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State Tipoffs Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday August 25, 2019 ( 97 items )  

Brown Appointed Florida State University Chief of Police
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 19 -- Florida State University issued the following news: * * * - Assistant Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police David Perry accepts position at UNC * * * Florida State University Vice President for Finance and Administration Kyle Clark has appointed Terri Brown to serve as Chief of Police, effective August 31. Brown will become the first woman to serve as chief of police at Florida State. Brown will succeed Assistant Vice President for Public Safe  more

Carnival Corporation & Plc Purchase of Shares
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 23 -- Carnival, a leisure travel company, issued the following news release: In accordance with Carnival Corporation & plc's (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) previously announced Share Repurchase Programme, Carnival Corporation & plc announces that Carnival plc has purchased: Shares purchased: Carnival plc ordinary USD 1.66 shares Date of purchase: 22 August 2019 Number of shares purchased: 100,000 shares Highest price paid per share: 3567.0 pence Lowest price paid per share  more

Carnival: AIDA Cruises and Battery Supplier Corvus Energy Announce Cooperation and Ring in Electrification of the Cruise Industry
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 20 -- Carnival, a leisure travel company, issued the following news release: AIDA Cruises, as part of the Costa Group, Europe's leading cruise company, starts cooperation with the world's leading marine battery supplier Corvus Energy from Norway. On Tuesday, 20 August 2019, a corresponding agreement was signed. The aim of the cooperation is the installation of lithium-ion battery storage systems on board the AIDA fleet and the start of operations on the first AIDA ship in 2  more

CFO Jimmy Patronis Reappoints Bryan Anderson to Florida Board Supporting Florida Department of Financial Services
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 22 -- The Florida Department of Financial Services issued the following news release: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis today announces the reappointment of Bryan Anderson to the Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Association (NICA) Board of Directors. Anderson has years of experience working in the healthcare industry, and currently serves as Vice President of Government Relations for HCA Healthcare's National Group. CFO Jimmy Patronis  more

CFO Jimmy Patronis: Over $2.4 Million in Claims Checks Cut On Site at Hurricane Michael Insurance Village
PANAMA CITY, Florida, Aug. 19 -- The Florida Department of Financial Services issued the following news release: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis hosted a Hurricane Michael Insurance Village this past Friday and Saturday at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City. The event provided an opportunity for Panhandle residents having insurance issues to meet with their insurance company face-to-face to work towards settling their claims. CFO Jimmy Patronis said, "Over the weekend, my Div  more

Chambers Latin America Recognizes 14 Holland & Knight Attorneys in 2020 Guide
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 21 -- Holland and Knight, a law firm, issued the following news release: Holland & Knight has been recognized with 14 individual attorney rankings in the 2020 edition of Chambers Latin America. The rankings span several practice areas in the guide's Latin America-wide, Mexico, Colombia and Cuba sections. The following attorneys were ranked among Latin America's best advisors: Latin America-wide Stephen Double - Banking & Finance, Capital Markets Norberto Quintana - Banki  more

Citrix Set to Launch Desktop as a Service Solution for Microsoft
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, Aug. 20 -- Citrix Systems, a server, application and desktop virtualization, networking and software provider, issued the following news: Like just about everything else in the digital world, desktops have gone virtual. And thanks to a new service from Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS), companies will soon be able to deliver them faster and easier than ever, empowering employees to work when, where and how they want and be their most productive. The company today anno  more

Citrus County: Petco Foundation to Help Citrus County Animal Services Make Their Holiday Wishes Come True
INVERNESS, Florida, Aug. 21 -- Citrus County issued the following news release: Adopters share how your pet brightens your life for a chance to help Citrus County Animal Services win up to a $100,000 grant award! Pets brighten our lives. The Petco Foundation, in partnership with BOBS from Skechers, is giving qualified animal welfare organizations across the country a way to brighten this upcoming holiday season by granting more than $750,000. Anyone who has adopted a pet from Citrus County Ani  more

College of Central Florida: Appleton Announces New Director, Thanks Legislative Delegation
OCALA, Florida, Aug. 13 -- The College of Central Florida issued the following news release: The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, proudly announces Jason Steuber as the museum's new director. Steuber has more than 20 years of curatorial and project management experience with American Alliance of Museums-accredited museums. He is an award-winning Asian Art historian and has been an art museum leader and financial decision maker for the past 10 years, serving as the Cofrin Cur  more

Cubic Executive Helps Professionals Sharpen Career Development Skills at SharpHeels Career Summit
SAN DIEGO, California, Aug. 22 -- Cubic issued the following news release: * * * - Jannet Walker Ford to Share Career Experiences and Advice With Summit Attendees * * * Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB) today announced Vice President of Government Relations Jannet Walker Ford will be a lead panelist at the SharpHeels Career Summit, taking place in Jacksonville, Florida on August 22. SharpHeels is an event designed for female business professionals with a passion for advancing their careers and en  more

Daytona Beach International Airport Donates Models to Volusia County Schools
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, Aug. 21 -- The Daytona Beach International Airport issued the following news release: Eager to help students' futures soar, the Daytona Beach International Airport donated model jet engines to three Volusia County schools. The schools--Edgewater Elementary, Freedom Elementary and Deltona High--have incorporated Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, referred to as STEM programs, into their curriculum. The model, a small-scale replica of a turbofan jet engine, is fu  more

