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Wearing candidate garb won’t keep voters away from polls in Florida

Published: Oct 22nd, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While poll workers in some states will turn away voters who wear political shirts, hats or buttons, wearing your political pride while voting in Florida won’t violate any anti-solicitation laws, a UF political science professor said.

Legislators’ nod to citizen initiatives may be tied to re-election hopes

Published: Sep 24th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Citizen-initiated measures, such as gay rights and physician-assisted suicide, are not a uniquely Western U.S. phenomenon as traditionally thought, but have their roots across a wide geographical area that includes the Deep South, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF institute connects countries in global discussion of King’s legacy

Published: Apr 2nd, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, the technology he lamented had overshadowed the human spirit was used to power four interactive global webcasts that transcend race, class, nation and religion.

UF professor re-evaluates political legacy of Jesse Helms in new book

Published: Feb 4th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Jesse Helms has always been like coffee — people have either loved him or hated him.