UF Study Says Cattle Are Champion Recyclers For Florida

Published: October 31 1996

GAINESVILLE—They produce mountains of manure and stinky, ozone- depleting (some scientists contend), methane gas. They also supply the nation with sweet, fresh milk. It’s a real public relations quandary for the nation’s dairy cattle.

New Dean Named At UF College Of Veterinary Medicine

Published: October 30 1996

GAINESVILLE — Dr. Joseph A. DiPietro has been named the new dean of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, following a national search.

Ghosts And Haunted Houses Can Be A Nightmare For Home Owners

Published: October 30 1996

GAINESVILLE — You’ve just moved into your dream house. There’s just one problem: You think it may be haunted.

UF Researchers Looking To Alternative Sources For Tomorrow’s Water

Published: October 28 1996

GAINESVILLE —The old saying, “You don’t miss your water until your well runs dry,” soon could ring true in Florida, experts say, unless someone figures out where the state’s future water supplies will come from.

UF Researchers: Gene Therapy Method To Treat Cystic Fibrosis Is Safe

Published: October 25 1996

ORLANDO—An experimental method of delivering gene therapy into the damaged airways of cystic fibrosis patients is safe, University of Florida researchers announced today (10/25) at the 10th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference.

Great Pumpkin Is Great Surprise of 1996 Crop Of Mammoth Veggies

Published: October 24 1996

GAINESVILLE—For all you Halloween skeptics, Jim Stephens has this to report: The Great Pumpkin is real.

Temperament May Make Learning Easy As A, B, C, Says UF Researcher

Published: October 22 1996

GAINESVILLE — Temperament plays a major role in how children learn, says a University of Florida researcher who has found differences in personality type by race, age and gender.

UF/IFAS Scientists: Fire Ants May Further Threaten Endangered Species

Published: October 17 1996

GAINESVILLE—While fire ants may be just a nuisance to homeowners, some University of Florida scientists think they could be a nightmare for endangered wildlife.

University Of Florida Study To Test New Pap Smear Technology

Published: October 16 1996

JACKSONVILLE–A University of Florida researcher is launching a nationwide program that will provide low-income women with a new tool in the battle against deadly cervical cancer.

Presidential Debates Spark Conversation And Analysis On Line

Published: October 15 1996

GAINESVILLE — Now that the computer has replaced the water cooler and the back fence as a source for gossip and debate, a University of Florida professor is analyzing computer chat groups for views and opinions on this year’s presidential and vice-presidential debates. “I wanted to begin to understand how public opinion is formed and distributed in a new medium,” said Marilyn Roberts, a UF advertising professor and expert on political communication.

Spinal Problems Are Improved With The Aid Of A University Of Florida-Made Implant

Published: October 11 1996

GAINESVILLE—After four unsuccessful back surgeries, Alice McKay thought she would battle the excruciating pain caused by degenerative disc disease for the rest of her life. Then the 44-year-old Bell, Fla., resident met a University of Florida physician who suggested something new that possibly could end her pain.

College Of Business Administration To Be Named For Al Warrington

Published: October 11 1996

GAINESVILLE — It wasn’t all business as usual Friday (10/11) for the University of Florida College of Business Administration. Texas businessman Alfred C. Warrington IV announced he had made a gift commitment to the college that will result in a private endowment worth more than $11 million. University officials are planning to name the College of Business Administration in honor of Warrington.

Golfers May Benefit From New Putting Green Grass Developed At The University Of Florida

Published: October 9 1996

GAINESVILLE—A velvety, short-growing turfgrass specimen collected on a municipal golf course in Hawaii and developed at a University of Florida laboratory may bring hole-in-one success to the nation’s golf courses.

With New Gene-Probing Test, UF Scientists Seek Means Of Preventing Kidney Stones

Published: October 2 1996

GAINESVILLE–A newly developed laboratory test accurately detects an intestinal bacteria believed to help prevent the most common type of kidney stone, University of Florida researchers report today.

Brand Names Hinder School Uniform Policies, Says UF Researcher

Published: October 2 1996

GAINESVILLE — Prestigious labels on brand-name clothes are so important to children that they jeopardize the success of much-touted school uniform policies, says a University of Florida researcher.

Friends More Help Than Family For Bereaved Teens, Says UF Researcher

Published: October 1 1996

GAINESVILLE — Talking to friends about the death of a parent is more helpful for teens than discussing it with family, a new University of Florida study finds.

Today’s Scary Stories Are Tame Compared To Victorian Age Tales

Published: October 25 1996

GAINESVILLE — The “Goosebumps” series might frighten kids today into sleeping with the lights on, but these tales are tame compared to stories written in the 17th and 18th centuries that told of children baking in ovens, being eaten or transforming into wild animals.

UF Scientist’s Oyster Discovery Gives Clues About Evolution

Published: October 31 1996

GAINESVILLE — Understanding why an ancient oyster became as large as a dinner plate may help answer the evolutionary riddle of how generations of dinosaurs and other animals grew.