State University System
FSU tailback James Wilder Jr. arrested
Florida State University football player James Wilder Jr. faces two criminal charges stemming from an incident early Wednesday afternoon when a Leon County Sheriff’s deputy tried to arrest his girlfriend.
Biomedical research initiative threatened
FL CURED is a statewide center funded by the state Department of Health through the Jim and Esther King and Bankhead-Coley Trust Funds residing at the Florida State University College of Medicine. Unfortunately this year, the Department of Health and …
New College gets $3 million grant from woman’s estate
New College of Florida is set to receive a $3 million donation, believed to be the second largest individual gift in the college’s history. The donation comes from the Heidi H. Boothe estate and is a combination of assets and property that will be liquidated. It was given in honor of Boothe’s daughter, Sharon Boothe Rider, a New College graduate who died in 2004…
Fla. expected to have 15000 nursing vacancies
The state’s Florida Center for Nursing at the University of Central Florida issued a report on the survey Wednesday. An aging population and new requirements tied to the national health care overhaul are contributing to the shortage.
Effort to make roads safer for bikes rolls through UF
A fleet of law enforcement vehicles crowded the Reitz Union lawn Wednesday morning on the University of Florida campus, accompanied by a gang of cyclists situated among booths and tents staffed with people eager to promote road safety in every imaginable facet.
Senate showdown looms over funding for USF
The Senate is likely headed for a Thursday showdown over funding for the University of South Florida, with a vote looming on a package of amendments that would bring cuts to the institution down to a level that Tampa-area lawmakers consider fair.
Senate to weigh in on USF Poly’s future Thursday
While debate surrounding the University of South Florida‘s budget has gotten most of the attention in the Legislature recently, there’s another big decision coming today: JD Alexander’s over-arching vision to create the state’s 12th university…
WUSF, USF and Coverage of the Fight Over Budget Cuts
WUSF 89.7 News
WUSF is part of the University of South Florida. . I believe that is very clear to our audience. USF is part of our call letters. At the top of every hour, we announce that we’re a service of the University of South Florida.
State College System
BCC plan bulks up focus on students
Brevard Community College President Jim Richey called for a student-centered approach to governing the college on Wednesday during a speech in which he laid out his vision to the faculty, staff and community…
Edison State College forum brings in just a few
Marco Island Sun Times
Three business leaders believe Edison State College is well-positioned to become Southwest Florida’s go-to institution for filling workforce …
Edison State leaders and Naples Chamber discuss school’s president search
Naples Daily News
Mike Reagen, head of The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, penned a letter in November calling for swift action on the part of Edison State College trustees in finding new leadership for the school.
New Edison State student services, health buildings ‘state of the art’
Naples Daily News
Two sleek new buildings being dedicated today on Edison State College’s Collier Campus have already changed the look and strengthened the …
Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest has come a long way
The event has donated $200000 to the FGCU Foundation, with another $200000 going to the Edison State College Foundation. Last year’s Food & Wine Fest netted …
Bomb threat forces evacuation at Polk State College in Lakeland
ABC Action News
An evacuation was ordered at Polk State College in Lakeland following a bomb threat shortly before noon today. Students and staff were allowed back on campus at 3525 Winter Lake Road after a search by investigators from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office…
SFC wants to expose black males to careers in health care
African American men are disproportionately underrepresented in health care career programs at Santa Fe College. And to raise the level of interest and shatter misconceptions, such as that programs for health care careers take too long …
Independent College and University System
Ave Maria University Sues Obama Administration Over Contraception Rule
Miami New Times (blog)
Ave Maria University – the much-troubled, uber-Catholic institution near Naples – is suing the Obama administration over its rule requiring health plans to cover free contraception…
Edward Waters College hosts tobacco impact workshop
Edward Waters College is hosting a free workshop about the impact of tobacco on the African-American community on Wednesday.
