State University System
FAMU Police Call in Bomb Robot Over Suspicious Item [SLIDE SHOW]
The FAMU Police Department sent out an alert just after 12:30 this afternoon saying that it was examining a suspicious item near Okaloosa and Wahnish Way.
FAMU’s 125th Birthday Marks A Milestone
Florida A&M began its life as the State Normal College for Colored Students on October 3, 1887 with 15 students and two instructors. But getting to 125 years old hasn’t been easy for the school. Its student body helped launch the Tallahassee Bus Boycott of the 1950’s and the lunch counter sit-in’s of the 1960’s…
FIU’s China outposts enhance Miami’s economic outlook
A raft of Florida International University links to China is riding high on a wave of US academic forays in Asia that enhance prestige, generate new revenue and ship Asians paying full tuition back to the home campus.
New initiative probes brain disorders
Florida International University for the first time is offering graduate students the chance to earn a cognitive neuroscience certificate as part of a wider-range initiative the university is developing on the impact of human brain development…
Researchers say Gainesville, Fla., is America’s ‘pirate capital’
Researchers say Gainesville, Fla., is America’s ‘pirate capital’. Gainesville, Fla., home of the University of Florida, is also home to some of the most eager music pirates, says a British data-tracking group…Gainesville, located in north Florida, is home to about 124,000 people. The city is also home to the University of Florida, which has nearly 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Who do you think (wink-wink) is doing most of that downloading?
Anti-drinking efforts working, Machen says; anti-drug campaign next?
University of Florida President Bernie Machen said Wednesday that an effort to reduce alcohol abuse in Gainesville is working, and he asked whether illegal drugs should be the next target…
New Center Established to Develop Effective Special Educators
Education Week News (blog)
The University of Florida will spend the next five years supporting states so they can make general and special education classroom teachers more effective in their work with students with disabilities.
Hacker group targets UF, other universities in education protest
Gainesville Sun (blog)
A hacker group calling itself Team GhostShell claims to have breached the databases of 100 universities around the world, including the University of Florida. The group leaked about 120,000 records from those universities, ZDNet reported.
UF black alumni commemorate 50th anniversary of W. George Allen, UF’s first black graduate
Organizers say 200 or more alumni are expected to attend the three-day event, Oct. 12-14, which will mark the 50th anniversary of the first black student, W. George Allen, to graduate from the university.
Students vote on referendum to change name of Reitz Union
University of Florida students continue to vote on a referendum suggesting a change in the name of the J. Reitz Student Union in the student government elections Wednesday, the last day to vote in the fall election…
Control of University Mall changes
The mall has gone through several stages to reposition itself and retain foot traffic in the neighborhood around the University of South Florida. Its athletic shoe stores are among the best-performing in the nation, and the mall has become something of of an incubator for local retail entrepreneurs.
USF Rescinds Firing of Ex-Official Over Alleged Financial Mismanagement
A former University of South Florida Polytechnic administrator has reached an agreement with USF in a lawsuit over his firing, his lawyer announced Wednesday. Josh Bresler, 47, was fired in May from his post as executive director of finance and administration at the beleaguered campus following an inquiry that disclosed financial mismanagement…
Banned Book Week Inspires Events
Several events are being held at the University of South Florida Lakeland campus in observance of Banned Books Week. The nationally recognized Freedom to Read! Banned Books Week week runs from Sept. 30 through Saturday…
Grant funds new labs at USF Sarasota-Manatee
Tampa Bay Business Journal
The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee received a $250,000 grant from the Roberta Leventhal Sudakoff Foundation. The grant will be used to help fund new labs, student and faculty research space and study areas in a building at the Mote Marine Laboratory…
UWF teeing up a new era at Scenic Hills
Pensacola News Journal
The University of West Florida men’s golf team now calls Scenic Hills Country Club home after the university purchased the club and course for $2.2 million…
State College System
Efforts to attract youth vote not working?
…While it was an eventful evening at Edison State College – with food, games and an all out Spirit Week extravaganza – none of that had to do with the debates. The students we spoke with say it’s not that they don’t care – there’s just more than can be done.
