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Study: Pirates pursued democracy, helped American colonies survive

Study: Pirates pursued democracy, helped American colonies survive

Published: Jun 28th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Blackbeard and Ben Franklin deserve equal billing for founding democracy in the United States and New World, a new University of Florida study finds.

Support for Israel not universal among American Jews, study shows

Published: May 18th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite the view that Zionists dominate U.S. policy toward Israel, American Jews vary markedly in their support for the Middle Eastern nation depending on age, religious practices and ethnic pride, a new University of Florida study finds.

Study: Abortion-rights and anti-abortion groups share some values

Published: Jan 25th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — People with strong views on abortion and other controversial issues tend to exaggerate differences of opinion they have with their opponents, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF researcher: Florida voucher ruling not a threat to other states

Published: Jan 11th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — School tuition vouchers are likely to survive in other states, despite the Florida Supreme Court’s decision last week to strike down the program for students attending failing schools, said a University of Florida economist.

Expanding trade with Cuba creates opportunities for U.S. farmers, says UF expert

Expanding trade with Cuba creates opportunities for U.S. farmers, says UF expert

Published: Sep 15th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Cuba’s growing appetite for U.S. food exports is good news for American agricultural producers, but an end to the current embargo on imports from the island nation could mean both challenges and opportunities for Florida agriculture, says a University of Florida expert.

UF study: Nazis punished more leniently for crimes against handicapped

Published: Sep 13th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nazi murderers of the mentally handicapped were treated much more leniently in postwar German courts than their counterparts who killed Jews during the Holocaust, a University of Florida study finds.

UF Study: People More Ambivalent Than Pro- Or Con- About Gay Rights

Published: Jun 23rd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Portraying the gay rights conflict as a sharply divided battle between homosexuals and social conservatives ignores the ambivalent feelings held by the vast majority of people in the middle, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF’s Record-Setting New Chip Has Potential For Bioterrorism Detection

Published: Jun 22nd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers have built a world-record high frequency chip using a common type of semiconductor, an advance that could lead to inexpensive systems for detecting hidden weapons, and chemical and biological agents.

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 professor: political foes gird for 2000 presidential election repeat

Published: Aug 31st, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Democratic and Republican parties that bitterly fought over the 2000 presidential election outcome in Florida are gearing up for a similar confrontation again in November, says a University of Florida researcher and the author of a new book on the subject.