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Aggression strongly signals pain only when dementia reaches advanced stages, researchers find

For a person with dementia, the link between aggressive behavior and physical pain is strong only in the condition's advanced stages, University of Florida researchers have found.


5 hrs ago | The Times

Class Notes: UNG considered top underrated Georgia college

The University of North Georgia Nighthawks were proclaimed the most underrated college in the state by a business news website.


Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Gainesville, GA, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Clemson University, US Governors

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Betsy Trobaugh: Conference aimed at how to be smarter retailer

Betsy Trobaugh, 54, is the JCPenney Director at the University of Florida's David F. Miller Center for Retailing Education and Research.


KSLA-TV Shreveport

St. Bernard hires community development director

Nola.comThe Times-Picayune reports Michael Albert replaces Candice Watkins, who left several months ago to become a disaster recovery specialist with the state Office of Community Development.


Related Topix: Greensboro, NC

The Coastal Courier

Families who eat together, succeed together

Our family has a dinner tradition that began when I was a child. At a preset time, we turn off the technology - television, iPad, Gameboy and computers.


Related Topix: Nintendo Gameboy, Video Games

Naples Daily News

2013-14 NDN Wrestler of the Year: Tanis Taylor, Barron Collier

Corey Perrine/Staff Barron Collier's Tanis Taylor, 18, is this year's wrestler of the year.


Post and Courier

Spirit, man and green presented at College of Charleston

The relationship between human spirituality and nature gets probed by a musician and a scholar in an unusual presentation partly sponsored by the College of Charleston office of sustainability.


Related Topix: Charleston, SC, College of Charleston, Dana Lyons, Folk

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

New program uses art to teach science

Thanks to a partnership with NASA, students will be designing prototypes in engineering classes, deconstructing space garments used in fashion design courses, testing material in chemistry labs, and writing about the project for English assignments.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Laptops/Notebooks

Lovebugs are back in Florida, but how long will they last?

Like the sun rising and setting, lovebugs are a part of nature that are not going away, at least not in Florida and in the Gulf Coast states where they settled in years ago by accident, coming on ships from Mexico and South America.


Related Topix: Entomology, Bradenton, FL

Citrus County Chronicle

ColumnsJane's Garden 4/20/14: Peaches, nectarines and Carolina Jessamine

Spring is the time to plant fruit trees. Nursery outlets offer grafted saplings grown in fast-draining bark soil medium.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Life, Fruits, Food

Hernando Today

Mother of autistic son ready to help others facing struggle

Raising a child with autism, while challenging, is somewhat easier today than a few years ago when little was known about the neurological disorder that affects one in 68 young people.

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Related Topix: Autism, Health, Alachua County, FL, Hernando County, FL, Alachua, FL, Graphic Design, Arts

Cincy Jungle

Report: NFL Draft hopeful Loucheiz Purifoy caught with marijuana and bath salts

Purifoy was in the driver's seat of the car, which was a rental Buick from Tennessee, and was holding a marijuana joint, the warrant states.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Alachua County, FL, Sports, NFL Football, Cincinnati Bengals

Summit County Voice

Biodiversity: Study shows continued threat to green sea turtles in Central America

Endangered green sea turtles aren't getting much of a break in Central America, where a 20-year assessment shows steeply declining catch rates in Nicaragua - as much as 56 percent in the past two decades, according to conservation scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of Florida .


Naples Daily News

Immokalee agricultural research center still hoping to get seed money to expand

Agriculture assistant Lucas Vidaurri at the Southwest Florida Research & Education Center in Immokalee applies herbicide on plants affected by citrus greening in August 2009.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Immokalee, FL, Florida, Collier County, FL, Hendry County, FL

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Miami Herald

Florida unemployment rate ticks up slightly

Florida's unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 6.3 percent in March, with the ranks of the unemployed increasing by 17,000 to 606,000.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Palm Beach County, FL, Duval County, FL, Rick Scott, US Governors

Space Ref

Second Series of CASIS-Sponsored Research Payloads Launch to the International Space Station

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space is proud to announce several sponsored research payloads have launched to the International Space Station onboard Space Exploration Technology Corporation's Dragon cargo capsule.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space

The Florida Times-Union

Call Box: Making the Arlington River bridge a straighter shot Workers are constructing a temporary bridge off University Boulevard to carry traffic while the older bridge is removed and a new one constructed.


Related Topix: University, FL, Jacksonville, FL, Arlington (Jacksonville, FL), Florida College, Gainesville, FL

Trouble looms for immigrant tuition bill in Florida Legislature

Thousands of undocumented immigrants fighting for in-state college tuition rates might have had their hopes dashed Thursday when a top state lawmaker abruptly announced his committee would not hold a vote on the controversial bill.


Related Topix: Florida, US News, Illegal Immigration, Rick Scott, US Governors, Florida International University

The Miami Herald

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 18

The Florida Board of Governors is looking for people who want to oversee the University of Florida.


Related Topix: Florida, Palm Beach, FL, Miami, FL


UF/IFAS Research Findings Shed Light on Seagrass Needs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Seagrass beds represent critical and threatened coastal habitats around the world, and a new University of Florida study shows how much sunlight seagrass needs to stay healthy.


Related Topix: Gainesville, FL, Medicine, Nutrition, Agriculture, Science, Environment