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FSU Law grads No. 1 in passing Florida Bar; college tops ranks for Hispanic students

Florida State University College of Law graduates had the highest passing rate on this summer’s Florida Bar exam. This is the fifth of the past 10 bar exams in which Florida State graduates outranked the other nine law schools in the state. FSU graduates taking the July 2006 General Bar Examination test for the first […]

FSU-led study: Employee incentives actually save businesses money

"Sometimes you have to spend money to make money," according to the old adage. Now, a Florida State University researcher and his colleagues have shown just how true that is for U.S. employers. James Combs, an associate professor of management in FSU’s College of Business, was the lead author of "How Much Do High-Performance Work […]

FSU study: Hurricane preparedness good for employee morale

Hurricanes have ravaged the U.S. Gulf Coast for the past three years—a trend predicted to continue over the next decade. In response, a number of companies in the region have developed plans to deal with hurricanes before, during and after their onset. Now, a Florida State University researcher has studied how the development of such […]

Williams fights for social justice, is first at FSU to win prestigious scholarship

Tony Williams never planned on getting a degree in economics. The 24-year-old Florida State University student had spent much of his time on campus organizing students to lobby against brutal sweatshops. Along the way he earned a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, double-majoring in political science and interdisciplinary social sciences. But when he realized he […]

FSU professor documents how rising gas prices affect wallets, psyches

The price of gas has doubled over the past three years, hovering around $3 a gallon nationally. Wayne Hochwarter, an associate professor of management in the College of Business at Florida State University, recently conducted research to determine how increased gas prices have affected personal finance, as well as behavior at work. More than 300 […]

FSU Army ROTC officer named nation’s top military science professor

Army Lt. Col. Ronald P. Elrod, Commander of the Army ROTC "Seminole Battalion" at Florida State University, has been named the nation’s top professor of military science for 2006 by the U.S. Army Cadet Command. Elrod was selected from among professors at 273 colleges and universities nationwide that offer Army ROTC. As the parent organization […]

FSU accounting program ranked among nation’s best

For years, Florida State University’s College of Business has received national recognition for excellence in several key academic areas, including risk management/insurance and hospitality. Now, the college’s department of accounting is accruing interest all its own. The college’s undergraduate accounting program has made Public Accounting Report’s prestigious annual rankings, reflecting the program’s increased national prominence […]

FSU scholar to study terrorism’s threat to democracy

Florida State University Political Science Professor Will Moore is one of about 20 scholars who will learn firsthand what it takes to defend democracy and defeat terrorism as a fellow to the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. As a fellow, Moore will participate in "Defending Democracy, Defeating Terrorism," an intensive, 10-day course on terrorism […]

Want to get ahead at work? Hone your political skills, says FSU professor

Political behavior, defined as the ability to effectively influence others, often is associated with people who are running for elective office. However, political skill exists in just about every organization—and the people most successful at utilizing this skill often have the best reputations among their colleagues, according to a study by a Florida State University […]

Wetland banking yields low return on urban interests

A federal policy that allows developers to compensate for damaging or destroying wetlands by buying wetlands elsewhere has environmental consequences that can be especially harmful to urban areas, according to a Florida State University law professor. J.B. Ruhl, the Matthew and Hawkins Professor of Property at the FSU College of Law, said that the policy […]

Post-Enron, Business ethics emphasized at FSU College of Business

"A deal is not a deal unless it’s a good deal for both parties." With that business philosophy, businessman Cecil B. Day built his Days Inn hotel chain into an empire in the 1970s. Starting with a single hotel in 1970, Day put his Christian faith to work providing travelers with quality rooms and courteous […]

FSU law professor wins professionalism award

As director of the externship program and member of the clinical faculty at Florida State University College of Law, Larry Krieger has spent the past 15 years providing his students with the skills to be successful and professional attorneys. Yet it is what he has helped his students remove from their lives that led The […]