12/01/2015 - Discovery on Parade preview
What do new cancer treatments, online lie detection, grape stem cells, web-based suicide prevention, oyster aquaculture, and robots have in common? Besides being a few of the countless forms of research and creative activity taking place at Tallahassee’s three institutions of higher education, they also represent a small sampling of the more than 80 exhibits ready for display during the inaugural Discovery on Parade event, happening this Tuesday, Dec. 1 at the FSU Turnbull Center.
Jointly hosted by FSU, FAMU and TCC, this community event will provide a unique preview of new and exciting inventions, discoveries and innovations making their way into the world. The event is free and open to everyone, requiring only a simple online registration found at http://www.discoveryonparade.com/.
11/30/2015 - McRorie named FSU Provost
Florida State University President John Thrasher announced today the selection of Sally McRorie as the university’s provost and executive vice president for academic affairs following a rigorous national search.
11/23/2015 - Three Minute Thesis competition
A graduate student who described his research into how to build a better concussion-mitigating football helmet won Florida State University’s 2015-2016 Three Minute Thesis competition. Aniket Ingrole, who is earning his doctorate from the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at the Florida A&M University-FSU College of Engineering, won first place in the competition that challenges doctoral students to present their voluminous dissertations in three minutes. The competition, sponsored by FSU’s Graduate School, was founded by the University of Queensland in 2008 and has since been adopted by universities around the world.
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are tough on patients but also on caregivers, especially African-Americans. Now Rob Glueckauf, a Florida State University College of Medicine professor, is offering a new approach that he hopes will benefit numerous caregivers. And it’s free. His two-year project is called ACTS 2 (African-American Alzheimer’s Caregiver Training and Support Project 2). In past years, ACTS 1 demonstrated that telephone counseling is just as effective as in-person counseling in relieving caregivers’ stress and providing support. Telephone counseling is also more convenient, especially for those with transportation challenges.
11/16/2015 - Maglab paves way for flu treatments
New research by a Florida State University chemistry professor uses some of the world’s most powerful magnets to put a bullseye on the flu virus. Led by Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry Tim Cross and his team at the Florida State University-based National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, scientists delved into the complexities of exactly how the flu virus works and why it’s so effective at making people so sick. With a better understanding of how it works, researchers will now be able to turn their attention to creating more effective prescription drugs to fight the flu.
11/13/2015 - FSU College of Social Work receives CDC Grant
Assistant Professor of Social Work, Philip Osteen and a team from FSU will be working with the University of Maryland, Baltimore to study online suicide screenings and prevention tools specifically looking at decreasing suicide rates among middle-age men ages 35 to 64, which is a population at a higher risk for suicide. The Centers for Disease Control offered a four year, $1.24 million grant to study this population since men are less likely to seek mental health services and account for the largest proportion of suicides in the nation at 56%. Learn more about the CDC Grant at news.fsu.edu. Find out further information about FSU's College of Social, and more CSW research click here, and to find out more about suicide intervention and prevention resources visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
11/12/2015 - Student Veteran Film Festival
Florida State University marks the fifth anniversary of its Student Veteran Film Festival with “The Hornet’s Nest,” a groundbreaking and immersive documentary that uses unprecedented combat footage to tell the story of an elite group of U.S. troops sent on a dangerous mission deep inside one of Afghanistan’s most hostile valleys. Filmmakers David Salzberg and Christian Tureaud also received Florida State University’s Student Veteran Torchlight Award for Outstanding Achievement.
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11/10/2015 - FSU's Beautiful Campus
Florida State University's campus is diverse in the thousands of students, faculty, students, and administration that walk the grounds as the greenery that fills the 475 acre arboretum. Director of Grounds and Landscapes Operations, Scott Cisson, and the team of Master Gardner's, landscape architects, grounds and maintenance crew, and more, FSU's campus thrives with vibrant flowers, gardens and trees as well as well exquisite statues, sculptures and landmarks. Each area of FSU's Facilities Ground and Landscape team works in unison to create and maintain the beautiful sections of campus like the Friendship Plaza on the Mina Jo Powell Green, the Stanley Plaza in front of HCB, and of course the charming Legacy Walk. Learn more about how the team incorporates Florida's natural ecosystems as well as Florida State University's own history in creating an escape from the everyday at http://fla.st/1MIRIBs
FSU doctoral student Travis Drake and Florida State University Assistant Professor in Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Robert Spencer write in a new paper that permafrost organic material is so biodegradable that as soon as it thaws, the carbon is almost immediately consumed by single-cell organisms called microbes and then released back into the air as carbon dioxide, feeding the global climate cycle. Their findings are laid out in an article published today by the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences.
11/05/2015 - New Residence Hall Dedication Celebration
Florida State University added two new buildings to its architectural history this summer with the new Dorman and Deviney residence halls. University Housing for FSU held a special celebration during Parent's Weekend to highlight the renovations and updates the university has dedicated to providing students with a home away from home. Check out a video from the ceremony at youtube.com/floridastate