Keys coral-nursery success the model for Broward
Nova Southeastern University’s research for a staghorn coral nursery grew out of previous research and success in the Keys. A coral-transplanting project off Broward County that made news nationally last week borrowed lessons from the …
Where the Kid Was Known as Skip
New York Times
“Call me Skip,” Carter told them upon taking the reins of the Palm Beach Atlantic University baseball team in 2009. Skip it was, for players and parents alike, right up until his dying days. Jimmy Kelly had the texts to prove it.
PBAU student teachers happily surprised when they get NextEra grants for …
Palm Beach Post
What started out as a simple exercise in grant writing, turned into a modest financial gain for nine student teachers in Palm Beach Atlantic University’s School of Education and Behavioral Studies. The student teachers – all PBAU seniors – recently received grants ranging from $500 to $2,500 from Florida Power & Light Company’s NextEra Energy Foundation to buy classroom equipment for energy-related educational projects.
Filmmaker Whit Stillman talks sound with Ringling students
Filmmaker and writer Whit Stillman talks to students at Ringling College of Art and Design on Wednesday in Sarasota.
Chimamanda Adichie wraps up Winter With the Writers Feb. 23
Award-winning novelist Chimamanda Adichie will be at Rollins College this Thursday to wrap up this year’s edition of Winter With the Writers, A Festival of the Literary Arts.
Cornel West Speaks In Solidarity With University Of Miami Chartwells Workers Moving to Form Union
Moments before taking the stage at the University of Miami’s 8,000-seat Bank United Center Tuesday to deliver remarks on the school’s 50th anniversary of desegregation, outspoken author, professor, activist, and prominent Bill O’Reilly opponent Dr. Cornel West made a surprise stop in the name of solidarity.
UM students spend hours waiting in line for coveted tickets to Obama event
Students eager to see and hear President Barack Obama speak at the University of Miami on Thursday, spent hours waiting in line for the coveted tickets. “I slept for an hour or two, but it was uncomfortable,” said Demi Rafuls, …
Energy on Obama’s Miami agenda
President Obama will talk about US energy and the rising cost of gas when he jets to Miami on Thursday for an appearance at the University of Miami – along with some fundraisers. Senior administration officials told reporters that Obama will note that …
College students the focus of new “Netflix-like” voter-assistance …
The result was TurboVote, a website still in its infancy but about to embark on a sizeable expansion among Miami-Dade County colleges, thanks to a $205,000 Knight Foundation grant. The University of Miami, Miami Dade College and Florida International University have all agreed to partner with Flaxman’s fledgling website, which is now his fulltime job, post-graduation. In the coming months, students will be able to start the voter registration process through TurboVote, and also request an absentee ballot through the website.
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the State
‘Jeopardy!’-style clickers used to assess students
They’re the ones who really dominate the response,” said professor Angela Garcia of Barry University. However, what about all the other students in the …
Greater Brandon’s Jeremy Rosado Vying for American Idol Crown
Durant graduate Jeremy Rosado, a student at Hillsborough Community College, is vying for the next American Idol crown.
SHNIDER: What is the real value of your company?
Naples Daily News
It is interesting that when someone wants to know the value of a company, the first thing the person does is go to the …Neil Shnider, special projects consultant at the Small Business Development Center of Florida Gulf Coast University.
Keys author analyzes Tea Party impact
[Elizabeth Price] Foley, a law professor at Florida International University, teaches constitutional and health-care law, and bioethics. She’s also executive director of the Institute for Justice Florida Chapter, which she describes as a nonprofit public-interest law firm.
County: Mayor’s backyard pond is legal
[Phillip] Stoddard, a biology professor and fish researcher at Florida International University, worked with his wife, an architecture professor at the university, to design the pond. It’s about 17 feet wide and 40 feet long, and 7 feet at its deepest point, …
What pro-choice advocates learned from the pro-life movement
Washington Post (blog)
“Partial-birth abortion was really a watershed in terms of rhetoric,” says Deana Rohlinger, a sociologist at Florida State University whose research focuses on social movements.
Cuban fusion’s godfather, Douglas Rodriguez, grows up
Palm Beach Post
Now Rodríguez hopes to inspire the incoming generation of chefs at Miami-Dade College’s new Miami Culinary Institute, where he sits on the advisory chefs’ council. “I want to put together a laboratory for them on Latin foods and Latin cooking.