Disney's Hollywood Studios Celebrates 30 Years as Guests Get Ready to Live Their Own Star Wars Adventures
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida, Aug. 23 -- Disney World issued the following news release: * * * - Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge part of historic multiyear transformation at Walt Disney World Resort theme park * * * Disney's Hollywood Studios has come a long way in its first three decades. The Walt Disney World Resort theme park marked its 30thanniversary on May 1, 2019, and the celebration continues with the grand opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge on Aug. 29, 2019. On opening day, the park gave gu  more

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Team Wins $2 Million NSF Grant to Turn More Students Into Engineers
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, Aug. 21 -- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University issued the following news: The U.S. engineering field, which currently provides some 1.6 million jobs, will add 135,000 more positions by 2026, the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) has reported. Many of those jobs will remain unfilled unless universities can turn more students into engineers, according to a recent study that looked at manufacturing needs versus the workforce. With a new $2 million grant fr  more

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: New Aviation Maintenance Science Chair Touts Employment Opportunities
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, Aug. 19 -- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University issued the following news: Career opportunities for people trained in aviation maintenance are huge and only getting more and more promising, said R. Eric Jones, Embry-Riddle's new chair of Aviation Maintenance Science (AMS). "Airplanes break, and if they're broken, they cost their operators money. You have to pay for the hangar, you have to pay for the crew," Jones said. "We need more aviation maintenance professionals. T  more

ESPN Radio Announces Extensive 2019-20 College Football, NFL Coverage Plans
BRISTOL, Connecticut, Aug. 23 -- ESPN, a sports media company, issued the following news release: ESPN Radio is once again gearing up for the college football and NFL regular season kickoffs with an extensive coverage plan across live games, marquee studio shows, on-site activations, fan promotions and much more. College Football ESPN Radio's college football game schedule kicks off this weekend with ESPN's Week 0 television matchup - the Camping World Kickoff featuring No. 8 Florida vs. Miam  more

Families Against Mandatory Minimums: Experience the Soaring Temperatures of Florida's Prisons Firsthand on Friday, August 23
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 -- Families Against Mandatory Minimums issued the following news release: More than 60,000 prisoners in Florida go without relief from the scorching summer temperatures. FAMM and Florida Cares are inviting the public to participate in a "Beat the Heat" awareness event, where they will be challenged to spend three minutes in an interactive exhibit featuring a mock prison cell. The event will be held on Aug, 23rd from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the University of Miami. Beat the Heat  more

Fla. State Sen. President Galvano Appoints Dr. Sullivan to Florida Red Tide Mitigation and Technology Development Initiative Advisory Council
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 19 -- Florida Senate President Bill Galvano issued the following news release: Senate President Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) today announced the appointment of Dr. James M. Sullivan Ph.D. to the Florida Red Tide Mitigation and Technology Development Initiative Advisory Council. "Our economy, health and quality of life are tied to the well-being of our environment. The Florida Red Tide Mitigation and Technology Development Initiative will help our state develop technolo  more

Florida A&M University's Medical Marijuana Education, Research Initiative Launches Statewide Public Service Announcement Campaign
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 20 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: Florida A&M University's (FAMU) Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative (MMERI) launched the next phase of its statewide education and information campaign about medical marijuana and the impact of unlawful marijuana on Florida's diverse communities. The MMERI was launched in response to the Florida Legislature's funding allocation to educate   more

Florida A&M University, Employee Union Agree to Stay Impasse Hearing, Resume Negotiations
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 19 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: Representatives from Florida A&M University (FAMU) and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), which represents more than 450 University Support Personnel System (USPS) employees, have agreed to put their impasse hearing on hold and return to the bargaining table on September 9, 2019. At the September 9 session, the parti  more

Florida A.G. Moody Continues Nationwide Effort to Stop Illegal Robocalls
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 22 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody today announced a new, nationwide effort to block illegal robocalls. Attorney General Moody and a bipartisan coalition of 51 attorneys general are partnering with 12 leading voice service providers to adopt a set of Anti-Robocall Principles to help block and trace illegal robocalls. Following the new principles, the voice service providers will implement new te  more

Florida A.G. Moody Hosts Mental Health and Criminal Justice Round Table at the Florida Supreme Court
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 23 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody, in conjunction with Chief Justice Charles T. Canady, today hosted part four of the Attorney General's Mental Health and Criminal Justice Round Table Summer Series. The discussion, held at the Florida Supreme Court, focused on the mental health challenges in the Florida courts system. Chief Justice Charles Canady, Chief Judges and numerous other County and Circ  more

Florida Agriculture Department Commissioner Nikki Fried to Florida Schools: Join the School Breakfast Challenge!
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 20 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: With students heading back to school across the state, Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried is calling on Florida schools to participate in the Florida Breakfast Challenge. Open to all Florida schools participating in the National School Lunch Program, the Challenge aims to increase student participation in school breakfast. 2.9 million students in Florida currently recei  more

Florida Agriculture Department Issues Statement on Selection of Office of Financial Regulation Interim Commissioner
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 19 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following statement: With the prior Commissioner of the Florida Office of Financial Regulation on administrative leave since May 10, and with Florida Cabinet meetings scheduled for August 6 and August 27 having been cancelled, Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried today offered the following statement: "Florida's Office of Financial Regulation has been without a Commissioner for over 100 days. A  more

Florida Atlantic University: Another Way Dogs Help Military
BOCA RATON, Florida, Aug. 23 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: * * * - Aeromedical Patient Evacuations * * * They're physically and emotionally wounded - most likely suffering from post-traumatic stress. Members of the United States military who serve abroad often return to the U.S. to treat their injuries and must be transported by aeromedical evacuation between medical facilities. T  more

