For Rice, Warmer Earth Brings Uncertain Future, UF Research Shows

Published: November 30 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Temperature increases anticipated as part of global warming appear to significantly reduce rice yields, a finding that has worrisome implications for the third of the world’s population that relies on rice as a primary staple.

UF Professor: Santa May Arrive By Boat Or At The Cape In Sunshine State

Published: November 29 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Newcomers to the Sunshine State may pine for the snow and mistletoe of a northern Christmas, but Florida’s warm weather version is probably closer to the original holiday in Bethlehem, says a University of Florida professor.

UF Survey: Consumer Confidence Steady Despite Election Uncertainty

Published: November 29 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite the contested presidential election and intense volatility in the stock market, consumer confidence in Florida remained steady in November, boding well for holiday sales, University of Florida economists said today.

Sweet Smell Of Success: New UF System Helps Dairy Farms Reduce Odors

Published: November 22 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With hundreds or thousands of cows eating, drinking and, well, doing what cows do naturally, dairy farms have earned a reputation for bad odors.

UF Researcher: Antioxidants Play A Role In Deadly Malnutrition Disease

Published: November 21 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mainstream America has been bombarded in recent years with advertisements touting the health benefits of antioxidants such as vitamin E and beta carotene. But a new study from the University of Florida and Washington University in St. Louis suggests that they may be far more important to children in other parts of the world who have a severe form of malnutrition called kwashiorkor.

UF Research: Does Make Up For Losses Of Hunted Bucks

Published: November 16 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As fall hunting season opens in Florida and other states, a University of Florida professor says America’s native white-tailed deer have some unique ways to compensate for hunting.

UF Scientists Discover Novel Mechanism Underlying Bone Destruction

Published: November 15 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have discovered a new way bone-destroying cells function in the body that could pave the way for the development of new drugs to treat osteoporosis as well as some of the most deadly forms of cancer.

National Medal Of Science Goes To UF Mathematics Professor

Published: November 13 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida mathematician who once crafted a 253-page proof that occupied an entire academic journal issue has received what is arguably the nation’s most prestigious awards for science and engineering research.

UF Announces Living Wage Program For Entry-Level Employees

Published: November 9 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida President Charles E. Young today announced a program to increase the minimum pay for entry-level employees.

UF Professor Of Law, Psychiatry: Eliminate Insanity Defense

Published: November 6 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Using insanity as a defense should no longer be allowed because the mentally ill don’t need special defenses, according to a University of Florida professor of law and psychology.

New UF Software Helps Protect Environmentally Sensitive Land

Published: November 3 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new computer software system designed by University of Florida scientists may help resolve the ongoing dilemma between protecting environmentally sensitive land and allowing the taxpayers who bought it to camp, fish and hike there.

Noted UF Law School Alumnus To Head Statewide Committee To Help Recruit, Retain Minority Faculty

Published: November 2 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Attorney W. George Allen of Fort Lauderdale has been named to head a statewide committee to assist in recruiting and retaining minority faculty for the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law.

To Answer Cremation Questions, Forensics Finds Unlikely Ally In Physics

Published: November 1 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida physicists and forensic scientists are using the powerful tools of particle physics to solve some of the mysteries of the dead.

UF Researchers Discover Abnormal "Pain Memory" Is Key In Fibromyalgia

Published: November 2 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The constant, intense pain of fibromyalgia may result from a central nervous system that “remembers” painful sensations for an unusually long time, University of Florida researchers have discovered. The findings may provide a foundation for developing new therapies to treat the disorder, which causes pain in muscles and soft tissues throughout the body, sleep problems and fatigue.

UF To Become Partner With Spanish Govt. In World's Largest Telescope

Published: November 21 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thanks in part to its track record in building instruments for advanced telescopes, the University of Florida will become a partner in what will be the world’s largest telescope, a $93 million behemoth under construction in Spain’s Canary Islands.