UF Research: Plant Soaks Up Deadly Arsenic From Soil

Published: January 30 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The solution to one of man’s most vexing environmental problems may lie in one of nature’s most remarkable plants.

UF Survey: Consumer Confidence Shows No Typical New-Year Rebound

Published: January 30 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For the first time in several years consumer confidence in Florida failed to rebound at the New Year, reflecting concerns about poor company earnings, large layoffs and the Republican fiscal agenda, University of Florida economists said today.

Nearly Half Of All Women 65 And Older Now Use Herbal Products To Feel Better, But Don’t Tell Their Doctors

Published: January 29 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nearly half of all women over 65 now use herbal therapies to prevent or treat health problems, but they rarely inform their health-care providers, according to a new University of Florida study.

UF Researcher: Cold Winter, Drought May Mean Poor Fishing In Spring

Published: January 25 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — This year’s unseasonably cold winter and continuing drought conditions in the Southeast may lead to poor fishing come spring for anglers partial to the popular black crappie as well as other sport fish, according to a University of Florida researcher.

UF Third Among Public Institutions In National Merit Recruits

Published: January 24 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida once again has placed among the nation’s top schools in recruiting National Merit and National Achievement scholars during the past year, according to recently released rankings.

UF-Designed System To Help Cities Gauge Red-light Running Problem

Published: January 18 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida engineering researchers have developed an inexpensive system to count red-light runners at intersections, a step that comes as advocates of red-light camera ticketing systems pursue laws making them legal in Florida.

UF Professor: New Film Falsely Heightens Tensions In Cuban Missile Crisis

Published: January 17 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In depicting the Cuban Missile Crisis, the movie “Thirteen Days” strives to be realistic in portraying the Kennedy brothers, but its dialogue unfairly portrays the military as pushing the world to the brink of nuclear holocaust, says a University of Florida researcher who has written a new book on the confrontation.

UF Selects Univ. Of Mich. Department Chairman As New Engineering Dean

Published: January 17 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Pramod P. Khargonekar, Claude E. Shannon professor and chairman of the department of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan, has been selected as the new dean of the University of Florida College of Engineering, following a national search. An alumnus of the University of Florida, he will assume his new duties July 1.

UF Scientists Figure Out How To Breed Neon Tetras Profitably

Published: January 12 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Aquarium hobbyists now can buy domestically grown neon tetra fish that are brighter and healthier than the imported variety, yet cost about the same, thanks to new techniques developed at the University of Florida.

Antibacterial Agent In Some Asthma Medications Linked To Airway Constriction, UF Scientists Find

Published: January 11 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida study provides fresh evidence that an antibacterial agent added to some asthma medications can cause airway constriction, potentially blunting the effectiveness of efforts to reverse an asthma attack.

New UF Institute To Focus On Emerging Field Of Nanotechnology

Published: January 11 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has created a new institute dedicated to research in nanoscience and nanotechnology, an area that is expected to open new frontiers in medicine, computing, electronic devices and energy storage.

UF Termite Expert Stops Destructive Pest At St. Croix Landmark

Published: January 10 2001

CHRISTIANSTED, U.S. Virgin Islands — When every known control measure failed to stop termites from gnawing their way through a 250-year-old Danish fort overlooking Christiansted’s picturesque harbor, the National Park Service turned to a University of Florida termite expert for help.

UF Receives $4.2 Million Gift For New Lepidoptera Center

Published: January 5 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Butterflies by the millions will have a new place to call home at the University of Florida, thanks to a major gift to construct two new buildings for Lepidoptera research and public exhibits, university officials announced today (1/5).

UF Study: Kids Excel When Homework Is A Family Affair

Published: January 3 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children gain more from homework if it’s a family affair like going to a picnic or sporting event, says a University of Florida researcher who found that involvement from parents and family members leads to greater success in school.

New UF Statistics Out On Florida’s Jobs, Crime And Schools

Published: January 16 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s noted quality of life is measured with a yardstick in new University of Florida research into counties with the best schools, most crime, opportunities for hot jobs and other matters important to the way we live.

UF’s Capital Campaign Ends With Goal-Breaking $850 Million Total

Published: January 10 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has ended its five-year capital campaign with a record-setting $850.4 million, eclipsing both its original and revised goals, university officials announced today.