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FSU scientists develop new tests to detect nut allergens in processed food

Scientists at Florida State University subjected walnuts, cashew nuts and almonds to radiation, roasting, pressure cooking, blanching, frying and microwave heating in an effort to make them safe for allergy sufferers. In the end, the nutritious little nuggets refused to surrender their allergens, but the research yielded sensitive techniques that detect minute traces of the […]

Exploding stars in the cellar, FSU Nuclear Physics charts new course

Florida State University’s nuclear physics laboratory, one of the premier nuclear research facilities on any college campus in the United States, is looking to its future among the stars—novas to be exact. RESOLUT, a project to recreate the nuclear reactions in exploding stars, is in its final stages of preparation at FSU’s Superconducting Linear Accelerator […]

Graduate School Dean Harrison becomes FSU’s newest vice president

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President Lawrence G. Abele has appointed FSU’s Dean of Graduate Studies Dianne F. Harrison as the Vice President for Academic Quality and External Programs. Harrison had been serving as dean of FSU’s Office of Graduate Studies since 2002, in addition to her duties since 2000 as associate vice […]

FSU oceanography professor wins Leopold Leadership Fellowship

Jeff Chanton, the John Widmer Winchester Professor of Oceanography at Florida State University, has won a 2005 Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellowship that will provide him with intensive communication and leadership training to help him communicate scientific information effectively to non-scientific audiences, especially policy makers, the media, business leaders and the public. Twenty fellows are selected […]

Law school rises in U.S. News & World Report rankings

Florida State University College of Law has jumped 11 slots in the latest edition of the influential national rankings of law schools by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine’s 2006 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools also ranks the College of Law as one of the most diverse in the country. Compared to last […]

NPR’s ‘Science Friday’ to broadcast live from FSU with faculty panelists

National Public Radio’s acclaimed weekly science program, Talk of the Nation-Science Friday, will broadcast its April 8 show live from FSU. The popular program, hosted by Ira Flatow, will feature panels of experts predominantly drawn from the FSU faculty. The program will be broadcast from the Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre in the Department of […]

FSU Professor wins top berth in O’Henry Prize Stories 2005 Anthology

A Florida State University professor has earned a literary honor widely regarded as one of the nation’s most prestigious achievements in short fiction. Elizabeth Stuckey-French, an associate professor of English and member of faculty in FSU’s Creative Writing Program, has seen her coming-of-age narrative “Mudlavia” chosen as the lead story in “The O. Henry Prize […]

Inaugural FSU College of Medicine students match for residency programs

All 29 senior students in the inaugural class of the FSU College of Medicine received notification today of where they will enter residency training this summer after graduation. Twelve of the 29 graduating students, or 41 percent, are entering residency in primary care specialties, including family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine and obstetrics/gynecology. Other students matched […]

Earth Day fair to raise “green” issues

Garnet and gold equal green on FSU’s campus, thanks to efforts of the Service Learning Program, Center for Civic Education and Service, and other campus groups. To mark International Earth Day, the groups are sponsoring an Earth Day Fair Wednesday, March 23, 10 AM – 2 PM, at the Oglesby Union Green. The Sierra Club […]

Summer for Undergraduates Program gives students a glimpse of life in law school

The Florida State University College of Law is currently accepting applications for its free, four-week Summer for Undergraduates Program for students interested in learning about law school. This year’s program will run May 23 – June 17, 2005. The application deadline is March 25, 2005. The Summer for Undergraduates Program is designed to acquaint students […]

Issues in Education looks at FSU film school

Dean Frank Patterson and MFA film student Susan Bell from FSU’s acclaimed film school are President T.K. Wetherell’s guests for this month’s Issues in Education program, which will air at 7:30 PM Monday, March 7, on WFSU-TV. Bell has been selected to write and direct one of the school’s master thesis films. The program offers […]