University of Florida http://blog.wlrn.org en From Scorched Earth To Palm Beach: The Maya Are Coming To Florida http://blog.wlrn.org/post/scorched-earth-palm-beach-maya-are-coming-florida <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Maya have many cool nicknames. The Greeks of the New World. Men of Maize. But you can add a more unfortunate moniker – the Children of Scorched Earth – to explain why they’re suddenly one of Florida’s fastest-growing immigrant communities.</span></p><p>The Maya are the largest indigenous group in the Americas, descendants of the glorious pre-Columbian civilization that occupied southern Mexico and northern Central America. Most live in Guatemala – where in recent decades they’ve faced one violent plague after another.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:53:53 +0000 Tim Padgett 28420 at http://blog.wlrn.org From Scorched Earth To Palm Beach: The Maya Are Coming To Florida Botanical Bargains: Why Gardeners Should Dig The Book Fair http://blog.wlrn.org/post/botanical-bargains-why-gardeners-should-dig-book-fair <p>One of the beauties of living here is you can grow your own herbs, food and flowers year 'round -- and landscape your home yourself. (There are classes at Miami Dade College, Fairchild Tropical Gardens and the University of Florida Agricultural Extension office in the Redland addressing these interests as well as specializations like growing mangos, palms or your own organic vegetable garden.)<br /> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 13:05:17 +0000 Laura Coburn 24052 at http://blog.wlrn.org Botanical Bargains: Why Gardeners Should Dig The Book Fair Read The Business Plan For Florida's New Online University http://blog.wlrn.org/post/read-business-plan-floridas-new-online-university <div id="attachment_20223" class="wp-caption module image left" style="width: 300px;"><a class="fancybox" title="Lawmakers have asked the University of Florida to create an online-only university to launch in January." href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/09/9-26-UFloridaSign.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-20223" alt="Lawmakers have asked the University of Florida to create an online-only university to launch in January." src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/09/9-26-UFloridaSign-300x225.jpg" width="300" height="225" /></a> <p class="wp-media-credit"> Sat, 28 Sep 2013 14:31:43 +0000 21275 at http://blog.wlrn.org Read The Business Plan For Florida's New Online University Why The UM Hurricanes And The UF Gators May Go Their Separate Ways http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-um-hurricanes-and-uf-gators-may-go-their-separate-ways <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: normal; ">"Knock, Knock."</span></p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 21:22:48 +0000 Kelley Mitchell 20216 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why The UM Hurricanes And The UF Gators May Go Their Separate Ways Teachers May Sometimes Feel Like Sisyphus, But Pushing That Boulder Has Its Benefits http://blog.wlrn.org/post/teachers-may-sometimes-feel-sisyphus-pushing-boulder-has-its-benefits <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What have I learned this school year?</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I've learned that teaching is hard. Not only because of the curriculum, not only because of the new tests, new rules, new measures. Not only because there are tests, tests, and more tests. But because it so often feels like an insurmountable, thankless, stressful endeavor.</span></p> Thu, 30 May 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Neyda Borges 14848 at http://blog.wlrn.org Teachers May Sometimes Feel Like Sisyphus, But Pushing That Boulder Has Its Benefits FIU Basketball Coach Richard Pitino Employs 'One-Day Plan' http://blog.wlrn.org/post/fiu-basketball-coach-richard-pitino-employs-one-day-plan <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.fiusports.com/Sports/MensSports/MBasketball.aspx" target="_blank">Florida International University basketball</a> coach <a href="http://www.fiusports.com/InsideAthletics/About/AdminStaffDirectory/RichardPitino.aspx" target="_blank">Richard </a></span><a href="http://www.fiusports.com/InsideAthletics/About/AdminStaffDirectory/RichardPitino.aspx" target="_blank">Pitino</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> calls it the “one-day plan.” It is not a complicated thing.</span></p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 19:01:32 +0000 Ryan Jones 10076 at http://blog.wlrn.org FIU Basketball Coach Richard Pitino Employs 'One-Day Plan'