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3 hrs ago | WESH-TV

USF bans selfies on graduation stage

In the coming weeks, graduates of the University of South Florida will be able to frame their diplomas -- but not a selfie of their walk across the commencement stage.

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Related Topix: University of South Florida, University, FL

5 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Rosen proposes private security force for I-Drive area

Harris Rosen The hotelier built his Orlando lodging empire from scratch, and he now controls about 5 percent of the local hotel market in terms of rooms.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Tangelo Park, FL, Orange County, FL, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

7 hrs ago | Mississippi Business Journal

Sumesh Arora testifies at U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee hearing

Sumesh Arora , Ph.D., vice president of Innovate Mississippi and director of Strategic Biomass Solutions, was recently invited to testify in Washington, D.C., at a U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee hearing.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, University of Southern Mississippi

18 hrs ago | Scientific Computing/Instrument.

High-energy Laser Beams may allow us to Control the Weather

The adage "Everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it," may one day be obsolete if researchers at the University of Central Florida's College of Optics and Photonics and the University of Arizona further develop a new technique to aim a high-energy laser beam into clouds to make it rain or trigger lightning.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, University of Arizona

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The WHIR

HostDime Invests $1 Million in New Corporate Office to Attract Orlando Tech Talent

HostDime announced on Wednesday that it has opened a new corporate office in Research Park in Orlando, which will house over 100 HostDime employees.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL

Science Fiction in the News

Full-Size Invisibility Cloak Now Possible

Scientists from the University of Central Florida have created the first large-area metamaterial for the visible-light spectral range*.

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Live Design Online

Christie Takes Simulation Display Solutions On The Road

Christie , which introduced the Christie Matrix StIM , the world's first DLP simulation projection system with LED illumination, is taking its simulation display solutions on the road to Orlando, Florida, April 30-May 1, at the Institute for Simulation and Training at the University of Central Florida.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL

Overclockers Club

Dressing Intense Lasers for Increased Range

Lasers are a pretty cool piece of technology, in large part because of their variety of applications.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

KTUC-AM Tucson

University of Central Florida Student Says Fraternity Rejected Him Based on Sexuality

The Greek system at the University of Central Florida is the subject of harsh scrutiny after a student claimed a fraternity rejected him because of his sexuality.

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Related Topix: Student Society, Coeducational Fraternities, Fraternities, Beta Theta Pi

Point Pleasant Register

Community's best honored by Chamber

Pictured are those recognized by the Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce, from left, Winona and Roger McKinney for Best Landscaping, David Jenkins a... Mike Lieving speaks after winning the Community Service Award presented at the 68th Annual Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce Dinner.

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Related Topix: Mason County, WV, Point Pleasant, WV

Business Journal

Exclusive: UCF considering tech-focused incubator in downtown Orlando

The University of Central Florida is in early talks to bring one of its award-winning incubators into downtown Orlando - possibly with a tech focus.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL

Insurance Journal West

Florida Constitutional Amendment on Medical Malpractice Caps Urged

Following a Florida Supreme Court decision that struck down caps on certain awards in medical malpractice lawsuits, the members of a 2002 task force that supported those caps are calling for a constitutional amendment that would place the caps on solid footing.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Jeb Bush, University of Miami

Towleroad

Judge Keeps Documents On Anti-Gay, Discredited Mark Regnerus Parenting Study Away From Public Eyes

This last week, an Orlando judge overturned a November ruling stating that the University of Central Florida had to turn over any documents related to the Social Science Research journal's peer review and publication of Mark Regnerus' widely discredited study against same-sex parenting.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Parenting, Orlando, FL

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Business Journal

Why Seminole State College is 'concerned' about UCF coming downtown

Seminole State College is "concerned" that the University of Central Florida wants to bring up to 15,000 students downtown.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL

Daily Mail

The laser that can make it rain: Researchers unveil radical system to start storms on command

Grads of $35,000-a-year prep school were 'masterminds behind heavily-armed drug ring at Philly colleges and private schools' Mother who 'hid SEVEN pregnancies from her family and strangled six of the newborns to death' appears in court to tell judge she's broke Teen acquitted for beating to death his stepbrother three years ago arrested for ... (more)

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Related Topix: Parenting, Family, University of Arizona

Advocate

Fla. Student Alleges Homophobia in Fraternity Expulsion

A University of Central Florida student is claiming that he was removed from a fraternity pledging process because he's gay.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Student Society, Fraternities, Beta Theta Pi, Zeta Psi

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Visions of 1964 World's Fair didn't all come true

In this 1964 file photo provided by Disney, shows visitors to the "It's a Small World" attraction at the 1964 World's Fair in the Queens borough of New York.

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Related Topix: New York, IBM

Business Journal

HostDime not stopping at 50 new jobs

HostDime's new global headquarters being unveiled Monday isn't just about adding 50 employees - the company plans to hire more than double that number in the next few years.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL

TG Daily

Controlling the weather with a dressed laser

The adage "Everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it," may one day be obsolete if researchers at the University of Central Florida's College of Optics & Photonics and the University of Arizona further develop a new technique to aim a high-energy laser beam into clouds to make it rain or trigger lightning.

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Related Topix: University of Arizona

Sun Apr 20, 2014

WFTV Orlando

French foreign exchange student struck, killed near UCF

A 22-year-old foreign exchange student from France was struck by a car and killed near the University of Central Florida early Sunday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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