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UF Survey: Consumer Confidence Up Despite Poor Holiday Retail Sales

Published: Dec 28th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence made a modest gain in December despite disappointing holiday retail sales, reflecting optimism about the progress of the war in Afghanistan, University of Florida economists said Thursday.

UF Study: Families Stay On Welfare When Fathers Have Many Children

Published: Dec 27th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s the deadbeat dad, not the “welfare mom,” who is less likely to lift a family off social assistance programs, a new University of Florida study finds.

It’s A Bug-Eat-Bug World: UF Researcher Imports Wasps From Caribbean To Control Destructive Root Weevils In Florida

Published: Dec 27th, 2001

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — When it comes to stopping one of the most destructive insect pests in Florida, it’s a bug-eat-bug world.

At UF, Wireless Coverage Brings Internet Outdoors

Published: Dec 26th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Civil engineering students can tap it as part of their training in outdoor surveying. Veterinary students could use it to search through disease databases as they examine animals in the field.

UF Study: Grandparents Celebrated Instead Of Reviled In Children’s Lit

Published: Dec 19th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The golden years have entered a golden age in children’s books, which now overwhelmingly portray grandparents as upbeat, independent and wise, a University of Florida study shows.

UF Expert: Use Caution When Making Holiday Charity Donations

Published: Dec 18th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — This year’s most appropriate holiday gift may be a charity donation made on behalf of a loved one, but watch out for con artists, says a University of Florida expert.

UF Robots: Perfect For Golfer Who Has Everything

Published: Dec 17th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Christmas is coming to golfers with a lazy streak.

Tapping A Virtual Goldmine

Published: Dec 13th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Here’s a nice thought in these economic doldrums: The computer sitting idle at home while you’re at work could instead earn you some spare cash.

Plastics May Replace Chemicals As Plant Growth Regulators

Published: Dec 12th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To help commercial nurseries keep plants uniform in size, University of Florida researchers are testing colored plastic films that filter out growth- promoting light waves.

Private Gift Enables University Of Florida To Initiate New Statewide Alzheimer’s Research Center

Published: Dec 11th, 2001

GAINESVILLE — Plans for an Alzheimer’s disease research center to be initiated as a statewide resource based at the University of Florida’s McKnight Brain Institute were unveiled today (Dec. 11) […]