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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces U.S. News and World Report Ranks Florida #1 in Higher Education for Third Consecutive Year


Governor Ron DeSantis announced that U.S. News & World Report has named Florida the top state in the country for higher education. This is the third year in a row Florida's higher education system has earned the top ranking, reflecting the emphasis that elected leaders have placed on student success and affordability. More

FAMU broadcast students seize top honors at Associated Press Awards


Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University students in the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication have won top awards at the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Association 2018 Awards ceremony in Orlando, Fla. More

FAU receives First Forward designation


Florida Atlantic University’s Office of First-Generation Student Success was recently named a “First Forward Institution” by The Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and The Suder Foundation. More

The Food Pantry feed students’ hopes and bellies


A few modulars away from the Bower School of Music & The Arts building is a small safe haven, nestled in the back of campus for students who are facing financial hardships while taking classes. The purpose of the FGCU Campus Food Pantry (FCFP) is More

FIU Model UN is No. 1 in North America


For the past half dozen years, FIU’s Model UN team has held steady in the Top 5 of Model UN programs, jockeying for position with rival teams at Georgetown, University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago and Harvard. FIU has been the top team in Florida and the top of any public university in the United States for more than a decade. More

Making autonomous vehicles more secure, many attacks at a time


Florida Polytechnic University researchers are using newly invented attacks to improve the security and resiliency of cyber-physical systems (CPS), such as autonomous vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, and power systems. More

Innovative modeling strategies give researchers improved look at Florida’s climate future


Experts agree that rising atmospheric temperatures and shifts in the global ocean make Florida’s future climate evolution uncertain and potentially precarious. But conventional, poorly resolved climate models have made it difficult to credibly project what may actually be in store for the Sunshine State. More

New College Recognized by Arbor Day Foundation


New College has earned recognition from the The Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Campus USA organization for 2018, showcasing dedication to the campus environment. The Arbor Day Foundation, which was founded in 1972, More

UCF researchers prospecting for mining-outpost site on Moon


With space set to be the site of the next “gold rush,” UCF researchers are helping prospect a spot for a major first step in the upcoming scramble – creating a lunar mining outpost. The work will be funded through a recently announced grant from NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts program. More

UF nursing researchers awarded $2.57 million grant to focus on preventing falls among older patients


Two University of Florida College of Nursing researchers have been awarded a five-year $2.57 million grant for a project that will use registered nurses’ observation notes to prevent death and injury of hospitalized older adults who are at a higher risk for hospital-acquired falls and hospital-induced delirium. More

University of North Florida center a ‘front door’ for entrepreneurs


Having an idea is great, but without the proper guidance and enough money, it can be impossible to turn an idea into a viable business. How those latter two elements of success are coming together in Jacksonville was the topic of the North Florida Business Roundtable presented by the Holland & Knight law firm. More

NASA selects USF researcher for the first female-dominated crew for underwater mission to simulate space exploration


As NASA prepares to land on the Moon and build an International Space Station in the near future, more knowledge is needed to determine how the human body handles such an extreme environment. Csilla Ari D’Agostino, PhD, research assistant professor of psychology at the University of South Florida (USF), More

Cybersecurity executives collaborate to address evolving cyberthreat landscape


“We absolutely need more cybersecurity professionals that are trained properly and can protect our world,” Coker said. “Nationally, we’re experiencing a 12-year high in the cybersecurity expertise gap, and it’s not because we’re producing fewer cybersecurity professionals. Rather, it’s because the requirements for expertise in cybersecurity More
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Civic Literacy (Implementation of HB 7069)

The Florida Legislature passed a new law during the 2017 session that, beginning Fall 2018 and thereafter, requires all incoming Florida College System and State University System students to demonstrate civic literacy by the time they graduate. To fulfill this requirement, students have the option of successfully completing a course on civic literacy or achieving a passing score on an assessment. Information about the civic literacy initiative is available at Postsecondary Civics Literacy


Florida Face to Face with Chancellor Criser

Watch Chancellor Criser sit down with the Florida Channel's Beth Switzer to discuss the 2018 legislative session, university affordability, and more. Watch Chancellor Criser



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