State University System
UCF’s FIEA tests video game on students
Orlando Sentinel (blog)
Students at UCF‘s Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy have resurrected extinct wingless Dodo birds and made them the stars of the Save the Dodos video game. FIEA students will be testing a beta version of the Angry Birds-like video game on fellow University of Central Florida students on Wednesday. Todd Deery of FIEA said students will be recruited at the Student Union starting at 10 a.m. in room 224.
UF gets $2 million to boost STEM instruction
The state Department of Education has awarded the University of Florida’s College of Education a $2 million grant for the two-year program, which will include online and face-to-face mentoring for teachers in their first and second years…
DOE trying to contact 200000 over hacking
The News Herald
Officials at the University of Florida and Florida State University report they are monitoring the situation and both organizations are referring students to NWFSC for information…
The Merits of Merit Retention: Legal Scholars Debate Florida’s System for …
Sunshine State News
The forum, titled “Judicial Merit Retention in Florida,” was held at the Florida State University College of Law Advocacy Center, and strongly contrasted with the ostensible panel-cum-campaign stop that took place at the law school almost two weeks ago.
USF student attacks roommate with 13-inch knife
A University of South Florida student accused of attacking his roommate with a 13-inch knife was arrested Monday night. Xia Li, 29, became enraged after his roommate, ChengCheng Mou, made a comment about his cooking about 1:30 p.m. in their on-campus apartment at 4235 USF Holly Drive.
State College System
Introducing the Miami Book Fair International
It’s coming this November 11 – 18 at the Center for Literature and Theater at Miami Dade College, and will officially open with the “popular Evenings With… series, featuring six nights of readings and discussions with noted authors…
NFCC Helps Students to get ready for Upcoming Elections with TurboVote
Students at North Florida Community College will make a difference in November. Staff and faculty at NFCC are rallying the students to get out and vote…
Polk State Students Organize Eagle Jam School Spirit Day
Polk State College Student Activity Board volunteers Sudie Davis, left, Freddie Roberts and Gilbert Martinez on Tuesday organized items for today’s Eagle Jam...
Independent College System
Stand Your Ground panel meets in Jacksonville
First Coast News
The panel tasked with investigating the Stand Your Ground law in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death heard testimony in Jacksonville on Tuesday. The Stand Your Ground Statute was new to Geraldgene Cann, an international student at Edward Waters College.
Edward Waters College receives $1.2 million grant
Edward Waters College in Jacksonville is among 97 historically black colleges and universities that are receiving grants from the U.S. Department of Education.
First Coast Happenings
Community receptions for Jacksonville University presidential finalists, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Friday and Oct. 23, Jacksonville University’s Davis College of Business conference rooms, 2800 University Blvd. N.
Stage Is Set As Candidates Ready For 2nd Debate
Lynn University in Boca Raton will host the final face-off between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, but not before tonight’s second debate at Hofstra University in New York…
Haitian Quake Victims Honored At Lynn U., Site Of Final Presidential Debate
The third and final presidential debate to be held Monday night at Lynn University in Boca Raton is a major coup for the little school. Lynn’s last and first moment in the national spotlight came sadly, when 6 students and faculty members perished in the devastating earthquake in Haiti nearly three years ago…
Lynn University presidential debate: Preparations underway for Obama, Romney …
As Lynn University continues to prepare for next week’s presidential debate, businesses throughout Boca Raton are hoping to cash in. Hotels, restaurants and shops are looking forward to and hoping for a boost in profits in the next week or so as…
Underdog Mack gets shot at redefining incumbent Nelson in Senate debate tonight
Palm Beach Post
A day after a much-watched presidential debate, Republican Connie Mack IV and Democrat Bill Nelson take the stage tonight at Davie’s Nova Southeastern University for their own high-stakes face-off in Florida’s U.S. Senate contest…
Add one more debate to your TV watching schedule
Debate sponsors and partners also include host site Nova Southeastern University, Florida Blue, Florida Credit Unions, AARP and the Claude Pepper Foundation. A network of 11 television stations in every Florida market has signed on to carry the debate.
Mack-Nelson ready for only Senate debate
Connie Mack IV square off against each other in a debate on Wednesday at Nova Southeastern University in Davie.
Making a Difference in Maritime Disaster Preparedness Through a New …
The Maritime Executive
Nova Southeastern University has recognized the need for professionally trained leaders for the prevention, mitigation, and remediation of maritime emergencies and disasters. As a result, the university has created in its new Master of Science Degree in Disaster and Emergency Management a Maritime Track designed to be a source of highly skilled people able to meet this need…
Marine research facility wins build award
A Fort Lauderdale company was recently recognized for its eco-friendly work on Nova Southeastern University‘s new $50 million coral reef center. Moss-Miller LLC’s construction management team won a pat on the back from the Design-Build Institute of…
University of Tampa Community Orchestra debuts
The University of Tampa Community Orchestra, which brings together students and experienced musicians, held its first concert of the semester Tuesday night at David Falk Theatre.
