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UF Survey: Shoppers Say Stores Jump The Gun With Christmas Displays

Published: Nov 24th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — If it seemed like the plastic light-up Santa Claus in the toy aisle was dangerously close to rubbing elbows with the Fourth of July Uncle Sam cutout over in lawn and garden, join the crowd: Most people think retailers are putting up their Christmas displays earlier than ever, according to a recent University of Florida survey.

UF Researcher Explores Spirituality’s Role In Health

Published: Mar 7th, 1997

GAINESVILLE—Can spirituality improve health? A University of Florida researcher is trying to find out, using a new scientific survey to put religion under the microscope.

UF Professor’s Death Penalty Study Supports Recent ABA Decision

Published: Feb 5th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — A new study on capital punishment co-authored by a University of Florida professor shows nearly 70 inmates have been released from death row during the past 25 years because of doubts about their guilt.

Experts Agree: Death Penalty Not A Deterrent To Violent Crime

Published: Jan 15th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Friday is the 20th anniversary of the first execution in the United States since the death penalty’s reinstatement, and a University of Florida researcher’s new study shows 90 percent of the nation’s top criminologists say killing people to deter violent crime is an immense waste of time and money.

UF Professor: Evolution And Creation Need Not Be Mutually Exclusive

Published: Jan 10th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Followers of evolution and creation have been feuding for nearly a century, but the two schools of thought may have more in common than it seems, says a University of Florida history professor.