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Solar battery project unveiled in St. Petersburg listen

05/27/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Solar power is one of the most cost-effective and least polluting forms of energy generation. But critics of solar say it will not provide a considerable proportion of the nation’s energy because it is an intermittent source of energy.

Today at USF St. Petersburg, Progress Energy unveiled two prototypes of what they call SEEDS – Sustainable Electric Energy Delivery System – that will store electricity generated from photovoltaic (PV) solar panels until it is needed.

PV panels can ...

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Al-Arian ends hunger strike listen

05/01/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Former USF engineering professor Dr. Sami Al-Arian suspended his most recent hunger strike on Monday and has since been moved from solitary confinement to the general population of the Hampton Roads Regional Jail in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Al-Arian has been in jail for more than five years; he completed his sentence last month yet he remains in jail awaiting the deportation called for in his plea agreement, said Mel Underbakke, who is with Friends of Human Rights.

Al-Arian ended his hung...

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In Tampa, McCain addresses U.S. health care listen

04/29/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Republican Presidential nominee John McCain addressed his plan for solving the country’s health care crisis this morning at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. McCain proposes shifting trillions of dollars in tax credits from businesses that provide health coverage to employees who buy their own.

Sen. McCain said the two fundamental problems troubling the American health care system are cost and access. He proposed replacing some employment-based health insurance coverage by giving indi...

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Venezuelan ambassador cheered, jeered listen

04/25/08 Alvaro Montealegre
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Bernardo Alvarez Herrera, Ambassador of Venezuela to the United States, spoke yesterday at the University of South Florida in Tampa and at Eckerd College in St Petersburg.

At USF, an audience of about 100 people, despite detractors, greeted the ambassador warmly.

Herrera gave his perspective on happenings in the hemisphere, recent developments in relations between Venezuela and the U.S. and the challenges facing Venezuela. He discussed their view on pre-emptive war, the unity of Latin A...

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Animal testing opponents leaflet USF listen

04/24/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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This week is World Week for Animals in Laboratories. Today the group Florida Voices for Animals passed out flyers at the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus in front of the main library and the medical library.

Mindy Lasley is an attorney and a member of Florida Voices for Animals. She said she wants to educate students about animal testing.

The Outreach Coordinator with Florida Voices for Animals, Nikki Benoit, said she hopes to provide awareness to students.

Lasley said...

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World War II veterans speak at USF listen

04/16/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Today four World War II veterans shared their war stories with students in a special topics class at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus.

Gary Mormino is co-director of the Florida Studies Program at USF and the professor of the class that invited the four World War II veterans.

William Emerson, wore a flight jacket and told the students about his reaction to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

Eugene Williams was born in St. Petersburg in 1924 and was a ...

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Green Expo yields climate commitment listen

04/14/08 Jessica Glenza
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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On Saturday, the University of South Florida held it’s first ever Green Expo, during which University President Judy Genshaft signed the American College’s and Universities Climate Commitment.

The American Colleges and University Climate commitment pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by mid century, and include sustainability education in the curriculum for all students. More than 515 Universities and Colleges have already signed the Climate Commitment, including...

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African-American life forum held in Tampa listen

04/09/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The University of South Florida’s Institute on Black Life held its Spring Symposium today at Beulah Baptist Institutional Church in Tampa. The theme was “Memory, Culture, and Community: African-American Life in Tampa.”

After Sala Senoka Zake, a student at Williams Middle Magnet School, sang the black national anthem Lift Every Voice and Sing, members of the community presented histories of religious institutions, historically black communities and landmarks.

Herman Monroe is t...

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USF may consolidate some departments listen

04/03/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Because of severe budget cuts at the University of South Florida, the Women’s Studies, Africana Studies and the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean (ISLAC) departments may be consolidated into a single school.

But some faculty members from those programs think politics are playing as much of a role in the decision as finances. The consolidation could mean a loss of independence and resources for those programs.

Harry E. Vanden is a professor of Government and In...

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Women's studies program turns 35

03/07/08 Doris Norrito
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The University of Florida celebrated the 35th anniversary of the Department of Women’s Studies on Thursday evening at the USF Embassy Suites in Tampa.

Hosted by the University of South Florida Women’s Studies Advisory Board, the prospect of severe budget cuts was addressed in talks by faculty and students. In addition, the Women’s Studies program faces the potential of losing its status as an autonomous department.

Philosophy teacher and founding faculty member Dr. Marilyn Myer...

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