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UF professor flies high in the small world of owl-pellet gathering

UF professor flies high in the small world of owl-pellet gathering

Published: Oct 26th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dissecting owl pellets and reconstructing animal skeletons inside can be a gruesomely great educational experience for youngsters – so much so, that demand for owl pellets has spawned a cottage industry.

National UF butterfly science curriculum engages kids as scientists

National UF butterfly science curriculum engages kids as scientists

Published: Oct 1st, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Youth around the country will become bona fide butterfly researchers as part of a new science curriculum developed by University of Florida faculty and staff.

Public schools that receive low grades experience huge drop in donations

Published: Sep 16th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Crucial donations from parents and local businesses plummet when public schools receive poor letter grades, and the effect is most pronounced in institutions serving low-income students, according to a new University of Florida study.

Online classes can save schools money, expand learning time for K-12 students

Published: May 18th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New research at the University of Florida predicts more public school students in kindergarten through 12th grade will take classes online, have longer school days and more of them in the next decade. Academic performance should improve and schools could save money.

The best protectors from bullies? Girls

Published: Apr 22nd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Playground bullies may meet their match from where they least expect — in the ranks of kids who are anti-bullies — and most of them are girls, a new University of Florida study finds.

New forensics program to investigate crime against animals

Published: Jan 15th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Call it “CSI: Animal Edition.”

Future doctors share too much on Facebook, UF researchers say

Published: Jul 10th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Would it bother you to know that your physician smokes cigars and likes to do “keg stands”? That your gynecologist was a member of a group called “I Hate Medical School”? That your urologist is a fan of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”?

UF study: Religious devotion linked to educational outcomes

Published: Jul 2nd, 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.

Florida consumer confidence in April sinks to new 16-year record low

Published: Apr 29th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Falling housing prices, tighter credit and rising gas and food costs caused Florida’s consumer confidence to drop four points to 66 in April and surpass its previous […]

Middle-school reform efforts at UF receive $600,000 boost

Middle-school reform efforts at UF receive $600,000 boost

Published: Jan 15th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—In the 1960s, University of Florida education researchers helped pioneer the middle school movement, recommending that educators handle a child’s critical formative years in a transitional setting, rather than in the regimented, departmentalized junior-senior high school system.