University of North Florida Camp Composition Aids Local School Students

January 10, 2017
University of North Florida Camp Composition Aids Local School Students

University of North Florida Camp Composition Aids Local School Students

The College of Education and Human Services at the University of North Florida will host its annual Camp Composition, a writing camp to aid fourth- through 11th-graders to earn higher Florida Standards Assessments English language arts and writing scores, from 9 a.m. to noon, beginning Saturday, Jan. 21, and running through Saturday, Feb. 25, in Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Building 57, on the UNF campus.

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FSU: Alternative textbook grants for faculty aim to reduce financial burden on students

January 9, 2017
FSU: Alternative textbook grants for faculty aim to reduce financial burden on students

FSU: Alternative textbook grants for faculty aim to reduce financial burden on students

FSU Libraries is currently taking applications for new Alternative Textbook Grants to support Florida State University faculty in replacing commercial textbooks with open source alternatives to be made available to students at no cost. Open textbooks are written by experts and peer-reviewed, just like commercial textbooks, but are published under open copyright licenses so that they can be downloaded and distributed for free.

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UWF: Complete Florida, T.E.A.C.H. partner to provide funding for day care providers returning to college

January 5, 2017
UWF: Complete Florida, T.E.A.C.H. partner to provide funding for day care providers returning to college

UWF: Complete Florida, T.E.A.C.H. partner to provide funding for day care providers returning to college

The University of West Florida Innovation Institute’s Complete Florida program recently announced a new partnership with T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Scholarship Program, an organization that helps day care providers earn a degree in early childhood education.

“Complete Florida has always been an easy way for busy adults to return to college and finish their degree,” said Michelle Horton, director of Complete Florida Enrollment and Retention Management. “With our new partnership, we have now made it easier for adults to fully fund a degree in childhood education.”

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Carpooling app eases parking, decreases FIU’s carbon footprint

January 4, 2017
Carpooling app eases parking, decreases FIU’s carbon footprint

Carpooling app eases parking, decreases FIU’s carbon footprint

A new app for smartphones will help students find rides to school, while providing them access to premium parking on campus and decreasing the university’s carbon footprint by organizing carpools to campus.

The app, RideFlag, allows users to coordinate rides to and from campus with other users who are taking the same route. Once a carpool is conducted within the app, it automatically notifies FIU Parking & Transportation, and a one-day virtual permit is issued for the driver to park in a premium parking space upon arrival to FIU. Drivers with a valid FIU parking permit, such as students or staff, will be allowed to park in carpool spaces across campus, and visitors will be directed to metered parking.

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FSU: The Ringling opens modern and contemporary art galleries

January 4, 2017
FSU: The Ringling opens modern and contemporary art galleries

FSU: The Ringling opens modern and contemporary art galleries

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art has opened new and exciting galleries as a part of its ongoing efforts to bring vibrant, high-quality art to the state of Florida. This is the first time space at the museum will be permanently devoted to modern and contemporary art.

Affiliated with Florida State University, The Ringling is the State Art Museum of Florida.  Located in Sarasota, it is one of the largest university art centers in the nation.

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FIU helps Global Health Intelligence manage risk

December 16, 2016
FIU helps Global Health Intelligence manage risk

FIU helps Global Health Intelligence manage risk

When a client hired Global Health Intelligence of Coral Gables to build a database of hospitals and equipment located in Brazil, the market research and intelligence company soon realized the complexity of the task. Soon they were hired to create similar databases in other Latin American countries, including Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Argentina and Peru

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UCF: Natural Kill Cell Technology to Stop Cancer Gets Licensed, On Way to Clinical Trials

December 16, 2016
UCF: Natural Kill Cell Technology to Stop Cancer Gets Licensed, On Way to Clinical Trials

UCF: Natural Kill Cell Technology to Stop Cancer Gets Licensed, On Way to Clinical Trials

Our bodies contain Natural Killer (NK) cells – an army that stops cancers and viruses before they can make us sick. A researcher from the University of Central Florida’s College of Medicine has created a nanoparticle that increases the number of these killers 10,000-fold in the lab and her new technology has generated a licensing agreement that is expected to accelerate the therapy’s path to clinical trials.

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John Legend Headlining HCC National Summit for Minority Males in Higher Education

December 16, 2016
John Legend Headlining HCC National Summit for Minority Males in Higher Education

John Legend Headlining HCC National Summit for Minority Males in Higher Education

African American and Latino males remain historically underrepresented throughout higher education, and their persistence and retention rates are significantly lower than other student populations.  Founded by Hillsborough Community College (HCC) and sponsored by the HCC Office of Equity and Special Projects, the eleventh annual Black, Brown and College Bound Summit (BBCB) will be held on February 22nd – 25th at the Tampa Marriott Waterside. John Legend will keynote this year’s Dr. Sylvia Marion Carley Luncheon on February 23rd at the Tampa Convention Center.

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FIU featured by UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

December 12, 2016
FIU featured by UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

FIU featured by UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

FIU is a leading voice on hurricane preparedness.

Two recent examples of FIU’s impact: Associate Director of FIU’s Extreme Events Institute Erik Salna’s work and FIU’s role in the Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) program was honored during September – National Preparedness Month –  by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); and IMAX chose FIU’s Wall of Wind (WOW) to film for a movie on hurricanes.

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FIT: Designing the Safety Standards for Space Tourism

December 12, 2016
FIT:  Designing the Safety Standards for Space Tourism

FIT: Designing the Safety Standards for Space Tourism

The School of Human-Centered Design, Innovation & Art Wants to Make Space Flight for Civilians Safe—and Comfortable

Space tourism is on the horizon…it’s just a matter of when.

But before citizens take their first joy ride into space, a set of safety regulations needs to be in place. Set by Federal Aviation Administration, the rules will likely incorporate commercial jet-type specifications along with requirements specific to human space flight.

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