State University System
Florida universities play matchmaker for tech startups
Staff from UF, University of Central Florida and University of South Florida who specialize in cultivating key relationships between the inventors and entrepreneurs will speak Friday at a panel on university-developed technology at the Spark Growth Economic Development Summit. The summit starts at 9 a.m. at the Manatee Performing Arts Center.
Rosen Plaza sued for the hazing death of FAMU drum major
The Rosen Plaza hotel has been added as a defendant in the wrongful-death lawsuit of FAMU drum major Robert Champion, who was beaten to death in a hazing ritual on a bus in the Orlando resort’s parking lot.
Employers strive to keep valued workers as job market improves
Each year, Boca Raton technology firm 3C Interactive sends its chief software architect to Harvard for continuing education. Locally, about 25 employees trained last week at Florida Atlantic University on web application security….
Mental Health First Aid Course Began In Northwest Florida
The first ever Mental Health First Aid course kicked off at the campus of Florida State University, Panama City on Wednesday May 1, 2013. The 12-hour course teaches participants how to respond and recognize a situation when there is a mental health crisis…
States’ Support for Trap-Neuter-Return Is Gaining Momentum
Then there are other, independent efforts, like a TNR program at the University of Central Florida, which reduced the cat population by 66 percent in 11 years.
Power restored to USF area after outage
MyFox Tampa Bay
The lights are back on at the University of South Florida campus and the surrounding area after an outage left some students in the dark during their exams. A spokesperson for Tampa Electric blamed a neighborhood substation for the outage…
Assessing the numbers
Grade-point averages for incoming freshmen at the University of West Florida increased in 2012, following a series of declines that began in 2006. The average GPA for incoming freshmen dropped from 3.62 in the 2005-2006 school year to 3.23 in 2011-2012, according to UWF’s annually published data…
State College System
Pensacola to host college softball tournament
The Pensacola Sports Association on Sunday announced that the Florida College System Activities Association will hold its Women’s Fast Pitch Softball Championship tournament in Pensacola May 3-5…
Families Reach Settlements Over Fatal Miami Dade College Parking Garage Collapse
NBC 6 South Florida
The families that filed lawsuits over October’s fatal Miami Dade College parking garage collapse in Doral reached settlements with the construction firms they sued, sources told NBC 6…
Green Expo at PB State on May 4
The South Florida Times
Palm Beach State College (PBSC) will hold its fifth annual Green Expo on Saturday, May 4…
Independent Colleges and Universities
Police Investigate Suspicious Device Near Barry University
NBC 6 South Florida
Officers responded to a report of a suspicious device in the area of Barry University in Miami Shores Wednesday morning, police said…
For-Profit and Career Colleges
Florida Film Festival names award winners
A record number of films — 173 from 22 countries — were part of this year’s festival, presented by Enzian Theater and sponsored by Full Sail University…
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the Web
Basu: Conspiracy theories about the Boston bombings – The Republic
…James Tracy, the Florida Atlantic University professor and blogger, is one of them. He also says the federal government was behind the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings and that most domestic terrorism events are FBI-orchestrated…
Batchelor: Quality of Florida’s waters is in danger
Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
But doesn’t a business-friendly environment square with public health and healthy wildlife, rivers and estuaries? A recent University of Florida survey revealed that 93 percent of respondents rated clean drinking water as their top concern…
Time for Today’s Lesson: Learn How to Ask Questions, Seek Answers
Time is a construct. There really is no such thing as absolute time. It is measured in a variety of ways and perceived in a multitude of ways. Is it relative? And if so, relative to what?…UCF Forum columnist Dick Crepeau is a history professor at the University of Central Florida…
Opinion: UWF enrollment fiasco brings about important questions
The University of West Florida is in a state of constant change. As a student and alum since 2006, I can honestly say that this institution is remarkably different from my freshman orientation in August 2006.
Alex Fanaian, Naked FAU Student, Arrested For Burglary And Battery With Fire Extinguisher
Huffington Post Miami
Alex Fanaian, 23, of Boca Raton, stood outside the house in the 300 block of Northeast Eighth Street, banging away at a window near the door with the fire extinguisher. Deal opened the door and asked Fanaian, an FAU student, to stop, according to the report. Instead, Deal told police in the report that Fanaian sprayed him with the fire extinguisher and hit him in the torso with it…
Bill Nelson urges leaders to make voices heard about sequestration
Naples Daily News
Florida Gulf Coast University President Wilson Bradshaw stressed the importance of extending modest interest rates for tuition and working collectively as local university agencies. “We need to do things that would educate more, not fewer here in the state of Florida,” he said.
Movers and Shakers: Mote Scientist to Join Florida Institute of Technology
The Bradenton Times
Dr. Aaron J. Adams, Mote Marine Laboratory Senior Scientist and manager of Mote’s Habitat Ecology Program, will soon take a new position at the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT).
