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State Tipoffs Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday September 15, 2019 ( 103 items )  

69 Greenberg Traurig New York Attorneys Recognized in 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
MIAMI, Florida, Sept. 12 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: The New York office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has 69 attorneys included on the 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Of these, 50 are listed as "Super Lawyers" and 19 are listed as "Rising Stars." According to the Super Lawyers website, the selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations, and evaluations that identify a high deg  more

8 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Named 'Top Lawyers' by Palm Beach Illustrated
MIAMI, Florida, Sept. 11 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that eight of its Florida attorneys have been recognized as "Top Lawyers" by Palm Beach Illustrated. Palm Beach Illustrated partnered with Professional Research Services to determine the top lawyers in the region as chosen by their peers. The attorneys who received the highest number of votes are reflected on the 2019 "Top Lawyers" list, published annu  more

Altruistic Boy Surprised With Dream Trip After Using Money Saved for Walt Disney World Vacation to Feed Hurricane Evacuees
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida, Sept. 9 -- Disney World issued the following news release: * * * - Jermaine Bell's Story Captivated America, and Mickey Mouse Made a Surprise Visit on Jermaine's Birthday With An Invitation to Visit Walt Disney World Resort * * * Six-year-old Jermaine Bell of Jacksonville, Fla., spent more than a year saving money for his birthday trip to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. However, hurricane Dorian changed Jermaine's plans in a big way. Millions of people ha  more

Asheville Regional Airport Welcomes Nonstop to West Palm Beach on Allegiant
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, Sept. 9 -- The Asheville Regional Airport issued the following news: Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces new service from Asheville to West Palm Beach, Florida beginning November 25, 2019. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new route as low as $54.* "We're incredibly excited to grow again in Asheville with this new route," said Drew Wells, Allegiant vice president of planning and revenue. "We're certain that area travelers will love havin  more

At Direction of Gov. Ron DeSantis, South Florida Water Management District Governing Board Expands Python Elimination Program
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Sept. 12 -- The South Florida Water Management District issued the following news release: * * * - In partnership with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and National Park Service, SFWMD expands reach of python program * * * The program that has already eliminated more than 2,500 invasive pythons from Florida's Everglades is getting bigger thanks to Gov. Ron DeSantis and today's vote by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Bo  more

Carnival Cruise Line's GoCCL Navigator Dashboard Gives Travel Advisors a Quick Tool to View Bookings
MIAMI, Florida, Sept. 10 -- Carnival, a leisure travel company, issued the following news release: Carnival Cruise Line is further refining the newly redesigned GoCCL Navigator booking engine with the addition of a dashboard that enables travel advisors to quickly view and support existing bookings and booked clients. GoCCL Navigator is the industry's first travel advisor tool to offer a comprehensive dashboard with quick access to in-demand information that agents need to manage their current   more

Carnival: Sky Princess Completes Successful Sea Trials Milestone
MIAMI, Florida, Sept. 10 -- Carnival, a leisure travel company, issued the following news release: International premium cruise line Princess Cruise has accomplished another major milestone in preparation for the debut of its newest ship, Sky Princess, with the completion of sea trials. The new cruise ship set out to sea from the construction dock at Fincantieri Shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy and was put through a series of maneuvers to test the propulsion, steering and navigational equipment.   more

Citrix Delivers Expanded Network Protection Through SD-WAN Solution With Palo Alto Networks
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, Sept. 10 -- Citrix Systems, a server, application and desktop virtualization, networking and software provider, issued the following news: Business today is more global and collaborative than ever. People work anywhere, anytime on any number of devices. And they access and share information and ideas across systems and borders. This promises new levels of productivity and innovation that can transform entire industries - and even create new ones. But it also introduces  more

City of Miami Beach Bans Plastic Straws & Stirrers Citywide
MIAMI BEACH, Florida, Sept. 11 -- The city of Miami Beach issued the following news release: * * * - Expanding its Plastic Ban Beyond Public Spaces to the Entire City * * * Moving toward becoming a plastic-free city, the City of Miami Beach has spearheaded banning single-use plastic beverage straws, stirrers and single-use plastic bags on the city's beaches, streets, and prohibiting plastic bags from being distributed by sidewalk cafes, marinas and other public places. Today, the City Commi  more

City of Miami Beach Introduces New Department
MIAMI BEACH, Florida, Sept. 10 -- The city of Miami Beach issued the following news release: * * * - Creatively Engaging the Public in the Climate Change Conversation * * * The existential threat of climate change and sea level rise affects the City of Miami Beach and its residents in challenging ways. Misael Soto, the city's first Art in Public Life Artist in Residence, in partnership with Oolite Arts, created the Department of Reflection exhibit to explore the questions and challenges tha  more

Crowley Earns Authorized Economic Operator Certification in Guatemala
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, Sept. 11 -- Crowley Maritime, a provider of marine solutions, energy and logistics services, issued the following news release: To better serve customers importing and exporting in Guatemala, Crowley Logistics recently received its Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) "Consolidator-Deconsolidator" certification. Awarded by the Superintendency of Tax Administration (SAT) of Guatemala, the certification recognizes Crowley for complying with SAT's 110, customs, legal and inter  more

Educator Appreciation Days at Ripley's St. Augustine Attractions
NEW YORK, Sept. 11 -- Ripley Entertainment issued the following news: Ripley's Believe It or Not! St. Augustine on San Marco Ave. is offering FREE admission for all Florida educators to Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium, Ripley's Ghost Train Adventure, Ripley's Red Train Tours and Bayfront Mini Golf starting now - October 20th. Florida educators eligible for free admission for themselves and 50% off for their guests includes: * Pre-K * K-12 * College * Homeschool * Administrators *   more

