Tobacco sales at two national dollar-store chains may have negatively impacted the smoking rate among pregnant women in the Southeast United States, University of Florida Health researchers have found. [Read more…] about Discount Stores’ Tobacco Sales Tied to More Women Smoking While Pregnant, UF Health Study Finds
The University of North Florida will hold the grand opening of the Center for Entrepreneurship in downtown Jacksonville, located in the renovated historic Barnett National Bank Building on Adams Street. The ceremony will take place February 4, 2019. The Center was made possible by a generous gift of $1 million from Luther and Blanche Coggin.
Attorney General Ashley Moody today, in her first week, named 18 experts and community leaders to serve on her Opioid Abuse Working Group, including previously named Chair, Sheriff Dennis Lemma. The Group will gather information and best practices from across Florida to help General Moody combat the opioid epidemic.
[Read more…] about Attorney General Moody Announces Action to Combat the Opioid Epidemic
The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute announces the graduation today of 37 first-line supervisors from the Florida Leadership Academy. These graduates serve in leadership roles representing 29 criminal justice agencies throughout the state. [Read more…] about Law Enforcement Leaders Graduate from 43rd Florida Leadership Academy
Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 19-13, formally suspending Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools Mary Beth Jackson, effective immediately. Governor DeSantis has announced that Marcus Chambers, currently the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, will serve as her replacement. [Read more…] about Governor Ron DeSantis Issues Executive Order Suspending Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools
Ken Burke, CPA, Chair of the Higher Education Coordinating Council, announces the release of the council’s Annual Report to the Florida Legislature and Governor. [Read more…] about Higher Ed Council recommends initiatives to ensure Florida’s students emerge from education system prepared for success
Art lovers and those seeking a deeper understanding of
Jewish culture invited to lecture at UT on Thursday, Feb. 7
Noted art historian Philip Eliasoph, who specializes in Jewish art, will present a special lecture at The University of Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center. [Read more…] about Noted Art Historian to Discuss the History of Jewish Art from Idol Smashers and Icon Makers
Carlotta Walls LaNier, civil rights icon and National Women’s Hall of Fame inductee, will present “A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School” at the University of North Florida’s 38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon, Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Adam W. Herbert University Center, Building 43, Grand Banquet Hall, Room 1044. [Read more…] about Member of the ‘Little Rock Nine’ Speaks at UNF’s MLK Scholarship Luncheon
An easy-to-use saliva test to screen for the parasite that causes malaria has been developed by a team of researchers led by a University of Florida scientist. [Read more…] about New saliva-based test detects malaria before symptoms appear
The community has an opportunity to get a sneak peek of “Florida Calcite,” the newest exhibit at the Gillespie Museum on Stetson University’s campus during Science Saturday on Saturday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m. — noon. The exhibit runs from Jan. 28 through April 27, 2019. [Read more…] about Gillespie Museum Exhibit Showcases Florida Calcite’s Beauty and Diversity