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Tickets on sale for 57th annual FSU Kickoff Luncheon

Get your first glimpse of the 2008 FSU Football Team and hear Bobby Bowden make his State of the Seminoles Address. Eager fans will meet and greet the FSU Football Team and new coaching staff at the 2008 Seminole Football Kickoff Luncheon set for Friday, August 22 at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. Presented by […]

FSU sprinter Walter Dix wins Olympic bronze in the 100m

Claims track program’s first medal since 1996; continues FSU’s streak to five straight games with medal Walter Dix Never doubt Walter Dix. Ever. Questioned countless times for not turning professional after his phenomenal junior year or after he injured his hamstring in the spring, the Florida State sprinter proved his merit against the best runners […]

FSU professor to study best way to help African-American caregivers

A Florida State University researcher has received a $743,000 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health and the Johnny Byrd Sr. Alzheimer’s Center & Research Institute to study the most effective methods to provide skills training and support to African-American caregivers of dementia patients. Rob Glueckauf Love and compassion typically are the motivating emotions […]

Florida State coaches and athletes set for Olympics in Beijing

For 16 days in August the world will turn its attention to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, and the Garnet and Gold of Florida State will be prominent. A total of 13 student-athletes and coaches from three sports will represent the Seminoles and eight different countries at the Games. Walter Dix The largest […]

Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida State University receives $1.8 million gift

A $1.8 million gift to the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship will bolster the Florida State University College of Business’ services, especially to entrepreneurs in economically disadvantaged communities in South Florida. The donation given by Jan Moran, JM Family Enterprises, Inc. and The Jim Moran Foundation will provide $600,000 annually for the next three […]

Magnet Lab produces, markets critical petroleum data

As gas prices soar, scientists at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University are marketing research that will enable petroleum companies to locate, analyze and process crude oil much faster, cheaper and more accurately. The researchers’ work is solidifying Florida State’s reputation as a world leader in “petroleomics.” Alan G. Marshall, a […]

Report: Transparency needed in computing Florida’s graduation rates

The LeRoy Collins Institute is calling for more transparency in the way Florida determines its high school graduation rates in a new report written by two Florida State University graduate students. Carol Weissert In the report, "Measuring Graduation Rates in Florida: Constraints and Opportunities," the LeRoy Collins Institute both congratulated and criticized Florida’s method of […]

FSU buckypaper research honored for nanotech innovation

Students, researchers and faculty members at the High-Performance Materials Institute (HPMI) at Florida State University were recently recognized in the fourth annual Nanotech Briefs Nano 50 Awards for their work with an innovative material called buckypaper. Ben Wang "We are excited that the Nanotech Briefs judges of nanotechnology and micro-electro-mechanical systems experts recognized the great […]

FSU research cited in landmark Supreme Court decision on gun control

Research by Gary Kleck, a professor at Florida State University’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, played a key role in the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision on the Second Amendment right to bear arms. Gary Kleck Kleck’s research is cited multiple times and extensively discussed in Justice Stephen G. Breyer’s dissent in the 5-4 […]

Democracies with separation of powers less likely to end torture

A system of checks and balances in government is usually regarded as a good thing, except when it comes to the probability that a nation will stop its use of government-sanctioned torture, according to a Florida State University study. Will Moore As repugnant as torture is, the fact is most countries — even those with […]

With NIH grant, FSU becomes one of world’s top imaging centers

At Florida State University, the collective strength of biomedical research and the scientists who lead it has earned a $2 million High-End Instrumentation (HEI) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The one-year award will help FSU buy a state-of-the-art robotic electron microscope to advance cutting-edge studies of HIV/AIDS, heart disease, hypertension and cancer. […]

FSU lands Center of Excellence for Advanced Aero-Propulsion

The aerospace industry is a huge player in Florida, employing some 83,000 highly skilled workers and making an impact on the state economy estimated at $100 billion. Now, Florida State University is stepping forward to help the industry remain competitive as it contends with an aging work force and the need for innovative technologies. FSU […]