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July 26, 2017

Education

Sunken Treasures: Artificial reefs boost economy and environment

Lending expertise to artificial reefs, Florida Sea Grant boosts the economy and environment Read more »
Published on 7/25/2017

Regional Education Trends

More news about education in Florida for the regions of South Florida (Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beaches), West Florida (Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Naples, Fort Myers), Central Florida (Orlando, Treasure Coast, Gainesville and Brevard County), and North Florda (Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Panama City and Pensacola), Read more »
Published on 7/19/2017

Marine scientists and astronauts join forces to create world's deepest coral nursery

The world's coral reefs are threatened by fishing, pollution, global warming and even sunscreen. Because these disturbances affect shallow reefs more than deep reefs, FIU marine scientist Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty is studying whether corals in deep waters can be used to repopulate imperiled reefs in shallow waters. He and the members of his lab have partnered with the Coral Restoration Foundation to create the nurseries. Read more »
Published on 7/18/2017

UF Water Institute gets $5 million grant to aid region's agriculture, environment

The University of Florida Water Institute has received a $5 million, five- year grant to promote water security for the region's farmers, foresters and the environment. Read more »
Published on 7/5/2017

University of Miami's 'Florida 50' stock index significantly outperformed broader market in second quarter of 2017

The University of Miami's Florida 50 Index, the bellwether on the state economy owned by the School of Business, gained 7.2% in the second quarter of 2017, outperforming both the S&P 500 and S&P 1500 by more than double. Read more »
Published on 7/5/2017

Chemical sampling technology: an industry game-changer

A new method developed at FIU makes toxicological, biological and environmental sampling and testing cheaper, faster, and more sensitive. The new technology, which has been independently validated, promises to disrupt a multi-billion-dollar industry. Read more »
Published on 6/30/2017

New School Grades Demonstrate Florida's Focus on Education is Paying Off for Students

The Florida Department of Education released school grades for the 2016-17 school year and applauded Florida's students and educators for contributing to significant improvement over last year. Read more »
Published on 6/29/2017

Leveraging research: David Day retires as UF's tech transfer expert

The University of Florida has reaped more than $250 million in royalties over the last four decades from the sale of Gatorade, famously created by UF professor Robert Cade. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2017

Florida graduates fare well in employment, wages

Florida graduates are highly likely to find jobs, with 92 percent of those in the Board of Governors' latest study employed within one year of completing their bachelor's degrees. One out of four graduates who worked also continued their education at the same time. Additionally, the overall median wage for recent graduates is up $2,800, from $36,300 to $39,100 between 2014 and 2015. Read more »
Published on 6/22/2017

UF to hire 500 faculty in major new initiative

The University of Florida will hire 500 new faculty to further enhance teaching and research... Read more »
Published on 6/9/2017

Reaching New Heights: USF is 5th Leading Public University in U.S. Patents Ranking

USF is first in Florida and 11th worldwide among universities generating new inventions Read more »
Published on 6/8/2017

University of Florida research spending at record $791 million in 2016

Spending for research at the University of Florida, a key indicator of how healthy an institution's research enterprise is, reached a record high of $791.3 million in 2016, according to a new report to the National Science Foundation. Read more »
Published on 6/7/2017

Aspirin use has modest or no benefit for patients with hardened arteries, UF Health researchers find

For decades, aspirin has been widely used to reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems. Now, a team led by a University of Florida Health researcher has found that aspirin may provide little or no benefit for certain patients who have plaque buildup in their arteries. Read more »
Published on 6/6/2017

FTC Stops Operators of Unlawful Student Debt Relief and Credit Repair Scheme

FTC alleges defendants targeted consumers seeking to pay off student loans Read more »
Published on 6/5/2017

Excitement builds as $100 million Moran gift comes to life at FSU

A year and a half after Jan Moran and The Jim Moran Foundation gifted a record $100 million to Florida State University, the support already is transforming the university and... Read more »
Published on 6/5/2017

FGCU virologists publish study that finds Zika invaded Florida multiple times in 2016

A new study led by an international group of scientists, including five from Florida Gulf Coast University, sheds light on how the Zika virus entered and circulated in Florida in 2016 and might do so again this year. Read more »
Published on 5/25/2017

Teaming up to promote higher ed in Southwest Florida

Shortly after Donal O'Shea became president of New College of Florida in 2012, he met Teri Hansen... Read more »
Published on 5/24/2017

Strength in numbers: Profile of UCF President John Hitt

University of Central Florida President John Hitt makes no apologies for growing the Orlando university into a 64,000-student behemoth... Read more »
Published on 5/24/2017

Florida's community colleges are nationally recognized

Six years ago, the Aspen Institute, an international non-profit leadership group, began awarding the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, given every two years. Read more »
Published on 5/24/2017

Gain from no pain: Profile of Wolford College's nurse anesthetist program

In the late-1990s, Collier Anesthesia, a private medical group based in Naples, was struggling to find enough nurse anesthetists to serve a growing number of patients. Read more »
Published on 5/24/2017

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