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UF to celebrate the centennial of the opening of the Panama Canal

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The University of Florida will hold a special weekend of activities to mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal from Aug. 15 - 17. More than a dozen exhibits related to the planning, construction, development and impact of the canal will open during the centennial weekend.


Related Topix: Gainesville, FL, Libraries, Symphony, Arts, Seminole, FL

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Aiken Standard

Florida student pursues passion at Savannah River Remediation

Submitted photo Savannah River Remediation summer college intern Alexis Johnson and her supervisor, Keith Liner, inspect a drainage area behind SRR's Saltstone Production Facility.


Related Topix: Ewing, NJ

Medical News Today

UF research shows rhymes can inspire reasoning during the third trimester in the womb

Mozart, Beethoven or even Shakespeare - pregnant mothers have been known to expose their babies to many forms of auditory stimulation.


Windsor Beacon

CDC lifts moratorium on shipment of TB samples

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is resuming shipments of some dangerous biological samples to and from one of its high-security labs less than two weeks after imposing a moratorium in the wake of serious safety lapses with anthrax and bird flu, the agency announced Thursday.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Microbiology, Biology, Science

Plastics News

US Bioplastics receives funding to bring Gatoresin to the market

Materials maker U.S. Bioplastics is hoping its Gatoresin product will take a bite out of the bioplastics market, thanks to funding from a state agency in Florida.


Related Topix: Winter Park, FL, Gainesville, FL

St. Petersburg Times

USF professor says nanotechnology holds key to curing cancer

About a dozen researchers are splitting fibers in pursuit of a cure for cancer in a third floor research lab on the edge of the University of South Florida campus.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Nanotechnology, University of South Florida, Inventions, Tampa, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Graduate with your "Masters" in gardening

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - In honor of Parks & Recreation Month, Cape Coral is hosting a free class in hopes of enhancing your gardening skills.


Related Topix: Cape Coral, FL, Home Gardening, Home


Elizabeth O'Brien's Retire Well: Exercise now, save a ton of money in retirement

Can you walk one lap around a track? That may sound like an absurd question now, but it may not be for your parents-or for you, after you retire.


Related Topix: Georgetown University, Florida

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Capital Soup

UF launches newest preeminence initiative aimed at biodiversity

The variety and abundance of plants, animals and insects in a given area define its environmental health.


Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Agriculture

Business Journal

a For UNF journalism students, it's Berlin or bust

A group of University of Florida students who covered Jacksonville's crowdfunding festival this spring are trying their own hand at crowdfunding.


Related Topix: Journalism

ASPCA and University of Florida partner on Veterinary Forensic Science

The question is not, "Can they a reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" a but rather, "Can they suffer?" -a Jeremy Bentham British philosopher, jurist, and social reformer.


Related Topix: Animal Rights, Hamtramck, MI, Highland Park, MI

University of Florida News

Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line to play O'Connell Center

His Burn It Down Tour 2014 will stop at the University of Florida on Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Special guest Florida Georgia Line and featured artist Tyler Farr will also perform.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Florida Georgia Line, Country

Ag Professional

New partnership to revitalize global agricultural education

An international partnership across India, Africa and the USA has formed the 'One Agriculture-One Science: A Global Education Consortium' initiative aimed at revitalizing global agricultural education, capacity building and technology transfer.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Michigan State University, Iowa State University, Gainesville, FL

News Observer

Change of command set for US Army Parachute Team

The Fayetteville Observer reports Lt. Col. Matthew Weinrich will be taking over command for outgoing Lt.


Related Topix: Fort Benning, GA, Chattahoochee County, GA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Highlands Today

A new generation of ag industry leaders

As anyone in the ag industry knows, it takes a lot of hard work, tenacity, dedication and perseverance to be successful.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Sebring, FL

CrimProf Blog

Bergman & Sokol on Leniency and Cartel Enforcement

Howard Bergman and D. Daniel Sokol have posted The Air Cargo Cartel: Lessons for Compliance , Forthcoming) on SSRN.


Bendigo Advertiser

Jayde Poole trial: Day 5 starts

DAY five of Jayde Poole's Supreme Court manslaughter trial has heard expert evidence from a researcher into "forgotten baby syndrome".


Hernando Today

Brooksville blueberry farm a labor of love for Tampa owner

Blueberries were not a trendy super food when MaryAnn Stein first heard about growing them in Florida 30 years ago at a cocktail party.


Related Topix: Brooksville, FL, Agriculture, Science, Life, Fruits, Food, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Entertainment

Creative Loafing Tampa

Stacy Hahn says she's the most qualified candidate for Hillsborough County School Board

It's not a prerequisite to have a background in education to become a member of the Hillsborough County School Board.


Related Topix: Hillsborough County, FL, Tampa, FL

Capital Soup

Sheldon Calls On Public Service Commission To Reject Power...

Attorney General candidate George Sheldon released the following statement during a press conference at the Florida Press Center: The PSC has been holding hearings this week to consider power companies' program that has been in existence for more than 30 years.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government