State University System
New FAMU educational center coming to Crestview
WTXL ABC 27
FAMU will offer a Doctor of Pharmacy program at the new Rural Diversity Health Care Center beginning in August 2012. The major objective of the center is that graduates of the program will be able to alleviate the increasing shortage of pharmacists …
Florida Atlantic University counts annual economic impact at $6.3 billion
Florida Atlantic University released a report on Monday that shows that its estimated economic impact tops $6.3 billion annually in its six-county service region. The project report was led by Khi Thai, Ph.D., an FAU professor of public administration, and it was designed by William B. Stronge, Ph.D., FAU professor emeritus of economics.
Network should hasten treatment for strokes
Called FOAM-D Stroke Consortium, it will comprise seven fire departments across Miami-Dade, 16 local hospitals and doctors from Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.
State’s ‘Online U’ would be national first
Florida, not known as a higher-education innovator, nevertheless might become the first state in the nation to open an all-online public university. As even venerable institutions such as Harvard University and MIT join the push to offer more coursework online, the “mail-order diploma” is losing its stigma. Nicknamed “Online U,” it would be Florida’s 13th university. It’s one option of several under consideration by the state’s Board of Governors as it grapples with an increasing need for an educated workforce, rising tuition and a loss of utility tax money for construction of new buildings. The board this month hired The Parthenon Group of Boston to begin researching online options, including the fully online school. Another possibility is pulling together the best online courses offered at the University of South Florida, University of Florida, Florida State University and others, making them available to all students, no matter their home school…
Central Florida bids for energy hub that could boost Brevard economy
Local matching funds are not required for the bid, which could lead to an economy-boosting injection of research and development on the Space Coast and at the University of Central Florida, which is leading the effort…
The University Of Florida Has More Medals Than Great Britain Right Now
The University of Florida has 40 athletes competing in the Olympics, and they are doing some serious medal-winning.Right now, UF athletes have four medals, two gold, and two silver. That’s more than Australia, Canada, and even the home town team, Great Britain.
Grant allows UF scientists to use new technology to glimpse animal fossils
University of Florida scientists will be using modern technology to get a glimpse into the lives of animals that roamed the planet 2 million years ago. Earlier this month, the researchers received a $455000 grant from the National Science Foundation to …
State College System
Photography academy clicks with students
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Students got exposure to the photography programs available at Daytona State and access to the facilities used by the college’s photography students…
Manufacturer seeks final OK from city on expansion plans
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Fraser said the Volusia Manufacturers Association and Daytona State College are partnering to train indviduals in computer numerical control (CNC) machines. Fraser also confirmed that AO Precision recently hired at least four CNC machinists…
Independent Colleges and Universities
Bethune-Cookman expanding services for freshman
Daytona Beach News-Journal
The interim president at Bethune-Cookman University is expanding services to freshmen in the fall with a specialized college to help improve retention and graduation rates…
The Insider: Enrollment at Florida Southern College has continued to expand
Student enrollment has continued to expand at Florida Southern College, which has already purchased the Lake Morton Apartments and Colony Arms to offer …
Obama reschedules Orlando trip for Thursday
Central Florida News 13
President Obama says he’s coming back to Central Florida Thursday afternoon. Obama for America said the president will travel to Winter Park Thursday, Aug. 2 at the Harold and Ted Alfond Sports Center at Rollins College. Doors will open for the event at noon. The event is estimated to begin at 2:40 p.m. The president canceled his visit to Rollins College July 20 in the wake of the shooting in Aurora Colorado. Two days later, he visited with families of the victims…
University of Miami Medical School Layoffs Prompted by Failed Strategies …
Becker’s Hospital Review
Critics say roughly 900 layoffs at University of Miami’s medical school this past spring were prompted by overly-aggressive expansion and a failed strategic plan — not unforeseen financial circumstances, according to a Miami Herald report.
