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Florida university opens TB lab in Haiti

University of Florida

The University of Florida is opening a state-of-the-art lab in Haiti to train researchers to better understand and fight tuberculosis. Dr. Michael Lauzardo says that the 1,500 square-feet (139 square-meters) facility will bring graduate students from outside Haiti to work with Haitian technicians who will then go on to work at the national laboratory. There are only three other TB ... Read More »

Funding issues loom for state universities

Florida State University

The 2013 session produced landmark legislation for Florida State and University of Florida, as lawmakers and the governor signed off on a bill creating preeminent universities. FSU and UF are on track to receive an additional $15 million for five consecutive years as each pursues its goal of climbing higher in the national rankings. It’s very possible, however, that during ... Read More »

It’s tougher to gain admission to Florida’s universities

University of North Florida

It’s getting tougher for freshmen to enter the University of North Florida, mainly because the competition for first-year spots is getting stiffer. In recent years, all of Florida’s public universities have increased the minimum grade-point average requirement for admission. At the same time, the universities have received applicants with higher GPAs and college test scores than ever before. Increased competition ... Read More »

US universities look to online programmes

Online college class

By Michael Vasquez  Measured strictly by size, the University of Florida’s recent Fundamentals of Human Nutrition class was a resounding success. The class, offered this past spring, was UF’s first foray into the online trend of massive open online courses, or MOOCs. The class was open to anyone interested, from around the world, and more than 69,000 students signed up. ... Read More »

Colleges, universities look to online programs to navigate an uncertain future

Online MBA

By Michael Vasquez Measured strictly by size, the University of Florida’s recent Fundamentals of Human Nutrition class was a resounding success. The class, offered this past spring, was UF’s first foray into the online trend of Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs. The class was open to anyone interested, from around the world, and more than 69,000 students signed up. ... Read More »

Florida approves online-only public university education

Online college class

By Bill Cotterell Public university students in Florida next year will be able to start working toward college degrees without actually going to college, under a law Governor Rick Scott signed in front of educators and business lobbyists. The state-run University of Florida plans to start a series of online bachelor’s degree programs next year, with $15 million start-up funds ... Read More »

UF first Florida school to offer free online courses

Online college class

When Wendell Porter lectures on global sustainable energy, more than 18,000 students will be listening. The University of Florida lecturer has developed a free course that is being offered online to anyone who wants to register — one of the first crop of classes debuting on Coursera, a website that partners with universities to host free courses online. Admission to ... Read More »

Calvin Johnson named dean of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine

Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine

Auburn University veterinary professor, department head and alumnus Dr. Calvin Johnson has been named dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine after a national search, effective March 1, announced by Dr. Timothy Boosinger, Auburn provost and vice president for academic affairs. “He has done an excellent job as a department head and during his time as acting dean,” Boosinger said. ... Read More »

US: Universities will freeze tuition for more state money

University presidents pledged not to increase tuition next year if the Legislature agrees to plow another $118 million into the State University System’s budget. But leaders at the University of Florida and Florida State University would not pledge to stop pushing for legislation that would allow them to increase tuition by virtually unlimited amounts. The “Aim Higher” initiative, unveiled at ... Read More »

UF ranks No. 122 in top 400 universities

University of Florida students have a reason to say they go to the best school in Florida. UF’s world rank is No. 122 out of the top 400 universities, according to Times Higher Education. The Florida Institute of Technology and the University of South Florida, the only other ranked institutions in Florida, are more than 100 spots away. UF is ... Read More »

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