UF To Give Honorary Degree To Former General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Published: February 26 1998

GAINESVILLE — Retired U.S. Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf will receive an honorary doctorate in public service from the University of Florida next month.

UF Gets High Speed Internet Connection As Part Of Internet 2 Project

Published: February 26 1998

GAINESVILLE — The University of Florida is among 29 institutions to be connected to a high-speed network that will allow scientists and engineers across the country to share powerful computing and information resources, President Clinton announced Thursday.

Energy-Saving Air Conditioners Could Provide Taxpayer Relief

Published: February 26 1998

GAINESVILLE — University of Florida researchers seeking to trim air-conditioning costs in large buildings have found new techniques they say could save taxpayers and consumers hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.

UF Researcher: Cutting-Edge Device Could Thwart Weed Invasion

Published: February 25 1998

IMMOKALEE — “Cutting-edge technology” could help defeat an aggressive weed that has spread through South Florida and is marching north, University of Florida researchers say.

UF Economists: Consumer Confidence Hits Highest Record In Its History

Published: February 24 1998

GAINESVILLE — Florida’s consumer confidence soared to its highest record ever in February, reflecting unprecedented enthusiasm for the national economy over both the short- and long-term outlooks, University of Florida economists report.

Dentistry Links With The Community To Improve The Dental Health Of Children

Published: February 20 1998

GAINESVILLE—Socioeconomic factors and education influence the outcome of children’s dental care, said University of Florida College of Dentistry researchers, who formed an important link with Manatee County groups to study oral health issues among students.

UF Researcher: Beauty More Than Skin Deep In Black Community

Published: February 19 1998

Integrated Pest Management Can Reduce Pests, Pesticides In Schools

Published: February 18 1998

GAINESVILLE—When a child on a class picnic found rat poison packed in his school lunch instead of his Fun Fruitables packet, state school officials acknowledged that pesticides on campuses could be a problem.

New Dive Platform Aimed At Shaving Vital Microseconds In Competition

Published: February 17 1998

GAINESVILLE — The start looks perfect, but the coach isn’t pleased.

UF Law Student Examines Legalities Of Broken Engagements

Published: February 12 1998

GAINESVILLE — The engagement was back on! Janis was certain it would all work out this time. She had the rock to prove it — an opulent, $21,000 commitment — glistening on her finger. Roger couldn’t back out again.

UF Medical Experts Warn Against Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Published: February 11 1998

GAINESVILLE—Florida residents are just as vulnerable as their Northern neighbors to a silent killer often associated with colder weather – carbon monoxide poisoning.

Clams Turn Florida Fishermen Into Farmers; Production Could Lead Nation In ’98

Published: February 6 1998

CEDAR KEY — Two years after the state net ban put thousands of them out of work, Florida fishermen not only have found new work as clam farmers, they now appear poised to lead the nation in their newly chosen field.

Home-Based Exercise Program Effective For Long-Term Weight Loss, UF Reserch Finds

Published: February 5 1998

GAINESVILLE—Women who work out at home lose more weight and do a better job of keeping if off than those who are part of a group exercise program, say University of Florida researchers who conducted a study comparing the two approaches to weight loss.

UF Researchers: Development Promotes Disease Among Gopher Tortoises

Published: February 3 1998

GAINESVILLE —Urban development in Florida is forcing the threatened gopher tortoise into closer and closer quarters, increasing the likelihood of them spreading a disease that could help speed their demise, according to new findings by University of Florida researchers.

Veteran Among Veterans' Health-Care Leaders Retires After 59 Years Of Federal Service

Published: February 28 1998

GAINESVILLE—America’s longest-serving administrator of veterans’ health-care services, Malcom Randall, will retire in April as director of the Gainesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center.