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Aviation Dean Alan Stolzer Tapped for Top National Safety Committee
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, Sept. 9 -- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University issued the following news: Dr. Alan J. Stolzer, dean of the College of Aviation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach, Fla., campus has been appointed by a U.S. cabinet secretary to serve as the only academic representative on the Department of Transportation's new Safety Oversight and Certification Advisory Committee (SOCAC). Stolzer, an accomplished scholar and highly experienced pilot with a 30-year t  more

Fla. Secretary of State: Rogers Park Golf Course Featured as Florida Historic Golf Trail Course of the Month
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 9 -- Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee issued the following news release: Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee announced today that Rogers Park Golf Course located in the city of Tampa in Hillsborough County has been chosen as the featured course on the Florida Historic Golf Trail for the month of September. "We are pleased to feature Rogers Park Golf Course as a new addition to the Florida Historic Golf Trail," said Secretary Lee. "Located next to the Hillsborou  more

Florida A&M University Among Florida Universities in Alliance to Increase Minority Women Faculty in STEM Fields
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 13 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: Florida A&M University (FAMU) is among an alliance of five Florida universities that have secured National Science Foundation (NSF) funding to increase the number of women of color on university faculty in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The $2.4 million grant was authored by FAMU College of Education (COE) Dean Allyson Wat  more

Florida A&M University Maintains Its Ranking As No. 2 Public Historically Black College & University
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 9 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: Florida A&M University(FAMU) maintained its ranking as the No. 2 public historically Black college and university (HBCU) and moved up two slots to No. 7 to remain among the top 10 public and private HBCUs in the nation, according to the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. FAMU also placed higher than any other public HBCU on the list of   more

Florida A&M University Names Charles Weatherford as Vice President for Research
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 13 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: Charles Weatherford, Ph.D., a physicist who shepherded Florida A&M University's (FAMU) venture into industrial hemp production and research, has been named vice president of the Division of Research. "Research or extending the boundaries of knowledge is as foundational to our mission as is inspirational teaching. The combination of the two prepares our s  more

Florida A&M University Receives $3.4 Million in NOAA Funds to Continue Ocean, Coastal Communities Research
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 13 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: Florida A&M University (FAMU) received $3.36 million in federal funds to continue important research that supports healthy oceans and resilient and vibrant coastal communities. This is the fourth year of a five-year award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Educational Partnership Program that funds the Ce  more

Florida A.G. Moody and Bipartisan Coalition of Attorneys General Launch Google Antitrust Investigation
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 9 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody and attorneys general from across the country today announced an investigation of tech giant Google's business practices to ascertain if these practices are in compliance with state and federal antitrust laws. The bipartisan coalition, in which Florida has a leadership role, announced plans to investigate Google's overarching control of online advertising mark  more

Florida A.G. Moody Issues Statement on Nomination of Judge Singhal to U.S. District Court for Southern District of Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 11 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following statement on President Trump nominating Judge Raag Singhal to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida: "I am very excited to see that the President has nominated Judge Singhal to be a Federal District Court Judge. "I have known Judge Singhal for some time. We taught other judges together at Florida's Advanced Judicial Studies program. "He is very sharp, with a strong respect fo  more

Florida A.G. Moody Recognizes National Suicide Prevention Week
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 10 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody is recognizing National Suicide Prevention Week through her role as Attorney General by encouraging mental health awareness within law enforcement agencies. National Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 8-14. According to BlueHelp.org, 167 active and retired law enforcement officers nationwide committed suicide in 2018. This summer, Attorney General Moody hosted M  more

Florida A.G. Moody Recognizes Three Seminole County Deputies
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 11 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody today presented Back the Blue Awards to three Seminole County Sheriff deputies who responded to the scene of a triple overdose. Lieutenant Dwayne Kvalheim, Deputy James Hennessey and Deputy Caitlin Henry responded to a call at a local gas station and approached two men and one woman who were unresponsive and turning blue. It quickly became apparent that the in  more

Florida A.G. Moody to Challenge Proposed Amendment That is Longer Than Article I of Florida's Constitution
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 11 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following news release: Attorney General Ashley Moody today filed a petition with the Florida Supreme Court and will challenge a misleading initiative that is longer than Article I of Florida's Constitution. Florida laws direct the Attorney General to review the titles and summaries of citizen initiatives to identify ambiguous or misleading ballot language. The Regulate Marijuana in a Manner Similar to Alcohol to  more

Florida Atlantic University: It's About More People in Fewer Vehicles, Not Self-Driving Cars
BOCA RATON, Florida, Sept. 11 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Florida Atlantic University, a component of the state university system in Florida, issued the following news release: This year alone, there are about 276 million vehicles operating on roads throughout the United States. Despite the current fascination with the concept of self-driving cars and their potential to reduce traffic congestion, a researcher at Florida Atlantic University says that may not be a solution. It now appears that pooled  more

Florida Attorney General Issues Opinion on Audit Exemption to Extend Discretionary Sales Surtax
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 11 -- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued the following advisory legal opinion regarding audit exemption to extend discretionary sales surtax: To: Ms. Janette S. Knowlton, County Attorney for Charlotte County, 18500 Murdock Circle, Suite 573, Port Charlotte, Florida 33948-1068 RE: DISCRETIONARY SALES SURTAX-PERFORMANCE AUDIT EXEMPTION-whether the duration of a discretionary sales surtax must be the same as the immediately preceding surtax to be exempt from   more

Florida Democratic Party Chair Rizzo Issues Statement on 18th Anniversary of 9/11
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 11 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following statement by Chair Terrie Rizzo on the 18th anniversary of 9/11: "Today is a day we remember heroes. "18 years ago, emergency responders saw thousands in danger and without hesitation rushed in to save as many lives as possible, even if it meant losing their own. "In the aftermath of those horrific events on 9/11, the United States came together as a nation to mourn and to honor those we had lost. "Today we   more

