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UF professor: Military recruiting on campus may help end anti-gay bias

Published: Dec 6th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments today in Rumsfeld v. FAIR, a case that will decide whether the nation’s law schools can turn military recruiters away from campus because of discriminatory policies toward gays.

UF project ranks state penalties regarding freedom of information

Published: Oct 27th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Government officials in six states face the toughest civil penalties in the nation if they don’t provide information to the public and the press as required by their laws.

Middle school girls catching up to boys in delinquency

Published: Oct 5th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The gender gap for bad behavior in middle school is narrowing, with girls displaying more delinquency and aggression than their male classmates, a new University of Florida study finds.

For advance directives, a picture’s worth a thousand words

Published: Jul 18th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Ray Moseley sees the trouble with advance health-care directives every time he speaks to a group of senior citizens: Several in the crowd always know someone who had a living will but whose end-of-life decisions were not honored anyway.

Levin College of Law establishes International Tax Degree

Published: Jul 6th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In a rapidly globalizing economy, international tax lawyers are more in demand — and young lawyers around the world are eager to get into the field.

Prescription Pain Patch Abuse Blamed For Increase In Deaths

Published: Jun 30th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Drug abusers are increasingly turning to a slow-release form of a powerful painkiller for a quick and dangerous high, University of Florida researchers warn. The trend is raising alarm as the number of people dying from an overdose of the drug fentanyl, an opioid 100 times more potent than morphine, rises.

UF Study: Incarcerated Male Adolescents Suffer Ill Effects From Abuse

Published: Apr 12th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sexually abused teenage boys in jail are just as likely as their female counterparts to suffer from depression, a University of Florida study finds.

Military families targeted for high-interest loans, UF professor says

Published: Mar 29th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Payday loan companies — which make high-cost loans to cash-strapped people – target military members and their families, according to a study co-authored by a University of Florida law professor.

UF study: Americans give mixed reviews to parental responsibility laws

Published: Mar 14th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Americans believe parents bear some responsibility when their children break the law but are reluctant to throw the book at mom and dad when the kids go awry, says a University of Florida researcher.

New UF study ranks states’ records access laws

Published: Mar 11th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Open records laws in North Carolina, Florida, Michigan, Missouri and Indiana provide the best access to members of the public requesting records, according to new findings compiled by University of Florida researchers.