portrayals Of Breast Size

Published: Feb 17th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mother’s advice might be the antidote to intense media pressure for women to alter their breasts to meet images of perfection from Britney Spears to Victoria’s Secret, a new University of Florida study finds.

Size And Strength Of Social Networks Influence Heart Disease Risk

Published: Feb 16th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Weight, cholesterol and blood pressure aside, women might be wise to factor in yet another barometer of heart health: the size and strength of their social circle.