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November 27, 2015


UF's HiPerGator 2.0 among the world's most powerful supercomputers

The University of Florida is the home of the most powerful supercomputer in the state, the most powerful university supercomputer in the Southern U.S. and the third-fastest university supercomputer in the country, according to the latest world rankings. Read more »
Published on 11/17/2015

Stemming Florida's physician shortage

Attracting younger physicians to Florida could help close health care access gaps and improve the state economy, according to a report from taxpayer watchdog Florida TaxWatch. The report calls for increasing the number of Graduate Medical Education programs, more commonly known as medical residencies, to attract additional doctors. Read more »
Published on 10/29/2015

A grow-slower plan at FGCU

FGCU becomes more selective. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2015

FIU to examine substance use in youths as part of national landmark study on brain development

The National Institutes of Health has awarded FIU $12.7 million as part of a multi-year national landmark study on substance use and adolescent brain development. The award, for the first five-year cycle of the research study, is the single largest NIH award ever received by FIU faculty. Read more »
Published on 9/29/2015

Court-Ordered Protection

The direct-support organization that runs the University of Central Florida's athletics department is entitled to the same sovereign immunity protections as the university itself... Read more »
Published on 8/26/2015

Florida Polytechnic University kicks off #STEMTalks

Online Google+ Hangout series will discuss high-tech topics and answer questions live Read more »
Published on 8/13/2015

UCF Business Incubation Program Receives International Designation

UCF's Program Becomes First & Only Incubator in Florida to Hold the Distinction Read more »
Published on 5/27/2015

Eyes on the prize: New leaders at Florida universities

Across Florida, five public universities and a handful of state colleges — along with a number of private schools — installed new presidents over the past year or two. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2015

Downtown U: USF a key player driving redevelopment in Tampa

University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft has aggressively capitalized on the school's economic heft, turning USF into an economic development engine in Tampa Bay. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2015

Downtown U: UCF as a deal maker

Under John Hitt, the University of Central Florida has aggressively capitalized on the school's economic heft, turning UCF into an economic development engine in Orlando and Central Florida. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2015

University of Miami surpasses $1.6 billion Momentum2 Campaign goal with $55 million 'breakthrough' gift

President Shalala recognized for completing two major fundraising campaigns totaling more than $3 billion Read more »
Published on 5/19/2015

UF names Levin College of Law dean

Laura Ann Rosenbury is the new dean of the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2015

U.S. investors less attracted to mutual funds managed by people with foreign-sounding names

A new study from the University of Miami School of Business Administration looks at the effects of discrimination on economic choices. Despite growing public awareness, discrimination influences decision-making in many areas, including legal matters and consumer choices. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2015

University of Miami names Harvard Dean Dr. Julio Frenk as Its sixth President

The University of Miami announced that Dr. Julio Frenk, current Dean of Faculty at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Mexico's former Minister of Health, will be the University's next president. Read more »
Published on 4/13/2015

2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence awarded to Florida's Santa Fe College

The Aspen Institute has announced that Santa Fe College (SFC) in Gainesville, Florida is the winner of the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation's preeminent recognition of high achievement and performance in America's community colleges. Read more »
Published on 3/31/2015

Why do we need the humanities?

Academics answering this question are Kevin Reilly, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Charles Steger, Virginia Tech; James Barker, Clemson University, and Bernie Machen, University of Florida. Read more »
Published on 3/18/2015

FAU, Scripps Florida, Max Planck announce plans for research and education collaboration

One of Florida’s leading public research universities and two of the world’s premier research institutions will create one-of-a-kind education programs that will attract the best and brightest students to Palm... Read more »
Published on 3/3/2015

MBA programs go beyond the core at Florida universities

With demand for MBA programs remaining flat and executives demanding more from their degrees, Florida universities are offering specialized programs. Students now are able to choose from among more than 50 specialized MBA programs at Florida's universities. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2015

A spot at the incubator

Florida Atlantic University holds an annual business plan competition among students that awards a half-year's worth of free incubator space to encourage growth and success. Read more »
Published on 1/28/2015

Focusing on health care and tech at UT

University of Tampa's 2-year-old Spartan Accelerator helps students and recent alumni grow technology startups. Read more »
Published on 1/28/2015

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