State University System
UF profs have a hand in finding God particle
UF researchers comprise one of the largest university groups involved with one of two major particle collision detectors at CERN. UF physics professors Guenakh Mitselmakher, Andrey Korytov and Darin Acosta helped to bring the detector online and have led different parts of the project for more than 17 years…
UF physicists help find elusive particle
For two University of Florida physicists, being part of the discovery of the Higgs boson particle, commonly referred to as the “God particle,” is just the beginning…
Video: Return of Sanibear
This roaming bear was seen near the University of South Florida before Florida officers tracked him to a tree on Busch Gardens property in Tampa. Lt. Steve DeLacure is a Fish and Wildlife officer who shot the bear with a tranquilizer.
State College System
Thumbs up, thumbs down
Thumbs up: To Brevard Community College for ranking No. 1 in Florida and No. 19 in the U.S. in the number of associate degrees earned by students. An annual study by Community College Week Magazine — based on data from 1200 colleges…
Independent College System
Commission will get mixed board decisions
Historic City News
During the regular meeting of the St Augustine Planning and Zoning Board yesterday, Flagler College lost their request to proceed with an amended Planned Unit Development to develop a 20,000 square foot communications facility in Historic Preservation District 3 at Cordova and Cuna streets…
Student Pilots From Ireland Attending Florida Institute Of Technology Get The Boot
AvStop Aviation News
The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has begun an investigation into the flight training program at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) in Melbourne, Florida in which Pilot Training Centre of Ireland (PTC) had a contract with FIT to provide pilot …
Irish trainee pilots stranded in Florida after training course is grounded
Irish state broadcaster RTE reports that the Florida Institute of Technology Aviation has told the students that they will not be allowed into the air again. The station is also saying that FIT’s contract with the training centre has been terminated …
Trading difficulties blamed for stranding of 80 trainee pilots
The trainees — who had paid fees to the Waterford-based Pilot Training Centre of Ireland — were told 10 days ago by the Florida Institute of Technology Aviation (FIT) they were not allowed into the air again.
Student pilots face loss of course fees
The 34 students who enrolled with the Pilot Training College (PTC) in Waterford had been undergoing the training at the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). However, a dispute over the terms of the contract between the Waterford-based company and FIT …
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the State
Our Opinion: Onward and upward
Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
Tallahassee was served well this week when former Florida State basketball star Bernard James attained another milestone in his life, being selected in the NBA draft…
Doble: Mr. President, address overregulation
President Barack Obama was in Tampa recently to give a campaign speech at Hillsborough Community College. As a Floridian and concerned business owner, I would like for our president to include a peel-back of excessive regulation in his stump speeches…
Goldberg: Community College: An Economical Choice
Searching for a way to afford a college education during a downtrodden economy, some students choose to attend community college before transferring to a four-year university as a more reasonably priced option… Lyssa [Goldberg] is a NGJ College Reporter and a freshman at the University of Miami, where she is studying journalism and political science. She is from Miami Beach and loves to write, learn, and tell stories. She is assistant editor of her school’s student newspaper, The Miami Hurricane.
Letter: College Con Job
Don’t you know universities were intended for scholars, not students? I’m livid after reading “Concern over academics at FAMU grows” in Sunday’s Sentinel…Martin Kessler – Poinciana
Florida girls’ high school basketball coach accused of sex with a minor she …
New York Daily News
An interim girls’ high school basketball coach was arrested Tuesday in Pembrook Pines, Fla., after being accused of having sex with a young girl. Marquita Adley was charged with three counts of sexual battery by a custodian on a victim under 18 years of age, officials said…Adley played basketball for five years at nearby Florida International University after starring as a three-time all-state player at a local high school.
Oh say can you sing the Star Spangled Banner?
With its enormous range and sometimes antiquated lyrics, the national anthem is one of the most difficult songs for even trained voices, according to music faculty at Florida International University. In honor of July 4, FIU has produced an article and video about why so many singers flub the tune, available at fiu.edu. ”It’s really not comfortable to sing,” music professor Kathleen Wilson said. “Most people have a limited range, and the song has a range that is so wide that most singers have a hard time with it.”
The doctor will Skype you now
Chong and Dr. Jose Martinez-Diaz, formerly a licensed clinical psychologist and now associate professor and chairman of Florida Institute of Technology’s behavior analysis degree programs, said potential clients or patients always are evaluated in the traditional clinical setting: live and in person. At FIT, TMH modalities are used only after testing is complete and live interviews have taken place in the office, and then (if necessary) after the home setting is observed as well. Skype and similar technologies — Adobe Connect also may be involved — are used only as follow-up.
