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UF Education Professor Recommends Children’s Books For The Holidays

Published: Dec 11th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — This holiday season, you can give children the gift of knowledge, feed their imaginations and broaden their horizons.

Tobacco Settlement Helps UF Evaluate Florida’s Youth Smoking Habits

Published: Nov 24th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — New research from the University of Florida shows less than one-third of those who know about the state’s new Truth youth anti-smoking campaign think it will cause youth smoking to decline. The university hopes its research results will help the state combat youth smoking more effectively.

UF Study: Polarizing Parents And Schools Make Truancy Worse

Published: Nov 17th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — A child skips one school day after another. The teacher and principal blame the parents for not disciplining the youngster, while mom and dad fault the school for not giving the child the benefit of the doubt.

UF Study: Delinquency Risk No Greater In Families With Stepparents

Published: Nov 4th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Crime rates for adolescents from two-parent families are lower than for teens from single-parent families, even when one parent is a stepparent, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF To Open Central And Eastern Europe’s First American Law Program

Published: Sep 29th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Central and Eastern Europe’s first academic program in American jurisprudence debuts next week with the launch of the University of Florida’s Center for American Law Studies.

Scientists, Journalists Team Up In UF/NASA Communications Alliance

Published: Sep 16th, 1998

GAINESVILLE —Think a manned trip to Mars is a great idea but tracking the migration patterns of monarch butterflies is a colossal waste of time and money? Everyone’s entitled to their own view, but some opinions may be misinformed.

UF Researchers Use $8 Million-Plus Grant To Educate Physicians About Vascular Biology

Published: Aug 20th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—The University of Florida has received a one-year grant totaling more than $8 million to further develop continuing education programs for doctors in the field of vascular biology, officials announced today.

UF Researcher: Dorm Room Design Features Affect Psychological Health

Published: Aug 18th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Looking for a room with a view and good lighting may be as important to students as unpacking the bookcase and microwave when settling into a college dormitory, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF Wants To Know: Can Just Anyone Teach A Child To Read?

Published: Mar 10th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — University of Florida researchers want to know if just anyone can teach a child to read or if it takes special training, and while they don’t have a definite answer yet they already know one thing: Every little bit of tutoring helps — and in some cases, dramatically.

Integrated Pest Management Can Reduce Pests, Pesticides In Schools

Published: Feb 18th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—When a child on a class picnic found rat poison packed in his school lunch instead of his Fun Fruitables packet, state school officials acknowledged that pesticides on campuses could be a problem.