Florida Attorney General Issues Opinion on Ad Valorem Taxation, Municipal Airport, Tax Exemption
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 16 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following advisory legal opinion regarding ad valorem taxation - municipal airport, tax exemption, leasehold interest: To: Ms. Tammi E. Bach, J.D., B.C.S., City Attorney, City of Fernandina Beach, 204 Ash Street, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034; Mr. J. Christopher Woolsey, Legal Counsel to Nassau County, Property Appraiser, Wood & Stuart, P.A., P. O. Box 1987, Bunnell, Florida 32110 RE: AD VALOREM TAXATION - MUNI  more

Florida Attorney General Issues Opinion on Community Development District, Elections
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 16 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following advisory legal opinion regarding community development district, elections: To: Mr. Michael D. Chiumento III, Counsel for Dunes Community Development District, 145 City Place, Suite 301, Palm Coast, Florida 32164 RE: SPECIAL DISTRICT - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT - ELECTIONS -authority of community development district to create voting zones to elect Board of Supervisors. 190.003, 190.006, 190.011, 1  more

Florida Attorney General Issues Opinion on Municipalities - Local Government
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 16 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following advisory legal opinion regarding municipalities - local government: To: Jennifer C. Rey, Esq., The Hogan Law Firm, as City Attorney, 20 South Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 34601 RE: VACATION RENTALS - MUNICIPALITIES - LOCAL GOVERNMENT - preserving grandfathered status under preemption provision when changing zoning district. Sec. 509.032(7)(b), Fla. Stat. Dear Ms. Rey: This office has received yo  more

Florida Attorney General Issues Opinion on Pompano Beach Police & Firefighters' Retirement System
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 16 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following advisory legal opinion regarding pompano beach police & firefighters' retirement system: To: Mr. Robert A. Sugarman, Legal Counsel to the Board of Trustees, Pompano, Beach Police &, Firefighters' Retirement System, 100 Miracle Mile, Suite 300, Coral Gables. Florida 33134 RE: PUBLIC RECORDS - BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE POMPANO BEACH POLICE & FIREFIGHTERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM - ENGAGING CYBERSECURITY VENDOR T  more

Florida Attorney General Issues Opinion on Water Control District, Absentee Ballots
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 16 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following advisory legal opinion regarding water control district, absentee ballots hearings: To: John J. Fumero, Nason Yeager Gerson Harris & Fumero, P.A., 750 Park of Commerce, Boulevard, Suite 210, Boca Raton, Florida 33487 RE: WATER CONTROL DISTRICT - ABSENTEE BALLOTS - voting by mail in annual landowner District Board elections is not permitted. Section 298.11 & 298.12, Fla. Stat. Dear Mr. Fumero: This off  more

Florida Attorney General Issues Weekly Briefing on Aug. 23
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 23 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following weekly briefing: This week, we issued a Consumer Alert about scams targeting victims of the Equifax data breach, the largest credit-reporting data breach in our nation's history--affecting more than half of the adults in the country. Following a multistate investigation, my office entered into a historic $600 million settlement (http://www.myfloridalegal.com/newsrel.nsf/newsreleases/F97BFC73AB31DDD38525  more

Florida Democratic Party Issues Statement on Call for Special Session on Gun Violence
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 20 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following statement by Florida State Rep. Javier Fernandez: Florida House Democrats today sent a letter to Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee calling for a special session to address gun violence in the state of Florida. The effort, led by State Representative Javier Fernandez, is requesting a special session to consider proposals from universal background checks to establishing a Task Force focused on reducing da  more

Florida Democratic Party Praises Kellyanne Conway for Best Attempt at Spinning Trump's Misogyny Yet
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 22 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: The Florida Democratic Party welcomes Kellyanne Conway's Women for Trump Event by reminding her of Trump's most awful statements about women. "Who better to represent Donald Trump to women than the person who has constantly defended his misogyny" stated Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party. Conway has a history defending Trump's sexism and using spin to evade the truth: After a leaked tape   more

Florida DOT Wins Two Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Regional Competition Awards
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 20 -- The Florida Department of Transportation issued the following news release: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced today that the Department was awarded two SASHTO regional awards for the SunRail Southern Expansion and the Krome Avenue Reconstruction and Widening Project. The SunRail Southern Expansion extends service 17 additional miles and adds four new stations. Krome Avenue, a critical thoroughfare in Miami Dade County, will expand from tw  more

Florida First Lady DeSantis Holds First Meeting as Chair of the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 23 -- Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis issued the following news release: Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis presided over the first meeting of the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet. As Chair of the Cabinet, the First Lady is responsible for presiding over cabinet meetings and for creating a strategic plan to facilitate effective, positive results for Florida's youth. Joining the First Lady were fellow cabinet members Department of Education Commissioner Richard Corc  more

