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Support for Israel not universal among American Jews, study shows

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.

Religious orientation influences elderly’s fear of death, study shows

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.

UF professor leads creation of international religion/nature society

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.

UF researcher:  Gays transform Halloween with spin-off parades

UF researcher: Gays transform Halloween with spin-off parades

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.

UF study: Nazis punished more leniently for crimes against handicapped

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.

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 Establishes Nation’s First Center For The Study Of Hindu Traditions

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.

UF professors collaborate with tribe to design eagle aviary

UF professors collaborate with tribe to design eagle aviary

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.

UF Study: Religion Doesn’t Directly Influence Sense Of Well-Being Or Fear Of Death In Seniors

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.

Seniors Use Prayer To Cope With Stress; Prayer No. 1 Alternative Remedy

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.