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.
Published: Apr 18th, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As they approach death, the churchgoing elderly are likely to find little solace in religion if they had little personal commitment to God during the rest of their lives, a new University of Florida study finds.
Published: Dec 7th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida professor has led the creation of the first International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, which will hold its inaugural conference next spring at UF.
Published: Oct 26th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dress-up and the ability to disguise one’s gender give Halloween special meaning for many gays and lesbians, who have played a leading role in transforming the popular children’s holiday into one for adults, says a University of Florida researcher.
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.
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.
Published: Apr 20th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To encourage the research, teaching and public understanding of Hindu culture, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida has established the nation’s first Center for the Study of Hindu Traditions. The only other center of its kind in the world is Oxford University’s Centre for Hindu Studies, with which UF will have collaborations.
Published: Mar 3rd, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For centuries, the Zuni Pueblo Indian tribe of New Mexico has been caring for eagles and collecting their feathers for use in tribal ceremonies. An aviary designed by a University of Florida professor ensures that tradition will continue for generations to come.
Published: Nov 20th, 2001
GAINESVILLE, Fla.— Simply attending religious services or turning to religion in times of need will not increase a person’s feeling of well-being or make them fear death less, at least among people in later life.
Published: Dec 28th, 2000
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If you’re an older American and suffered from holiday stress this season, odds are good you used prayer to ward it off, new research shows.