Florida First Lady DeSantis Issues Statement on Mental Health Education for Students
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 21 -- First Lady Casey DeSantis, R-Florida, R-Florida, issued the following statement on the State Board of Education for officially implementing an initiative regarding substance abuse and mental health education for students in grades K-12: "Nothing is more important to parents than the safety and well-being of their children, which is why this accountability initiative is vitally important. "Ensuring Florida students understand the implications and ramifications o  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis Participate in Project Opioid
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 20 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis joined faith and business leaders as well as elected officials in Orlando to participate in Project Opioid, the Central Florida initiative on opioid abuse. The Governor and First Lady were joined by Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and other community leaders at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. "We n  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Florida Defense Support Task Force Grant Awards
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 23 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that $725,000 has been awarded through the Florida Defense Support Task Force (FDSTF) Grant Program to six projects to protect military installations across the state. This year, awards were given to the Clay County Development Authority, Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast in Brevard County and the Military Child Education Coalition in Du  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces New Health Plans for State Retirees That Offer Access to Affordable, High-Quality Care
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 20 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: * * * - New Health Options Can Save More Than $80 Million For Taxpayers While Offering Increased Flexibility for Medicare-eligible retirees in the State Group Health Insurance Program * * * Governor Ron DeSantis announced today that new health plan options will be available to more than 30,000 Medicare-eligible retirees participating in the State Group Health Insurance Program starting in 2020.   more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces State to Join the Electronic Registration Information Center to Enhance Election Security
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 21 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida will join the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) as part of his administration's ongoing efforts to enhance the security and integrity of Florida's elections. By joining ERIC, Florida will be able to crosscheck voter registration data with 29 other member states in order to identify duplicate registrations and outdated records from   more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Submittal of Drug Importation Proposal to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 23 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) officially submitted its concept paper to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Florida's Canadian Prescription Drug Importation Program. With this milestone achievement, Florida continues to drive the national conversation on reducing prescription drug prices for individuals and families in  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Announces Threshold Met for Increased Federal Cost Share for Hurricane Irma
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 20 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor DeSantis announced that Hurricane Irma costs in Florida have reached $2.63 billion, triggering an increase in the federal cost share from 75 percent to 90 percent. Along with this announcement, Governor DeSantis submitted a letter to President Trump officially requesting this increase in the federal cost share, which will save the state and local governments more than $160 million.   more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Glenton Gilzean to the Florida Commission on Ethics
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 23 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Glenton Gilzean to the Florida Commission on Ethics. Glenton Gilzean Gilzean, of Orlando, is the president and chief executive officer of the Central Florida Urban League. Previously, he was vice president at Step Up For Students, a scholarship granting organization in Jacksonville. He served on the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical Univ  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Two to the Florida Board of Medicine
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 20 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Dr. Kevin Cairns Dr. Cairns, of Fort Lauderdale, is the owner and attending physician at Florida Spine Specialists. He has been a Clinical Assistant Professor at Nova Southeastern University since 2012. Dr. Cairns is a triple board certified, Harvard trained physician with fellowships in Interventional Spine/Pain Medicine (ABA) and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He established a pain initiative that   more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Two to the St. Johns River Water Management District
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 23 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Daniel Davis and reappointment of Ronald Howse to the St. Johns River Water Management District. Daniel Davis Davis, of Jacksonville, is president and chief executive officer of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. Previously, Davis served on the Jacksonville City Council from 2003-2010 and was elected president of the council in 2007. Da  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Reappoints Palmer Clarkson to the Jacksonville Port Authority
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 23 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reappointment of Palmer Clarkson to the Jacksonville Port Authority. Palmer Clarkson Clarkson, of Duval, is the chief executive officer of Bridgestone HosePower, LLC (HosePower), a role he has had since 1992. He was the founder of Masthead Industries, Inc. in 1992 and sold his company to Bridgestone in June 2014. Clarkson previously served as the preside  more

Florida International University, Zoo Miami Land National Funding for Undergraduate Research Opportunities
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 22 -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: FIU, Zoo Miami and the Zoo Miami Foundation are teaming up to expand conservation research opportunities for undergraduate college students. The joint effort has been awarded a three-year, $378,000 Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site grant from the National Science Foundation. It will provide fully funded opportunities for FIU students and oth  more

Florida International University: Course Addresses Role of Feminist Theory in Gender Relations
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 23 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: During the #MeToo movement, headlines of discrimination and gender inequality have become more frequent. In this Q&A, instructor Michaela Moura-Kocoglu explains how feminist theory plays a key role in building a coalition for change. She teaches a feminist theory course offered through the Center for Women's and Gender Studies. 1  more

Florida State Sen. Galvano Appoints Reynolds Henderson to the Citizens Property Insurance Board of Governors
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 23 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release on behalf of Florida State Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton: Senate President Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) today announced the appointment of Reynolds Henderson of Walton County to the Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Board of Governors. "Reynolds has been a passionate advocate for his local community for many years. He will bring that same spirit and dedication to the Citizens Property Insurance Corporati  more

Florida State Sen. Stewart Re-Files Bill to Remove State Preemption on Auxiliary Plastic and Polystyrene Containers
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 23 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release on behalf of Florida State Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando: Senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) today released Senate Bill 182, which would strike language in Florida statute that forbids municipalities from governing items such as plastic shopping bags and foam containers. "By removing this language we give home rule back to cities and counties allowing them to decide what best fits their needs. Coastal or lakef  more

Florida State Sen. Stewart Re-Files Bill to Remove the Statute of Limitations for Child Victims of Sexual Assault
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 22 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release on behalf of Florida State Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando: Senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) today released Senate Bill 170, which would remove the statute of limitations on prosecuting sexual offenses of minors. This will be the second year that Senator Stewart has filed the bill in the Senate. "This legislation adds additional guarantees that justice can be served in cases of sexual assault," said Senator Stewar  more

For Eighth Consecutive Year, Moffitt Named LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader
TAMPA, Florida, Aug. 19 -- Moffitt Cancer Center issued the following news release: Moffitt Cancer Center is once again considered an LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation after scoring a 100% on the organization's annual survey. This marks the eighth consecutive year that the cancer center has appeared on the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). Moffitt remains the only Florida cancer center on the list. "Moffitt's mission to prevent and cure cancer encompasses   more

