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14 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

'Big Brother': Better than ever?

"Big Brother" doesn't get a lot of love in the press, but two friends in two days have raved that the CBS reality series is better than ever.


Related Topix: Entertainment

22 hrs ago | Live Design Online

Earn College Credit With UF@LDI 2014

LDI and the University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance have announced the second year of an exclusive program that allows undergraduate and graduate students from around the world to take four professional training courses at LDI2014 in Las Vegas.


Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Daily Star

To Mother, With Love

For more than 14 years, Didar Islam lived the American dream working as an electrical engineer for top companies.


Related Topix: Bangladesh, World News, Asia, Asia Travel, Bangladesh Travel, Travel, Solar Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative Energy, Gainesville, FL

The Miami Herald

100 years old, and still growing

Victor Guzman showed up at the Everglades Research and Education Center in Belle Glade in 1952 with what he remembers as simple instructions from his boss in Gainesville: "Go down to the Glades and solve the problems of the farmers."


Related Topix: Belle Glade, FL, Gainesville, FL, Florida, Agriculture, Science, Palm Beach County, FL

A Cappella Show, VOCALOSITY, to Launch National Tour from Gainesville in Fall 2015

Work Light Productions, one of the nation's premiere producers of theatrical national tours, and IMG Artists, the industry's global leader in performing arts management, announced today the launch of new joint producing venture VOCALOSITY, a theatrical property comprised entirely of a cappella music, which will begin its North American tour on ... (more)


Related Topix: Gainesville, FL

Scarlet and Game

Ohio State Football Recruiting: Jerome Baker spurns Buckeyes for Florida

The Ohio State Buckeyes have been on a recruiting surge as of late, especially on the defensive side of the ball.


Related Topix: Florida

Roll Call

Judge Tosses Two House Districts in Florida Redistricting Trial

A state judge ruled Thursday two Florida House districts violated the state's constitution, following a dramatic trial questioning the state's recently redrawn boundaries following the 2010 U.S. Census.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Daniel Webster, Republican, US House of Representatives, Corrine Brown, Democrat, Florida

Science Blog

Climate, genetics can affect how long virus-carrying mosquitoes live

It's just math: The longer a mosquito lives, the better its odds of transmitting disease to humans or animals.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, West Nile Virus, Health, Malaria, Gainesville, FL, Entomology, Science

Thu Jul 10, 2014

WHEC-TV Rochester

SUNY Geneseo names new School of Business dean

Denise Rotondo comes to Geneseo from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she served as dean of business for seven years and also held the academic title of professor of management.


Related Topix: SUNY College at Geneseo, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC, Florida State University

St. Petersburg Times

Prostitute in Google exec's heroin death linked to second case

Two months before police say a high-priced prostitute calmly left a Google executive dying from a heroin overdose on his yacht, the woman panicked on the phone with a 911 dispatcher as her boyfriend lay on the floor of their home in the throes of a fatal overdose.


Naples Daily News

Looking Up: A flower in deep space Astrophotographer Ted Wolfe looks...

Astrophotographer Ted Wolfe looks up at the night sky through telescopes from his home in Southwest Florida and photographs it through specialized cameras.


Related Topix: Cameras, Astronomy, Science


Some in GOP worried over Fla. governor's missteps

Republican Gov. Rick Scott is a multimillionaire and flies in a private jet, yet his campaign decided to criticize Democratic challenger Charlie Crist as an elitist for wearing a Rolex watch.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Business Journal

Jeff Morman

Jeff practices in the areas of tax and business law, including estate planning. Jeff received a Juris Doctorate from Samford University and an LL.M. in taxation from the University of Florida.


Related Topix: Samford University, Florida

Science Blog

Is a heart attack waiting in your medicine cabinet?

A University of Florida study has found that the regular use of some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, increases the risk of stroke, heart attack and death in postmenopausal women.


Related Topix: Heart Attack, Health, Stroke, Medicine, Naproxen (generic), Aleve, Naprosyn, Women's Health, Vioxx, Rofecoxib (generic)

Greenhouse Product News

Syngenta Flowers Announces 2014 Goldsmith Scholarship Recipients

Bethany Troy was awarded the Goldsmith Seeds Floriculture Business Advancement Scholarship, and Victoria Turbyfill won the Glenn Goldsmith Breeding Excellence Scholarship.


Related Topix: Michigan State University

Summerville Journal Scene

Summerville Medical Center's new CEO

Valentine's quiet, personable demeanor belies a smoldering energy and intensity of purpose.


Related Topix: Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Tallahassee Democrat

Presidential search lacks diversity

One thing I could always respect about former Florida State University President Eric Barron was his fairness.


Related Topix: Florida State University, Florida, Penn State University Park, African-American

Live Science

Could Smallpox Come Back?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now running tests on the six forgotten vials of smallpox that were recently discovered in an unsecured laboratory, to see if any live virus remains in them.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, University of Pittsburgh


Republished paper draws fire

Three papers that highlight key controversies in the modern practice of science have set off lively discussions on social media.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Gainesville, FL, Mango, FL, Blog News


Interviews: Ask Juan Gilbert About Human-Centered Computing

Awarded the first Presidential Endowed Chair at Clemson University, and being named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science , are just a couple of Juan Gilbert's more noteworthy honors.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science