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Law Professor Says Lack Of Holiday Spirit May Indicate Societal Decline

Published: Dec 27th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In modern society, incivility is everywhere – from our children’s classrooms to the recent presidential election to the mall parking lot full of end-of-the-year shoppers. In fact, this holiday season, many felt “Scrooges” and “Grinches” outnumbered the elves.

Mother Receives “Gift Of Life” From Healthy Son In Region’s First Live-Donor Liver Transplant

Published: Dec 20th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.–Holiday celebrations this year will be especially meaningful for Jacksonville resident Sandra Cornelius and her family because she has received the most precious gift of all — the gift of life, thanks to a life-saving liver transplant.

Fictional Books About Immigration Help Kids Understand Diversity

Published: Oct 10th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children’s books about immigration help kids understand diversity and should be used in the classroom more frequently, according to a new book by a University of Florida professor.

New UF Course Aimed At Reducing Florida’s Divorce Rate

Published: Sep 8th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.— With the Sunshine State having one of the highest divorce rates in the nation, University of Florida researchers have developed a class they say will give the newly betrothed the foundation they need to stay hitched.

UF Study: Even Savvy Kids Are Won Over By Entertaining Commercials

Published: Jun 22nd, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Kids aren’t nearly as savvy about advertising as they seemingly should be, considering how much TV they watch, University of Florida researchers have found.

UF Researcher: Value Fathers For Nurturing, Not Genes Or Dollars

Published: Jun 13th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Father’s Day may spotlight fatherhood, but dads are invisible men the rest of the year when it comes to being recognized as nurturers and caregivers for their children, says a University of Florida researcher.

UF Study: Cocaine Exposure Doesn’t Doom Toddlers To Misbehavior

Published: May 16th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—There’s new evidence that prenatal cocaine exposure won’t trigger children to become the misbehaving, difficult troublemakers society predicted they would be.

UF Study: On Columbine Anniversary, Kids Still Lack Violence Education

Published: Apr 17th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A year after the massacre at Columbine High School, a University of Florida study finds most Florida public school districts have policies against violence but few actually teach kids how to prevent it.

UF Author Gives Advice To 21st Century Dads In New Book

Published: Mar 24th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The pass. The 5-second rule. The safety. Scheduling away games.

UF Researcher: P.E. Teachers And Coaches Can Make Sports Safer

Published: Feb 22nd, 2000

GAINESVILLE — A 40-year-old North Carolina man attempts a back flip at a local YMCA at his instructor’s urging and winds up paralyzed.