Funding Shortfall Could Cost Elderly Their Independence, UF Study Finds

Published: February 25 1999

GAINESVILLE — Several hundred thousand elderly Americans living in federally-subsidized apartment housing could lose their independence as the new millennium begins because of funding shortfalls, according to a University of Florida study being released next week.

Conflict Resolution Teaches Kids Skills For Adult Life, UF Study Shows

Published: February 22 1999

GAINESVILLE — Conflicts and violence in the schools are growing problems in society, but University of Florida researchers have found a way to slow their growth.

New UF Low-Power Radio Stations On I-75 And I-95 Warn Travelers About Zebra Mussels

Published: February 19 1999

GAINESVILLE—Fears that zebra mussels could become the next nuisance pest to invade Florida have prompted University of Florida officials to start broadcasting warnings to visitors about the meddlesome mollusks.

UF Studies New Treatment For Rare Nerve Tumor

Published: February 19 1999

GAINESVILLE—University of Florida physicians have successfully treated a group of patients suffering from a rare skull-base tumor using an advanced radiation treatment system.

UF Team At Shands Performs Surgical First In North America To Monitor Cardiac Blood Flow In Critical Care Patients

Published: February 18 1999

GAINESVILLE—A University of Florida physician today used a new method to measure cardiac blood flow in intensive care patients, marking a surgical first in North America that is expected to revolutionize critical care.

In Step With U.S. Trend: Women Outnumber Men At UF For The First Time

Published: February 17 1999

GAINESVILLE — Single men at the University of Florida are going to be very happy, but they’re going to have to hit the books to keep up with the women.

UF Study: Florida Goes Country As Population Breaks 15 Million Mark

Published: February 16 1999

GAINESVILLE — Florida’s population broke 15 million in 1998 as the state went country with people moving away from traditionally high-growth metropolitan areas, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF Researcher Studies Changes In The Elementary School Principalship

Published: February 11 1999

GAINESVILLE — There are twice as many women in the elementary school principalship as there were a decade ago, but job stress and responsibilities have increased, leading principals to retire earlier and earlier, a University of Florida researcher found.

Hydroponic Vegetable Production Shooting Up

Published: February 10 1999

LIVE OAK — The Florida vegetable industry is moving under cover.

UF Astronomy Professor Wins Presidential Young Scientist Award

Published: February 9 1999

GAINESVILLE — For the third year in a row, a University of Florida researcher has won a prestigious presidential award for outstanding young scientists and will go to the White House to be recognized.

UF Researcher: New Techniques Help Reconstruct Ancient Diets

Published: February 5 1999

GAINESVILLE — Out of the mouths of long-dead animals come stories of vanished landscapes, ancient weather and the way the creatures lived and died.

UF Team Achieves Milestone In Design Of New Semiconductors

Published: February 5 1999

GAINESVILLE — A group of University of Florida engineers is the first to develop an important building block for a new breed of electronic switches likely to provide smooth, uninterrupted electricity in the coming era of utility deregulation.

From Pizzas To Roaches, Offbeat Inquiries Aimed At UF Statistic Workers

Published: February 3 1999

GAINESVILLE —Offbeat questions are nothing new when the folks at the University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research pick up the phone.

More Undersize Catches Can Survive With "Venting" Method

Published: February 24 1999

SARASOTA—Imagine you’re the captain of a charter vessel taking a bunch of anglers to sea for a day of fishing. They catch a beautiful grouper, but it’s a few inches undersize, so you have to take the fish off the line and throw it back.

Program Developed At UF Enables Computer To "Emote" In Speech

Published: February 15 1999

GAINESVILLE — A recent University of Florida computer engineering graduate student has created a program that gives a computerized voice synthesizer the unusual ability to convey human emotional states including anger, sadness and fear.

UF Scientist Seeks Super Sea Oats

Published: February 4 1999

GAINESVILLE–Gulf Coast sea oats are genetically different from sea oats on the Atlantic Coast, a University of Florida researcher has found.