March 17, 2018


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

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

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

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

Comings and goings: Leadership changes at Florida higher ed institutions

Many colleges across Florida have named new presidents, including the University of West Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University, Embry-Riddle, Chipola College, Florida A&M, Warner University and Northwest Florida State College.... Read more »
Published on 5/24/2017

Educational Choice, Not School Choice, Making Moves In Florida

While Florida garners national attention as the site of tax credit scholarships captivating Secretary of Education Betsy Devos, a lesser-known example of choice in education in the state could be turning into a movement. Read more »
Published on 5/19/2017

Education bill puts political squeeze on Gov. Scott

A weekly alert that contains in-depth news, information, insight and analysis on the most critical education related issues and topics facing Florida. Read more »
Published on 5/18/2017

Looming Cuts to Florida Colleges Will Have Substantial Long-Lasting Impact

Don't be deceived by the purported major increases to higher education funding being touted by the Florida Legislature. As our state lawmakers move toward a final budget, it appears Florida colleges and the hundreds of thousands of students we represent are not a priority this year. Read more »
Published on 5/9/2017

Scientists study portion of Everglades closed to people for decades

After nearly 40 years of being closed off to the public, visitors to Everglades National Park can now explore Joe Bay. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2017

Florida Lottery sets new March record for contributions to Florida

Second highest month in history Read more »
Published on 4/24/2017

Full Sail University wins three awards

Full Sail University was once again named one of the Princeton Review's “Top 50 Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design for 2017,” as well as one of the “Top 25 Graduate Schools for Game Design for 2017.” Read more »
Published on 4/10/2017

Lipman Family Farm helps create high school mentorship program for Collier County youth

The partnership between Lipman Family Farms, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast and the District School Board of Collier County has resulted in a school mentorship program. Read more »
Published on 4/7/2017

Chad Moss makes largest donation to FIU by an alumnus

Gift names the Moss School of Construction, Infrastructure and Sustainability Read more »
Published on 4/3/2017

UCF Hospital Partnership Earns Key State Approval

A new hospital focused on building a healthier community, training more physicians and powering economic growth through research earned a key approval Thursday from the State University System's Board of Governors in Tallahassee. Read more »
Published on 3/31/2017

Universities rally for critical student success and research initiatives

Joined by police chiefs, mental health counselors, medical school deans, and student leaders, the Board of Governors and presidents from all 12 of Florida's public universities came together on Wednesday to rally support for additional mental health counselors and law enforcement officers, raising the State University System's research profile, and rewarding university performance. Read more »
Published on 3/30/2017

MicaPlex Debut Kicks Off with Announcement of New Tenant, Scholarship and Business Incubator

More than 300 community, political and business leaders from Central Florida joined Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as it officially opened the cornerstone building of its Research Park – The John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex (MicaPlex) – on Thursday night adjacent to the university's Daytona Beach Campus. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2017

University of Florida to host National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities

Third National Summit focuses on comprehensive, evidence-based approaches to wellness Read more »
Published on 3/28/2017

Strong learners: Academically gifted students abound in public schools

The three-day Commissioner's Academic Challenge has been around since 1986. Every school system in Florida can field a team. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2017

FSU professor honored for lifetime contributions to choral music

A Florida State University music professor has received the highest award conferred by the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). Read more »
Published on 3/24/2017

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