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the Web
Editorial: Boards need to learn from FSCJ’s mistakes
Have you been watching the outrageous goings-on at Florida State College at Jacksonville? The board got in the habit of unanimously voting for everything for years and did not do enough auditing of the college’s operations…
Hits include “You Dropped A Bomb On Me”
Charlie Wilson, former lead singer of The Gap Band best known for the 1982 funk hit, “You Dropped A Bomb On Me,” will headline the halftime show at the Florida Classic, filling in for the suspended marching band of Florida A&M University…
Cuba’s policy change may mean more migration to South Florida
“What you’re going to see is folks going through other countries,” said Guillermo Grenier, a Cuba expert at Florida International University. “But they will end up in the U.S. one way or another.”…
Florida’s Favorable Tax Climate a Business Draw
Peter Bias, a professor of economics at Florida Southern College’s Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise, said several factors, including tax rates, ease of transportation, skilled workforce availability, close proximity to their …
Lynn U. professor, self-proclaimed ‘history nerd’ on a debate ‘high’
Palm Beach Post
With tiny Lynn University preparing for Monday’s Category 5 hurricane that typifies any presidential debate, [Robert] Watson is at the center of the political, social, academic and logistical storm that surrounds the looming arrival of Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger, Mitt Romney…
Two candidates differ on path for Fla. House
[Sean] Ashby said he also would work through the University of Central Florida’s incubator program to bring jobs to the Titusville area, to help former NASA workers. “We can find those dollars just to get those incubator programs to Titusville,” Ashby said …
UCF economist: Expect a long pull out of ‘economic ennui’
University of Central Florida economist Sean Snaith won’t wager whom he expects to win the presidential election. But he’s willing to bet that regardless of the outcome, there won’t be a sudden surge in hiring and consumer spending…
UF student Aguilar remembered at memorial
The father of the University of Florida biomedical engineering student who had been missing since Sept. 20 called the discovery of his son’s body a miracle. “All our prayers were answered and yes, in fact, I found my son when the possibilities were minimal,” he said before a memorial ceremony held at St. Augustine Church and Catholic Student Center on Monday night for his son [Christian Aguilar]…
Tightly Packed Planets Spotted Around Sun-Like Star
The system was discovered by Darin Ragozzine, a planetary scientist at the University of Florida at Gainesville, and his team. It’s roughly 1,100 light-years from us, in the direction of the constellation Lyre…
Cuba Lifts Exit Visa Requirements, Raising Possibility of Exodus to Latin America
Miami New Times (blog)
Could Miami soon see a brand new influx of Cubans? Maybe. “For last 50-something years, Cubans have not been allowed to leave the country,” says Jose Azel, senior researcher at the University of Miami’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies.
Cubans may get shot at life abroad with new exit rules
University of Miami professor Jaime Suchlicki warned of a “legal Mariel.” And a pro-Cuba activist urged Washington to avert a possibly massive increase in the number of Cubans arriving by ending its wet-foot, dry-foot policies and the Cuban Adjustment Act…
Deadliest Tornado Outbreaks Tied To Trans-Nino Climate Pattern
Scientists looked at 10 of the worst years for tornadoes over the last 60 years, and found that in seven of these years, Trans-Niño conditions were in place, said co-author and University of Miami researcher Sang-Ki Lee…
UNF Poll Shows Nelson with a 10 Point Lead over Mack
A new public opinion poll from the University of North Florida shows Democratic incumbent U.S. Senator Bill Nelson with a 10- point lead over Republican challenger Congressman Connie Mack IV.
Extra bodies found buried at site of former Marianna boys school
WTXL ABC 27
Dr. Erin Kimmerle along with a team researchers from the University of South Florida are working to document the Historic Boot Hill Cemetery, which is located behind deep in the woods behind the former boys school…
Nelson, Mack to face off in public – finally
“It’s the most unusual Senate race I’ve ever seen,” said University of South Florida political scientist Susan MacManus…
Florida is the king of swing states in the presidential election
It’s flip-flopped in the past two elections. Susan MacManus, a political science professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa, said the area is “the most evenly divided place in Florida.”
Sharon Kingsley to speak on Wounded Warrior Project
The Northwest Florida Daily News
Mrs. Kingsley will discuss “The Greatest Casualty is Being Left Behind” from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the University of West Florida Emerald Coast auditorium on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The public is invited.
Releases and Web Stories
CORNING INCORPORATED : Corning Provides Fiber Optic Network Cabling …
Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning Incorporated’s (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, is providing the fiber optic network cabling and connectivity for the final presidential debate on Oct. 22 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. President …
Lynn University Students More Likely to Vote Based on Social Media …
DALLAS, Oct. 16, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Social media and mobile Internet play an essential role in engaging America’s college students, and an AT&T* survey shows 79 percent of Lynn Universitystudents are more likely to vote in November because they…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards Second …
Ringling College of Art and Design today announced that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has awarded a second consecutive grant to Ringling ..