UF Law: UF Law Launches Florida E-Discovery Case Law Database. “The database collects Florida state and federal e-discovery related decisions, opinions, and orders. Each e-discovery ruling is carefully summarized to provide enhanced search functionality of key concepts. Additionally, the database organizes the rulings into useable e-discovery concepts, allowing decisions to be searched by court, date, judge, rule, and e-discovery issues, tags, and subjects. The database also allows users to download PDF copies of the ruling and related case documents.” If the concept of e-discovery is not familiar to you, CDS has a primer.
Newswise: UF/IFAS Launches Gulf Marine Animal Tracking Website. “Animal migrations are some of the most dramatic natural events on the planet, from wildebeest on the Serengeti to monarch butterflies traveling to Mexico. In fish, an iconic example of migration is salmon returning to their birth sites in huge numbers to spawn before they die. However, there are still many unknowns in marine animal movement patterns, as their travel occurs underwater and often far offshore. Scientists at the University of Florida are changing this through a collaborative movement ecology research program that started in 2014. It’s called Integrated Tracking of Aquatic Animals in the Gulf of Mexico (iTAG).”
University of Florida: The University of Florida, University of Puerto Rico Libraries and the Digital Library of the Caribbean Receive Grant Award to Digitize Threatened Newspaper Microfilm of the Caribbean. “This three year project totaling $434,124, Film on a Boat: Digitizing Historical Newspapers of the Caribbean, was one of 16 from a pool of 100 applicants and received the second highest awarded amount from the Council of Library and Information Resources, Digitizing Hidden Collection Program, with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant award will support a continuing partnership between the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida and the University of Puerto Rico (UPR)-Rio Piedras Campus Libraries to digitize each institution’s unique, hidden holdings of Caribbean newspapers on master microfilm. The team, partners of the Digital Library of the Caribbean, will digitize and make freely available 800,000 pages of pre-1923 Caribbean newspapers.”
University of Florida: University of Florida and ArtPlace America launch national initiative for arts and public health . “The University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine in partnership with ArtPlace America is launching ‘Creating Healthy Communities: Arts + Public Health in America,’ a two-year national initiative designed to accelerate innovation at the intersections of the arts, creative placemaking, community development, and public health. Beginning in May 2018 and culminating in April 2020, the initiative aims to build healthy communities in alignment with national public health goals through strategic cross-sector collaboration, research, translation, and resource sharing…. The research team will publish its findings and will lead the development of open-access resources, including a searchable research database and a repository of arts in public health resources expected to launch in March 2019.”
University of Florida: First Amendment Advocates Support Citizens’ Right to Criticize Government Agencies on Facebook. “In a case reminiscent of the dispute over President Trump’s blocking of critics from his Twitter feed, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information and Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project are supporting the free-speech case of a Texas police critic who was forbidden from posting to the Facebook page of her local sheriff’s office.”
University of Florida: Deep brain stimulation shows promise for select Tourette patients in new UF-led worldwide registry. “University of Florida neuroscientists are leading a multinational effort to track outcomes for patients with Tourette syndrome who undergo deep brain stimulation surgery, an established treatment for other movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease that’s now being tested as a potential means to decrease the motor and vocal tics of Tourette syndrome in certain patients. Data collected thus far in a registry of a small international group of patients with uncontrolled Tourette syndrome show a link between deep brain stimulation, or DBS, and some symptom improvement as well as some adverse events, the neuroscientists report in today’s issue of JAMA Neurology.”
University of Florida: CJC Creates New Tool to Track North Central Florida Legislators’ Activity. “A new Legislative Tracker, developed by the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, will offer North Central Florida residents the ability to easily keep track of their state legislators’ activity throughout the current legislative session. The College’s Innovation News Center (INC) built the tool that tracks the work of the area’s 10 state legislators (seven representatives and three senators) during the 2018 legislative session which continues through March 2018.”