Stargazers can see Mars at its best this weekend. The sun, Earth and Mars directly align in what scientists call “Mars opposition” beginning Friday, with the red planet being the closest it’s been in 15 years on Tuesday.
WUSF's Mark Schreiner reports that USF placed the director of the Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications on leave this week following questions about improper relationships he had with a number of students at his former job.
UPDATED 3/25 at 6 P.M. with statement from Zimmerman School.
University Beat report on the renaming of the USF Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications and the issues that the new name raises.
For the fourth time since last September, the University of South Florida has renamed one of its schools after receiving a gift of at least ten million dollars. But unlike the last three, this time it’s not a business school, but the School of Mass Communications that’s being "rebranded."
"There’s no better time than today to make the gift towards education, make the gift to give back to others, make the gift of forward education and make the gift to build the number one advertising communications school in the world," he said at a celebration outside the school.
The launching pads at Cape Canaveral, an ancient French arch and a Revolutionary War-era tunnel in South Carolina are all historic sites. But that’s not all they have in common—they’re also rapidly deteriorating.
"Our world heritage is really going away in many instances from different things: war, looting, all kinds of acid rains and climate change," says Dr. Lori Collins.