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UF Named Data Center As Four National Pediatric Cancer Groups Merge

Published: Aug 31st, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—In the race for the control – and even cure of – childhood cancer, researchers recognize there’s strength in numbers.

New UF Web-Based Radio Network Debuts

Published: Aug 31st, 2000

GAINESVILLE—RadioSource.NET, a new Internet radio network designed for the general public and broadcast stations, will provide practical information on everything from tips on lawn care to advice on saving for retirement.

UF Study: Political Conventions Give Consumer Confidence All-Time High

Published: Aug 29th, 2000

GAINESVILLE — The recent Republican and Democratic national political conventions helped the Florida Consumer Confidence index soar to the highest point in its 16-year history, breaking a record for the second time this year, University of Florida economists said Tuesday.

Quick Action Can Help Save Healthy Trees From Pine Beetle Attack

Published: Aug 25th, 2000

GAINESVILLE — With outbreaks of the Southern Pine Beetle occurring in Central Florida for the first time and more flare-ups of the destructive insect expected this fall, University of Florida experts say homeowners should act quickly to save their healthy trees.

UF Doctor’s Book Provides Lessons On Dealing With Chronic Illness Through Art

Published: Aug 23rd, 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.

Snakes Alive! New UF Web Site Identifies Snakes In Florida, Southeast

Published: Aug 18th, 2000

GAINESVILLE — Homeowners who happen across the occasional dangerous-looking backyard snake and aren’t sure what to do about it can now seek help from a mouse — a computer mouse.

UF Sponsored Research Funding Passes $300 Million Mark

Published: Aug 18th, 2000

GAINESVILLE — The University of Florida’s research funding will top $315 million in awards in fiscal year 1999-2000, up 6.4 percent from the previous year’s total of $296 million, according to figures released Friday.

UF Researchers: Technique Cuts Pollution From Burning Treated Wood

Published: Aug 17th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida research team has developed a new technique to reduce toxic pollution from incinerating pesticide-treated wood, a development that comes amid growing national debate over how to safely dispose of the wood.

UF Researcher Says New Variety Of Mosquito Is Mild-Mannered

Published: Aug 10th, 2000

VERO BEACH—University of Florida entomologist George O’Meara has discovered a new variety of mosquito.

UF Engineer: New Method Predicts Severity Of Hurricane-Driven Waves

Published: Aug 9th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As Hurricane Alberto churns in the open Atlantic, a University of Florida coastal engineering professor says he has developed a new method to more accurately estimate the severity of waves near shore during hurricanes.