Candidate Fitzgerald: Can he teach and run?
Keith Fitzgerald is a full-time, tenured professor of political science at New College of Florida in Sarasota.
UF researchers make seizure discovery
Research by Rabia Zafar and Dr. Paul Carney at the University of Florida College of Medicine could lead to a method of controlling seizures in people with epilepsy.
Law Firm of KEL Sues Better Business Bureau
A professor for the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Joseph W. Little, said the following: “The BBB has common law right to express fair comment and honest opinion based on true facts. If it does that, then it is protected speech and opinion …
Florida: Scott on the Mend?
Southern Political Report
He has also proposed $1 billion for education, a popular reversal of his previous budgetary priorities, which helped him significantly, says Susan MacManus, political science professor at the University of South Florida.
Lee Roy Selmon‘s widow Claybra addresses the crowd after the University of South Florida’s athletic center was named in honor of her late husband on Wednesday.
Maritime historian Amy Mitchell-Cook at the University of West Florida says she doesn’t think it’s possible to make an estimate. “Even in Pensacola Bay, where I am, I don’t think we have an accurate number of shipwrecks,” she says.
MarketWatch (press release)
POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Feb 22, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Cyclone Power Technologies Inc. (otcqb:CYPW), developer of the all-fuel, clean-tech Cyclone Engine, participated yesterday in a select roundtable discussion of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Panel on Business Challenges within the Defense Industry. The event was hosted on the campus of Florida Atlantic University by Rep. Allen B. West (R-FL), Rep. Bill Schuster (R-PA), the Chairman of the HASC Panel, and Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), the Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business.
MarketWatch (press release)
GAINESVILLE & BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb 22, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research has appointed entrepreneur Jamie Grooms as its chief executive officer. Grooms has been a co-founder of two successful University of Florida spin-off companies, RTI Biologics RTIX -2.53% and Axogen Inc. The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research is a not-for-profit corporation focused on promoting economic development through the commercialization of new discoveries generated from publicly-funded research. The institute is a collaboration among the technology transfer offices at the 11 state universities, led by UF‘s Office of Technology Licensing. It is located at the Florida Innovation Hub at UF in Gainesville and the Research Park at Florida Atlantic Universityin Boca Raton and receives operational support from the Enterprise Development Corp. of South Florida. The institute administers the Florida Research Commercialization Matching Grant Program and the Seed Capital Accelerator Program.
MarketWatch (press release)
MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Centerplate, the leading partner to North America’s premier sports stadiums, convention centers and entertainment venues, as well as the hospitality partner to the 2012 and 2013 NFL Super Bowls, is proud to announce its participation in the premier event of the culinary world, the South Beach Wine & Food Festival in Miami Beach. For this world-renowned culinary celebration, Centerplate has been chosen to provide food, service staff and logistical support for many of SOBE Wine and Food’s premier venues, including celebrity chef demonstrations by a star-studded array of culinary giants like Emeril Lagasse, Guy Fieri, Rachel Ray, Andrew Zimmern, and local Chef Michael Schwartz from Michael’s Genuine restaurant in Miami, Florida. The 11th annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival, which last year hosted over 50,000 guests, is a distinguished, open-air event showcasing the talents of the world’s most recognized chefs and personalities. Partnering with Florida International University and Southern Wine and Spirits, Centerplate will donate its kitchen and facility resources at the Miami Beach Convention Center to celebrity chefs and Florida International University students in preparation for the festival’s “Q” event, a celebration of barbeque and champagne pairings.
Lynn University President Kevin M. Ross said. “We are grateful for Mrs. Lynn, her love for the university, and for her dedication to its mission and vision. She leads the board of trustees with vigor, wisdom and enthusiasm—and always as an example and …
Machen appointed to Sanford-Burnham’s Board of Trustees
University of Florida
University of Florida President Bernie Machen has joined the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute Board of Trustees. Machen will be the fourth Floridian to serve on the institute’s board.