Published: Dec 8th, 1997
GAINESVILLE — As the world observes Human Rights Day on Wednesday, Uganda, a country recovering from decades of bloodshed and oppression, is scheduled to host U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright for the dedication of a human rights and peace center founded by University of Florida law and anthropology professors.
Published: Nov 10th, 1997
GAINESVILLE — What led people as recently as the 1960s to hang their heads — divorce, children born out of wedlock, failure to pay off debts — has given way to shame 90s style: wearing furs, smoking in public, eating red meat and failing to recycle, a University of Florida professor writes in a new book.
Published: Sep 3rd, 1997
GAINESVILLE — A revolutionary new land mine detection system, developed at the University of Florida originally for military use, is ready to be converted for a humanitarian effort to rid the world of leftover land mines lurking in former war areas.
Published: Aug 12th, 1997
GAINESVILLE — Ties to influential women’s groups — not whether a legislator is a man, woman, Republican or Democrat — most likely determine how state lawmakers nationwide vote on family issues, a new University of Florida study finds.
Published: Jun 16th, 1997
GAINESVILLE — The very reforms passed to correct the scandals of Watergate have spawned new abuses of their own, says a University of Florida political scientist on the 25th anniversary of the famous burglary.
Published: Apr 24th, 1997
GAINESVILLE — The war on drugs wastes time and money in many ways because a boom-and-bust learning cycle shapes American drug infatuations more than get-tough policies, says a University of Florida researcher.
Published: Apr 10th, 1997
GAINESVILLE — Although the Southeastern European area known as the Balkans is synonymous with divisive, hostile political groups, Westerners who look no deeper than that headline-driven stereotype are missing the region’s deep cultural and religious identity, says a University of Florida professor.
Published: Mar 5th, 1997
GAINESVILLE — The biggest civil rights movement of the 1990s has been the silent but growing pace at which American communities have added gay and lesbian rights to their anti-discrimination laws, say University of Florida researchers whose new book is based on the first national survey of these issues.
Published: Jan 15th, 1997
GAINESVILLE — Friday is the 20th anniversary of the first execution in the United States since the death penalty’s reinstatement, and a University of Florida researcher’s new study shows 90 percent of the nation’s top criminologists say killing people to deter violent crime is an immense waste of time and money.