OP-ED: Invest in Florida’s universities — the state’s future is at stake

FSU President Thrasher and UF President Fuchs urge lawmakers to invest in higher education in order to foster research, prepare students to enter the workforce and boost the state’s economy.

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Florida Poly students test out self-driving cars for final exam

Florida Poly students recently tested miniature autonomous cars in preparation of the university’s future SunTrax testing facility.

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USF halts, restarts West Nile research following animal deaths

USF Research and Innovation has resumed research on the West Nile virus after four projects were suspended due to animal abuse.

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FAU researchers discover key factor for early metastases in pancreatic cancer

FAU researchers recently discovered an aggressive type of tumor activates the key factor of an embryonic program that causes cancer to develop and advance rapidly.

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$550,000 gift to establish Reubin O’Donovan askew institute at UWF

UWF has created the Reubin O’D. Askew Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies to increase STEAM initiatives, research and internship opportunities.

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New Jeff Vinik-owned entity strikes multimedia partnership deal with USF

USF has signed a 10-year multimedia partnership with Tampa Bay Lighting owner Jeff Vinik.

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UNF gets $1.4 million to train math, science teachers in Duval schools

UNF has been awarded $1.4 million from the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Fellowship to fund the Jacksonville Teacher Residency program in the College of Education and Human Services.

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University of Florida researcher finds Zika infection in second type of mosquito

A molecular biologist at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has discovered Zika RNA in a second type of mosquito common to Florida.

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FSU study finds no evidence that brain games improve cognitive function

FSU researchers have released a new study that show there is little evidence that brain training games and apps improve cognitive function.

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