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UF To Dedicate Human Rights And Peace Center In Uganda

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.

El Niño Forecasting Model Could Save Millions In Energy Costs

Published: Nov 18th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — A computerized forecasting model designed to predict more accurately the financial impact of El Niño weather patterns could save millions of dollars in energy costs in affected countries, including the United States, says a University of Florida professor who helped create the model.

UF Researcher: Race Has No Place As An Official Category In Census

Published: Sep 8th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Racial categories have no scientific validity, despite their political importance, says a University of Florida anthropologist whose group is asking that census takers ax such references altogether.

Elvis A Civil Rights Pioneer? So Says UF Professor And Rock Music Expert

Published: Aug 4th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Thousands will come from all over the world, gathering in the sweltering Memphis, Tenn., heat. Some will bring flowers, others will offer teddy bears and many will hold back tears as they make their pilgrimage to the grave of Elvis Aaron Presley.

American Movie Makers Still Afraid Of Slavery, Says UF Researcher

Published: Jul 2nd, 1997

GAINESVILLE —Modern American movies need to feature more accurate portrayals of slavery so the country can deal with the past and move on, says a University of Florida researcher studying images of slavery in film.

Recent Cuban Immigrants Not As Entrepreneurial, Says UF Professor

Published: Feb 14th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Recent Cuban immigrants are less likely than their predecessors of the 1950s and 60s to start businesses and become a boon to the local economy, said a University of Florida professor.

Inner-City Black Businesses Most Successful, Says UF Researcher

Published: Jan 2nd, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Black businesses can defy stereotypes and thrive in inner-city neighborhoods, even earning more money than their suburban counterparts, a new University of Florida study finds.