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A school’s scholastic success can keep kids from drugs, alcohol

A school’s scholastic success can keep kids from drugs, alcohol

Published: Mar 31st, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In building a culture where even the most underprivileged students can achieve academic success, schools may be able to inadvertently stymie another problem: drug and alcohol use.

Teen Drug Use

Published: Mar 31st, 2011

Experts say teen drug and alcohol use has surged in recent years, but many parents struggle to help their kids deal with the problem. Now a new University of Florida study says school can make a big difference in teens’ lives outside the classroom.

UF study names new genus of 125-million-year-old eudicot from China

Published: Mar 30th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida researcher has helped describe the earliest known fossil remains of a flowering plant from China that has a direct evolutionary relationship with most plants humans depend on today.

New UF-created technique may help quell cholera outbreak

Published: Mar 30th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new technique honed by University of Florida scientists can track rapid molecular changes that occur in cholera strains during epidemics and researchers hope the genetic analysis will help stamp out such outbreaks.

Study finds UF has $8.76 billion economic impact on Florida

Published: Mar 30th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s economic importance in Florida has continued to grow in recent years, thanks to an increase in research grants and rising demand for health care services, according to a new study by UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Gainesville area parents and providers get extra coaching at G.A.T.O.R. conference

Published: Mar 29th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Parents and providers from Gainesville and the surrounding areas are invited to learn a lesson or two about taking care of their teeny toddlers at this weekend’s Guiding and Teaching Our Remarkable Children (G.A.T.O.R.) conference.

Florida’s consumer confidence wanes as events unravel overseas

Published: Mar 29th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians dropped four points in March to 72 as many economic indicators for Florida continue to show signs of weakness, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Florida Climate Institute seminar features NOAA Director

Published: Mar 28th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida Climate Institute Distinguished Scholar Seminar will feature Chet Koblinsky, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Program Office, presenting a seminar “Climate Information in Public Interest: Building the Network,” Thursday, at 3 p.m., UF’s Smathers
Library Room A1.

Panel looks at Haitian labor conditions, human trafficking in Florida

Published: Mar 28th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As part of 2011 National Farm Worker Awareness week, the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida is sponsoring a panel discussion March 30 titled “Haitian Labor Enslaved: From Haiti to Florida!”

It’s time again to read and bake

Published: Mar 28th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. —Book readers and book eaters can get ready for the ninth annual Read-A-Thon and the fifth annual Edible Book Contest.