Greenberg Traurig's Orlando Office Adds Real Estate Attorney Jonathan R. Pickett
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 20 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: The Orlando office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. has added Jonathan R. Pickett as an associate in the firm's Real Estate Practice. "We welcome Jonathan as a new member of our Real Estate practice, which continues to grow," said Orlando L. Evora, co-managing shareholder of the Orlando office. "He adds significant talent to our team of attorneys who are consistently involved in many of cen  more

Greenberg Traurig: Paul Ferrillo Appointed Florida State University College of Law Adjunct Professor
NEW YORK, Aug. 19 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Paul Ferrillo, a shareholder in the New York office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been appointed an adjunct professor of law at the Florida State University College of Law for the 2019 fall semester. His course, which is the first of its kind at the law school, is titled "Fiduciary Duties, Threats, Security and Privacy Regulation," and will focus on cybersecurity threats and privacy issues.   more

Hillsborough County Presents 2019 Water-Wise Award to Joe and Maryanne Velez
TAMPA, Florida, Aug. 23 -- Hillsborough County issued the following news: * * * - Brandon residents are honored at Board of County Commissioners meeting for Florida-Friendly Landscaping * * * For 21 years, the Community Water-Wise Awards have honored individuals and businesses that use the best in attractive Florida-Friendly Landscaping, as well as irrigation systems or techniques that conserve water resources and protect the environment. The award is sponsored by Tampa Bay Water, Hillsborou  more

Hilton Grand Vacations Named a Top Company in Hawaii by Hawaii Business Magazine
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 21 -- Hilton Grand Vacations, a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide, issued the following news release: Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) announces it was ranked 26th on Hawaii Business Magazine's "Top 250" list, which highlights the state's largest companies based on gross sales, a key indicator of market dominance and influence. Additionally, the company was the highest-ranking timeshare business on this year's list. This is HGV's first time on the list since becoming   more

Industry Veteran Takes the Reins in Zurich North America's South Region
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Aug. 23 -- Zurich Insurance, a property-casualty insurance company, issued the following news release: * * * - Jason Sauer Named Regional Executive, Bringing Together Southeast and South Central Areas. * * * Jason Sauer has been named regional executive for the South Region of Zurich North America, effective immediately. He will report to Brian Winters, head of Sales & Distribution, and will be based in Atlanta. With the appointment, Zurich brings together its Southea  more

Jewish Democrats of Florida Condemn Trump's Use of Anti-Semitic Loyalty Trope
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 21 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: Elected Jewish Democrats of Florida slammed Trump's outrageous claims that Jews voting Democrat are somehow "disloyal," calling it out for being the ugly trope that it is. On August 20, Donald Trump attacked American Jews claiming "I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat -- it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty." Trump doubled down on his comments on August 21, telling re  more

John James Welcomes Trump's Vice President to Michigan, His 2000% Support for Trump Administration as Strong as Ever
LANSING, Michigan, Aug. 20 -- The Michigan Democratic Party issued the following news release: Failed Senate candidate John James warmly welcomed Vice President Mike Pence to Detroit yesterday, again confirming his unwavering support for the Trump administration and its toxic agenda is as strong as ever -- no matter how many social media posts he tried to delete. Since announcing his second bid for the Senate, James has quietly embraced the President, holding an event in Florida with a top memb  more

Jones Lang LaSalle Arranges $24M Financing for Agora at Port Richey in Tampa Area
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 22 -- Jones Lang LaSalle issued the following news release: * * * - Loan Proceeds Refinanced Existing Debt on the 288-Unit, Garden-Style Community in Port Richey, Florida * * * JLL announced today it has arranged a $24 million loan to refinance Agora at Port Richey, a 288-unit, garden-style apartment community in Port Richey, Florida. Working exclusively on behalf of Agora Capital Partners, JLL placed the 10-year, fixed-rate loan with Goldman Sachs. The loan, which clos  more

Katharine Mach Joins University of Miami-Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Faculty
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 23 -- The University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science issued the following news: * * * - Mach, colleagues discuss retreat as a climate change response in new Science policy essay * * * By Diana Udel August 23, 2019, Katharine Mach joined the faculty of the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science as an associate professor in the Department of Marine Ecosystems and Society and a faculty scholar at the UM A  more

Kentucky PSC Picks Consultant for Grayson Rural Electric Cooperative Management Audit
FRANKFORT, Kentucky, Aug. 22 -- The Kentucky Public Service Commission issued the following news release: * * * - Vantage Energy Consulting will review utility's governance and management * * * The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has selected a consulting firm to review the management of Grayson Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. (Grayson RECC) and evaluate whether the electric distribution cooperative should be merged with another utility. Vantage Energy Consulting, LLC (vantageener  more

Kimberly A. Mello Joins Greenberg Traurig's Orlando Office
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 20 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Kimberly A. Mello, a shareholder in the Appellate Practice of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A., has relocated from the firm's Tampa office to its Orlando office. "We are pleased to welcome Kimberly to the Orlando office and look forward to working with her," said Orlando L. Evora, co-managing shareholder of the Orlando office. "Her significant experience in appellate matters will no doubt be b  more

Landman Selected for Another Term as Eastern Florida State College Trustees Chair
COCOA, Florida, Aug. 14 -- Eastern Florida State College issued the following news release: Alan Landman, who has played a key role in the growth of Eastern Florida State College, was selected Monday for another term as chair of the college's Board of Trustees. The move came in a unanimous vote by the Board, which also renamed Ronald Howse as Vice-Chair. "It's an honor to continue helping lead the college and, along with my fellow trustees, give students ever more options for a great educatio  more

