Thursday, November 04, 2010
FAU Conference to Explore New Approaches to Achieving Long-term Sustainability in Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Florida Atlantic University’s School of Urban & Regional Planning within the College for Design and Social Inquiry will host “The Truth About Florida: What We Really Should Know About Planning, Land Use and the Environment,” a one-day education conference geared toward journalists and planners, on Monday, November 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the FAU Higher Education Complex, 111 East Las Olas Blvd., 11th floor, Fort Lauderdale campus.  ..

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Thursday, November 04, 2010
Antibacterial agent could cause pregnancy problems

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A chemical found in everything from antibacterial soaps and lotions to socks and toothpaste may disrupt an enzyme that plays an important role in pregnancy, University of Florida researchers say. ..

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Thursday, November 04, 2010
Cutting physician payment may curb unnecessary prostate cancer therapy, lower health care costs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Paying physicians less for a commonly administered prostate cancer therapy can help curb inappropriate use and save health care dollars, without having a negative impact on people who need the treatment, according to a new study in The New England Journal of Medicine. ..

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Wednesday, November 03, 2010
FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science to Dedicate its Green Building

BOCA RATON, FL (November 3, 2010) – Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science will host its grand opening of its new facility on Friday, November 5 at 4 p.m. at FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road.  ..

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Wednesday, November 03, 2010
College of Engineering Receives Grant for Self-Sustaining Water System

Coral Gables — A $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will allow the University of Miami (UM) College of Engineering to develop an autonomous net-zero water dormitory at UM. The project will make it possible for the residents to go “off the water grid,” by using a sustainable approach to water collection, treatment and reuse. ..

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Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Florida Governor Charlie Crist Proclaims November 1-7 as 'Ocean Renewable Energy Week' in Observance of FAU's National Conference

BOCA RATON, FL  —Florida Governor Charlie Crist has proclaimed November 1-7, 2010 as “Ocean Renewable Energy Week” in Florida in observance of a national conference being hosted by the Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC) in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University.  “Renewable Ocean Energy & the Marine Environment: Responsible Stewardship for a Sustainable Future,” will bring together national and international leaders in ocean renewable energy to explore cutting-edge science and technology to identify gaps in the current state of knowledge regarding the environmental impacts of marine renewable energy.  ..

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Monday, November 01, 2010
NOAA Fisheries Chief Scientist Joins USF

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.- Steve Murawski, the director of scientific programs and chief science advisor for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service and a key figure in the nation’s scientific response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, is joining the University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science as a research professor.   ..

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Monday, November 01, 2010
UF scientists find clues to aid injury recovery in aged livers, improve transplant success in seniors

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists have identified a key cellular process involved in age-related damage to the liver — and ways to reverse that damage by manipulating genes or administering certain drugs.  ..

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Friday, October 29, 2010
Governor Crist Visits, Praises UCF-based GrowFL

Florida Governor Charlie Crist met with a dozen representatives from UCF and its economic gardening initiative GrowFL on Wednesday. He encouraged individual business owners and praised the state-funded program for creating jobs and opportunities. ..

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Friday, October 29, 2010
Researchers use math, maps to plot malaria elimination plan

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two University of Florida researchers and their international colleagues have used mathematical models and maps to estimate the feasibility of eliminating malaria from countries that have the deadliest form of the disease. ..

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