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Majority of Floridians support requiring Spanish in public schools

Published: July 8 2015

Two-thirds of Floridians support requiring Spanish language instruction in Florida public schools, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Marvin Harris Lecture looks at not-so-obvious effect of Cold War

Published: March 16 2015

One usually doesn’t associate the Cold War with anthropology. David Price does. A professor of anthropology at St. Martin’s University in Lacey, Wash., he will discuss "Contextualizing Cold War Anthropology: How Political Economy Impacts Anthropological Research,” Friday, March 20, from 4:15-6:00 p.m. Turlington Hall, L005. The Marvin Harris Lecture series is sponsored by the UF department of anthropology

Clearing a path for climate change

Published: February 17 2015

Columbia University law professor Michael Gerrard, who essentially “wrote the book” on climate law in the U.S., will speak Friday, Feb. 20 at 3:30 p.m. in the Champions Club at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

UF-sponsored elections forum will explore voting reforms

Published: February 10 2015

Experts from Florida and across the country will discuss streamlining elections to ensure greater voting integrity – and lower costs – at a public forum Friday, Feb. 20 at the Florida State Conference Center in Tallahassee.

Technology pioneered by UF researcher provides improved access for disabled voters

Published: October 29 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A University of Florida researcher’s desire to provide citizens with disabilities the same opportunity to vote as everyone else could serve as the catalyst for revolutionizing voter access nationwide.

UF poll: Majority of Floridians support Right to Medical Marijuana ballot question

Published: September 4 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A majority of Floridians support the use of medical marijuana, according to a new University of Florida poll.

UF poll: Scott holds six-point advantage over Crist; Floridians have negative view of Affordable Care Act

Published: September 3 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A new poll of registered voters in Florida by the University of Florida found that incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott holds a six-point advantage over Democratic nominee Charlie Crist, with 44 percent of likely voters favoring Scott and 38 percent favoring Crist.

Brazil can still capitalize on good vibes from World Cup

Published: July 1 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Brazil can still make the positive glow from hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup last for years if it starts right away building programs that will unite citizens long after the event is over, a University of Florida study has found.

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 poll reveals support for state Medicaid expansion, changes to Affordable Care Act

Published: February 27 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A poll of registered voters in Florida on upcoming state legislative issues by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service in collaboration with the University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research found that 67 percent of respondents support expansion of the state’s Medicaid program. Twenty-eight percent oppose expansion.

UF poll Floridians interested in governor’s race Crist leads Scott by seven points

Published: February 5 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A poll of registered voters in Florida by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida in collaboration with UF’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research revealed high interest in Florida’s governor’s race, with 95 percent of likely voters reporting either “a great deal of interest” (66 percent) or “a fair amount of interest” (29 percent).

First preeminence funding to advance new research frontiers

Published: October 9 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With a computerized world generating colossal amounts of information, many experts believe the emerging science of big data will lead to bold new insights in fields from biology to business.

Negative political ads pack punch with voters who trust politicians, UF study shows

Published: September 18 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Contrary to conventional wisdom, negative political advertisements don’t always work as well as some believe. In part, this is because the audience with which they seem to work best — people who think government works — has been shrinking.

UF political science professor receives $1.25 million grant from Department of Defense

Published: May 17 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a University of Florida professor $1.25 million to study factors affecting political stability in the African Sahel, the region south of the Sahara Desert.

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.

Florida real estate markets slip amid economic worries, political infighting

Published: August 11 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Economic worries and continued acrimony among lawmakers have claimed yet another casualty: The outlook for real estate markets in Florida declined slightly through the second quarter of 2011, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Florida's real estate outlook perks up in several areas, UF survey finds

Published: February 1 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Optimism has increased slowly but steadily in Florida real estate markets through the fourth quarter of 2010, a new University of Florida survey finds.

UF study: Election and high unemployment add to fears for real estate

Published: November 1 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Uncertainty persists in Florida’s real estate markets, aggravated by the state’s high jobless rate and fears about the upcoming election, a new University of Florida survey finds.

Brechner Center shines light on open government accountability for political candidates

Published: October 19 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In anticipation of the upcoming elections, the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information at the University of Florida hopes that voters don’t forget a key issue: open government.

Few white voters upset about Obama victory despite lingering racism

Published: September 13 2010