State University System News
Tampabay.com: Arrogant power play on universities
Months after securing $35 million for University of South Florida Polytechnic’s new campus in Lakeland, state Sen. JD Alexander wants the campus to sever its ties with USF and become an independent school. It’s another power play by an arrogant …
Tampabay.com: Powerful senator’s idea for new university met with open mind
The last time the USF system lost one of its campuses was in 2001, when New College of Florida set off on its own.
Orlando Sentinel: Newest UCF business incubator aims to create jobs in Volusia
Volusia County this week unveiled its $1.4 million investment in creating local jobs: a business incubator operated by the University of Central Florida.
York Daily Record: New Penn State York chancellor taking over Monday
York, PA – The former dean of the College of Nursing at Florida State University will soon take over as chancellor of Penn State York.
NBC Miami: Women’s Soccer Draws Sellout Crowd in SoFla
At Florida Atlantic University Wednesday night, thousands of soccer fans cheered for a team they didn’t know existed just a couple weeks ago.
Sun-Sentinel Fashion (blog): Butlers in the Buff comes to South Florida
The Boynton Beach resident is a senior at Florida Atlantic University majoring in accounting and says the biggest request -believe it or not – is for photographs. “Everyone wants a picture with the butler.
Orlando Sentinel: Miramar football player passed physical before he died
Sickle cell trait has been linked to the deaths of 17 athletes in the United States since 2000, including Florida State football player Devaughn Darling in 2001, University of Central Florida football player Ereck Plancher in 2008 and Wekiva High …
Naples Daily News: Crop busters: Workshop reveals Florida now grows fruits that once were the …
However, the horticultural magicians at the University of Florida have been busy, busy, busy, developing new varieties of all sorts of “Yankee” fruits with low chill requirements.
State College System News
The Northwest Florida Daily News: Lawyers negotiate settlement in Richburg termination case
Lawyers representing Northwest Florida State College and Bob Richburg, its former president, have negotiated a settlement in his breach of contract lawsuit.
MiamiHerald.com: Commission approves $1 million for film production complex
About ten people showed up in support of the resolution at the Miami City Hall. One of them was Miami Dade College Provost Rolando Montoya.
The Ledger: Bomb Threat Cancels Polk’s Lakeland Event
A bomb threat has canceled the 10 am ceremony at Polk State College’s Lakeland campus to celebrate the school’s rebranding. School officials said officials …
The Ledger: Ceremony at Polk State Lakeland Goes On
Polk State College officials went on with ceremonies celebrating the school’s rebranding despite receiving a bomb threat. Officials had scheduled the event …
The South Florida Times: Executive who assists entrepreneurs becomes one
H. Leigh Toney has been the executive director of Miami Dade College’s Carrie Meek Entrepreneurial Center for more than a decade.
Tallahassee Democrat (subscription): Fourth-generation Nole graduates in grandmother’s gown
According to Scott, now an attorney, Melody didn’t apply to any other schools, instead choosing to attend Tallahassee Community College first so that she …
Orlando Sentinel: Haridopolos shows for redistricting hearing, urges patience, gets …
Nonetheless, he was still mocked in his home county by one speaker over his $152000 book deal with Brevard Community College, and others called the …
Tampabay.com: After finding unspent money, HCC scrutinizes public funds given to …
Hillsborough Community College said Thursday it is examining the use of public
Independent College System News
Jweekly.com: U. of Miami to partner with Israeli university
The University of Miami recently announced its first collaboration with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
FOXSports.com: FORMER STAR LINEBACKER VILMA GIVES BACK
University of Miami Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst today announced a donation to the athletic department from former student-athlete and current New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma.
The National Law Journal: Stetson will be site of white-collar ‘boot camp’
Stetson University College of Law is teaming up with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers to launch a series of “boot camp” programs for lawyers called the White Collar Criminal Defense College.
Orlando Sentinel: Mascot Games entertain thousands at Stetson
“All mascots on your feet, paws, claws or whatever you got,” said Scotty D, Orlando Magic disc jockey and master of ceremonies for the Celebrity Mascot Games at Stetson University.
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Orlando Sentinel: US Senate candidate Craig Miller seeks ‘Main Street’ image
Few politicians attempt a “workdays” strategy because they must stick to it or risk looking fake, said Susan MacManus, political scientist at the University of South Florida.
CNN: Debt ceiling fiasco risks double-dip recession
… this would be the equivalent of self inflicting a financial crisis that is larger and more damaging than the one from which the economy is still struggling to recover,” said Sean Snaith, professor of economics at the University of Central Florida.
Ponte Vedra Recorder: Battling Salamanders
“You would think that the congressional delegation would be divided …,” said Jacksonville University political scientist Steve Baker.
Palm Beach Post: Palm Beach County foreclosure filings fall 41%
“Depending on where you are looking, prices are probably at or near bottom,” said Bill Hardin, a Florida International University professor and director of real estate programs at the school.
U.S. News & World Report: Brain Injury Appears to Boost Stroke Risk Sacco, also chairman of the department of neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, said it’s known that patients with traumatic brain injury can have other complications, such as ruptured or torn arteries, cardiac injuries or …
msnbc.com: Can you really die from alcohol withdrawl?
“Somebody who’s been a drinker and consumed a lot of alcohol for a number of years probably could have severe seizures,” said Dr. Robert Schwartz, chairman of family medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Philadelphia Inquirer: Region’s heat-related death toll reaches 25 – at least | Philadelphia Inquirer …
The deaths “are really grossly underestimated,” said Laurence Kalkstein, research professor at the University of Miami, who helped the city develop its lauded heat-alert program.
WXIA-TV: Researcher: Florida Keys could be underwater by 2100
A researcher at the University of Miami thinks so. The sea is rising, but slowly enough so that too few people get alarmed.
Nassau GuardianExpert: How Bahamas would spend oil revenue critical issue
… challenge will be how will the government invest that money, that’s the biggest challenge, how you will use it,” Pinon, who is currently visiting research fellow at the Latin American and Caribbean Center, Florida International University said.
The News International: Scenario bleaker in Pakistan as compared to rest of the world
Dr. Jimmie W. Hinze, from University of Florida, talked about Zero Accident Techniques “Best Practices” in his presentation.
WPTV: 14 city employees to be laid off in August
As property taxes continue to drop, Florida Atlantic University Economics Professor Bill Stronge says so will budgets. “They’ve got to the point where the federal stimulus is ending and they’ve run through a lot of their savings.
Releases & Institutional Web Stories
University of Florida: Geographic analysis offers new insight into coral disease spread
Now a University of Florida geographer and his colleagues applied Geographic Information Systems, known as GIS — as well as software previously used to examine human illness — to show where clusters of diseased coral exist.
University of Central Florida: Incoming Freshmen ‘SOAR’ to New Academic Heights
Nearly 60 incoming University of Central Florida freshmen are a step closer to academic success thanks to a summer program that introduces them to the college experience.