Keys college, FIU may partner for hospitality program
Florida Keys Community College is looking at offering students career training in Monroe County’s single biggest industry — hospitality and tourism…
FSCJ trustees begin
The Florida State College at Jacksonville’s board of trustees eliminated the job of a controversial vice president and suspended four employees as it reacted Tuesday to a management audit and costly financial aid mistakes.
EGI honors leaders, hands out scholarships
The Santa Fe College Community Outreach & East Gainesville Instruction celebrated 10 years of service to east Gainesville by honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to educational outreach and by providing an overview of new programs ..
Independent Colleges and Universities
First Presidential Debate: Barry University Voters Liked What They Heard…
NBC 6 Miami
By Steve Litz Young voters packed a room at Barry University to listen to the presidential debate Wednesday night. Barry University’s College Democrats and …
EWC debuts Success Park on its campus
Jacksonville’s Success Park opened Tuesday following a month postpone due to heavy rain and over a year of construction…
Saint Leo University buys Benedictine Sisters’ property
Saint Leo University announced a deal Wednesday to buy the Holy Name Monastery and five other buildings from the Benedictine Sisters of Florida.
Bausch + Lomb partnering with incubator at UM Life Science park
Eye care giant Bausch + Lomb announced a research partnership with the medical technology incubator based at the University of Miami Life Science & Technology Park.
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012-2013
University of Miami, United States, 172. =193, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, 201-225. =196, University of Leicester, United Kingdom, 197. =196, University of Victoria, Canada, 177.
Panhellenic to add Chi Omega as eighth sorority
The Miami Hurricane
Effective spring 2014, UM freshmen interested in joining a sorority will have more options. The Panhellenic Council at the University of Miami approved Chi Omega’s application to recolonize at UM…
Sustainable Business Awards nomination process under way
The 5th annual awards, in partnership with The University of Tampa and Earth Charter U.S., will take place April 12, 2013 at UT…
Kruczeck: Bringing Innovation to the Ivory Tower
A college campus should be an exciting interface between the academic and the real world, an institution at the cutting edge of social and technological change, an incubator for new ideas. We’re educating our students for the future… and many of our graduates will have careers that we couldn’t have imagined during our college days. To prepare them for a rapidly-changing world, we have to stay ahead of the curve… Tom Kruczeck is Dean, College of Business and Management, Lynn University.
White House correspondent at Flagler College
Historic City News
Historic City News has learned that US News and World Report White House correspondent Ken Walsh would be the next guest speaker as part of the 2012 Forums on Government and Public Policy lecture series.
FIT Movie Madness: The Potential of Survey Science, Oct. 28
The next presentation of Florida Institute of Technology’s Astronomy and Astrophysics Lecture Series, “Movie Madness: The Potential of Survey Science,” will be given by Hakeem Oluseyi, assistant professor…
FSU researchers study cancer
For fourth-year doctoral Student Paul Stewart, the decision to pursue cancer research at Florida State University was an easy one. “I knew that FSU’s chemistry and biochemistry was great—it had great faculty, great facilities,” Stewart said.
First debate: Healthcare and the senior vote
Government Health IT (blog)
America’s senior citizens are likely to be watching Wednesday’s presidential debate with an eagle-eyed focus on healthcare, according to Daniel Ceccoli, MD, who teaches pre-med and public policy at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.
How to watch a presidential debate
Palm Beach Post
“This is part of the iconic American political landscape,” said Robert Watson, a professor at Lynn University, which will play host to the final presidential debate this election cycle…
Denver debate helps Lynn University prepare to host event
Dr. Jason Walton and Chief Information Officer Chris Boniforti flew to Denver last week to see how it all came together. ”One of the things we brought back was a sense that we’re where we should be, we’re on pace, on target,” says Dr. Walton. There were some takeaways. Although Lynn University has laid some 70 miles of cable to establish wireless internet for the debate, in Denver they realized they need more. ”They had a little more coverage and we saw their numbers and talked about strategy and we figured we should match that as well,” says Boniforti.
