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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 […]

Dover ‘Intelligent Design’ decision to be topic of national forum

The first high-level public discussion of how science is taught in public schools—in light of the recent federal court ruling on the intelligent-design challenge in Dover, Pa.—will be conducted next month by a nationally known panel of scholars at Florida State University. "Keeping Science and Religion Separate in Schools: The Vigil After Dover," is scheduled […]

Marshall’s book recalls turbulent ’60s, ’70s at FSU

Stan Marshall, president of Florida State University from 1969-76, reports on turbulent years at FSU in his new book, The Tumultuous Sixties: Campus Unrest and Student Life at a Southern University. Marshall is the first to profile a major southern university during a time marked by racial and political tension. Readers journey through events that […]

FSU Honors graduates setting standard for excellence

When Florida State University’s largest ever graduating class crosses the stage during its commencement this weekend, it will be led by 80 outstanding undergraduate students who have met the challenge of redefining the frontiers of their chosen academic disciplines. These students have gone far beyond the limited horizons of the classroom experience by completing an […]

U.S. Department of Energy recognizes FSU high-energy physicist

A faculty member in Florida State University’s department of physics has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as one of the nation’s top young high-energy physicists. Assistant Professor Yuri Gershtein has been selected to receive an Outstanding Junior Investigator Award in High Energy Physics for the 2006 fiscal year. The award, given […]

English Professor Helen Burke named director of FSU Honors Program

Florida State University Dean of Undergraduate Studies Karen Laughlin has announced the appointment of Professor of English Helen Burke as the new director of the FSU Honors Program. A prize-winning author whose areas of expertise include 18th century Irish and English theater and literature, Burke succeeds physics Professor Paul Cottle, who officially concludes his prolific […]

Under the Tuscan sun, FSU professor uncovers Etruscan secrets

This summer, Nancy Thomson de Grummond is heading back to Italy—just as she has done nearly ever year since 1983. Although she will be spending plenty of time in the sun, this is no vacation: De Grummond, the M. Lynette Thompson Professor of Classics at Florida State University, will be leading another group of FSU […]

Pioneering chemist named FSU’s 2006 Lawton Distinguished Professor

Alan G. Marshall, a world-acclaimed scientist who has made outstanding contributions to the field of analytical chemistry, is set to receive Florida State University’s highest faculty honor. Marshall, FSU’s Kasha Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been named the 2006-2007 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. FSU President T.K. Wetherell will present him with […]

FSU gets grant to address shortage of social workers for elderly

The number of new social workers who want to work with senior citizens is decreasing despite an aging population that needs their services. The Florida State University College of Social Work is doing its part to recruit and train social workers to work with older adults, thanks to a three-year grant from the New York […]

FSU to lead major study of calcium’s impact on weight reduction, bone loss in the decade after menopause

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Armed with an $840,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the latest in world-class body scanning technology, a Florida State University researcher in the College of Human Sciences soon will begin the largest, longest study to-date on the efficacy of calcium — through dairy products, supplements or both — for weight […]

FSU assumes sponsorship of Sacred Heart Residency Programs

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The partnership between Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola and the Florida State University College of Medicine has expanded to include the medical school’s sponsorship of Sacred Heart’s residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology and in pediatrics. The two institutions have been partners since 2003, when FSU’s inaugural class of medical students first […]

Pamela Carroll receives FSU’s 2006 Distinguished Teacher Award

A Florida State University education professor who is working to address Florida’s teacher shortage has been named the recipient of FSU’s 2006 Distinguished Teacher Award. Pamela "Sissi" Carroll, who chairs the department of middle and secondary education in the College of Education, received the award at the 2006 Faculty Teaching Awards Ceremony, held Monday, April […]