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FSU study: Patients fare better in hospitals using info technology

Patients are more likely to have better health outcomes if they are treated at hospitals using information technology (IT) systems, according to a comprehensive new Florida State University study. The study compared overall IT adoption with patient discharge data at 98 hospitals across Florida, providing the most comprehensive analysis to date of the relationship between […]

FSU physicist named Fellow of prestigious American Physical Society

A researcher in Florida State University’s Department of Physics has received one of the top honors in his field. Professor Winston Roberts has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society. “It is indeed an honor to be recognized by my peers in this manner,” Roberts said of the announcement. “The American Physical Society […]

FSU researcher lands $3.3 million grant to help smokers kick habit

A Florida State University professor will share a $3.3 million federal grant with a colleague from the University of Vermont to develop an innovative method that will help smokers with anxiety disorders extinguish the habit. Brad Schmidt FSU psychology Professor Brad Schmidt and UVM psychology Professor Michael Zvolensky are recruiting about 600 people—300 at each […]

Native languages facing extinction; FSU linguist documenting problem

It is her passion for language that makes one Florida State University researcher feel glum about a recent bit of news. Carolina Gonzalez, an assistant professor in FSU’s Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, is concerned because hundreds of native languages around the world are facing extinction. "It is very sad," Gonzalez said. "Depending on […]

FSU film students win Directors’ Guild awards for top minority, women filmmakers

The Directors Guild of America has announced its 2007 Student Film Awards for minority and women filmmakers, and student directors from Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts—best known as The Film School—have earned two of them. Each year, the Guild’s Student Film Awards honor and showcase outstanding African American, Asian […]

As new head of National Council of Teachers of English, FSU’s Yancey to focus on writing in a digital age

As the new president of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Kathleen Blake Yancey is leading a charge to update and expand the means by which student writing is taught and assessed in a digital age that has redefined "literacy." Kathleen Blake Yancey Director of Florida State University’s graduate program in rhetoric and […]

Making TraCS: FSU professor helping keep Florida’s roads safe

In dozens of communities throughout Florida, law enforcement officers are finding their jobs have become both safer and more efficient, thanks to a computer software system that a Florida State University researcher is working to distribute and implement statewide. Lisa K. Spainhour, an associate professor of civil engineering in the Florida A&M University-Florida State University […]

FSU professor wins prestigious award for civil rights book

Florida State University Professor Charles Connerly has been recognized by his peers for a book he wrote about city planning and civil rights in Birmingham, Ala. Connerly, the William G. and Budd Bell Professor and chairman of the urban and regional planning department, has received the Paul Davidoff Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools […]

FSU is home to new Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center

It appears likely that Florida will emerge unscathed from this year’s hurricane season, but researchers at Florida State University already are looking ahead. Their goal: to engage in research and promote collaboration with other universities, as well as state and federal agencies, that will address catastrophic storm risk that affects the state’s homeowners and businesses. […]

FSU recognizes four alumni with Circle of Gold awards

The Florida State University Alumni Association recently honored four distinguished friends and advocates whose contributions to the university shine bright. Philanthropist Thomas L. “Tommy” Williams, financier Hans W. Tews, statewide public servant and former Ocala mayor Wayne L. Rubinas, and Florida Lt. Gov. Jeffrey D. Kottkamp each received the Circle of Gold Award during FSU’s […]

FSU’s Baggott pens prequel to major motion picture

Young and young-at-heart moviegoers everywhere are eagerly awaiting the Nov. 16 arrival of Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, a major motion picture about a magical toy store starring Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman. However, for the way-back story on the toy store’s equally magical 243-year-old proprietor, they’ll want to read the prequel, “The Amazing Compendium of […]

FSU accounting programs rank among nation’s best

The undergraduate and graduate professional accounting programs at the Florida State University College of Business were ranked among the nation’s best in new surveys released by Public Accounting Report, an independent newsletter of the accounting profession. Moving up one spot, the graduate accounting program ranked 23rd according to Public Accounting Report’s 26th annual survey of […]