UF joins partnership to build wind-resistant homes

Published: September 6 2001

MELBOURNE, Fla. — In an effort to protect Florida residents from hurricane devastation, the University of Florida has joined federal agencies and private businesses to develop affordable wind-resistant homes.

UF researcher: rise of black mayors ranks with civil rights movement

Published: September 5 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The rise of black mayors ranks as important as the civil rights movement in fighting racial discrimination in American society, says a University of Florida researcher and author of a new book on the subject.

Sue K. Young, wife of UF President Charles E. Young, passes away

Published: September 28 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sue K. Young, wife of University of Florida President Charles Young, died today (9/28) at the couple’s home in Thousand Oaks, Calif., after a lengthy battle with breast cancer. She was 69.

Too much vitamin C can cause 'rust' in the body, UF study shows

Published: September 26 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If you have a bruise, a muscle sprain, an inflammatory disease or if you take iron supplements, exceeding 100 mg per day of vitamin C may be damaging to your body, according to a study by University of Florida researchers.

NSF announces plan for universities to create global data grid

Published: September 25 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scientists at 40 universities and research institutions on four continents will get access to more computing power than currently available at the world’s top research centers under an ambitious initiative led by the University of Florida.

UF survey: terrorist attacks sink Florida consumer confidence

Published: September 25 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence in Florida dropped sharply in September to its lowest level in more than five years, with the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon almost certain to sink the state into recession, University of Florida economists said today.

Gourmet-style Thai jasmine rice may be future U.S. crop

Published: September 11 2001

BELLE GLADE, Fla. — An experimental plot of rice known as Thai jasmine comprises only a tiny fraction of the rice grown annually in Florida, but that humble beginning may one day lead to thousands of acres of the prized crop if a University of Florida researcher is successful.

UF’s McKnight Brain Institute researchers: pioneering spinal cord procedure appears safe

Published: September 5 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers report in the September issue of the Journal of Neurotrauma that it is both feasible and apparently safe to implant human embryonic tissue in people with spinal cord injuries.