Florida State aiding public libraries in hurricane preparedness and response

With the arrival of hurricane season on June 1, Florida’s public libraries have a vital role to play in helping their communities prepare for and recover from hurricanes and other severe storms. The Florida State University’s Information Use Management & Policy Institute at the College of Information has unveiled a new Web site that will […]

Two students win Boren Scholarships for foreign-language study

Florida State University students are on a roll, as yet another prestigious scholarship is added to the record books. This time, the Boren Scholarship has been awarded to two students, Alena Ho and Isabel Callejas. "Boren Scholars are awarded for undergrads to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests but […]

Eight students to teach, study overseas with Fulbright grants

From Argentina to Russia, eight Florida State University students will be traveling to locations all over the world after winning prized and highly competitive Fulbright grants this year. "These eight young people are just a small sample of the extraordinarily talented student body that we have here at Florida State," said T.K. Wetherell, president of […]

For adolescent crime victims, genetic factors play lead role

Genes trump environment as the primary reason that some adolescents are more likely than others to be victimized by crime, according to groundbreaking research led by distinguished criminologist Kevin M. Beaver of The Florida State University. The study is believed to be the first to probe the genetic basis of victimization. “Victimization can appear to […]

Florida State doctoral students win top research scholarships

Two outstanding Florida State University graduate students have won $15,000 scholarships to pursue research for their doctoral degrees. Shawntel Ensminger and Sarah Diesburg are among 85 recipients of the 2009-2010 P.E.O. Scholar Awards from a field of nearly 700 nominees throughout the United States and Canada, said Nancy Marcus, dean of the Graduate School at […]

Florida State study reveals ‘sobering’ decline of Caribbean big fish

Sharks, barracuda and other large predatory fishes disappear on Caribbean coral reefs as human populations rise, endangering the region’s marine food web and ultimately its reefs and fisheries, according to a sweeping study by researcher Chris Stallings of The Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory. While other scientists working in the Caribbean have observed […]

Association for Information Systems names Joey George president-elect

A Florida State University business professor who studies the collection, processing, storage and dissemination of information needed to carry out the functions of management has received two of the biggest honors in his field. Joey George, who holds the title of Thomas L. Williams Eminent Scholar in Management Information Systems at Florida State, was recently […]

Florida State researcher named charter fellow of math society

Florida State University Professor Max Gunzburger has been named one of the charter fellows of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), the leading applied mathematics society in the world. Gunzburger, a Francis Eppes Professor and chair of the Department of Scientific Computing, is one of 183 members of the inaugural class of the […]

Florida State saxophone quartet makes history

A quartet of student saxophonists from The Florida State University College of Music has won the grand prize at the 2009 Coleman International Chamber Ensemble Competition. The annual contest is one of the world’s most rigorous and respected for ensembles of young, non-professional performers from the nation’s top music schools. Collectively known as the Mana […]

Florida State researcher wins $2.8 million to study school readiness of Spanish-speaking children

A Florida State University researcher has won a $2.8 million federal grant to study ways to increase the school readiness skills and subsequent academic achievement of Spanish-speaking children in the United States. Christopher Lonigan, a psychology professor and associate director of the Florida Center for Reading Research, and a team of researchers will evaluate the […]

Florida State electric car sets record at Daytona Speedway

It was the first time an electric-powered car had ever taken a lap at the Daytona International Speedway. A throng of local reporters looked on. With the pedal to the metal, driver T.K. Wetherell, president of The Florida State University, and passenger Alvin Lim, an engineering doctoral student, raced over the historic 2.5-mile oval in […]

Florida State researcher elected fellow of Society of Mechanical Engineers

M. Yousuff Hussaini, one of The Florida State University’s most eminent scholars, has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). "Fellow" is the highest grade of membership in ASME. Fellowship is conferred upon a member with at least 10 years of active engineering practice who has made significant contributions to […]