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4 hrs ago | Newswise

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

6 hrs ago | HON

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.


15 hrs ago | 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


Chew on this: How does food texture impact its perceived calorie content?

Food is an intimately personal thing; we savor some tastes and despise others. But how does the way we chew and eat our food impact our overall consumption? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research , people perceive foods that are either hard or have a rough texture to have fewer calories.


Related Topix: University, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Researchers, Sen. Nelson, to meet on reform school

Researchers from the University of South Florida will meet with U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson to discuss the excavation of the graveyard at a former reform school on the Panhandle.


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

Mon Apr 14, 2014

USFSM, Asolo Conservatory establish partnership

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee doesn't have a theater department, but it now has a reputable theater faculty.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, University, FL

Tallahassee Democrat

FSU graduate assistants rally to 'spear the fees'

Bob Ellis is close to earning a doctorate degree in biology at Florida State University.


Related Topix: Florida State University, University, FL, University of Florida

The Miami Herald

Florida Polytechnic selects first president

The school announced Monday that its presidential search committee has selected Randy K. Avent, who currently serves as associate vice chancellor of research development at North Carolina State.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science

Experts to use high tech science to preserve mine at 96 National Historic Site

This is made possible through a collaborative partnership between the National Park Service, the University of South Florida- Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies and South Carolina ETV.


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

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

Sun Apr 13, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Tampa plant festival entices green thumbs

The 25th annual Spring Plant Festival at the University of South Florida Botanical Gardens on Sunday in Tampa featured more than 70 vendors including local plant clubs and societies, as well as commercial growers from throughout the state, selling plants and plant-related items.


Related Topix: Tampa, FL

The Montgomery Advertiser

AUM event today honors civil rights historian

At 4 p.m. today, noted civil rights scholars will gather to present "Dixie Redux: A Symposium in Honor of Sheldon Hackney" at Auburn Montgomery's Taylor Center, room 230.


Related Topix: Montgomery, AL, Clemson University, University of Pennsylvania, University of South Carolina

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Highlands Today

Diploma Programme offers 'mini-college experience'

Sebring High School's International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is "outstanding," continues to grow in impact and offers a "mini-college experience," according to comments Thursday at the annual IB Benefit Banquet.


Related Topix: Highlands County, FL, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Miami, Zolfo Springs, FL, University of Florida

Fri Apr 11, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Foundation Fighting Blindness dinner tests the senses

Dining in the Dark, a fundraising dinner to benefit the Foundation Fighting Blindness, will take place beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE.


Related Topix: Florida

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Bucs, Coca-Cola Help Cycle Out Autism

Nine employees formed the Buccaneers Cycling Team last weekend and rode in the Cycling Out Autism event, helping Pewter Partner Coca-Cola raise awareness of the issue and funds for affected families Last weekend, a group of Tampa Bay Buccaneers representatives enjoyed a day in the park, a brisk bike ride and, most of all, an opportunity to add ... (more)


Related Topix: Sports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NFL Football

St. Petersburg Times

35 years later, he's leaving Gulf High School a " again

Dan Barrus walked across the stage at Gulf High School in the spring of 1974, accepted his diploma and returned to his seat.


Related Topix: New Port Richey, FL, Port Richey, FL, University, FL, Howard University, Comedy, Welcome Back, Kotter, Entertainment, Television

PhysOrg Weblog

Taking the sting out of insect-sting allergies

Certain people with a history of systemic allergic reactions to insect stings are likely to benefit from immunotherapy to prevent life-threatening anaphylaxis and should, at the very least, carry an epinephrine auto-injector, says renowned allergy expert, Wesley Burks, MD, of the University of North Carolina.


Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Epinephrine (generic), Epipen, Apiculture