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Flying dinosaurs? Paper examines path from dinosaur to bird

A new review by a team of paleontologists and biologists, including a Florida State University professor, gives a modern look at where birds come from and how they evolved from dinosaurs.

FSU rises in 'Best Colleges for Vets' national rankings

Florida State University moved up two spots to No. 8 in the latest “Best Colleges for Vets” rankings, which are published annually by Military Times magazine.

Faculty Senate honors four with Torch Awards

The Florida State University Faculty Senate has honored four individuals with Torch Awards, an annual recognition of contributions to the university’s academic excellence.

Professor elected as The Recording Academy voting member

Florida State University Associate Professor of Percussion John W. Parks IV was recently elected to voting membership in The Recording Academy, which presents the Grammy Awards.

Greenhouse gas linked to major African rainfall thousands of years ago

New research by the National Center for Atmospheric Research and Florida State University has found that an increase in greenhouse gas concentrations thousands of years ago was a key factor in higher amounts of rainfall in two major regions of Africa.

Edington to serve as interim director of the Office of Commercialization

Florida State University Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander has appointed FSU’s Commercialization Director Brent Edington to serve as the interim executive director of the Office of Commercialization following the recently announced retirement of the office’s creator, John Fraser.

Why do we buy organic food? FSU study examines consumer motivations

Hyunjoo Lee, an assistant professor in the Department of Retail, Merchandising and Product Development, found that consumers make their grocery decisions on a variety of factors, including nutritional content, natural content, ecological welfare, price and attitudes. 

Physics department shows Galileo theory in action

Do two objects of different weights accelerate at the same rate when you drop them? Science has long told us yes, but members of the Florida State Department of Physics decided to have a little fun with a practical lesson to show students how it works.

National Champions! Women's soccer claims first NCAA crown

Senior Jamia Fields broke a scoreless tie in the 83rd minute as Florida State captured its first women's soccer national championship in program history with a 1-0 victory over Virginia Dec. 7 in the finals of the 2014 Women’s College Cup at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla.

Charlotte Maguire, pioneering pediatrician and visionary philanthropist, dies at 96

Charlotte Edwards Maguire, who went from long-distance operator to pioneering female pediatrician to citrus-grove manager to government official to key supporter of the Florida State University College of Medicine to Great Floridian, died Dec. 6. She was 96.