Florida Democratic Party Chair Rizzo Issues Statement on Report on Bahamians After Hurricane Dorian
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 9 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following statement by Chair Terrie Rizzo: Reports of Bahamians being turned away from an evacuation boat to Fort Lauderdale over confusion about entry requirements for Bahamians after Hurricane Dorian shows that we must create a visa waiver and grant temporary protected status to the people of the Bahamas while the country rebuilds. On September 9, CNN reported that evacuees from the Bahamas boarding a boat to Fort Laud  more

Florida Democratic Party: DeSantis Thinks Bahamian Evacuees Are Seeking 'Special Migration,' in Reality, They are Searching for Refuge
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 10 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: On September 10, Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference on the Bahama relief efforts and refused to call for visa waivers for Bahamians, citing that those without visas may not have a relative to stay with and there are not any shelters open at the moment. The governor also referred to evacuees seeking refuge as some sort of "special migration." Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, urge  more

Florida Department of Financial Services: CFO Jimmy Patronis Appoints Charles Ghini to Florida Blockchain Task Force
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 13 -- The Florida Department of Financial Services issued the following news release: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis today announced the appointment of Department of Financial Services Chief Information Officer Charles Ghini to the Florida Blockchain Task Force. Ghini has more than 33 years of service to the state of Florida and brings extensive technical and leadership experience from his previous roles as Director of the Division of Telecommunications  more

Florida Department of Financial Services: CFO Jimmy Patronis Appoints Miami Mayor Francis Suarez to Florida Blockchain Task Force
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 10 -- The Florida Department of Financial Services issued the following news release: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis today announced the appointment of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez to the Florida Blockchain Task Force. Mayor Suarez has more than 9 years of leadership experience working in the public sector as the Mayor of the City of Miami and as a long-time City Commissioner. Established this year by the Florida Legislature and housed within the Departme  more

Florida Department of Financial Services: CFO Jimmy Patronis Appoints Ronald Brise to Florida Blockchain Task Force
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 12 -- The Florida Department of Financial Services issued the following news release: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis today announced the appointment of former State Representative and Public Service Commissioner Ronald Brise to the Florida Blockchain Task Force. Brise is an accomplished, legislative leader and senior executive with more than 20 years of experience in telecom, energy, utilities, government and business. He currently works as the Governme  more

Florida Forest Service Accepting Applications for Urban and Community Forestry Grant Programs
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 10 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: Today, the Florida Forest Service announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program and the 2019 Managing Community Forests Grant Program. Both programs are supported through the U.S. Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program which provides funding to local governments, educational institutions, Native  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Applaud President Trump Nominations of Lagoa, Luck to Court of Appeals
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 12 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida leaders applauded President Donald Trump for nominating Florida Supreme Court Justices Barbara Lagoa and Robert Luck to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has jurisdiction over federal cases originating in the states of Alabama, Florida and Georgia. President Trump is nom  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Appoints Three to the Jacksonville Transportation Authority
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 9 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Deborah Buckland and G. Ray Driver and the reappointment of Arezou Jolly to the Jacksonville Transportation Authority. Deborah Buckland Buckland, of Jacksonville, is the market president for Branch Banking & Trust Company (BB&T). She currently serves as chair of the Jax Chamber, is on the board of First Coast YMCA and is the immediate pas  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Highlights More Than $11 Million in Donations and Announces 590,000 Bottles of Water to Be Sent to the Bahamas
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Sept. 10 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis highlighted more than $11 million in private donations from corporations and individuals to assist the people of the Bahamas. Additionally, the Governor announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) and Florida Power and Light (FPL) are collectively donating 590,000 bottles of water to the Bahamas for Hurricane Dorian relief. Individually, FDEM  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Highlights Rise of Florida Schools in National University Rankings
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 9 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis touted new standings by U.S. News and World Report ranking the University of Florida 7th and Florida State University 18th among public universities across the country, a significant rise for both schools. "There's no question Florida is a top-tier destination for tourism and economic growth," said Governor DeSantis. "Now, these new rankings further solidify Florida as  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Joins Bass Pro Shops in the Launch of Anglers for the Bahamas
ORLANDO, Florida, Sept. 12 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis joined Bass Pro Shops founder and conservationist Johnny Morris for the launch of "Anglers for the Bahamas" - an effort to support the people of the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. "Last Friday, I toured the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas by air and saw firsthand the devastation of the Abaco Islands and Marsh Harbor," said Governor DeSantis.   more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Reappoints Two to the Suwannee River Water Management District
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 11 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reappointments of Richard Schwab and Charles Keith to the Suwannee River Water Management District. Richard Schwab Schwab, of Perry, is the vice president of M.A. Rigoni, Inc., a forest management company. He is a third-generation logger and has worked in the forest industry for over 25 years. He represents the coastal river basin part of the District.   more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Requests $625 Million in Recurring Funds for Everglades Restoration and Protection of Water Resources
NAPLES, Florida, Sept. 11 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: * * * - The Governor also seeks to increase fines for environmental crimes by 50 percent across the board * * * Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced his request to the Florida Legislature of $625 million in recurring funding for the next three years for Everglades restoration and protection of Florida's water resources. This funding will meet the $2.5 billion goal outlined in the Governor's Bold V  more

Florida Gov. DeSantis Selects Three Inductees to the Florida Women's Hall of Fame
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 9 -- Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the selection of Doris Mae Barnes, Dr. Judith Ann Bense and Millie Wilborn Gildersleeve to the Florida Women's Hall of Fame. Each year, the Governor selects three nominees from recommendations presented by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. Doris Mae Barnes Barnes, of Miami, made a significant contribution to Floridians and the world by helping s  more

Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department Releases New Design of Tampa Bay Lightning Specialty License Plate
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 11 -- The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles issued the following news release: * * * - The redesigned specialty license plate is now available statewide. * * * The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) is pleased to announce the newly redesigned Tampa Bay Lightning specialty license plate is now available in all tax collector and tag agency offices across the state. As of August 1, 2019, there were 9,297 valid regis  more

Florida International University Receives Top Award for Promoting Student Internships in D.C.
MIAMI, Florida, Sept. 12 -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: * * * - The university is the No. 2 contributor of student interns to The Washington Center from more than 400 partner institutions around the country * * * Each year, college and university students from around the world converge on our nation's capital to pursue real-life experience in government, non-profit organizations, public and private found  more

Florida International University: Behavioral Intervention Reduces Need to Medicate Kids With ADHD
MIAMI, Florida, Sept. 11 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: Most children with ADHD who receive behavioral intervention do not need medication, according to a new study by researchers at FIU's Center for Children and Families. Researchers evaluated 127 unmedicated children with ADHD, ages 5 to 13, during the school year, following their participation in the center's Summer Treatment Progra  more

Florida International University: Flavored Tobacco Major Factor in Popularity of Waterpipe Smoking, Study Finds
MIAMI, Florida, Sept. 14 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: Flavored tobacco is one of the major factors behind the popularity of waterpipe smoking in the United States and internationally, a recent FIU study found. Researchers at Stempel College examined the impact of tobacco flavor manipulation on satisfaction, puffing behavior and toxicant exposure among high-frequency and low-frequency  more

Florida International University: New Study Finds Vitamin D May Reduce Risk of Pre-Eclampsia, Among Other Complications
MIAMI, Florida, Sept. 11 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: When a woman becomes pregnant, among the many items to typically buy is vitamins. Studies have shown that vitamin supplements during pregnancy are key to the fetus' development. At the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Cristina Palacios, professor in the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, has been studying  more

Florida International University: Tropical Mountain Rivers Are Where Magic Happens
MIAMI, Florida, Sept. 13 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Florida International University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news: Large tropical mountain river systems aren't getting the respect they deserve - at least not when it comes to research and conservation. It's a head-scratcher considering how important they are. Without these river systems, the Amazon wouldn't be The Amazon. Dar es Salaam likely wouldn't be Tanzania's most populous city. The Weste  more

Florida Museum of Natural History: Digital Records of Preserved Plants, Animals Change How Scientists Explore World
GAINESVILLE, Florida, Sept. 12 -- The Florida Museum of Natural History issued the following research news: There's a whole world behind the scenes at natural history museums that most people never see. Museum collections house millions upon millions of dinosaur bones, pickled sharks, dried leaves, and every other part of the natural world you can think of-more than could ever be put on display. Instead, these specimens are used in research by scientists trying to understand how different kinds  more

Florida Secretary of State Lee Designates Ormond Beach MainStreet as Florida Main Street Program of the Month
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 9 -- Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee issued the following news release: Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee announced today that the Ormond Beach MainStreet program has been designated the September 2019 Florida Main Street Program of the Month. Programs are selected based on their development achievements and participation in the Florida Main Street program. "Ormond Beach MainStreet is a vibrant community dedicated to historic preservation and economic develo  more

Florida Secretary of State: Upcoming Invisible Lives Tours to Focus on Enslaved People Who Shaped Tallahassee's History
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 12 -- Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee issued the following news release: * * * - Tours will be offered on September 14 at The Grove Museum, Goodwood Museum & Gardens and Tallahassee Museum * * * The Grove Museum, Goodwood Museum and Gardens and Tallahassee Museum invite the public to Invisible Lives Tours on Saturday, September 14, 2019. These tours are part of ongoing collaborations among community partners to tell more complete stories about local and r  more

Florida Senate President Galvano Congratulates Florida State University and University of Florida on Top 20 Rankings
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 9 -- Florida Senate President Bill Galvano issued the following news release: * * * - UF ranked No. 7, FSU No. 18 by U.S. News and World Report * * * Senate President Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) today released the following statement regarding the announcement that the University of Florida (UF) and Florida State University (FSU) have improved their national rankings, with both ranking as top 20 public universities in the U.S. News and World Report "Best Colleges 2  more

Florida State Sen. Galvano Announces Appointment of Commissioner Betsy Benac to the Florida Greenways and Trails Council
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 10 -- The Florida Senate issued the following news release on behalf of Florida State Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton: Florida Senate President Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) today announced the appointment of Manatee County Commissioner Betsy Benac to the Florida Greenways and Trails Council as a Trail User. "I am pleased to have Commissioner Betsy Benac serve as a Trail User on the Florida Greenways and Trails Council," said President Galvano. "She is an advocate for f  more

Florida State University Joins Nation's Top 20
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 9 -- Florida State University issued the following news: * * * - U.S. News & World Report Ranks FSU No. 18 Among Public Universities * * * Florida State University soared eight spots to No. 18 among national public universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, meeting and well exceeding its goal of joining the Top 25. It's the greatest single-year improvement in university history. The rankings appear in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges   more

Florida State University Joins Nation's Top 20
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 9 -- The Florida State University's College of Business issued the following news: * * * - U.S. News & World Report Ranks FSU No. 18 Among Public Universities * * * Florida State University soared eight spots to No. 18 among national public universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, meeting and well exceeding its goal of joining the Top 25. It's the greatest single-year improvement in university history. The rankings appear in U.S. News & Worl  more

Florida State University-College of Business: New U.S. News Rankings Best Ever for Insurance, Real Estate, Accounting
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 10 -- The Florida State University's College of Business issued the following news: Taking their Top 10 standings to new heights, the Florida State University College of Business' undergraduate programs in Insurance and Real Estate now rank No. 3 and No. 9 respectively among all programs nationwide, according to Monday's release of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges 2020" guidebook. The new No. 3 ranking among public and private schools by the Dr. William T.   more

Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Speak at DeviceTalks Minnesota
MIAMI, Florida, Sept. 9 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Greenberg Traurig, LLP attorneys Stephen Baird, Marcella C. Ducca, and David J. Dykeman will speak at DeviceTalks Minnesota, Sept. 9-10, at the Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis. Greenberg Traurig is a founding sponsor of DeviceTalks, and attorneys from the firm's global Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group have been featured speakers at every DeviceTalks conference since 2011. On Sept. 9, from 3:30-4:15   more

Greenberg Traurig Sponsors Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida 15th Anniversary and Installation Gala
MIAMI, Florida, Sept. 9 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. is a 2019 sponsor of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida (APABA)'s 15th Anniversary and Installation Gala taking place Sept. 13 at the Conrad Miami. In honor of its 15th year, APABA will host Florida's distinguished Asian Pacific American trailblazer judges, who will appear for the first time together on a panel to discuss their law career  more

Greenberg Traurig Strategically Expands Litigation Practice, Adds Gregory Nylen in Orange County
MIAMI, Florida, Sept. 10 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Gregory A. Nylen has returned to global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as of counsel in the firm's Orange County office and a member of the firm's award-winning Global Litigation Practice. Nylen was a litigator in Greenberg Traurig's Los Angeles office from 2000 to 2014 and rejoins the firm after launching a successful company. He has more than 29 years of experience litigating complex commercial case  more

Greenberg Traurig's Cris O'Neall Presents at the 2019 Western States Petroleum Association Property Tax Education Forum
MIAMI, Florida, Sept. 11 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: Greenberg Traurig, LLP Shareholder Cris K. O'Neall will participate at the 2019 Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) Property Tax Education Forum in Oxnard, CA. O'Neall will speak on the panel "Current Legal Developments in California Property Taxation" Sept. 17. The discussion will cover new case law and recently adopted statutes and regulations. WSPA is a non-profit trade association that re  more

Greenberg Traurig: Boyd Gaming President & CEO to Keynote at Summit for Corporate Governance
LAS VEGAS, Florida, Sept. 10 -- Greenberg Traurig, a law firm, issued the following news release: * * * - Event is Co-Hosted by UNLV, Greenberg Traurig * * * Keith Smith, president and CEO of the Boyd Gaming Corporation, will deliver the keynote luncheon address at the "Summit for Corporate Governance," Nov. 8, in Las Vegas, NV. Co-hosted by the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law and global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, the event will include engaging panels featuring public company offic  more

Hillsborough County: Board Honors Junior Achievement on 100th Anniversary
TAMPA, Florida, Sept. 13 -- Hillsborough County issued the following news: * * * - Nonprofit recognized for empowering young people to success * * * Since 1919, Junior Achievement has helped and encouraged students, from kindergarten through high school, to professionally grow through hands-on learning experiences that develop their financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship skills. Its Tampa Bay branch was formed in 1965, and has impacted more than 54,000 students annually in   more

Holland & Knight Earns Multiple Top Rankings in The Legal 500 Latin America Edition
MIAMI, Florida, Sept. 12 -- Holland and Knight, a law firm, issued the following news release: Holland & Knight is recommended as one of the top international law firms in Latin America, including Colombia and Mexico, in The Legal 500 Latin America 2019 edition. Forty-five lawyers received recognition in the guide, with 10 partners earning the titles of "Leading Lawyer" or "Rising Star." The guide recommends the following Holland & Knight practices and individuals: Latin America International  more

Holland & Knight's Christopher Buch and Sarah Passeri Named Rising Stars by Law360
MIAMI, Florida, Sept. 10 -- Holland and Knight, a law firm, issued the following news release: Holland & Knight Partners Christopher Buch and Sarah Passeri have been selected as 2019 "Rising Stars" by Law360. This honor recognizes the top five lawyers under the age of 40 in the country in each of 39 practice areas. Mr. Buch was recognized in the benefits category and Ms. Passeri was recognized in transportation. Law360 reviewed more than 1,300 submissions for the 2019 "Rising Stars" distinctio  more

Hylant Intern Jeff Borngesser Named Council Foundation Scholarship Recipient
TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 10 -- Hylant Group, a brokerage firm, issued the following news release: Jeff Borngesser, a student at Florida State University and a multi-year summer intern at Hylant, has been selected as recipient of a $5,000 academic scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year, as announced by The Council Foundation. "Jeff is a hardworking young man and very deserving of this recognition," said Mark Nixon, President, Hylant-Jacksonville, Florida. "He consistently demonstrates initiative   more

Jacob Edwards Joins Kilpatrick Townsend in Atlanta
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 13 -- Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, a law firm, issued the following news release: Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today the addition of Jacob Edwards as an associate in Atlanta. He joins the firm's nationally-recognized Construction & Infrastructure Projects Team. Mr. Edwards focuses his practice on construction litigation, contract disputes, and alternative dispute resolution. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Edwards was a Law Clerk to the Hon. Adalberto J  more

Lake County's East Ridge High School Recipient of $20,000 Gift From Walt Disney World Resort
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida, Sept. 13 -- Disney World issued the following news release: * * * - The Donation Will Contribute to Restoring the Band Program so Students Can March Forward into the School Year. * * * Following a devastating fire at East Ridge High School that damaged band equipment, rehearsal space, and students' personal instruments, the Central Florida community came together with an outpouring of support to help the students through the unexpected challenge. To lend another h  more

Lee Health: 2019 Annual Omega Family Health Forum Set for Sept. 14
FORT MYERS, Florida, Sept. 12 -- Lee Health issued the following news release: * * * - Free family event highlights health awareness, education and prevention * * * Lee Health is proud to participate in the Annual Omega Family Health Forum on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m.-noon, at Dunbar High School, 3800 E. Edison Ave., Fort Myers. This health forum is a family affair and has something for men, women and children of all ages. This free community event is focused on health awareness and p  more

