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Book by UF faculty reveals human side of undocumented immigration issue

Published: October 3 2011

GAINESVILLE, FLA. — Philip Williams didn’t expect to find hope in Cobb County, Ga.

UF linguistics professor's new book defends value of a good schmooze

Published: April 5 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — What's so bad about schmoozing?

Study uncovers facts about artists' modeling in revealing interviews

Published: September 17 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Women who appear nude as artists' models are more concerned about losing their pose than removing their clothes, a new University of Florida study finds.

After mutual challenge, English professor and son each to publish a book

Published: May 6 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A couple of years ago, University of Florida English professor Sidney Homan was walking through Central Park with his son Danny, an aspiring novelist studying for his master’s degree in creative writing at Texas State University.

UF institute connects countries in global discussion of King’s legacy

Published: April 2 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, the technology he lamented had overshadowed the human spirit was used to power four interactive global webcasts that transcend race, class, nation and religion.

Love still dominates pop song lyrics, but with raunchier language

Published: May 31 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “Make love not war” may have been a popular slogan of the ’60s, but romance still figures prominently – and perhaps even more so – in today’s hit music, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF Researcher: 'Jaws' Unduly Scared Public With Shark Stereotypes

Published: June 8 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The slogan "Don't go in the water" from the movie "Jaws" should apply not to humans but rather to sharks that have been decimated since the thriller came out 30 years ago this month, says a University of Florida researcher.

UF professors: Hollywood changes roles of minorities, but not whites

Published: January 14 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Hollywood lens has shifted stereotypes of blacks from the shiftless or brutal characters of yesteryear to that of second-string players whose roles only boost those of whites in modern movies, a new book by University of Florida researchers finds.

Networked Production To Link Artists, Scientists In Performance

Published: November 8 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An international music-and-dance performance set for next week will seek to draw together artists and engineers separated not only by thousands of miles but also by the traditional cultural divide between art and science.

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.

UF Study Points To Garbage, Recycling Trucks As Source Of Litter

Published: February 23 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Residents in search of neighborhood litterbugs may need to look no further than the garbage and recycling trucks that pick up their garbage — as well as their own sloppy handling of household waste, according to a University of Florida study.

Communication Scientist, Engineer Craft Voice Diagnosis Tool

Published: November 6 1998

GAINESVILLE — It’s a kind of CAT scan for professional singers’ voices.

American Movie Makers Still Afraid Of Slavery, Says UF Researcher

Published: July 2 1997

GAINESVILLE —Modern American movies need to feature more accurate portrayals of slavery so the country can deal with the past and move on, says a University of Florida researcher studying images of slavery in film.

UF Marketing Professor Predicts Summer Movie Hits And Misses

Published: April 30 1997

GAINESVILLE — Dinosaurs will devour the box office again this summer as the “Jurassic Park” sequel “The Lost World” outperforms all other releases, a University of Florida professor predicts in a new study.

UF Researchers Create A Suit That Makes The Wearer A Living Keyboard

Published: April 9 1997

GAINESVILLE — A lone dancer clad in a form-fitting, white suit stands in the center of a dark, silent stage. With his face concealed by a mesh mask and wires protruding from the material, he resembles a robot in a science fiction film.

UF Professor Goes Back To The Future With “Star Wars”

Published: January 29 1997

GAINESVILLE — With the 1977 blockbuster “Star Wars” returning to the wide screen Friday, ardent fans of the film wonder if a new generation of movie-goers will embrace its old-fashioned story and mix of special effects with the same enthusiasm as original audiences.

Today’s Scary Stories Are Tame Compared To Victorian Age Tales

Published: October 25 1996

GAINESVILLE — The “Goosebumps” series might frighten kids today into sleeping with the lights on, but these tales are tame compared to stories written in the 17th and 18th centuries that told of children baking in ovens, being eaten or transforming into wild animals.

UF Data Base To Give Monumental Help Around The World

Published: June 10 1996

GAINESVILLE — Monuments around the world that have been damaged by war, neglect and pollution are the focus of restoration and preservation efforts through a data base developed at the University of Florida.