The Real Debate Prep
Huffington Post Live
Denver, Long Island & Boca Raton are preparing for Obama vs. Romney. College employees setting up the debates feel just as much pressure as the candidates. Guests - Winter Wall Walker (Denver, Colorado) Denver University’s Presidential Debate Coordinator…Dr. Jason Walton (Boca Raton, Florida) Chief of Staff of the Office of the President at Lynn University
Video – Wyclef Jean Talks About His Early Interest In Rap And His Hit Songs
Rapper and singer Wyclef Jean is interviewed about his autobiography ‘Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story’ at a Books and Books signing at Miami Dade College.
Dr. Thompson Honored with 2012 Boundary Crosser Leadership Award
Dr. Larry R. Thompson, president of Ringling College of Art and Design, received the 2012 Boundary Crosser Leadership Award last Thursday…
WUCF examines amendments on Florida ballot
Orlando Sentinel (blog)
Diane Trees, the program’s host, talks to Rollins College Professor Richard Foglesong and Sara Isaac, a representative of the League of Women Voters of Orange County…
Miami Park Elem. Students Walk For Cause
Presented by the WalkSafe program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the students, one of the featured speakers was Grammy nominated hip-hop artist Tramar Dillard “Flo Rida”.
Pulitzer-winning historian to lecture on Lincoln at UNF
Ponte Vedra Recorder
That is a subject that world-renowned historian and Pulitzer-Prize winning author, Doris Kearns Goodwin will be discussing during her lecture at the University of North Florida on Oct. 17…
Dr. Kiran Patel strikes gold with Medicare HMOs. Again.
Dr. Kiran Patel of Tampa, who donated $12 million to University of South Florida on Tuesday, can well afford the gift. His fast-growing Medicare Advantage plans are booming.
Delray Beach, Florida Bans Hiring Of Smokers Or Tobacco Users To Save On …
Jay Wolfson, who is both a constitutional attorney and University of South Florida professor of public health, asked WPTV. “Smoking is a legal behavior and there are a lot of other legal behaviors that cause risks to the population: drinking soda …
On Tap in the Capitol, Oct. 3
USF PROFESSOR SPEAKS ON VOTE SUPPRESSION: University of South Florida-St. Petersburg political science professor Dr. Seth McKee speaks on efforts to suppress the vote in an address titled “Democracy Under Siege?
Releases and Web Stories
AT&T INC. : At Oct. 22 Presidential Debate, The Donkey And Elephant Make …
AT&T* is beefing up its mobile Internet network for the big event at Lynn University in Boca Raton. A Cell on Wheels, or COW, has been rolled in and an antenna system installed to boost mobile Internet coverage and capacity on the campus.
CISCO SYSTEMS, INC. : Lynn University Selects Modcomp to Deploy Cisco …
Boca Raton, FL – October 3, 2012 – Deerfield, Florida-based Modcomp was chosen by Lynn University to help it meet the stringent requirements from the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) to provide a completely separate and highly secure …
FIT Free Aviation Day October 20
MELBOURNE, Florida – Florida Institute of Technology’s annual Aviation Day on October 20, 2012 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. will be “bigger and better than ever,” said Greg Reverdiau of FIT Aviation. Aviation Day will take place at the Emil Buehler Center for …
Florida Prepaid College Board calls on Silvant Capital for equities
Pensions & Investments
Florida Prepaid College Board, Tallahassee, hired Silvant Capital Management to run a total of $165 million in active domestic large-cap growth equities, confirmed Susan James, director of external affairs. Silvant Capital will run $122 million for the $9.4 billion Stanley G. Tate Florida Prepaid College Program and $43 million for the $265 million Florida College Investment Plan, both 529 plans…
Students are Invited to be Child Mentors
Santa Fe College
Santa Fe College has long been a partner for the Education Foundation of Alachua County by helping provide mentors for the miraculous Take Stock in Children (TSIC) program. A number of Santa Fe students are already mentoring, and the program invites …