Lee County Port Authority Breaks Ground on New Airport Traffic Control Tower at Southwest Florida International Airport
FORT MYERS, Florida, Aug. 22 -- The Lee County Port Authority issued the following news release: The Lee County Port Authority, Board of Port Commissioners, county officials, business partners and other state and federal representatives held a groundbreaking ceremony today marking the official start of the construction phase for a new Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) and Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facility at Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers, Fla. T  more

Mayo Clinic and United Therapeutics to Increase Lungs for Transplantation in New Building Dedicated to Medical Discovery, Innovation
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, Aug. 22 -- Mayo Clinic issued the following news release: Mayo Clinic in Florida's new Discovery and Innovation Building opened on Thursday, Aug. 22. Here, pioneering technology will increase the number of lungs available for transplant. The 75,000-square-foot building also will house an innovative Life Sciences Incubator that connects entrepreneurs with resources to bring medical solutions to market. Lungs are among the most fragile and difficult organs to transplant. T  more

MIA Passenger Traffic Up Midway Through 2019
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 19 -- Miami International Airport issued the following news release: * * * - Route launches by American Airlines and four new carriers drive steady growth * * * Through June, Miami International Airport served 688,000 more passengers than last year, for an increase of three percent and a mid-year total of 23.4 million travelers. International travelers rose by 516,000 for a 4.7-percent jump to 11.4 million, while domestic traffic grew by 172,000 for a 1.4-percent increas  more

Miami Beach to Become the First Aira Access City in the Southeast
MIAMI BEACH, Florida, Aug. 20 -- The city of Miami Beach issued the following news release: * * * - Offering On-Demand Navigation Services for Blind and Low-Vision Residents and Visitors * * * Continually seeking new ways to better connect residents and visitors, the City of Miami Beach is partnering with Aira - an award-winning app-based service connecting highly trained, remotely located agents with people who are blind or have low vision allowing easier accessibility to explore all the ci  more

Miami Dade College Again Joins Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation for BeKind21 Challenge
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 22 -- Miami Dade College issued the following news release: * * * - MDC to kick off college-wide campaign with Born This Way Foundation on Wednesday, Aug. 28 * * * Miami Dade College again joins Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation for its 21 Days to Be Kind Challenge (#BeKind21 Challenge) to encourage students, staff and the community at large to build habits that foster a culture of kindness and promote wellness. The 21-day campaign will kick-off on Wednesday, Aug. 28  more

Miami Dade College Recognized for Best Dental Hygiene Program in Florida
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 23 -- Miami Dade College issued the following news release: Miami Dade College (MDC) was recognized as having the best dental hygiene school in Florida. The Nursing Process, a national online guide to nursing and healthcare education, recognized MDC for training its students and providing them with the required skills and knowledge, by combining didactic and lab sessions, with extensive clinical learning at a fully-equipped dental clinic at its Medical Campus. Although the  more

Miami Dade College to Partner With Kaseya to Provide IT Apprenticeships
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 15 -- Miami Dade College issued the following news release: Miami Dade College (MDC) will partner with Kaseya, a Miami-based software firm that allows companies to manage their information technology, to provide apprenticeship opportunities for students in order to fill the hiring gaps within Florida's growing technology ecosystem. MDC was awarded a U.S. Department of Labor Scaling Apprenticeship Through Sector-Based Strategies Grant worth nearly $2 million to combat the h  more

Miami Dade College to Partner With Lennar Foundation to Provide Construction Training Program
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 21 -- Miami Dade College issued the following news release: This fall, Miami Dade College (MDC) will partner with the Lennar Foundation to launch the MDC Builds program at Homestead Campus. The free, 10-week certificate program prepares workers with classroom instruction and hands-on training for entry-level construction jobs. Employment for construction laborers and helpers is expected to grow 12 percent between 2016-2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This  more

Miami Dade College's MAGIC Students Bring Berlin Wall to Life With Virtual Reality Project
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 14 -- Miami Dade College issued the following news release: Students from Miami Dade College's (MDC) acclaimed Miami Animation and Gaming International Complex (MAGIC) launched a virtual reality simulation of The Berlin Wall, visible through an app, presented in partnership with the German Consulate in commemoration of the 30th year anniversary of the fall of the wall. MAGIC's Berlin Wall VR Simulation project is an educational, game-like simulation available by using the   more

Miami Dolphins Announce Partnership With Miami-Dade County Public Schools Through Values Matter Miami
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 23 -- Miami-Dade County Public Schools issued the following news release: As part of the Miami Dolphins' educational pillar and its FOOTBALL UNITES(TM) program, the Miami Dolphins announced a partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) through Values Matter Miami, a series of initiatives designed to promote education and values among its students. The announcement took place on Friday, Aug. 23 at Miami Carol City Senior High School with M-DCPS Superintendent   more

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Announces Four More Schools Participating in 2019-2020 'Afterschool Meals Program'
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 23 -- Miami-Dade County Public Schools issued the following news release: Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) currently provides the "Afterschool Meals Program," a sub-component of the Child Care Food Program under the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in more than 200 schools. M-DCPS announces the implementation of four additional locations starting September 3, 2019 at Frank C. Martin K-8 (14150 Boggs Drive, Richmond Heights, FL 33176), John I. Smith K-8 (10415 N.W.   more