Mercer University, Gwinnett County Public Schools, FBI Atlanta Division Partner to Offer Innovative New Cybersecurity Program
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 12 -- Mercer University issued the following news: Mercer University, Gwinnett County Public Schools and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Atlanta Division are partnering to offer the innovative new Cybersecurity Dual Enrollment Program during the 2019-2020 academic year for students at Paul Duke STEM High School in Norcross. The cohort program, held each Friday on Mercer's Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus in Atlanta, is one of only four such programs in   more

Mercer University: College of Education Alumna Participating in Project ASD Grant at University of Central Florida
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sept. 5 -- Mercer University issued the following news: Recent Mercer University alumna Katie Sidor began graduate work this fall on a grant program funded by the U.S. Department of Education that provides financial and academic support to students preparing to serve the increasing numbers of children identified with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Project ASD at the University of Central Florida is grant-funded through 2023 by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Sp  more

Miami Beach Increases Funding for Arts in Public Places Program
MIAMI BEACH, Florida, Sept. 13 -- The city of Miami Beach issued the following news release: In 1995, the City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places (AiPP) program was adopted with a mission to enhance the aesthetic environment of the city by incorporating works of art on public property. Since then, the program has grown to one of the leading AiPP programs in the nation by curating public art by noted international artists. Since its inception, the robust Art in Public Places program has been f  more

Miami Beach Moves Full STEAM Ahead
MIAMI BEACH, Florida, Sept. 11 -- The city of Miami Beach issued the following news release: * * * - Expanding Arts Integrated Programing and Funding in its Public Schools * * * Starting this past January, the City of Miami Beach positioned its cultural institutions center stage in the public-school curriculum. Through its STEAM Plus program in collaboration with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the arts and culture infused concept brought six of the city's prestigious institutions -- The B  more

Miami Dade College School of Justice to Host Defense Intelligence Agency
MIAMI, Florida, Sept. 11 -- Miami Dade College issued the following news release: Miami Dade College's (MDC) School of Justice, Public Safety and Law Studies will host the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) as representatives discuss career opportunities on Monday, Sept. 23, at 9 a.m., at the North Campus. The DIA provides military intelligence to deployed military personnel, defense policymakers and force planners in the Department of Defense and the intelligence community, in support of U.S.   more

Miami Dade College's Mike Fernandez Global Business Leadership Series Presents Mastercard's Carlo Enrico, Oct. 1
MIAMI, Florida, Sept. 9 -- Miami Dade College issued the following news release: Miami Dade College (MDC) will host a new edition of the popular Mike Fernandez Global Business Leadership Series with Mastercard President, Latin American and Caribbean, Carlo Enrico, Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 9:45 a.m., at MDC's Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. As president of Mastercard's Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region and a member of the company's management committee, Carlo Enrico is responsible for leadi  more

New South American Butterfly Species Named for Florida Museum of Natural History's Andy Warren
GAINESVILLE, Florida, Sept. 13 -- The Florida Museum of Natural History issued the following research news: Researchers have discovered a common butterfly genus from South America previously believed to contain just three species actually has 12. The international team studying the butterfly genus Zischkaia named one of the nine new species after Andy Warren, senior collections manager of the Florida Museum of Natural History's McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity. Warren, a skippe  more

New USF President Joins Moffitt Cancer Center's Institute Board
TAMPA, Florida, Sept. 9 -- Moffitt Cancer Center issued the following news release: Steven Currall, Ph.D., has joined the Moffitt Cancer Center Institute Board of Directors. Currall was recently named president of the University of South Florida and will replace former USF President Judy Genshaft on Moffitt's Institute Board effective July 1. "We are pleased to have Steven Currall join the Institute Board," said Alan F. List, M.D., president and CEO of Moffitt. "I look forward to working with   more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving 6200 Raleigh Apartments
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 12 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-1882): In the Matter of Notification by 6200 Raleigh Apartments, LLC, 1601 Washington Avenue, Suite 800, Miami Beach, Florida 33139, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Andover at Crabtree Apartments in Wake County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On August 29, 2019, 6200 Raleigh Apartments, LLC (A  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving CMF Signature Place
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 9 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2672): In the Matter of Notification by CMF Signature Place, LLC, 4890 West Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 825, Tampa, Florida 33609, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service Utilizing the Hot Water Capture, Cold Water Allocation Method in Signature Place Apartments in Pitt County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision (HWCCWA) BY THE CO  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Heatherwood Florida Partners
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 11 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-930): In the Matter of Notification by Heatherwood Florida Partners, LLC, 5600 Paces Glen Avenue, Charlotte, North Carolina 28212, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Heatherwood Trace Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On August 28, 2019, Heatherwood Florida Partner  more

North Port: Warm Mineral Springs Park Complex Given Historic Designation
NORTH PORT, Florida, Sept. 12 -- The city of North Port issued the following news release: After a lengthy application process, the City of North Port is excited to announce the National Park Service has officially listed the Warm Mineral Springs Building Complex in the National Register of Historic Places. This follows the Springs itself which received the same designation in 1977. The City of North Port took full ownership of the entire complex in September 2014. This will help us expedite an  more

On Anniversary of Hurricane Irma, Department of Economic Opportunity, Rebuild Florida Mark Disaster Recovery Milestones and Work Ahead
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 10 -- The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity issued the following news: Today, on the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Irma's landfall, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and Rebuild Florida are marking Hurricane Irma recovery milestones as well as the remaining work ahead. In September of 2018, DEO launched Rebuild Florida with federal funding to assist Florida's long-term recovery from the devastating impacts of Hurricane Irma. The first   more

