08

UF Named Data Center As Four National Pediatric Cancer Groups Merge

Published: August 31 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—In the race for the control – and even cure of – childhood cancer, researchers recognize there’s strength in numbers.

UF Study: Political Conventions Give Consumer Confidence All-Time High

Published: August 29 2000

GAINESVILLE — The recent Republican and Democratic national political conventions helped the Florida Consumer Confidence index soar to the highest point in its 16-year history, breaking a record for the second time this year, University of Florida economists said Tuesday.

UF Studies Advance Thanks To Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund

Published: August 28 2000

GAINESVILLE — The University of Florida’s conservation and wildlife study programs received a boost this summer from the Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund: more than $142,000 to fund eight different projects. The Disney awards are part of the company’s commitment to support conservation efforts around the globe.

Quick Action Can Help Save Healthy Trees From Pine Beetle Attack

Published: August 25 2000

GAINESVILLE — With outbreaks of the Southern Pine Beetle occurring in Central Florida for the first time and more flare-ups of the destructive insect expected this fall, University of Florida experts say homeowners should act quickly to save their healthy trees.

Snakes Alive! New UF Web Site Identifies Snakes In Florida, Southeast

Published: August 18 2000

GAINESVILLE — Homeowners who happen across the occasional dangerous-looking backyard snake and aren’t sure what to do about it can now seek help from a mouse — a computer mouse.

UF Sponsored Research Funding Passes $300 Million Mark

Published: August 18 2000

GAINESVILLE — The University of Florida’s research funding will top $315 million in awards in fiscal year 1999-2000, up 6.4 percent from the previous year’s total of $296 million, according to figures released Friday.

UF Researchers: Technique Cuts Pollution From Burning Treated Wood

Published: August 17 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida research team has developed a new technique to reduce toxic pollution from incinerating pesticide-treated wood, a development that comes amid growing national debate over how to safely dispose of the wood.

UF Researcher Says New Variety Of Mosquito Is Mild-Mannered

Published: August 10 2000

VERO BEACH—University of Florida entomologist George O’Meara has discovered a new variety of mosquito.

UF Engineer: New Method Predicts Severity Of Hurricane-Driven Waves

Published: August 9 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As Hurricane Alberto churns in the open Atlantic, a University of Florida coastal engineering professor says he has developed a new method to more accurately estimate the severity of waves near shore during hurricanes.

UF Study: Despite Age Or Weight, Most Judge Their Body Size Good Enough

Published: August 8 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. —A surprising number of Americans consider their physical image within the range of sizes that are acceptable, despite living in a society that glamorizes buff bodies and thin figures, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF Capital Campaign Exceeds Goal And Expectations At $759 Million

Published: August 7 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It has been a fund-raising campaign with a full head of steam since it went public in 1997. Now, the University of Florida’s five-year capital campaign has exceeded its expanded goal with a current total of $759.3 million in gifts and commitments.

UF Expert: Presidential Race Could Forever Change Campaigning

Published: August 4 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While the outcomes of this summer’s political conventions are predictable, the same cannot be said for the campaigns each candidate will wage this fall, says a University of Florida political communications expert.

Hypnosis Helps Patients Control Stress And Anxiety, UF Researchers Say

Published: August 3 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hypnosis is often thought of as losing control because of the Hollywood stereotype: “Look into my eyes, you are getting sleepy and you’re falling under my spell.”

New UF Web-Based Radio Network Debuts

Published: August 31 2000

GAINESVILLE—RadioSource.NET, a new Internet radio network designed for the general public and broadcast stations, will provide practical information on everything from tips on lawn care to advice on saving for retirement.

UF Doctor's Book Provides Lessons On Dealing With Chronic Illness Through Art

Published: August 23 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—When she developed a rare bone marrow disease and was no longer able to cook family meals, clean the house or even work, “Brenda” had a difficult time coping with the disruption to her successful and well-ordered life.