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New dean named at FSU College of Nursing

The Florida State University College of Nursing soon will have a new leader. FSU Provost and Executive Vice President Lawrence G. Abele has announced the appointment of Lisa A. Plowfield of the University of Delaware as the college’s dean. A professor and former director of the UD School of Nursing, Plowfield will take the helm […]

‘The Atlantic’ lists FSU’s Creative Writing Program among ‘Best of the Best’

Florida State University’s Creative Writing Program has long been considered top-notch, and this summer, its award-winning faculty and students actually got that in writing. FSU has one of the nation’s top 10 graduate-level creative writing programs and ranks in the top five for Ph.D. seekers, according to the annual special fiction edition of “The Atlantic” […]

FSU project to prepare future Southeast Florida library leaders

Florida State University’s College of Information has been awarded a grant to help build the next generation of library leaders. The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded $559,872 to Professor John Bertot and Assistant Professor Michelle Kazmer for the project "Southeast Florida Library Leaders: Building the Next Generation of Service to Underserved Populations." […]

Double trouble: Hopelessness key component of mood disorder

There’s depression, and then there’s double depression. Sound bad? It is, according to Thomas Joiner, Florida State University Distinguished Research Professor and the Bright-Burton Professor of Psychology, who has identified hopelessness as a distinguishing feature of double depression in a new paper published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. The finding could help therapists diagnose […]

At one of China’s biggest art museums, first American exhibit features FSU artists

In an out-of-this-world experience they describe as "monumental" and "mind-blowing," three intrepid artists from Florida State University have become the first Americans to exhibit at one of the largest provincial museums in China. Billed as representative of art in America, the FSU trio and their solo exhibits in various mediums—black-and-white photography, a room-size ceramics installation […]

FSU researcher studies Harry Potter’s magical hold on young readers

The recent release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" marked the magic moment for millions of Harry Potter fans worldwide. The seventh and final book in the wildly popular series signaled the end of a literary global phenomenon. At Florida State University, a graduate student is researching how the Harry Potter series has enchanted […]

FSU’s Larbalestier receives cryogenics lifetime achievement award

A Florida State University researcher already recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities in the field of materials science is adding another top honor to his collection. David Larbalestier, the director of FSU’s Applied Superconductivity Center, has been selected to receive the Cryogenic Materials Award for Lifetime Achievements 2007 from the International Cryogenic Materials […]

FSU receives $2.6 million NSF grant for climate study

Florida State University has been awarded a grant through the National Science Foundation with a total request of $2.6 million. The funds will be used to study the effects of the Southern Ocean—the ocean surrounding Antarctica—on the Earth’s climate. In announcing the award, U.S. Rep. Allen Boyd, D-North Florida, said, "The commitment of the federal […]

Pointer Sisters to kick off Seven Days’ 10th anniversary season

The Grammy Award-winning Pointer Sisters will kick off the 10th season of Seven Days of Opening Nights with a September 17 concert at Ruby Diamond Auditorium. The evening will also offer a "Sneak Preview" of the 2008 festival line-up, with performances scheduled for February 10-28. With roots in country, R&B, gospel, jazz, soul and pop, […]

Director of FSU Student Health Center is new president of American College Health Association

Longtime health care executive Lesley K. Sacher, the director of Florida State University’s Thagard Student Health Center, has been named president of the American College Health Association (ACHA) for the 2007-08 academic year. The ACHA also has honored Sacher by selecting her as a Fellow, the highest distinction awarded by the association. The fellowship recognizes […]

Wetherell praises Crist’s decision on tuition

Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell praised Gov. Charlie Crist’s team-building efforts in bringing together Florida’s public university presidents to work together to fund higher education. He also applauded the governor’s decision to allow the differential tuition bill to become law. “We appreciate Governor Crist’s clear support of higher education in Florida. We applaud his […]

FSU College of Information receives cancer research grant

The Florida State University College of Information has received a Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program Grant from the Florida Department of Health to help health care providers support the breast cancer care needs of rural Floridians. Mia Liza A. Lustria is the principal investigator of the project, "Participatory Design & Evaluation of STEER: A Clinic-Based Tool […]