UF Psychologists: Computer Anxiety New Illness Of High-Tech Age

Published: July 30 1998

GAINESVILLE — To the fear of math, flying and other stressful problems of modern high-tech life add computerphobia,’ say University of Florida psychologists.

UF Economists: Consumer Confidence Unfazed By Events In Asia Or Flint

Published: July 28 1998

GAINESVILLE — If Asia’s economic problems mean trouble for Americans, it’s news to Floridians, whose consumer confidence for July rebounded to near-record high levels, University of Florida economists report.

UF Researcher: Elderly Should Ignore Stereotypes About Memory Loss

Published: July 23 1998

GAINESVILLE — Older people are much less likely to have major memory problems if they believe in themselves and work to improve their recall, a newly released University of Florida study finds.

UF Discovery Of Chicken Gene Mutation Aids Study Of Rare Inherited Eye Disease

Published: July 22 1998

GAINESVILLE — A University of Florida neuroscientist has discovered and cloned a mutant gene in chickens, helping researchers better understand a rare human eye disease that causes blindness at birth.

Minnesota Dean Selected To Take Over As IFAS Vice President

Published: July 22 1998

GAINESVILLE — University of Florida President John V. Lombardi announced today that University of Minnesota’s Michael Martin has accepted the position of vice president for agriculture and natural resources in UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS).

Student-Designed Cover Speeds Waste Treatment Process, Cuts Costs

Published: July 21 1998

GAINESVILLE — A heat-trapping sewage tank cover designed by University of Florida engineering students speeds up the treatment process at wastewater treatment plants, a development that already has led to substantial savings at a Gainesville plant.

UF Researcher Enlisting Floridians In Tracking Foreign Villain

Published: July 20 1998

GAINESVILLE — The war on bugs needs you and the other 14.7 million Floridians.

UF Geoplan Center Creates Florida Geographic Library On CD-ROM

Published: July 17 1998

GAINESVILLE —Floridians curious about their state’s environment will have another tool at their disposal, thanks to a new computer library designed by the University of Florida. Researchers have created a collection of CD-ROMs that contain more than 80 categories of detailed geographic information on the environment in each of the state’s 67 counties.

Support Network May Help Black Women Cope Better With Depression, UF Study Shows

Published: July 15 1998

GAINESVILLE– Black women are significantly less likely to be diagnosed with emotional disorders than their white counterparts, University of Florida researchers report, but what role ethnicity plays in this process is unclear.

New UF Colege Of Dentistry Affiliation To Help Alleviate Shortage Of Pediatric Dentists

Published: July 10 1998

GAINESVILLE — In a unique partnership, the University of Florida is using new technology to join with private dentists in an effort to erase a critical shortage of specialists trained to meet children’s dental needs.

UF Study: Women Scientists And Engineers Face Delicate Balancing Act

Published: July 10 1998

GAINESVILLE — Americans stand to lose some of their most talented women scientists and engineers because of the difficulties of juggling career and family responsibilities, a new nationwide study by the University of Florida suggests.

4-H Camp Ocala Converted Into Fire Command Post

Published: July 8 1998

OCALA — Normally, 4-H Camp Ocala would be teeming with kids, backpacks, sleeping bags and giggles. But the recent wildfires have displaced campers with firefighters, two helicopters and a military-style command post.

UF Researcher Develops Guidelines For Soccer Field Performance

Published: July 6 1998

GAINESVILLE—University of Florida researcher Grady Miller may be a popular man in soccer circles by the time the World Cup rolls around again in four years.

Students Design Automated, Cost-Effective Water Treatment System

Published: July 2 1998

GAINESVILLE — An automated water treatment system designed by University of Florida engineering students reduces the cost of treating drinking water while boosting its quality.

Agricultural Agencies Form Team To Boost Rural Development

Published: July 1 1998

BRANFORD—While most of Florida enjoys record growth, local leaders in rural communities are trying to reverse a decade of decline and boost economic recovery with help from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the University of Florida.

'Green Chemistry' Cleans Up Environment And Renders Synthetic Drugs

Published: July 16 1998

GAINESVILLE —Chemists at the University of Florida are perfecting ways to take industrial waste and turn it into new medical compounds that have the potential to significantly reduce the cost of some prescription drugs.

he Wildfires - And The Wildlife - Will Return, UF Experts Say

Published: July 8 1998

GAINESVILLE — Florida won’t be safe from fire once all this summer’s wildfires are extinguished because development has added to the natural fire hazards already part of the state’s landscape, University of Florida researchers say.

UF-Designed Robotic Submarine To Compete In 'Underwater Steeplechase'

Published: July 28 1998

GAINESVILLE — Robotic submarines could one day seek and destroy underwater mines or rescue lost cave divers running out of oxygen.

Visitation Centers Help Speed Up Children's Court Cases, UF Researcher Finds

Published: July 29 1998

GAINESVILLE—Families who are referred to a supervised visitation center when abused or neglected children are removed from the home have their court cases resolved sooner than if a caseworker supervises family visits, a University of Florida researcher has found.