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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.