UF Researcher: Citizen Initiatives May Determine Tight Presidential Race

Published: October 31 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Tuesday’s presidential election may not hinge on the candidates at all but instead on a few ballot measures in a handful of states dealing with hot button issues such as vouchers, animal rights and gay marriage, says a University of Florida researcher.

UF Survey: Uneasiness About Election Dampens Consumer Confidence

Published: October 31 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Consumer Confidence index plunged five points in October, reflecting election jitters and a heightened focus on the economy in presidential politics, University of Florida economists said today.

UF Nursing Researcher: Welfare To Work Does Not Improve Mental Health

Published: October 30 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—While studies have shown paid employment is good for women’s mental health, new University of Florida research suggests that may not hold true for those women moving from welfare to low-wage work.

UF Surgeons Modify Bladder Removal Technique

Published: October 27 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As if battling cancer weren’t harrowing enough, some patients who have undergone radiation therapy to fight the disease develop an unwanted complication long after the treatment is over: bladder problems that eventually require surgery to remove the organ.

UF Faculty Members Named AAAS Fellows For Scientific Work

Published: October 25 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Three University of Florida faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, for their academic research and pursuits.

UF Survey: Florida Farmland Values Continue Upward Trend

Published: October 25 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla .— The value of farmland throughout Florida continues to increase, with grapefruit land posting big gains for the second consecutive year, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Adding Variety To An Exercise Routine Helps Increase Adherence

Published: October 24 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers now have scientific proof that variety is the spice of life — at least in the workout room.

Study: Honesty Not Always Best Policy When It Comes To Friendship

Published: October 23 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Honesty may be the best policy, but people stretch the truth when it comes to helping friends make favorable impressions, new University of Florida research finds.

Workshop Series Teaches New Land Managers Practical Skills

Published: October 19 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s preservation-land purchases have outstripped the supply of people trained to manage them, prompting the University of Florida and The Nature Conservancy to create a program designed to teach the day-to-day skills needed to keep the sensitive acreage on an even keel.

NASA To UF: Improve Space Technology With Earth In Mind

Published: October 18 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — NASA has a dual mission for University of Florida scientists and engineers: Come up with technologies that help astronauts survive extended stays in space — and offer environmental benefits here on Earth.

UF Study: Single Women At Midlife More Likely To Worry About Weight

Published: October 17 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The singles scene isn’t that rosy for thirtysomething women, who are driven more than their married counterparts to cut a slim figure, a new University of Florida study finds.

Florida Needs Affordable Housing, And More Of It, UF Reports Shows

Published: October 16 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s housing is relatively inexpensive compared with other states, but a new University of Florida study shows that the Sunshine State’s burgeoning service sector is having more and more difficulty paying the rent and mortgage.

UF Scientists Trick Strawberry Plants Into Producing Early Crop

Published: October 13 2000

STARKE, Fla. — Sometimes it’s nice to fool Mother Nature.

Officials Give Nod To UF Particle Accelerator Project

Published: October 12 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A two-day review of University of Florida physicists’ work on one of the largest scientific collaborations in history has left federal officials pleased with the researchers’ progress.

Fictional Books About Immigration Help Kids Understand Diversity

Published: October 10 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children’s books about immigration help kids understand diversity and should be used in the classroom more frequently, according to a new book by a University of Florida professor.

FDA Approves New Monthly Injectable Contraceptive, Giving Women A Long-lasting Birth Control Option

Published: October 6 2000

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— University of Florida researchers say a new birth control method approved late Thursday (10/5/00) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration provides women with a convenient, long-lasting method of contraception.

With Corporate Approach, Evangelistic Churches Prosper, Study Finds

Published: October 2 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s most evangelical churches are growing faster and building larger endowments than their counterparts by coupling modern marketing techniques with old-world proselytism, a University of Florida study has found.

David Colburn Named University's Permanent Provost

Published: October 5 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Interim President Charles E. Young has announced the appointment of David Colburn to serve as provost and vice president for academic affairs effective immediately. Colburn has served as interim provost since November.