UM med school’s big ambitions led to big layoffs
Palm Beach Post
Long before the University of Miami announced in May that its Miller School of Medicine had financial problems big enough to force layoffs of about 900 full-time and part-time workers, there were signs of serious trouble. As far back as October, billionaire car dealer Norman Braman wrote in a memo to fellow UM trustees that he and colleagues had been receiving anonymous letters for months “outlining a host of wrongdoings, mostly at the medical school.” Braman and others closely tied to the school warned UM officials the medical school was spending too much, too fast in the push to build a world-class medical center…
Webber International U Partners with BEST To Grow Online Programs
In an effort to expand the presence of its online programs, Webber International University and its St. Andrews University branch will hand over management of activities relating to advertising, student services, and enrollment to Barker Educational Services Team (BEST). The agreement affects both the Babson Park, FL location, home to Webber, and the Laurinburg, NC location, which is home to St. Andrews University, formerly known as St. Andrews Presbyterian College. Both locations are private, four-year institutions that currently have approximately 600 students each. Webber specializes in business education while St. Andrews is known for its liberal arts and sciences offerings…
For Profit and Career Colleges
Keiser, Kaplan among private colleges blasted in Senate report
Private college chains based in South and Central Florida have charged high tuitions, spent big bucks on marketing and exploited federal aid even though more than a third of their students leave without a degree, according to a scathing U.S. Senate investigative report released on Monday. Two in Florida are among 30 around the country that have raked in profits at taxpayer expense while leaving students deeply in debt, the investigators concluded. Among those cited are Keiser University based in Fort Lauderdale, with campuses in Orlando and other parts of the state, and Remington College, based in Heathrow, which were recently sold to nonprofit groups.
Access the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions report materials here.
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the State
Wells: Florida A&M helps bring out the best in students
Yes, it is easy to be startled that only 40 percent of those who enroll in FAMU as freshmen graduate within six years. A deeper look, however, would show that FAMU takes chances on students whom most four-year universities would not even consider, …
Kassab: Online-U doesn’t fit with state’s math, science goal
Paul Cottle’s physics classes at Florida State University include just the type of student the state wants to produce more of: high-level, science-focused scholars capable of competing for jobs on the world’s stage. The way Cottle teaches them is no accident. ”Right now, the very best classroom environment for physics is one in which you have people working together in groups on physical experiments, things they’ve got in their hands,” he said. “We do very, very little lecturing, maybe five minutes of lecturing at the beginning of a three-hour period.”
Watson: Florida 101: 10 Things to Know About Florida for the 2012 Election
…The Sunshine State is important in presidential elections for several reasons, but one of them is simply that Florida is the land of butterfly ballots, hanging chads, and Katherine Harris (and her makeup). Florida is therefore symbolically important and all eyes are always on the state whose controversial election in 2000 decided the presidency by 537 votes…Robert Watson is a Professor and Director of the American Studies Program at Lynn University
UF’s rack mandate hurts all student publications
The Independent Florida Alligator
The UF mandate to eliminate all free-standing private boxes and replace them with UF-sanctioned modular boxes will work to stifle free speech, the diversity of voices on campus and the free flow of information to students. Starting a publication is costly, and this UF regulation will present a new obstacle for these fledgling publications. These new costs will also affect small publications that rely on limited funding for printing and operating costs. These publications are not likely to have a large enough budget to afford box distribution on campus with UF’s soon-to-be-implemented fees…
FAMU Student To Hold Press Conference
Tuesday, Tyghe J. Cole plans to hold a press conference at the Florida State Capitol to address University dilemmas and ask Governor Rick Scott for an investigation through FDLE. Under Cole’s list of University problems is the abrupt resignation of police chief Calvin Ross, FAMU administrations lack of responsibility for misappropriation of funds and sharing the results of a recent lawsuit filed by a student organization. The press conference is scheduled for Tuesday July 31st at 11am at he Florida state Capitol building.
