Category Archives: World

Violent responses to anti-Islam video reinforce negative stereotypes, scholar says

By on September 18th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Asra Nomani, a journalist, author and Islamic scholar, said that the recent global violence reinforces negative stereotypes against Muslims.

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Focus on safety after Libya embassy attack may imperil true mission, UF professor says

By on September 12th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:38 pm

WUFT spoke with UF Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Paul D’Anieri for more analysis about the turmoil in the Middle East.

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An on-the-ground account of the Costa Rican quake

By on September 7th, 2012 | Last updated: September 10, 2012 at 11:47 am

A day after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake shook the land under Costa Rica, WUFT multimedia reporter Christina DeVarona spoke with UF grad Maria Perez Ruiz, who is currently living in Costa Rica. She experienced the earthquake first-hand.

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A week of earthquakes, but many too deep for much damage

By on September 7th, 2012 | Last updated: September 11, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Four major earthquakes hit locations throughout the world this week, including California. While some were too deep to cause much damage, a 5.7-magnitude earthquake in China killed at least 50 and injured hundreds.

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Are space settlements in our future?

By on August 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:04 pm

NASA has been undergoing quite a few changes recently. In the past few weeks, the agency awarded the Sierra Nevada Corporation, SpaceX and Boeing contracts to develop a craft to take astronauts into orbit in the next five years. This […]

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Tropics ripe for more hurricanes

By on August 9th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Hurricane Ernesto is now fading away into Mexico after making landfall late yesterday on the Yucatan Peninsula. But what about our chances to see a big storm? WUSF’s Steve Newborn reports those odds are going up – at least for […]

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Gator band headed to London

By on July 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 19, 2013 at 3:50 pm

The University of Florida Pride of the Sunshine marching band is on its way to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT FM’s Dana Lewin has more on how the band got to go.  

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WRUF Weather: Developing El Niño May Tame the Tropics

By on July 18th, 2012 | Last updated: September 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm

The 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season began with a bang, spawning four named storms by June 27 and breaking numerous records, including the fastest start to an Atlantic hurricane season in history.  Two of the storms – Beryl and Debby – […]

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Study shows Asians make up largest group of immigrants to the U.S.

By on June 19th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:49 am

A study released by the Pew Institute shows Asians have taken over Latinos as the largest group of new arrivals into the U.S. every year. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi talked with Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University […]

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Honoring “the greatest generation” with trip to DC

By on June 18th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Recently, many  paused to remember those who stormed the beaches at Normandy during World War Two.  Now, many of the World War Two veterans are in their upper 80s and 90s.  With the realization that their numbers are dwindling each year, […]

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