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UF researcher: rise of black mayors ranks with civil rights movement

Published: Sep 5th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The rise of black mayors ranks as important as the civil rights movement in fighting racial discrimination in American society, says a University of Florida researcher and author of a new book on the subject.

Major Players In Presidential Election To Be Featured At UF Conference

Published: Feb 20th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Key participants in Florida’s protracted 2000 Presidential election will participate in a University of Florida conference Feb. 26, examining legal, political and media aspects of the contested balloting.

UF Professor: New Film Falsely Heightens Tensions In Cuban Missile Crisis

Published: Jan 17th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In depicting the Cuban Missile Crisis, the movie “Thirteen Days” strives to be realistic in portraying the Kennedy brothers, but its dialogue unfairly portrays the military as pushing the world to the brink of nuclear holocaust, says a University of Florida researcher who has written a new book on the confrontation.