October 26, 2016


Three new members named to UF Board of Trustees

Gov. Rick Scott has appointed former Board of Governors Chairman Morteza “Mori” Hosseini to the University of Florida Board of Trustees. Read more »
Published on 3/31/2016

Saving hotspots of environmental diversity from destruction

The North American Coastal Plain, stretching from the Florida Keys north to Massachusetts, was recently declared a global diversity hotspot — one of the richest and most threatened reservoirs of plant and animal life on Earth.? Mike Maunder, associate dean of research engagement in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education, offers perspective on the designation. Read more »
Published on 3/22/2016

Florida Poly Students host second annual Pi Run to support student scholarships

Florida Polytechnic University students organized and hosted the second annual Florida Poly Pi Run, which featured a scenic 3.14-mile course around the campus and award-winning Innovation, Science and Technology Building. Read more »
Published on 3/14/2016

Interview with George Hanbury of NSU

George Hanbury, president & CEO of Nova Southeastern University, talks about what sets NSU apart, details the university's future enrollment plans and discusses the feature benefit of the school's "dual admission" program. Read more »
Published on 3/10/2016

Agriculture and Education

Industry interviews, charts, profiles and a by-the-numbers sector overview. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2016

A spotlight on MBA programs in Florida

Across Florida, universities are rolling out a variety of MBA programs to attract working professionals who see the value in the degree. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2016

UF to hop into hops varieties for microbreweries

Scientists with UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will work with a $158,000 grant from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services to develop a viable hops crop. Read more »
Published on 2/23/2016

Student-run hackathon to inspire entrepreneurship, innovation

During the first weekend in March, 250 college students will hack day and night to make a new piece of technology that can help make the world a better place, or at least more entertaining. Read more »
Published on 2/23/2016

Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein's prediction

University of Florida scientists' role essential to LIGO discovery that opens new window on the universe with observation of gravitational waves from colliding black holes. The taxpayer-funded National Science Foundation support for the Florida LIGO group began in 1997 and has continued since then. The NSF has supported both instrument science and data analysis research. Read more »
Published on 2/11/2016

Brian and Kathryn Ballard donate building to house entrepreneurship school at FSU

Brian Ballard, CEO of Ballard Partners, and Kathryn Ballard, a Florida State University alumna and member of the FSU Board of Trustees, are giving the university a building valued at $1.1 million in downtown Tallahassee that will serve as the home of the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship and the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship and will be the physical centerpiece of Florida State's “entrepreneurial university” initiative. Read more »
Published on 2/10/2016

Nova Southeastern University undertakes largest fundraising campaign in its history

The initiative, named "Realizing Potential," has set a goal of raising half a billion dollars by 2020 through philanthropy and research funding. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2016

Florida Southern College: A campus done Wright

Ludd M. Spivey was convinced that prospective students would take notice and enroll if he could expand Florida Southern's Lakeland campus and fill it with dynamic, spectacular new buildings. So he sent a telegram to Frank Lloyd Wright, then the nation's most acclaimed architect, and offered him the job. Spivey was right. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2016

Florida graduation rates continue to soar

2015 data increase represents statewide 12-year high Read more »
Published on 1/5/2016

Florida Poly launches website & app for high school students

Florida Polytechnic University has launched, a new website designed to help high school students interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degrees as they begin researching and applying for college. Read more »
Published on 12/17/2015

UF among nation's leaders in startups, licensing and life-sciences tech transfer

According to statistics recently released by the Association of University Technology Managers, 16 startups put UF eighth in the nation among leaders in life-science technology transfer, ranked among public and private institutions as well as systems such as the University of California and the University of Texas. Read more »
Published on 11/30/2015

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

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