Miami Olympic Triathlete Relishing London
NBC 6 Miami
Miami Olympic triathlete Manny Huerta has left behind his Costa Rican training grounds for the rainy, chilly roads of London. Making his first trip to a Summer Games, the 28-year-old Cuban-born graduate of Florida Atlantic University is soaking up the experience. “I want to walk into that stadium and be around all those great athletes and enjoy that moment,”Huerta told NBC 6 in an interview before the Opening Ceremony. “You never know if you’ll be able to come back one day so I want to make sure that it sticks in my mind for the rest of my life.”
Intern from FGCU makes a difference for Parkinson’s patients in SW Florida
Naples Daily News
As he approached his 22nd birthday in June, Joseph Fields found himself in this position: he needed volunteer hours as a completion to undergraduate studies at Florida Gulf Coast University and as a springboard to medical school…
Erotic shops stimulated by Fifty Shades
Yet the appeal of the erotic book for women comes from classic characteristics of romance stories, according to Suzanna Rose, professor of psychology and women’s studies at Florida International University, who specializes in sexuality and romantic relationships. Rose says it doesn’t surprise her that women can easily place themselves into the role of the “ever-woman” protagonist, who is pursued by a handsome man with a dark past. Yet today’s women, who now have more responsibility in the workplace as well as at home, are finding personal pleasure in the kind of role-playing depicted in “Fifty Shades” that takes the pressure off them and allows the man to take charge. ”It’s a complete escape for women,” Rose said.
FSU police investigating attempted sexual battery
WTXL ABC 27
According to the FSU Alerts, the FSU Police Department has arrested Tyrone Ash, 42, for the attempted sexual battery reported in Carothers Hall Monday. FSU police say Ash is a Tallahassee resident with no affiliation with Florida State University and was arrested at 10:30 p.m. at his Tallahassee residence. Acting on a tip from a Tallahassee Police Officer who received suspect description from Florida State Police, university police officers and investigators identified Ash as a possible suspect…
Citrus murder stirs painful memories for Tampa family
MyFox Tampa Bay
In 2008, Rachel Hoffman had just graduated from Florida State University. She was bright. She was funny. And she was caught with marijuana. Tallahassee Police told her she would go to prison unless she became a confidential informant…
Social Norms Limit Negative Feedback, Foster Overconfidence
In the study, Dr. Joyce Ehrlinger, a Florida State University assistant professor of psychology, recreated everyday interactions in which people might feel pressured to withhold negative information. Ehrlinger’s findings will be presented at the American Psychological Association’s 120th convention in Orlando, Fla…
The business of being Marco Rubio is booming
On the other hand, I think being in the mix, being talked about in terms of his own future political ambitions is important … because he’s looking beyond 2012,” said Philip Williams, a political science professor at the University of Florida…
UNF student being honored for volunteerism
Florida Times-Union (blog)
Peggy Carre will receive the Senior Service Award on Friday during the University of North Florida summer commencement. Carre of Jacksonville will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in economics. She will be recognized with the award from the UNF Alumni Association. The award is given a graduating senior for outstanding volunteer service to the university or community.
Why Stages are Important in Crisis Management (Part 2 of 2)
Business 2 Community
Leading academic, Dr Robert Chandler, an internationally renowned crisis communication expert, and Director of the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida, says there are six stages…
The meaning of freedom: New American citizen first to cast ballot during early …
Naples Daily News
Cuban elected officials must be members of the Communist Party and are approved by both the Communist Party and the Cuban government, according to Jaime Suchlicki, a professor of international studies at the University of Miami…
UM surgeon to lead transplants at Cleveland Clinic
Andreas Tzakis, a celebrated transplant surgeon at the University of Miami, is moving to Cleveland Clinic in Weston to help establish a transplant program there — the first of perhaps a series of moves that will intensify South Florida hospital competition in the crucial, heavily publicized field. “It’s a very good opportunity,” Tzakis, 62, said Monday shortly before a farewell party at the UM/Jackson Memorial campus, where he has worked for 18 years.
