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3 hrs ago | News 4 Jax

American journalist beheaded

President Obama says the murder of journalist James Foley "shocks the conscience of the entire world."


Related Topix: University of Central Florida, Terrorism

5 hrs ago | ABC News

Girlfriend in Florida Murder Love Triangle Speaks Out

Erika Friman, the ex-girlfriend of the Florida college student who was convicted of killing her new love in the so-called Gainesville Love Triangle murder trial, sat down with ABC's "20/20."


Related Topix: Gainesville, FL

7 hrs ago | Bloomberg

Ferguson Activists Say Shooting Should Energize Voters

A campaign is under way to register voters in the Missouri county where the fatal police shooting of black teenager Michael Brown sparked 11 days of violence -- and where turnout in the most recent election was 12 percent.


Related Topix: St Louis County, MO, University of Missouri, University of Iowa

11 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Get details about controlling, managing Type 2 diabetes

The University of Florida/Marion County Extension Service will present "Take Charge of Your Diabetes ," a 9-part series about controlling and managing Type 2 diabetes in adults, at On Top of the World's Master the Possibilities Learning Education Center, 8415 S.W. 80th St., Ocala.


Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Ocala, FL, Lake County, FL, Mount Dora, FL

16 hrs ago | New Scientist

Nearby galaxy may be victim of dark matter hit-and-run

A GIANT clump of dark matter may have smashed into a nearby galaxy and punched a hole in its starry disc.


Related Topix: Gainesville, FL, Astronomy, Science, Science / Technology

18 hrs ago |

Some female tourists seek sexual liberty on vacations: Study

For some female tourists, travel is like finding their lost sexual liberty - in one night stands - and "feel like a man", says a fascinating study.


Related Topix: University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Israel, Middle East, World News

22 hrs ago | Agri Marketing

U Of Florida Professor Wins Society Of American Foresters' Highest Honor

U OF FLORIDA PROFESSOR WINS SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FORESTERS' HIGHEST HONOR Aug. 20, 2014 Source: University of Florida news release Ramachandran P.K. Nair, distinguished professor in the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences' school of forest resources and conservation, is this year's recipient of the Award in Forest ... (more)


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Tue Aug 19, 2014

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Lehigh University Launches New Open-Source Library Environment

Abstract: Lehigh University has launched the Kuali Open Library Environment , the first university in the nation to implement the open-source, community-based library management system.


Related Topix: Libraries, Lehigh University, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania

Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus

The orange adorns the state license plate. The University of Florida's famed football stadium was named after an orange magnate.


Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Adam Putnam, Entomology, Science, Life, Fruits, Food, Agriculture, Lake Alfred, FL

Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida...

In this Wednesday, July 31, 2014 photo, horticulture professor Fred Gmitter holds root stock of a citrus tree at the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center, in Lake Alfred, Fla.


Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Lake Alfred, FL

Fox News

Erin: 'DWTS' gets really dirty

Erin Andrews is the female version of Ryan Seacrest. From her sideline reporting duties for Fox Sports, to co-hosting the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars," and, now, prepping us for tailgate season - Andrews is everywhere.


Related Topix: Reality TV, Entertainment, Dancing With the Stars, Television

Highlands Today

Six decades of practice -- and still going

After working as a private practice lawyer, Lanier was appointed small-claims court judge in the old Highlands County courthouse when it was still clattering with the sounds of manual typewriters and had no air-conditioning.


Related Topix: Avon Park, FL, Highlands County, FL, Polk County, FL

Alabama Live

A 1,000-pound alligator's life: Cold-blooded, energy efficient, dominant

How much of what must it eat to maintain that impressive plateau of bulk rarely recorded in an American alligator? How old is an alligator that grew to be 4 inches longer than the existing Alabama state record, 14-foot, 8-inch, 838-pound animal tagged by Keith Fancher also on Millers Ferry in 2011? These are questions asked by a lot of folks ever ... (more)


Related Topix: 9, Avery-Island, LA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

The Atlantic essay accuses Florida Coastal School of Law of...

Florida Coastal School of Law is accepting too many students, saddling them with too much debt but not enough jobs, argued a scathing essay published last week in The Atlantic magazine.


Related Topix: Florida, Standardized Testing, Education, Florida State University

The News Tribune

The follies of higher ed

The capacity of the American university to come up with great new ideas of how to improve higher education is, as the kids say, awesome.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, University of Central Florida, University of South Florida


Race Expert Discusses State of Race in America Resulting from Michael Brown Shooting

Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder is a sociologist and scholar specializing in diversity, race relations and gender issues.


Related Topix: University of North Florida, Ferguson, MO

Detroit News

New director of Cranbrook discusses institution's future

British-born photographer Christopher Scoates, who's been director of the University Art Museum at California State University Long Beach, just took over as director at the Cranbrook Academy of Art & Art Museum on Monday.


Related Topix: Cal State Long Beach, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Graphic Design, Arts, Photography, New York

Financial News & Daily Record

Russell Healey welcomed to circuit bench

Healey on Thursday was ceremonially invested to the 4th Judicial Circuit, four months after he was appointed to the circuit bench by Gov. Rick Scott.


Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Florida, Florida Government


Jon Entine

Consumer Reports has been a sacred bible for me, providing evidence-based analysis of every day products that saves a lot of money without sacrificing quality.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Dying of cancer, Florida man graduates, marries sweetheart

Todd Blake, his wife Maja Blake and their new puppy Louie in their Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., apartment.


Related Topix: Florida, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Hodgkin's Disease, Lymphoma, Health