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Floridians remain conflicted on immigration; oppose eligibility for federal education grants

Published: May 19 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians support the children of people who illegally entered the U.S. attending public colleges in their home state at lower, in-state tuition rates.

UF/IFAS survey reveals Floridians conflicted about immigrants, related policies

Published: May 22 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians have negative feelings about undocumented immigrants, but an overwhelming majority favor policy that would allow such immigrants a path to U.S. citizenship, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences survey suggests.

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.

Spanish-language series offers new educational tool for TB awareness

Published: September 28 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Teresa knocks on her friend’s door late one night.“¿Qué pasa?” the friend worriedly asks.

Socio-cultural, genetic data work together to reveal health disparities

Published: September 9 2009

Alcohol ads increase in areas with more Hispanic children

Published: October 28 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children are exposed to nearly seven times more alcohol advertising if they attend a school where at least one-fifth of the students are Hispanic, a new University of Florida and University of Texas study shows.

UF study: Religious devotion linked to educational outcomes

Published: July 2 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Adolescents who consider themselves “very religious” are generally more likely to finish college than their less devout counterparts, according to a University of Florida study.

Maternal respect stronger among African-American and Latina girls

Published: April 29 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Young African-American and Latina girls treat their mothers with greater deference than do whites but their mothers take it harder when tempers flare, according to a new University of Florida study.

Venezuelan documentary ‘Puedo hablar/May I Speak?’ to be shown on March 4

Published: March 3 2008

The film “Puedo Hablar?/May I Speak?” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on March 4 in the Reitz Union Cinema. The film and photo exhibit will be introduced by the film’s director, Chris Moore

UF study: Anti-immigration steps encourage foreigners to stay in U.S.

Published: November 6 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Restrictions to keep illegal immigrants from entering the United States are having the perverse effect of encouraging those who are already here to stay by any means necessary, a new University of Florida study finds.

Safer veggies soon to come from the Sunshine State, thanks to UF-led training

Published: October 11 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — From fast food to dog food — new cases of contaminated cuisine seem to be a regular part of the modern news cycle. Tomatoes haven’t escaped mention in the ever-growing list, but the likelihood of their reappearance is about to shrink.

Regional, language differences affect Hispanics' health-care experiences

Published: October 9 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hispanics face multiple barriers to health care, but their experiences in the health-care system can vary widely by language and geographical area, according to a new University of Florida study.

Regional, language differences affect Hispanics’ health-care experiences

Published: October 9 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hispanics face multiple barriers to health care, but their experiences in the health-care system can vary widely by language and geographical area, according to a new University of Florida study.

High blood pressure medication strategy proves effective in Hispanic women

Published: July 12 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hispanic women with hypertension and coronary artery disease respond better to drug regimens aimed at controlling high blood pressure than non-Hispanic white women, University of Florida researchers report.

Hispanic students perform better in colleges with larger Hispanic communities, UF study finds

Published: February 15 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hispanic students at community colleges with large Hispanic populations are more likely to earn higher grades and complete their courses, according to a study headed by a professor at the University of Florida’s College of Education.

UF study: Florida faces shortage of Spanish-speaking school counselors

Published: October 16 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hispanics make up the largest minority in Florida schools, but administrators in eight out of 10 school districts say they don’t have enough Spanish-speaking counselors to serve the growing Hispanic population, according to a University of Florida study.

Hollywood films portray biracial couples negatively if shown at all

Published: October 11 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite growing numbers of mixed couples in America, movie relationships between men and women of different races are most likely to be short-lived, oversexed and downright dangerous, a new University of Florida study finds.

Altered breast tissue development in young girls linked to pesticides

Published: June 7 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Exposure to pesticides crosses the generations, according to a new University of Florida study that finds daughters of mothers who lived near areas of heavy agricultural spraying may be unable to nurse their children.

Study shows shoplifters more readily identified by behavior, not race

Published: August 10 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Shoppers who leave the store without buying anything are much more likely to be walking away with stolen merchandise than those who do make a purchase, a University of Florida study finds.

New UF Farm Safety Program Targets 200,000 Migrant Workers

Published: June 30 2005

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Down on the farm, it can be downright dangerous – especially for thousands of Florida migrant farm workers who may not be familiar with rules and regulations designed to ensure their safety on the job. But help is on the way, thanks to a new University of Florida farm safety-training program aimed at the state’s 200,000 migrant farm workers.