New Talk Therapy Shows Promise for PTSD
“Early results are very promising,” said principal investigator Kevin E. Kip, Ph.D., professor and executive director of the USF College of Nursing Research Center. “Most people who came in to be treated had very high scores for PTSD, and after treatment, the majority had very large reductions. The treatment also reduced other symptoms, like depression, as well as improved sleep.”
State health officials announce plan for handling TB patients
…State Surgeon General John Armstrong said today that the Legislature’s decision to close the A.G. Holley tuberculosis hospital in Lantana played into his decision to reorganize how the state and 67 county public health departments handle the bacterial lung disease. Armstrong, the former chief medical officer at the University of South Florida’s Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation, ordered the plan soon after taking the reigns of the Department of Health nine weeks ago…
Tinnitus Support Group Helps Sufferers Learn to Cope
That’s 60 million people in the U.S. alone, according to Dr. K. Paul Boyev, associate professor at the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of South Florida. He says there are two types of tinnitus, with different causes. “It can be sounds that are created by vascular structures such as blood moving through blood vessels,” he says.
Sen. Graham: Contractors should issue layoff notices before election
“I’m urging every defense industry that could be affected by sequestration to put your employees on notice before November,” he continued. “The more it becomes real to us as to what comes the nation’s way, the more likely we are to solve the problem.” Graham delivered the remarks inside a University of South Florida auditorium here in Tampa this morning to an audience of military veterans, academics, and defense contractors. Some in the audience were linked to nearby MacDill Air Force base, a sprawling installation housing the U.S. Central Command, the organization that oversees America’s military activity in the Middle East, including Iraq and Afghanistan.
One Tampa start-up finds success with a sport they love, stand-up paddle-boards
ABC Action News
Yanina Rosario, Assistant Director of the Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida, believes that regardless of which path of business people choose, there’s one key ingredient: A business plan. ”We like to help our entrepreneurs take calculated risks where they do the research on the industry in which they’re going to be delivering their services or their products; or developing their business. Where they take their skills, and also take note of the weaknesses they may have. What information or skills they may be lacking, and work on improving those. And then take all of that information and put it into writing because the business plan is very important,” explained Rosario.
The Multiple Levers of Reverse Logistics
Increasingly, reverse logistics are seen as a competitive advantage in the supply chain. “Individual firms and supply chains will continue to seek ways to achieve competitive advantage,” writes James R. Stock, professor of marketing and logistics, at the University of South Florida, in a report: Reverse logistics will be one way to reduce costs, increase revenues and customer service levels and help to obtain market advantage. In sum, for many reasons — costs, customer service and revenue — reverse logistics is an increasingly important part of current and future supply chain strategies. It behooves firms to be on the leading edge.
League of Women Voters luncheon set for Wednesday
Pensacola Business Journal
The League of Women Voters Pensacola Bay Area will present a Hot Topic Luncheon Wednesday, with a discussion about University of West Florida development plans by Matt Altier, UWF vice president for Administrative Services…
Where have all the black men gone? part 2 of 3
Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Brian Turner, the Diversity and Outreach Coordinator for the University of West Florida, said although things are looking up for Escambia County, there are barriers, like racism, that sometimes go unaddressed that prohibit black males success educationally. “The residuals of racism are not specifically somebody walking up to a young black man and calling him a racial epithet or slur, it’s not that he’s going to be told he can’t go to school at a certain place,” Turner said.
Releases and Web Stories
FAU Brings More Than $6-Billion To Region
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Florida Atlantic University brings more than $6-Billion to Palm Beach County and the surrounding area each year, according to a new study just released. While the study admittedly was conducted by a former FAU professor, it does appear to based on solid numbers. Read the report for yourself:…
TCC to Host First-Ever Healthcare Job Fair
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (July 25, 2012) - Tallahassee Community College is preparing for its first-ever healthcare job fair at the Ghazvini Center for Healthcare …