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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.

UF study: Anti-immigration steps encourage foreigners to stay in U.S.

Published: Nov 6th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Restrictions to keep illegal immigrants from entering the United States are having the perverse effect of encouraging those who are already here to stay by any means necessary, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF researcher: Soccer emerges as significant political force in Israel

Published: Oct 17th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Arab-Israeli conflict softens considerably between the goals of a soccer field, according to a new book by a University of Florida researcher, which finds that Arab fans in the Jewish state often cheer players in Hebrew and vote for Zionist candidates for political office.

UF survey: Floridians not entirely sold on new property tax measure

Published: Aug 21st, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The fate of a proposed property tax amendment that would affect the existing Save Our Homes amendment in a January statewide referendum is too close to call, a new University of Florida survey finds.

UF study: Anti-war groups target Democratic convention for protests

Published: Aug 1st, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Democratic Party stands to lose the 2008 presidential election unless it takes a stronger stand against the Iraq war, a University of Florida researcher says.

Love still dominates pop song lyrics, but with raunchier language

Published: May 31st, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “Make love not war” may have been a popular slogan of the ’60s, but romance still figures prominently – and perhaps even more so – in today’s hit music, a new University of Florida study finds.

Historic preservation enhances quality of life of Floridians, UF study finds

Published: Dec 20th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Historic preservation enhances the quality of life of Floridians through economic and cultural contributions to an improved sense of place, according to a new study from the University of Florida.

Five years post-9/11, survey shows most consider skyscrapers safe

Published: Dec 18th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Five years after terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center, a majority of respondents in a University of Florida study say they felt safe living and working in skyscrapers despite believing they are terrorist targets.

Survey: Montana, Florida give best access to election information

Published: Oct 30th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Next week’s elections may change the country’s political landscape, but residents of some states will have a much easier time than those of others if they want to examine the results for themselves, according to new University of Florida research.

UF survey: State’s insurance crisis tops list of real estate trends

Published: Sep 19th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s vast real estate market and ultimately the economy of the state are threatened by spiraling insurance rates, says a University of Florida researcher.