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FSU professor condenses classic giant “Clarissa’ for modern readers

The voluminous tale of virtuous Clarissa and her aristocratic rogue of a suitor, Lovelace, encompassed 1,550 pages and captivated England’s 18th century readers. But “Clarissa,” the longest novel ever written in the English language—and among the first told entirely through letters exchanged by its characters—fell victim to its girth and became a neglected classic. A […]

Unusual meteorite unlocks treasure trove of solar system secrets

An unusual meteorite that fell on a frozen lake in Canada five years ago has led a Florida State University geochemist to a breakthrough in understanding the origin of the chemical elements that make up our solar system. Professor Munir Humayun of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and the geological sciences department at FSU […]

FSU’s Center for Advanced Power Systems receives major grant

Tree limbs brush against an Ohio power line, causing it to short-circuit. Soon, a nearby power plant is knocked off-line. A giant cascading effect then occurs, ultimately forcing the shutdown of more than 100 power plants in the northeastern United States and Canada and leaving 50 million people without power. Such was the chain of […]

New associate vice president to lead “Pathways to Excellence” program

Florida State University Provost Lawrence G. Abele has named Professor Ross Ellington associate vice president for academic affairs to lead the university’s efforts to become a Top 20 graduate research institution as outlined by President T.K. Wetherell in his "Pathways to Excellence" program. To help FSU reach its goal, Ellington chaired a committee of faculty […]

FSU faculty honors Seminole Tribe, four others, with Torch awards

The Florida State University Faculty Senate has honored four individuals and The Seminole Tribe of Florida with Torch Awards for their contributions to excellence in FSU’s academic programs. Faculty Senate President James (Jim) Cobbe presented the awards during the Fall Meeting of the General Faculty. The 2005 Torch Award honorees, in addition to the Seminole […]

Cyberstalkers beware: New toolkit nabs online predators

Researchers at Florida State University are developing a computer system designed to help law enforcement agents thwart cyberstalking. Computer science Professor Sudhir Aggarwal and members of the Florida Cybersecurity Institute have built a hardware and software prototype called the Predator and Prey Alert (PAPA) system. The forensic toolkit is designed to provide high-quality evidence for […]

FSU chemist’s ultrathin films promise a multitude of uses

Imagine a special coating that can be applied to any of a number of surfaces. With its application, carpets, furniture and clothing become super-resistant to stains; automobile bodies are impermeable to water and rust; stents put in place during heart surgery no longer are susceptible to tissue growth that can restrict blood flow; and cell […]

FSU chemistry professor wins top award in chromatography

John G. Dorsey, the Katherine Blood Hoffman Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State University, has been selected to receive the 2006 Award in Chromatography from the American Chemical Society. The award will be presented in Atlanta in March, and a special symposium will be held in Dorsey’s honor at that time. The ACS’ […]

FSU College of Medicine helps land $2 million geriatrics grant

Health care for the elderly in northern Florida, southern Alabama and southern Georgia is about to get better through a new $2 million Geriatric Education Center involving departments at Florida State University, Florida A&M University and the University of South Alabama. Older patients are the highest users of health care services, medications, nursing home stays […]

FSU researcher: Many employees feel guilty about working too much

Feeling pangs of conscience about the hours you spend at work instead of home with the family? You’re far from the only one. Research by a Florida State University management professor shows many U.S. workers feel guilty that their jobs don’t allow them to spend as much time at home as they would like. Wayne […]

Thomasville’s Archbold, FSU medical school join forces

The Florida State University College of Medicine is joining forces with Archbold Medical Center in an agreement through which a number of medical students will receive their clinical training in Thomasville, Ga. College of Medicine Dean J. Ocie Harris announced that Archbold and the college have signed an affiliation agreement that allows FSU’s third-and fourth-year […]

Professors’ odor-scrubbing “bio-filters” will reduce greenhouse gasses

Thanks to old tires, broken glass and yard debris, Leon County’s Solid Waste Facility (Landfill) soon will emit less odor, and waste disposal will be more environmentally friendly. Florida State University oceanography Professor Jeff Chanton and Florida A & M University/FSU College of Engineering Assistant Professor Tarek Abichou plan to recycle the waste materials into […]