Declining Bluebird Making A Comeback In Central Florida

Published: August 29 1997

ONA—In the mid-1800s, poet Henry Thoreau penned “The bluebird carries the sky on his back.” Back then, and even in the early 1900s, the small, colorful songbirds were seen commonly along roadsides, fields, parks and pastures.

Gingrich To Address UF Homecoming Banquet; 2nd Growl Comic Named

Published: August 29 1997

GAINESVILLE — U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich will be the keynote speaker Nov. 7 for the University of Florida’s 68th annual Florida Blue Key Homecoming Banquet.

UF Researcher: Teens Who Drink Are More Likely To Be Sexually Active

Published: August 29 1997

GAINESVILLE — Alcohol use is the best predictor of whether teen-agers are sexually active, regardless of their race or gender, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF Researcher: Florida Could Become Next Frontier For Labor Organizing

Published: August 27 1997

GAINESVILLE — Florida and other states with large service economies and many part-time employees could become the next great frontier for organizing workers, suggests a University of Florida labor historian.

UF Economists: Consumer Confidence Remains Unshaken In August

Published: August 26 1997

GAINESVILLE — Florida’s consumer confidence index remained unshaken in August, as optimism overcame any effects from the United Parcel Service strike and roller coaster vacillations in the stock market, University of Florida economists report.

Quiet Down: Adolescents Suffering From Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, UF Research Shows

Published: August 21 1997

GAINESVILLE—For the typical teen-ager, graced by the taken-for-granted health of youth, hearing loss might seem as remote as Alzheimer’s disease–a problem to be faced decades from now, if ever.

UF Researchers Build A Runway As A Landing Zone For Lightning Bolts

Published: August 20 1997

GAINESVILLE — After designing and building their own runway, equipped with typical lighting, signs and surface area, University of Florida engineers now plan to wreak electrical havoc on their new creation by causing lightning to strike it.

Roadsides Benefit From Wastes, UF Researchers Say

Published: August 18 1997

GAINESVILLE–Roadside dumping may be the best way to keep state highways beautiful and safe, says a team of University of Florida researchers.

UF Researchers Hope To Shed Light On Questions Brewing Over Caffeine Consumption

Published: August 18 1997

GAINESVILLE—Tobacco and nicotine are under fire and going up in flames. Now coffee and caffeine are the latest substances to be put under the addiction microscope.

PAL-2 Computer Promises Dramatic Improvements In Image Processing

Published: August 15 1997

GAINESVILLE — A pizza-box size desktop computer as fast as 9,000 Pentium processors soon will dramatically speed and improve everything from airport luggage checks to mammograms, using a mathematical computer shorthand developed at the University of Florida.

State Population Tops 14.5 Million Mark, New UF Estimates Show

Published: August 14 1997

GAINESVILLE — Florida’s population has topped the 14.5 million mark, but gains in the 90s are less than the 70s and 80s because of a slowdown in the growth of the number of retirees, show the latest population estimates from the University of Florida.

UF Professor: Endangered Bridge Is Part Of St. Augustine’s Soul

Published: August 13 1997

GAINESVILLE — In North America’s oldest city, St. Augustine’s 70-year-old Bridge of Lions might seem an upstart in its claim to historic status.

Growers Look To Blueberries For New Cash Crop

Published: August 8 1997

GAINESVILLE—The conventional wisdom that says blueberries belong up north with apples and peaches is being turned on its head by University of Florida researchers.

UF Researchers: Stress Can Hasten Progression of HIV

Published: August 7 1997

GAINESVILLE—Stress can accelerate the progression of the early stages of HIV disease, report researchers from the University of Florida and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Robot Lawn Mower At UF Designed To Change Suburban Landscape

Published: August 6 1997

Elvis A Civil Rights Pioneer? So Says UF Professor And Rock Music Expert

Published: August 4 1997

GAINESVILLE — Thousands will come from all over the world, gathering in the sweltering Memphis, Tenn., heat. Some will bring flowers, others will offer teddy bears and many will hold back tears as they make their pilgrimage to the grave of Elvis Aaron Presley.

UF Study: Links To Women’s Groups Influence State Legislators’ Voting

Published: August 12 1997

GAINESVILLE — Ties to influential women’s groups — not whether a legislator is a man, woman, Republican or Democrat — most likely determine how state lawmakers nationwide vote on family issues, a new University of Florida study finds.

University Of Florida’s New Dean Of Medicine Is National Leader In Research And Health Policy

Published: August 21 1997

GAINESVILLE–Dr. Kenneth Berns, known for a series of basic scientific discoveries that led to the use of a particular virus in gene therapy, is the newly appointed dean of the University of Florida College of Medicine. He will take office Oct. 15.