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1 hr ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Community colleges think big; too big, say some universities

In a high-ceilinged classroom, bright sun poking through the blinds and reflecting off the whiteboard, eight students lug heavy textbooks to their desks and prepare for this afternoon’s lesson: It’s an unusually small group for a bachelor’s degree-level course in biology.


Related Topix: Saint Petersburg College, University, FL, Colorado State University

21 hrs ago | Nature Neuroscience

PhD Studentship

Who we are The Roskamp Institute is devoted to understanding the causes of, and finding the cures for, neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders and addictions.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Alzheimer's, Biology, Science, New College of Florida

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Medical Daily

How Food Texture, Or 'Oral Haptics,' Influences Our Perception Of Calories

Why are we drawn more to creamy ice cream or buttery mashed potatoes instead of crunchy carrots or dry granola bars ? A new study shows that the texture of foods can influence they types of food we are drawn to, as well as our perception of the amount of calories we're eating.


Related Topix: Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables, University, FL

St. Petersburg Times

A son preserves history through his father's iconic photos

In the mid 1980s, retired Navy Cmdr. Gerald "Jerry'' Pulley began mailing boxes filled with pictures to his son, Donn Pulley.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Missouri, Home Listing, Home, Libraries

St. Petersburg Times

Say cheers to USFSP startups; Eckerd gets grant for cancer study

A fundraiser will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. April 26 to raise startup money for four "social enterprises" developed by MBA students at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.


Related Topix: Events

Fri Apr 18, 2014


Revolutionary War Tunnel Preserved in South Carolina

Firefighters wearing breathing equipment are assisting a team from the University of South Florida with the exploration of a siege tunnel dating to the Revolutionary War.


Related Topix: Ninety Six, SC

Business Journal

Texas Woman's University names new president, chancellor

Feyten, who will be TWU's second chancellor and 11th president, replaces Ann Stuart , who is retiring after 14 years in the role.


Related Topix: University, FL, Texas Woman's University, Tampa, FL

The Mississippi Press

Dr. Bill Hogarth of Florida Institute of Oceanography to speak Tuesday in Ocean Springs

Dr. Bill Hogarth, Director of the Florida Institute of Oceanography , will lead a seminar Tuesday at the Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Arts Center in Ocean Springs.


Related Topix: Oceanography, Science, Charlie Crist, US Governors

Business Journal

USF selected to house university center for mentoring

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation chose University of South Florida to establish a University Center of Exemplary Mentoring.


Thu Apr 17, 2014

hosted Revolution Health | Revolution Health

Teens' IQ May Fluctuate Over Time

Parents, you may be onto something: A small new study suggests that teens' intelligence, as measured by the IQ test, may fluctuate throughout adolescence. The changes - in both verbal and nonverbal IQ - ranged to as much as 20 points and were correlated with specific brain areas.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, University, FL, Tampa, FL, Health

Higher Ed's Trademark Track

Colleges and universities have been amassing a trove of registered trademarks in recent years-and not just for the traditional marks that represent their names and athletic team insignias.


Related Topix: Patent / Trademark Law, Law, University, FL, Duquesne University, University of South Carolina, Cornell College

PhysOrg Weblog

Novel stapled peptide nanoparticle combination prevents RSV infection, study finds

Shyam Mohapatra, Ph.D., leads the VA/University of South Florida research team with expertise in nanoparticle technology.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Nanotechnology, Tampa, FL

Food Industry

Chewing the fat: Calorie perception of hard and soft food differs

People perceive foods that are hard to have fewer calories than soft equivalents, according to new research published in the Journal of Consumer Research .



Revolutionary War tunnel preserved, explored in Ninety Six

Historians and firefighters are working to preserve a siege tunnel that dates back to the Revolutionary War in the South Carolina town of Ninety Six.


Related Topix: Ninety Six, SC, Ninety Six National Historic Site, US National Parks

Wed Apr 16, 2014


UI Named Mentoring Center for Minority Graduate Students

The University of Iowa has been awarded a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to establish one of only five University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring in the nation.


Related Topix: University of Iowa, University, FL, Cornell University, Penn State University Park, Pennsylvania State University


Crunchy or Smooth? Food's Texture May Sway Perception of Calories

Creamy butter or ice cream versus a crunchy granola bar: A new study suggests that the texture of foods influences people's dieting choices.


Business Journal

Retirement ahead, Ostrenko says time is right for new MOSI leader

With the Museum of Science and Industry on the cusp of implementing a long-range plan, President and CEO Wit Ostrenko says the time is right for a change in leadership.


Related Topix: Florida

Tue Apr 15, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Florida Orchestra to geek out with rePlay: A Symphony of Heroes video game show

Back in the 1980s, the notion of an orchestra playing music from video games would have been laughable.


Related Topix: Empty Clip Studios, Symphony, Arts, Video Games, Classical, Luciano Pavarotti, Theater, St. Petersburg, FL

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Nelson believes another cemetery will be found at Dozier

Anthropologists from the University of South Florida examine gravesites at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna on Sunday.


Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, Marianna, FL, Tampa, FL

Creative Loafing Tampa

Divestment petition gathers over 10,000 signatures at USF

USF's Students for Justice in Palestine has gathered more than 10,000 signatures on a petition that calls for the USF Foundation to withdraw its investments in certain management funds and re-invest in more "ethical" corporations.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestine, WV