Irish Aviation Authority working on behalf of trainee pilots
“This issue which affects 250 Irish student pilots and their families requires urgent resolution,” explained [Senator Cáit] Keane. “These Irish students have a contract with the Florida Institute of Technology Aviation but it is clear that difficulties have arisen in the USA in relation to payments. Students’ contracts have been terminated and they have been told that they will not be allowed in the air again at the Florida College.”
Focus Put On Reducing Obesity in Polk
“If you don’t start them when they’re young, you’ll never win,” said Polk State College‘s Rob Clancey, who helped facilitate the morning event at USF Lakeland/Polk State College in Lakeland.
Every student’s results count
Rebecca Hines, associate professor at the University of Central Florida, worries that the solution, as it’s set up now, could backfire. “The problem is that if we punish schools based on kids with disabilities who are struggling to meet these strict standards,” she said, “then we are setting a perception in their minds, predisposing them to think negatively about disabilities.”
State program to step up monitoring of wildlife near U.S. 41 in east Collier
Naples Daily News
The University of Central Florida is set to participate in a two-year monitoring study later this summer to see how well RADS is working, UCF researcher Daniel Smith said.
Numbers show economy looking up
While the numbers seem to be heading in the right direction, University of Central Florida economist Sean Snaith said they are a misleading sign of the health of the labor market. That’s because the numbers don’t include the underemployed…
Two political insiders to survey Florida’s big landowners about toll road routes
Billy Buzzett and Chris Corr were hired in March to conduct up to 20 interviews with major landowners who own large tracts where the roads could go. After interviewing the landowners, the two would come up with a strategic memo based on the discussions. The contract is worth $106,000; potential land deals could be worth much more…Scott then appointed Corr to the Florida Board of Governors, the board that oversees the state’s public universities. In that role, Corr voted to approve the creation of the state’s 12th university, Florida Polytechnic in Polk County, which is near the northern end of one of the proposed corridors, the Heartland Parkway. This year, that project was awarded $34.1 million for its design. Corr has since been appointed by Scott to the board of trustees at the University of Florida.
Study shows man’s best friend is great for students, too
“Seeing my puppy after coming home from a long day of school and work is very rewarding,” [Valerie] Snow, a 20-year-old junior psychology major at the University of Florida, said recently. “I always feel loved.” Snow has lots of company. Nearly 25 percent of college students believed their pets helped them get through difficult times, according to a recent Ohio State University study…
Sub caters to adventurers with zest to learn
“We are talking of working with OceanGate,” said Roni Avizzar, dean and professor of meteorology and physical oceanography at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Atmospheric and Marine Science. ”As of now, we don’t have any programs for taking people who are interested on our scientific missions.”
Survey gives mixed review of Dade City
About 82 percent of the respondents gave a thumbs-up to the Dade City Police Department, according to the written survey conducted and analyzed by the School of Public Policy at the University of South Florida.
McKeel Seeking Re-election to Fourth Term
Seth McKeel, a Lakeland Republican, is seeking a fourth consecutive term in the Florida House, representing newly established District 40, encompassing most of greater Lakeland…A champion of the polytechnic concept of emphasizing instruction in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), McKeel was instrumental in getting the Legislature to fully fund the state’s 12th university, which is being constructed in Polk County. Primarily, he is credited with cobbling a compromise amenable to the University of South Florida and other opponents of the plan.The agreement gave autonomy to Florida Poly, quickly weaning it from USF.
Under ‘Obamacare,’ some state leaders fight to get out of Medicaid
“There’s a deep suspicion among people who didn’t like Obamacare to begin with over the costs,” says Susan MacManus, a political scientist at the University of South Florida in Tampa. “And the other side is saying, ‘Well, how can you dare leave this money on the table?’ ”
Experts differ on impact of Lake Worth name change
Palm Beach Post
Adding “beach” to the name can be a double-edged sword, said Sarjeev Varki, a marketing management and strategy professor at the University of South Florida. The word conjures pleasant images and high expectations. If reality doesn’t meet those expectations, it can trigger a “cascade of negativity.” “People are freaked out. They feel like they’ve been conned,” Varki said.
Plant City considers change in how it fills vacant commission seat
“I don’t think it’s a problem if you’re looking at someone to serve a few months,” said Scott Paine, a former Tampa council member and an associate professor of communication, government and world affairs at the University of Tampa.
Releases and Web Stories
OrangeBox in Florida Provides Summer Storage for College Students
Self Storage Industry News
OrangeBox currently serves students at Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Southern College, Southeastern University, University of Miami, University of South Florida, University of Tampa, and Florida Institute of Technology.
Educational Institute Joins With Other Orlando Organizations to Launch New …
Hospitality Net (press release)
The “Career On-Ramp to Hospitality” begins today at the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management with a class of 25 students who are all graduates of the Jobs Partnership of Florida’s “Life and Work” program.