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FSU trims the fat with new trans fat-free oil

Campus dining options at Florida State University are even healthier now—and still delicious—following the recent conversion to trans fat-free fryer oil at FSU eateries. The heart-savvy switch to non-hydrogenated corn and sunflower fryer oil by Aramark, FSU’s dining services provider, has come in response to a growing concern among consumers nationally over intake of potentially […]

Retailing giants to share know-how at FSU ‘Student Summit’ conference

Florida State University’s department of textiles and consumer sciences will welcome top fashion and retail industry executives March 13-16 during its annual Student Summit and Fashion Forum Conference. “With lectures and panels featuring insider perspectives on the future of retailing and fashion, our conference will educate merchandising and apparel design students on the career opportunities […]

FSU authors are big winners in first-ever Florida Book Awards

Members of the Florida State community have won top prizes in the First Annual Florida Book Awards. Creative Writing professors James Kimbrell and Julianna Baggott, along with former writer-in-residence Elizabeth Dewberry, former FSU President Stanley Marshall and alumnus Martin Dyckman shot to the top of the award list in the contest, which John Cole, director […]

Statewide association selects FSU for new partnership for excellence in local public management

The Florida City and County Management Association (FCCMA), Florida State University’s Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, and the John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government have joined forces to educate the next generation of local public managers in Florida, strengthen public management research and education, and create a local government issues forum. The […]

Young FSU teacher-scholars win record number of NSF Career Awards

In a banner year for Florida State University, three young members of the FSU faculty have been selected to receive prestigious Career Awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help them build upon accomplishments in their respective areas of research. The three NSF awards are the most ever received at one time by FSU. […]

Cutting-edge energy-efficient building going up at FSU

An innovative alternative technology building is being constructed on the FSU campus by the Sustainable Energy Science and Engineering Center (SESEC). Designed to achieve the highest level certification for energy efficiency, it will be the first building of its type in the southeastern United States. The new facility, dubbed OGZEB (short for “Off-Grid Zero Emissions […]

FSU honors Congressman Allen Boyd with Circle of Gold Award

In addition to being one of Florida State University’s most prominent alumni, U.S. Rep. Allen Boyd Jr. long has been an advocate for scientific research. Among numerous other research projects that Boyd has been instrumental in establishing during his tenure in Congress is the Southeast Climate Consortium, which has developed new methods to predict the […]

FSU professor speaks out about Americans’ scientific knowledge

Susan Carol Losh, an associate professor in FSU’s Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, has received national media coverage for her research stating that while Americans are aware of more facts about science than 20 years ago, there is also an unsettling growth in the belief in pseudoscience like astrology, visits of space aliens […]

FSU researchers: Public favors juvenile justice system

The nation’s juvenile justice system emerged a century ago out of the belief that young offenders were less culpable and more salvageable than their adult counterparts, but today, that system is under attack by get-tough policymakers claiming wide public support that Florida State University criminologists say simply doesn’t exist. Daniel P. Mears In fact, a […]

FSU researchers to study effects of climate change in Minnesota peatlands

Second in size only to the Florida Everglades, the vast Lake Agazzi peatland of northeastern Minnesota represents one of the largest wetland areas of the continental United States. Now, a pair of Florida State University researchers will visit this largely unspoiled region to collect data that may lead to a better understanding of global warming […]

National experts to discuss future of Medicare

Some of the nation’s top experts on aging and economics will discuss issues surrounding the Medicare system at Florida State University on Feb. 22 at the FSU Alumni Center when the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy and the Claude Pepper Center host the symposium “Medicare: Taking Care of Your Future?” Chris Farrell, an […]

FSU researchers determine a critical factor in workings of proteins

Scientists know that a better understanding of how proteins bond could lead to more effective treatments for genetic disorders and other life-threatening conditions. Now, a new theory from a pair of Florida State University researchers has been proven to accurately predict the association rate for proteins. Their theory is outlined in the February issue of […]