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UF Professor: Books Make Great Gifts For Young Children

Published: Dec 20th, 1996

GAINESVILLE —With just a few shopping days left before Christmas, a University of Florida professor urges parents to leave a good book or two for their children under the tree this year.

Short Children Too Often Viewed As Handicapped, UF Researchers Say

Published: Dec 11th, 1996

GAINESVILLE —The availability and aggressive marketing of synthetic growth hormone can lead to short stature in children being treated as a disease or disorder when often there may be no real problem, say professors at the University of Florida.

UF Study: Ailing Black Elders Can Count On Help From Family And Friends

Published: Dec 5th, 1996

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Blacks are twice as likely as whites to care for their aging relatives, University of Florida researchers report.

Florida’s Healthy Kids Plan Wins National Award

Published: Dec 3rd, 1996

GAINESVILLE—Thanks to an idea that struck Steve Freedman while he was shaving nine years ago, thousands of Florida children now have access to affordable medical care.

UF Researcher’s Experience With Poverty Provides Insight Into Welfare

Published: Nov 25th, 1996

GAINESVILLE— Cheryl Amey was a 30-year-old single mother of four living in poverty when she realized the only chance for a better life was to go back to school and get a college degree.

Today’s Scary Stories Are Tame Compared To Victorian Age Tales

Published: Oct 25th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — The “Goosebumps” series might frighten kids today into sleeping with the lights on, but these tales are tame compared to stories written in the 17th and 18th centuries that told of children baking in ovens, being eaten or transforming into wild animals.

Temperament May Make Learning Easy As A, B, C, Says UF Researcher

Published: Oct 22nd, 1996

GAINESVILLE — Temperament plays a major role in how children learn, says a University of Florida researcher who has found differences in personality type by race, age and gender.

Presidential Debates Spark Conversation And Analysis On Line

Published: Oct 15th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — Now that the computer has replaced the water cooler and the back fence as a source for gossip and debate, a University of Florida professor is analyzing computer chat groups for views and opinions on this year’s presidential and vice-presidential debates. “I wanted to begin to understand how public opinion is formed and distributed in a new medium,” said Marilyn Roberts, a UF advertising professor and expert on political communication.

Brand Names Hinder School Uniform Policies, Says UF Researcher

Published: Oct 2nd, 1996

GAINESVILLE — Prestigious labels on brand-name clothes are so important to children that they jeopardize the success of much-touted school uniform policies, says a University of Florida researcher.

Friends More Help Than Family For Bereaved Teens, Says UF Researcher

Published: Oct 1st, 1996

GAINESVILLE — Talking to friends about the death of a parent is more helpful for teens than discussing it with family, a new University of Florida study finds.