Teacher killed in crash was former FSU student
Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
Abby Fishburn, the 22-year-old Deerlake Middle School teacher who passed away in a traffic accident early this morning, was a graduate of Florida State University. Fishburn graduated from FSU’s college of education in the Spring of 2012…
FSU professor elected fellow for the Academy of Arts and Sciences
We are extremely fortunate to have a scientist of the caliber of Alan Marshall at Florida State University.” According to the Academy’s website, they have been “honoring excellence and providing service to the nation and the world…
Biochemist receives top honor at FSU
Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
Shridhar “Shri” Sathe is equal parts food historian and food scientist…The highly decorated Florida State University professor is considered the foremost authority on both great northern beans and almonds and their unique proteins…
Three ceremonies for graduates
As the semester draws to a close, Florida State University’s three graduation ceremonies on Friday and Saturday are set to hear commencement addresses by U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, National Hurricane Center (NHC) Director Richard Knabb and Florida nature filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus…
Gov. Scott should slow roll on speeding up executions
As Mark R. Schlakman, senior program director for the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights at Florida State University, points out, the reforms are “not geared toward minimizing the risk that the state of Florida might execute an innocent person …
FEMA administrator Fugate speaking at Santa Fe commencement
Santa Fe College has announced that Craig Fugate, the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and a former Santa Fe student, will be the guest speaker for the college’s commencement Friday…
Clinton’s UCF speech highlights grad week in Central Florida
There’s plenty to celebrate this week as thousands of students graduate from the University of Central Florida and area colleges. Former President Bill Clinton, who has praised UCF on national television, will speak today at 2:30 p.m…
Diversity study: Black head coaches rarely get second chances – USA Today
The report, obtained by USA TODAY Sports, was researched and produced by Dr. C. Keith Harrison, an associate professor at the University of Central Florida with an extensive background in business management, with support from fellow researchers…
Man charged in connection with 2011 rape
Andre Locus, 19, was arrested at 4427 NW 31st Ave. by the Gainesville Police Department, and was assisted by the University of Florida Police Department and the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office. Police said Locus is considered a “person of interest” in the recent armed burglary and sexual battery of a UF student on Southwest 10th Street based on similarities in the composite sketch and surveillance video in that case…
Michigan State associate dean named dean of UF vet school
James W. Lloyd, an associate dean in Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named dean of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.
Michigan State’s James Lloyd Named Dean of UF Veterinary College
A nationwide search for a new dean in the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine has ended with the appointment of veterinarian and agricultural economist James W. Lloyd, DVM, Ph.D., college officials announced today.
Lyme Disease: The Southern Myth, Insurance Problems and Doctor Dilemma
First Coast News
Awareness is something Dr. Kerry Clark at the University of North Florida is working to change. He says it is much more common in Florida than most would believe. ”My research has identified hundreds of cases all across the Southern United States, many of them in Florida. That [Lyme is only in the North] is just one of the many myths about Lyme disease we are trying to dispel,” told Dr. Clark.
Ponce de Leon began Florida’s dynamic Hispanic heritage
Robert H. Fuson, professor emeritus, University of South Florida; author “Juan Ponce de León: And the Spanish Discovery of Puerto Rico and Florida”. It should hardly need mentioning at this point, but, as Fuson writes, Ponce de León “was not a madman seeking a mystical fountain” to keep him young. Rather, he was an explorer and farmer who had served as interim governor of Puerto Rico until a lawsuit gave control of that island to Christopher Columbus’ son, Diego — and marginalized Juan Ponce.
House’s Game Of Legislative Chicken Slows Pace Of Passing
In response, House Republicans used the same tactic on Wednesday. Political Scientist Susan MacManus, from the University of South Florida, said the retaliation was a taste of their own medicine. “It’s tit-for-tat, it’s not wanting the accusations or tactics of the other party go unanswered,” MacManus said…
School leftovers don’t go to waste – Bay News 9
Bay News 9
“So there we are, interested in connecting Learning Gate students, particularly the higher levels,” said Dr. Daniel Yeh, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at USF. “But we also want to engage every age from kindergarten upwards, basically to connect them with the research that’s done in higher education.”
Releases and Web Stories
Lynn’s Center for Learning Abroad offers summer short-term study abroad programs
The semester is winding down and commencement is on the horizon, but many Lynn University students will continue their learning throughout the summer. Lynn’s Center for Learning Abroad(CLA) is offering three short-term study abroad programs – two overseas and one in the U.S. – this summer. Students can choose from interacting with corporate CEOs in China, exploring the struggles of apartheid in South Africa or practicing sports media management at the X Games in Los Angeles, Calif…
Veterinary practitioner, agricultural economist to lead College of Veterinary …
University of Florida
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — James W. Lloyd has been named dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida.