FACULTY in the News

CLAS faculty are recognized as experts in their fields of research in academia and the private sector. Following is a list of UF researchers whose comments have appeared recently in the media.

Discrimination Isn't Healthy

The New York Times quoted sociology Professor Joe Feagin, who said that discrimination can lead to physical health problems.

Jimmy Hoffa's Legacy Lives On

Robert Zieger, professor of history, appeared on BBC Overnight to discuss the election between Ron Carey and James Hoffa Jr. for presidency of the Teamsters Union.

Professor Reflects on Rwanda/Zaire Turmoil

Michael Chege, director of the Center for African Studies, was interviewed by Boston's National Public Radio station on the unfolding tragedy on the Rwanda/Zaire border. Christian Science Monitor Radio, International Division, also interviewed Chege.

Professor Comments on St. Pete Riots

Ronald Akers, director of UF's Center for Studies in Criminology and Law, was quoted in the New York Times about the recent riots in St. Petersburg.

Nursing Homes Appeal to Elderly in Rural Areas

The Washington Post, the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, the Rock Hill (S.C.) Herald and the Miami Herald ran a story on a study by Raymond Coward, director of the Institute for Gerontology, that indicated elderly people in rural areas are more likely to enter nursing homes than are their peers in urban settings.

"That Gunk on Your Car is Good Reading"

The Los Angeles Times and Chicago Sun-Times mentioned zoology graduate student Mark Hostetler's book about insects (and their remains on windshields). National Public Radio also interviewed the author.

New Generation Enjoys "Star Wars"

The Dallas Morning News cited English professor Andrew Gordan's work on the "Star Wars" trilogy. Gordon, an expert on the film "Star Wars," was quoted on what the re-release of these movies means to different generations.

Research Questions Evolution Theory

The New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN Worldview, the International Herald Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, the San Francisco Chronicle, Washington News, the Chattanooga Times, the Daily Telegraph, The Record, Telegraph Herald and the Rocky Mountain News quoted Susan Anton, assistant professor of anthropology. She co-authored a study that suggests three different human species may have co-existed. She was also interviewed on NBC's Today Show.