Monday, August 25, 2014
Gainesville-based SumTotal being bought by Ireland company

In a marriage of human resource service companies, Skillsoft Corporation announced Thursday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Gainesville-based SumTotal Systems.  ..

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Monday, August 25, 2014
USF physical therapy program uses virtual reality

The future of physical therapy, is right in our backyard. Imagine being able to recover from an accident, or strengthen muscles in virtual reality. At the University of South Florida's School of Physical Therapy, Vietnam veteran Rudy Salas is driving a virtual car in what looks like an arcade game. ..

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Monday, August 25, 2014
NSF awards $7.5 million to UF-led effort to digitize biodiversity collections

The National Science Foundation has awarded six grants totaling about $7.5 million to digitize biodiversity collections, a nationwide effort coordinated by the iDigBio program based at the University of Florida. ..

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Friday, August 22, 2014
UCF: Patented Soil Media on Green Roofs Throughout Florida

Developed by the University of Central Florida’s Stormwater Management Academy, the patented Bold & Gold™ soil media provides significant filtration and reduction of stormwater runoff and is now deployed on more than 50,000-square feet of green roofs throughout Florida. ..

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Thursday, August 21, 2014
USF: Sharing the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

A $2 million grant is supporting a multidisciplinary collaboration with Université d’ Etat d ’Haiti researching ways to mitigate the disease among Haitian adolescents.  ..

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
UF: Magnesium surgical implants can be designed to biodegrade, promote bone growth

Ask anyone who has a surgical pin in their body, and they likely will tell you they wish it would just go away. In the future, it just might, with help from research by Michele Manuel, an associate professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Florida. Manuel has developed a surgical pin made from magnesium and is working to control the rate at which the pin degrades in the body.  ..

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Tropics at a crossroads: FIU addresses changing planet through research, partnerships and policy

Located in the sub-tropics and with more than 30 faculty members working in the region, FIU is ideally situated for the study of biodiversity and conservation of the tropics — from the mountains to the forests to the oceans. The School of Environment, Arts and Society (SEAS) unites this research to promote a better understanding of tropical conservation, create opportunities for ground-breaking biomedical discoveries and develop sustainable production methods to address global food shortages. ..

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
UNF Awarded Distinguished NSF Grant for High-Tech Molecular X-Ray Diffractometer

Faculty researchers in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Physics at the University of North Florida were recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation program, a notable award for the University since only one in five proposals are selected for funding.  ..

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Monday, August 18, 2014
USF: New selective therapy may improve repair of arteries after interventional cardiovascular procedures

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Monday, August 18, 2014
UCF Member of NSF’s National Innovation Network

UCF has been selected by the National Science foundation (NSF) to provide Florida’s first implementation of one of the agency’s flagship programs to foster innovation among faculty and students, promote regional coordination and linkages in the innovation ecosystem, as well as develop a National Innovation Network, NSF’s I-Corps™.  ..

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