Orlando Economic Partnership: California Prop-Tech GlobalListings.com to Open Regional Office in Orlando
ORLANDO, Florida, Sept. 13 -- The Orlando Economic Partnership issued the following news release: * * * - GlobalListings.com announced today that Orlando will become its future regional sales and marketing office location. * * * GlobalListings.com, the world's largest online international real estate listings search platform based in Irvine, Ca. - with over 2.3 million property postings per month from over 90+ different countries - announced today that Orlando will become the company's futur  more

Orlando Economic Partnership: Future Political Leaders Graduate From 2019 Central Florida Political Leadership Institute
ORLANDO, Florida, Sept. 13 -- The Orlando Economic Partnership issued the following news release: * * * - A total of 19 participants graduated from the Central Florida Political Leadership Institute (PLI) Class of 2019. * * * The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) celebrated the graduation of 19 participants of the Central Florida Political Leadership Institute (PLI) Class of 2019. PLI is a program developed to prepare and strengthen the next generation of elected leaders before   more

Orlando International Airport Receives Four AA Ratings From Bond Agencies - Senior Management, Leadership Cited as Top Strength
ORLANDO, Florida, Sept. 11 -- Orlando International Airport issued the following news release: The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) received high marks from the nation's top bond rating agencies in regards to its Series 2019A Airport Facilities Revenue Bonds (Bonds). Investors may rely on rating agencies to determine the credit worthiness of an organization. Orlando International Airport continues to be one of the highest ranked airports in finance in the industry following recently-r  more

Orlando Utilities Commission: Clint Bullock Selected for Florida Trend Florida 500 Recognition
ORLANDO, Florida, Sept. 10 -- The Orlando Utilities Commission issued the following news: Clint Bullock, OUC's General Manager and CEO, has been named to the second annual Florida Trend Florida 500 list. Florida 500 is a Florida Trend special section that highlights the 500 most influential business leaders in different economic sectors throughout the state. Compiled by the magazine's editors, the list offers a personal look at the state's most influential business leaders. Bullock was recogn  more

Out of Space, Moffitt Cancer Center Seeking Urgent State Support
TAMPA, Florida, Sept. 13 -- Moffitt Cancer Center issued the following news release: Short on space and facing surging demand, Moffitt Cancer Center is asking the Florida Legislature to help support a new inpatient clinical research center and an expansion campus for clinical and research operations. Moffitt's request for the upcoming legislative session is urgent because the stakes are life and death for the many thousands of people who receive a cancer diagnosis. Since Moffitt opened its doo  more

Palm Beach County Receives American Planning Association Award of Merit for Implementation of Glades Region Master Plan
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Sept. 12 -- Palm Beach County issued the following news release: Palm Beach County, through the Department of Housing & Economic Sustainability, has earned an Award of Merit from the American Planning Association (APA) Florida in the Planning Project category. The county's implementation of the Glades Region Master Plan (GRMP) was recognized as an outstanding planning project at the APA Florida 2019 Annual Conference in Miramar Beach. This is the first Palm Beach Count  more

Polk State College Corporate College Achieves International Certification Recognizing Quality, Efficiency
WINTER HAVEN, Florida, Sept. 12 -- Polk State College issued the following news: Polk State Corporate College recently achieved international ISO 9001 certification that recognizes the quality of its programming and efficiency in providing services to its customers, including students and employers who partner with the College for workforce training. This puts Polk State Corporate College in a category with ISO 9001 certified organizations including SpaceX, Samsung Telecommunications, Intel, C  more

Polk State College to Kick Off Hispanic Heritage Month With U.S. Congressman Soto
WINTER HAVEN, Florida, Sept. 10 -- Polk State College issued the following news: Polk State College is kicking off its annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month in September with U.S. Congressman Darren Soto. The Hispanic Heritage Kick-off event will take place noon Monday, September 16, in the Polk State Winter Haven Campus Student Center, where students, faculty, staff, and members of the community will become immersed in Hispanic culture, cuisine, history, music, and dance with this yea  more

Port Tampa Bay: MSC Cruises Adds Tampa as New Homeport Starting November 2020
TAMPA, Florida, Sept. 12 -- Port Tampa Bay issued the following news: MSC Cruises -- the world's fastest growing and fourth largest cruise line -- is continuing to expand its presence in the North American region with the introduction of Tampa as a new homeport for the Company. Starting Nov. 11, 2020, MSC Armonia will begin sailing from Tampa to the Caribbean, Mexico and The Bahamas year-round, with a full Winter season (Nov. 2020-April 2021) of 4- to 5-night short cruises followed by a Summer   more

Professional Bank Adds National Security Expert Joshua Sweatt to Management Team
CORAL GABLES, Florida, Sept. 10 -- Professional Bank issued the following news: Professional Bank, one of Florida's fastest-growing financial institutions, has hired Joshua Sweatt as Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer. He was an information technology and cybersecurity leader at the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security before joining the Bank's Digital Innovation Center in Cleveland. "Professional Bank believes in hiring the best people fro  more

Raymond James Hires Public Finance Professional Cheryl Schluterman
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, Sept. 11 -- Raymond James Financial issued the following news release: Raymond James announced that Cheryl Schluterman has joined the firm's Public Finance group as a Little Rock, Arkansas-based senior vice president. Schluterman will primarily support the general government practice and will focus on issuers across the state. "Cheryl is a well-respected and longtime financial industry professional whose addition reflects our firm's ongoing commitment to growing our Pu  more

Raymond James Hires Veteran Education Finance Professionals to Establish Two Offices in Indiana
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, Sept. 9 -- Raymond James Financial issued the following news release: Raymond James is expanding its Public Finance practice into Indiana with the addition of veteran education finance professionals Damian Maggos as managing director and Matthew Ruess as vice president. Both will provide expert counsel to K-12 schools throughout Indiana with Maggos also supporting the general government practice. Maggos will establish an Indianapolis office, while Ruess will open an off  more