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Tops Nation With Highest Number of Magnet Schools Awarded Standards of Excellence National Certification Status
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 23 -- Miami-Dade County Public Schools issued the following news release: Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior, TERRA Environmental Research Institute and Ponce De Leon Middle are among Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) seven newest additions to the roster of Certified National Magnet Schools. The other four are Jose Marti MAST 6-12 Academy, Maritime and Science Technology (MAST) Senior, Howard D. McMillan Middle, and Lamar Louise Curry Middle schools. All seven Magnet schoo  more

Moffitt Researchers Complete Largest Genomic Analysis of Merkel Cell Carcinoma Patients
TAMPA, Florida, Aug. 20 -- Moffitt Cancer Center issued the following news release: Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare, aggressive skin tumor that is diagnosed in approximately 2,000 people each year in the United States. Since MCC affects so few people, it is difficult to study the genetic factors that lead to its development and how those factors correlate with response to therapy. However, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers have developed the largest descriptive genomic analysis of MCC pat  more

Moffitt Researchers Develop Model to Personalize Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer Patients
TAMPA, Florida, Aug. 22 -- Moffitt Cancer Center issued the following news release: A personalized approach to cancer treatment has become more common over the last several decades, with numerous targeted drugs approved to treat particular tumor types with specific mutations or patterns. However, this same personalized strategy has not translated to radiation therapy, and a one-size-fits-all approach for most patients is still common practice. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers hope to change th  more

Moffitt Researchers Discover Possible New Treatment Strategy for Lung Cancer
TAMPA, Florida, Aug. 19 -- Moffitt Cancer Center issued the following news release: Lung cancer is the second most common cancer found in both men and women. It is estimated there will be roughly 228,000 new lung cancer cases this year, and nearly 30% of those patients will have mutations in the KRAS pathway. This type of mutation makes the cancer more aggressive and difficult to treat. Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center are hoping to change that. In a new study published in Cancer Research,   more

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein Obtains $37,000 in Consumer Relief and Permanent Ban Against Out-of-State Hurricane Michael Price Gouger
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Aug. 19 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today reached a settlement with Florida-based National Emergency Restoration Services LLC (NERS) and its Director of Operations Ricardo "Rick" Aleman to resolve a price gouging lawsuit filed in January 2019. The judgment permanently bans NERS and Aleman from doing tree removal work in North Carolina, bars them from collecting any of the $37,200 they tried  more

Northrop Grumman Supports United Launch Alliance Delta IV Medium+ Launch of Global Positioning System III SV02
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, Aug. 22 -- Northrop Grumman issued the following news release: Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) provided the rocket boosters for today's successful launch and deployment of the U.S. Air Force's second Global Positioning System III-series satellite (GPS III SV02) on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Medium-Plus (M+) configuration rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. This launch marks the final flight for Northrop Grumman's Graphite Epoxy Mo  more

Orlando Economic Partnership: HealthPlanOne Opens First Location in Orlando Region
LAKE MARY, Florida, Aug. 21 -- The Orlando Economic Partnership issued the following news release: * * * - The additional 260 employees will bring its total Florida employment to more than 600 people when fully staffed. * * * Connecticut-based HealthPlanOne, also known as HPOne, opened its first location in Lake Mary in the Orlando region creating 260 new high-wage jobs over the next three years. The average wage for the new positions is $60,000, 26 percent above Seminole County's average w  more

Orlando Economic Partnership: John F. Davis Appointed to Valencia College Board of Trustees
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 22 -- The Orlando Economic Partnership issued the following news release: * * * - The appointment to the nine-member board announced Friday, August 16, is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate. * * * John Davis, executive vice president of the Orlando Regional Chamber (the Chamber), has been appointed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to the Valencia College District Board of Trustees. The appointment to Valencia's nine-member board, announced Friday, August 16   more

Orlando Economic Partnership: Space and Air Show Announced in Orlando
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 22 -- The Orlando Economic Partnership issued the following news release: * * * - Lockheed Martin will serve as title sponsor at Orlando-Sanford International Airport * * * The first-ever Lockheed Martin Space and Air Show will take to the sky at Orlando-Sanford International Airport October 31 through November 1, 2020. Lockheed Martin serves as the title-sponsor for the show headlined by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and featuring numerous company air, ground and s  more

Palm Beach County: Barton Study Center Receives State Funds
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Aug. 20 -- Palm Beach County issued the following news release: On August 15, 2019, Commissioner Weinroth joined local officials including State Representative Mike Caruso, Lt. Governor Jeanette Nunez, and Boca Raton City Council Member Andy Thomson at the Wayne Barton Study Center to celebrate the recent state appropriation of $325,000 for the center and it's programs. The Wayne Barton Study Center's (Center) mission is to enhance the health, welfare and education of  more

Pensacola State College Nursing Program Ranked as No. 4 in Florida by Registerednursing.Org
PENSACOLA, Florida, Aug. 13 -- Pensacola State College issued the following news: Pensacola State College's RN to BSN program has been ranked among the best in Florida by RegisteredNursing.org. In its 2019 Best Online RN to BSN Programs rankings, Pensacola State was listed at No. 4 in the state by the nursing advocacy organization. To calculate the rankings, RegisteredNursing.org gathered data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, National Center for Education Statistics, U  more

Second Annual World's Leading Cruise Lines Excellence Awards Recognized Top Travel Partners of Five Carnival Corporation Cruise Lines
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 21 -- Carnival, a leisure travel company, issued the following news release: Five Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) brands -- Carnival Cruise Line, Cunard, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn -- gathered in Miami Beach Aug. 19-21 to recognize the contributions of their top travel partners at the second annual World's Leading Cruise Line Excellence Awards. In all, 35 awards in seven categories were bestowed during the three-day celebration  more

