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Monthly Archives: January 2011

UF students from Egypt react to protests abroad

By on January 31st, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Protests in Egypt began one week ago today, and even thousands of miles away their voices can be heard. With a large international student population, the University of Florida is home to a large Egyptian community which is reaching out […]

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Remembering Space Shuttle Challenger

By on January 28th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:21 pm

For many Americans, there is a love affair with the astronauts who dared to test the limits of space. And with its home at Cape Canaveral in Florida , perhaps no where else was the love so strong. FPR’s Tom […]

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UF researchers strive for a better course of therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease

By on January 28th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:21 pm

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 10 million baby boomers will soon have to cope with Alzheimer’s Disease. Projections are by 2030 that figure will jump to about 16 million. This is a health concern that touches many American […]

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Walter Strauss brings his globally-inspired acoustic music to Gainesville to benefit Conservation Burial Inc.

By on January 28th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:21 pm

This Sunday January 30th musician and singer songwriter Walter Strauss from California will bring his global acoustic music to the Gainesville area. Strauss is a many-layered sensual guitar player with a world flair. His 4 p.m. concert at the Prairie […]

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Federal help is on the way to Florida growers who suffered crop losses from recent freezing weather

By on January 27th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Growers in nearly every county in the state of Florida have faced severe conditions in the past fews months either from drought or serious freezing weather. Now emergency loan assistance is being extended to the areas of the state hardest […]

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"The Blue Path" combines art and science to bring awareness about springs protection

By on January 24th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:22 pm

There’s a new grassroots effort underway to try and save Florida’s springs. It’s called “The Blue Path.” The campaign incorporates the “Arts” into the picture. The Blue Path campaign includes the current exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History […]

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New Florida Springs Institute will serve as an umbrella organization to collect data and raise awareness of Florida’s springs

By on January 24th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:22 pm

On Tuesday night the Marion County Commission will continue discussion about potentially taking over the operation of the Silver Springs attraction. One researcher planning to attend that meeting is Bob Knight. Knight did his doctoral research on the Silver River […]

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Marion County will serve as the new home to Medtino which could bring additional jobs

By on January 21st, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:22 pm

In response to unemployment, Marion County has teamed up with local business leaders to create 25 new job initiatives, which are geared toward creating new opportunities. Recently, a South Florida company has decided to move its operations from South Florida […]

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Why Florida lags behind the nation in job creation

By on January 21st, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:23 pm

As unemployment continues to be a problem around the country, Florida in particular is searching for ways to create jobs. Governor Rick Scott released a statement on Friday calling Florida’s 12% unemployment rate unacceptable. WUFT’s Dan Katz spoke with economist […]

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Writer Shelley Fraser Mickle comments on reading with the latest technology

By on January 21st, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Ipods, Ipads, Tablets, Kindles. If you can name a hobby or interest, Silicon Valley has introduced a rectangular travel-sized digital solution for it. But how do these gizmos fare with folks who like to sit down and read a good […]

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