S&P Global Platts: As New Storm Threatens, Caribbean Utilities Plan to Decentralize Resources
HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 13 -- S&P Global Platts, a subsidiary of S&P Global, issued the following news: * * * - Humberto to Form, Hit Over Weekend - Resiliency Focus of RMI Webinar * * * As the Atlantic's ninth tropical disturbance threatens to become a tropical cyclone affecting the Bahamas and Florida, the Rocky Mountain Institute is working with Bahamian power utilities to enhance resiliency after Hurricane Dorian's devastating effect on those islands' mainly diesel-driven power grids. A   more

ServisFirst Bank Announces Addition of Two Banking Veterans to Pensacola Team
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Sept. 10 -- ServisFirst Bank, a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares, issued the following news: ServisFirst Bank, a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFBS), recently announced the addition of veteran bankers, Cherie Johnson as Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer, and Aaron Jones as Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer, for ServisFirst Bank's Northwest Florida market. "We are excited to add these two talented bankers to the ServisFirst Bank t  more

South Florida Water Management District Governing Board Collaborates With USDA to Identify Insects to Combat Invasive Plants
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Sept. 12 -- The South Florida Water Management District issued the following news release: * * * - Ongoing Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan-program rears and releases biocontrols (insects) that are fighting invasive plants in Florida * * * South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board renewed an ongoing contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to research, develop and rear biocontrol insects to help combat the threat posed   more

Southeastern Louisiana University: Veteran Nursing Students at Southeastern to Get $1.2 Million VIP Treatment
HAMMOND, Louisiana, Sept. 13 -- Southeastern Louisiana University issued the following news release: Southeastern Louisiana University has been awarded a Veteran Nurses in Primary Care Health Resources and Services Administration grant. The three-year, $1.2 million grant was awarded for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences project titled "Louisiana Increasing Opportunities for Nurse Veterans in Primary Care - LION VIP CARE." Southeastern is partnering with Federally Qualified Health Cent  more

Sustainability, Clean Technology is Focus of First Black & Veatch Cleantech Accelerator Cohort
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, Sept. 9 -- Black and Veatch issued the following news release: Seven innovative technology startups - focused on sustainability solutions that range from artificial intelligence and next-generation analytics to autonomous heavy equipment and electric vehicle energy management - have been selected to join Black & Veatch's IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator. The seven startups include two Midwestern companies, one from Florida and four from the West Coast. The program is design  more

Tallahassee Community College Spark Initiative Partners With Lively Technical College to Provide Trade Program Graduates Opportunity to Start Their Own Business
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 9 -- Tallahassee Community College issued the following news: The Tallahassee Community College Spark initiative is partnering with Lively Technical College to ensure that local residents in Gadsden, Leon, Wakulla counties who earn a trade certificate can transition to TCC and earn a certificate in entrepreneurship. "It's important that students pursuing trades realize all of the benefits of gaining their certification," said Kimberly A. Moore, Vice President for Wo  more

Twenty-Two College Football Players Named to the 2019 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Sept. 12 -- Allstate, a publicly held personal lines property and casualty insurance company, issued the following news release: * * * - Allstate And the AFCA Announce Clemson's Dabo Swinney As Honorary Head Coach of the 27th Annual Roster * * * Allstate and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) select 22 student-athletes and one honorary coach for the 2019 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team(R). Narrowed from a list of 137 nominees by an esteemed panel of judges,   more

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Florida Southern College in Top 10 Regional Universities in the South
LAKELAND, Florida, Sept. 9 -- Florida Southern College issued the following news: U.S. News & World Report, in the latest edition of its prestigious annual college guide, has ranked Florida Southern College among the top 10 regional universities in the South, reflecting the College's long and continuing commitment to academic excellence. The magazine's updated guide, U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings 2020, was released Sept. 9, 2019. "Florida Southern is consistently included amo  more

U.S. News Unveils the 35th Edition of the Best Colleges Rankings
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 -- The U.S. News and World Report, a digital news and information company, issued the following news release: U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, today announced the 2020 U.S. News Best Colleges. Princeton University remains No. 1 among National Universities, while Williams College is once again in the top spot among National Liberal Arts Colleges. This year, public schools in California, Florida and New York excel in enrolling and graduatin  more

University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine: Two Researchers With Sylvester Pancreatic Research Institute Awarded Grants
MIAMI, Sept. 13 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine issued the following news: Cigarette smoking is one of the major risk factors for pancreatic cancer and a focus of study for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers Vikas Dudeja, M.D., and Sulagna Banerjee, Ph.D. Their individual research projects, recently awarded state funding, examine different tobacco-related mechanisms that promote or drive this aggressive cancer. The Florida Department o  more

University of Richmond Professor Carol Parish Awarded NSF Grant to Use Design Thinking to Develop Digital Portal for Molecular Sciences
RICHMOND, Virginia, Sept. 13 [TNSscienceresearch] -- The University of Richmond issued the following news release: * * * - Researchers from UR, Virginia Commonwealth University, and University of Florida Will Work Together on the Nearly $1 Million Project to Create "The Alexa of Chemistry" * * * Chemistry professor Carol Parish is partnering with colleagues at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Florida for a nearly $1 million National Science Foundation-funded project usi  more

University of Wisconsin-Platteville: Wu and Drazkowski Receive Best Paper Award at ASEE Conference
PLATTEVILLE, Wisconsin, Sept. 11 -- The University of Wisconsin's Platteville Campus issued the following news: By Ruth Wendlandt This summer, University of Wisconsin-Platteville senior Anna Drazkowski traveled to Tampa, Florida, with Dr. Yan Wu, associate professor of engineering physics to attend the American Society for Engineering Education Conference to present their research. Their work, "Standard Based Grading in Introductory Physics Laboratory Courses" earned the best paper award in th  more