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UF professor examines role of race, fame in public scandals

Published: Mar 23rd, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — How did O.J. Simpson – hardly an activist on black issues before his arrest – become a hero to some in the black community after being charged with murder? Why were blacks willing to vote for former Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry after he was convicted of drug charges? And why is the black community less likely to extend similar support to noncelebrity blacks who face prosecution for crimes?

Black baby girls more likely to live when born very premature

Published: Jan 3rd, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Black baby girls born weighing 2.2 pounds or less are more than twice as likely to survive as white baby boys born at the same weight, when many preemies are still too tiny to make it on their own, University of Florida researchers have found.

Study shows shoplifters more readily identified by behavior, not race

Published: Aug 10th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Shoppers who leave the store without buying anything are much more likely to be walking away with stolen merchandise than those who do make a purchase, a University of Florida study finds.

UF study: Child raising toughest on young grandmothers

Published: Jul 7th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Age may work in reverse when it comes to raising grandchildren, suggests a University of Florida study that finds younger grandmothers in this role are depressed more often than their older counterparts.

New UF Farm Safety Program Targets 200,000 Migrant Workers

New UF Farm Safety Program Targets 200,000 Migrant Workers

Published: Jun 30th, 2005

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Down on the farm, it can be downright dangerous – especially for thousands of Florida migrant farm workers who may not be familiar with rules and regulations designed to ensure their safety on the job. But help is on the way, thanks to a new University of Florida farm safety-training program aimed at the state’s 200,000 migrant farm workers.

Origin Of American Black Church Explored Through Woman’s Biography

Published: Jun 14th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As blacks and others celebrate Juneteenth this weekend, the role of the church in the emancipation of the slaves will not be forgotten.

UF researcher: teachers may slight students with exotic names

Published: May 11th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — What’s in a name? Quite a lot for black students with exotic names who do not make the grade in school and are often overlooked by gifted programs, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF Study: Latino Groups Face Different Prospects For Health In U.S.

Published: Apr 18th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Health deteriorates for Mexican immigrants after they become Americanized, but it improves for Puerto Ricans — and some Cubans and Dominicans — the longer they remain in the United States, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF Study: Incarcerated Male Adolescents Suffer Ill Effects From Abuse

Published: Apr 12th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sexually abused teenage boys in jail are just as likely as their female counterparts to suffer from depression, a University of Florida study finds.

Florida’s Hispanic population to grow more rapidly than that of state

Published: Jul 20th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s Hispanic population will significantly outpace the state’s non-Hispanic white and black populations over the next 25 years, largely because of migration and high birth rates among this relatively young group of migrants, according to the latest projections from the University of Florida.