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Some amphibians can acquire resistance to deadly fungus: U Tampa biologist listen

07/16/14 Brenton Honeywell
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: amphibians, University of Tampa, USF, biology

Populations of amphibians, like frogs and toads, are on the decline worldwide. But a new study could lead to certain amphibian species recovering.

This study focuses on 2 amphibian species that can acquire resistance to a deadly fungus. Taegan McMahon, an assistant professor of biology at the University of Tampa is one of the lead researchers in the study.

“Within this paper we looked at two species ourselves, Oak Toad and Cuban tree frog, then we also looked at another paper that ...

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Revisiting the Sami Al-Arian case listen

07/03/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Tags: Sami Al-Arian, USF

On Friday, June 27, the Department of Justice dropped a long-stalled second criminal prosecution of Sami Al-Arian, the former USF professor who pleaded guilty to one count of aiding a terrorist group in 2006, following a high-profile federal trial in Tampa in 2005 where a jury of his members acquitted him on eight charges and deadlocked on the other nine.

But after Al-Arian ultimately pleaded guilty of count of aiding terrorists, he was scheduled to be deported. That has never happened, a...

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USF grad students want more take home pay listen

06/19/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: USF, grad students, PhD, wages, collective bargaining, Student Loans, education

The USF graduate student union will start collective bargaining talks with the university Friday. Graduate Assistants United wants certain fees waived to increase the amount of take home pay students make teaching classes while pursuing advanced degrees. Josh Lenes and Megan Flocken are co-presidents of the group.

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Art and science converge at MOSI 3-D printer exhibit listen

06/12/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: USF, Dali Museum, 3D printer, technology, Star Trek, MOSI, STEM, Salvador Dali, University of South Florida

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The evolution of 3D printers might be the next big technology quantum leap. The new exhibit at Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry showcases the emerging frontiers of 3D printing, which are only limited by the imagination.

Anthony Pelaez, director of innovation at MOSI says the initial development of the 3D printer was similar to the core of the internet boom: tinkering around through trial and error. He said this technology will be guided by the people; for good...

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Pro-Palestine divestment effort fails at USF Tampa listen

05/28/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Palestine, Students for Justice in Palestine, BDS, Divestment, Israel, USF, USF Foundation

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A USF Foundation committee killed an effort Wednesday to divest from companies considered human rights violators by pro-Palestinian groups. The move, initiated by USF Foundation board member Alan Bomstein, comes after Students for Justice in Palestine spent two months collecting more than 10,000 signatures supporting pulling investments from companies like Lockheed Martin and Caterpillar.

“The USF Foundation will not divest investments based on requests from individuals or groups nor will...

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Medical researchers raise concerns to Congress about declining funding listen

05/12/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: David Jolly, kathy castor, Dennis Ross, Moffitt Cancer Center, USF, medical research, NIH

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Leaders of research centers in Tampa Bay are asking Congress to make sure there’s more funding available to find medical breakthroughs. The concerns come amid what has been a steady decline in National Institutes of Health funding as a result of mandatory spending cuts associated with last year’s sequester. Monday morning Alan List, CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center, moderated a panel discussion on the impacts of reduced funding.

“New projects, even those rated as outstanding for scientific me...

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USF students for divestment meet with university foundation listen

05/06/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: USF, BDS, Palestine, Israel, SJP at USF

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University of South Florida students who are leading a drive to get the school to divest from companies profiting off the Israeli occupation of Palestine met yesterday afternoon with some members of the USF Foundation.

Tuesday WMNF spoke with a member of Students for Justice in Palestine at USF, Malak Fakhoury.

"We had a meeting with the USF Foundation in order to approach them about the demand for divestment that has arisen on campus over the past couple of months. As you know, we ha...

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USF students want university to divest from companies profiting from occupation listen

04/25/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: USF, Palestine, BDS

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Student activists at the University of South Florida are asking the university to divest from companies doing business in occupied Palestine.

They’ve collected ten thousand signatures on what they’re calling a human rights petition.

WMNF News interviewed Ahmad Saadaldin, president of Students for Justice in Palestine at USF.

"Our petition is a human rights petition calling on the University of South Florida to stop investin...

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At USF chair of international climate science group warns there's not much time left to cut emissions listen

04/24/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: IPCC, USF, climate chage, University of South Florida, Patel Center for Global Sustainability

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The clock is ticking for responding to global climate disruption before it will be too late to take meaningful action. That’s the warning from the chair of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Rajendra Pachauri spoke to 150 students and community members Thursday at the University of South Florida’s Patel Center for Global Sustainability in Tampa.

In addition to zero-emission energy sources like solar and wind, some of the options Pachauri suggests are con...

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USF's CAMLS wows New Jersey Democrat listen

04/23/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Frank Pallone, kathy castor, Judy Genshaft, USF, CAMLS, medical research

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A University of South Florida medical research facility is getting kudos from a high ranking Democrat in Washington. New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone sits on a health subcommittee where things like funding for Medicare and Medicaid are sorted out. Pallone toured the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation in downtown Tampa Wednesday.

"There's always competition with NIH, with a lot of federal agencies also with the private sector. Obviously we'll take that back to Washington in o...

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