Facebook generation learning social, technical skills online, Florida State researcher says

Worried about the amount of time today’s kids spend texting, chatting, blogging, gaming and Facebook-ing? Don’t. Rather than fear the time young people devote to technological pursuits, there are many reasons for adults to embrace and even facilitate youth engagement with digital media, according to Florida State University’s Lisa Tripp, who was a member of […]

Florida State researcher Erickson ties rare bird behavior to dinosaur ancestors

Sure, they’re polygamous, but male emus and several other ground-dwelling birds also are devoted dads, serving as the sole incubators and caregivers to oversized broods from multiple mothers. It is rare behavior, but research described in the Dec. 19 Science found that it runs in this avian family, all the way back to its dinosaur […]

Four Florida State professors join prestigious ranks of AAAS fellows

The Florida State University has long been recognized internationally for the high quality of scientific research conducted on its campus in numerous disciplines. That preeminence has been affirmed as four Florida State professors were recently elevated to the rank of fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a fellow […]

Engineering professors honored by top professional institutes

One is a former astronaut who champions the teaching of science to young people. The other is a pioneering researcher looking for ways to improve the safety and reliability of the nation’s power systems. Both are members of the faculty at the Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering — and now both have […]

Florida State University trains principals to support math, science learning

With help from Florida State University, some 700 public school principals from throughout Florida are learning more about the state’s new math and science education standards — and discovering new techniques regarding the teaching of “STEM” (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects that they can implement in their schools. Laura Hassler Lang “I can clearly […]

Florida State announces $6.5 million in energy research grants

The Institute for Energy Systems, Economics and Sustainability, a research and policy group established earlier this year at The Florida State University to address sustainability and alternative power issues, has announced $6.5 million in grant awards for research in the areas of fuel cycles, governance and energy delivery systems. IESES Director David Cartes The 29 […]

Three Florida State researchers named American Physical Society fellows

Their scientific research takes them in different directions, but three faculty members at The Florida State University now have one important thing in common: Each has just been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). With 46,000 members, the APS ( is the nation’s largest and most prestigious professional society dedicated to the […]

Education in prison reduces crime: Florida State to lead national push

The Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice will help to lead the newly formed "Alliance for the Advancement of Education in Juvenile Justice and Adult Corrections," a national coalition of correctional and educational professionals promoting proven education programs for incarcerated juvenile and adult offenders. Tom Blomberg "Despite the current recession and the […]

Florida State’s accounting programs on fast track

The Florida State University College of Business graduate accounting programs are ranked the best in the state, and its undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in accounting all are among the nation’s best, according to the recently released 27th Annual Public Accounting Report Professors’ Survey. After the largest voter turnout in the newsletter’s history, Florida State’s […]

Florida State Distinguished Professor, ‘Black Hawk Down’ colonel to speak at Commencement

Out of 3,000 fall 2008 graduates of The Florida State University, more than 1,800 will participate in two commencement ceremonies at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. Graduates will represent 15 of the university’s 16 colleges. Florida State President T.K. Wetherell will preside at both events. […]

Florida State professor publishes ‘Folktales of the Amazon’

As a boy living on a small farm with his grandparents in the Amazon region of Colombia, Juan Carlos Galeano was entranced with the lush, naturalistic and often violent folktales that had been passed down from tribal Amazonians and had evolved through generations of natives and multiethnic newcomers like his relatives. Over the past decade, […]

Pioneering medical school graduates now practicing physicians

Fourteen members of the first class of students to graduate from The Florida State University College of Medicine recently completed the journey to becoming full-time practicing physicians. When the students arrived at the College of Medicine as part of the inaugural class in 2001, they were taking a calculated gamble by choosing to be part […]