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Makes Highly Anticipated Debut at Disney's Hollywood Studios on Aug. 29, 2019, at Walt Disney World Resort
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida, Aug. 23 -- Disney World issued the following news release: * * * - New land invites guests to live their own Star Warsadventures as they take the controls of theMillennium Falcon, enjoy galactic food and beverages, and engage with the land using the Play Disney Parks app * * * Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the highly anticipated new land inside Disney's Hollywood Studios, opens Aug. 29, 2019, inviting guests to live their own Star Warsadventures as they explore a remot  more

Suzanne Gilbert Appointed to American Bar Association's Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 20 -- Holland and Knight, a law firm, issued the following news release: Holland & Knight partner Suzanne E. Gilbert has been appointed by the American Bar Association (ABA) President, Judy Perry Martinez, to serve a three-year term on its Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary representing the Eleventh Circuit federal courts. The Eleventh Circuit includes Florida, Georgia and Alabama. The Standing Committee evaluates the professional qualifications of all Article I  more

Tallahassee Senior Center Earns National Accreditation Again
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 22 -- The city of Tallahassee issued the following news release: * * * - TSC One of Only 11 Accredited Senior Centers in the State * * * The Tallahassee Senior Center (TSC) has welcomed active adults for over 40 years. Daily, more than 400 seniors pass through its doors, seeking social connections, engaging activities and opportunities to learn and grow. Those who visit the center know its importance, and now the nation does, too. Recently, the National Institute o  more

Technologies Prices Public Offering of $500 Million Senior Unsecured Notes Due 2024 and $700 Million Senior Unsecured Notes Due 2029
SARASOTA, Florida, Aug. 19 -- Roper Technologies, a software designer and developer, issued the following news: Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ROP) (the "Company") announced today the pricing of its public offering of $500 million of 2.350% Senior Notes due 2024 (the "2024 notes") and $700 million of 2.950% Senior Notes due 2029 (the "2029 notes" and, together with the 2024 notes, the "notes"). The offering is expected to close, subject to customary closing conditions, on August 26, 2019. Th  more

Three Citrus County Commissioners Named to State Task Forces
INVERNESS, Florida, Aug. 21 -- Citrus County issued the following news release: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is pleased to announce the members of the three Multi-use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance (M-CORES) corridor task forces. The three corridor task forces are the; Southwest-Central Florida Connector, extending from Collier County to Polk County; Suncoast Connector, extending from Citrus County to Jefferson County and the Northern Turnpike Connector, extendin  more

Two Florida State University-National High Magnetic Field Laboratory Scientists Recognized With Prestigious NSF Awards
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 22 -- Florida State University's National High Magnetic Field Laboratory issued the following news release: * * * - Physicist Christianne Beekman and chemist Yan-Yan Hu have been recognized as outstanding early-career researchers by the National Science Foundation. * * * Two National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (National MagLab) scientists have received highly competitive CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation for their significant early career accom  more

University of Central Florida: Parramore Education and Innovation District Initiative Receives $2 Million
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 23 -- The University of Central Florida issued the following news: * * * - The UCF-led initiative is a partnership aimed at strengthening the Pre-K to Ph.D. educational ecosystem in the Parramore community. * * * By Jamie Giller The Parramore Education and Innovation District initiative, designed to reduce barriers and improve access to education in the Parramore neighborhood, has received $2 million in grant funding to support a Pre-K through Ph.D. educational ecosys  more

University of Chicago Medicine: Less Intensive Treatment Effective for HPV-Linked Head and Neck Cancer
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 22 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Chicago Medicine issued the following news release: It started in early May 2018 with a tickle in the back of his throat that wouldn't go away. "I told my wife Patricia that something was bothering me," said Arunas Vasys, 76. The Aurora, Ill., couple made an appointment with an ear, nose and throat specialist close to their second home in a southern Florida golf community. A few days later, a biopsy confirmed it was cancer o  more

University of Florida-Brechner Center for Freedom of Information: Jasmine McNealy, Frank LoMonte Comment on Manatee School Board Public Meeting Rules
GAINESVILLE, Fla., Aug. 22 -- The University of Florida's Brechner Center for Freedom of Information issued the following news: Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Telecommunication associate professor, and Frank LoMonte, UFCJC Brechner Center for Freedom of Information director, are quoted in "Manatee School Board's Public Meeting Rules Raise Constitutional Concerns, Experts Say" published in the Bradenton (Florida) Herald on Aug. 17. The ar  more

Valencia College, University of Central Florida to Open Joint Downtown Campus on Aug. 26
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 23 -- Valencia College issued the following news release: Two years after breaking ground for a new campus, Valencia College and the University of Central Florida will officially open their new joint downtown campus on Monday, Aug. 26. On that day, more than 7,000 students from Valencia College and UCF are scheduled to begin taking classes at the 15-acre campus, which is located just west of downtown Orlando. The joint downtown campus is part of a greater initiative -- a  more

Valpak and United Way's 'United to Strengthen Our Local Communities' Campaign Launches
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, Aug. 21 -- Valpak, a subsidiary of Platinum Equity, issued the following news release: Valpak, North America's trusted direct marketing company, and United Way Worldwide, the world's largest privately funded charity announced the launch of their "United to Strengthen Our Local Communities" campaign. This nationwide, multi-platform campaign places a spotlight on education and helping to build stronger local communities across America. The campaign is intended to increas  more