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FSU professor’s book on slave patrols is focus of documentary

A Florida State University history professor whose ground-breaking book on the “slave patrols” that terrorized slaves throughout the pre-Civil War South will be featured in an upcoming History Channel documentary. The program, “Slave Catchers, Slave Resisters,” takes a look at a little-known aspect of the United States’ ignominious history of slavery — the brutal system […]

FSU College of Medicine to graduate first class

Just under five years after the legislation creating the Florida State University College of Medicine was signed into law, the medical school will hold a commencement ceremony for its first class: SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2005 10 A.M. COLLEGE OF MEDICINE COURTYARD STADIUM DRIVE AND CALL STREET TALLAHASSEE The students in the inaugural class began their […]

Negative expectations color racial interactions, FSU study says

Despite a culture that increasingly values diversity, many people still find interacting with those from another racial group tense and awkward. Florida State University psychology Professor E. Ashby Plant has found that people’s concerns about racial bias predicted their level of anxiety about dealing with members of another race and whether they subsequently had positive […]

Eppes Professor Suzanne Farrell wins 54th Annual Capezio Dance Award

Suzanne Farrell, Francis Eppes Professor of Dance at Florida State University, has been selected as the 54th recipient of the Capezio Dance Award by the Capezio Ballet Makers Dance Foundation. Farrell, known as the muse to the great George Balanchine and the embodiment of American ballet, has been a tireless teacher of dance since retiring […]

FSU researchers mold new material to protect troops

When it comes to protecting America’s combat troops in battle, research under way at the Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering could be a lifesaver. Under a partnership with Armor Holdings, Inc. of Jacksonville, FSU researchers are developing and testing first-of-its-kind body armor for soldiers’ arms and legs that could reduce fatalities and […]

Moldovan becomes first FSU women’s tennis All-American since 1996

Florida State senior Mihaela Moldovan of Bucharest, Romania, has earned at-large berths in singles and doubles in the 2005 NCAA Women’s Tennis Championships, scheduled for May 23-28 at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. The champion tennis player is also an academic star. She earned academic honors last season, boasting a 4.0 GPA in […]

Driscoll named dean of FSU College of Education

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President Lawrence G. Abele has announced the appointment of longtime FSU professor Marcy P. Driscoll as dean of the College of Education. Driscoll, the college’s Leslie J. Briggs Professor of Educational Research and its associate dean for administration and research, succeeds Richard Kunkel, dean of the college since […]

FSU scientist plays key role in search for new state of matter

You think you’re focused on the big picture? You obviously haven’t met Anthony Frawley. Frawley, a research physicist at Florida State University, is a key player in a national research project that is offering new insights into the formation of the universe and the fundamental properties of matter. The knowledge being yielded touches the entire […]

Fulbright-winning student to study telecommunications in Lithuania

Kimberley Leahy, an FSU doctoral candidate in the Department of Communications, has received a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to Lithuania. She will use her award to study telecommunications policy transitions that have occurred since Lithuania became a member of the European Union. She will spend the first six months of 2006 at Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania. […]

FSU superconductivity researcher elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Florida State University physicist Lev P. Gor’kov, a distinguished researcher at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences—one of the highest honors that can be accorded a U.S. scientist or engineer. Gor’kov, who is internationally known for his pioneering work in the field of superconductivity, is one […]

L’Oreal USA honors FSU scientist

L’Oreal USA has awarded a $20,000 fellowship to Stacey Lynn Halpern, a postdoctoral researcher in biology at FSU as part of the firm’s for Women in Science program. Halpern is one of just five exceptional young women scientists from leading U.S. academic institutions selected for the grant. The award from L’Oreal acknowledges the success of […]

FSU advisor wins National Academic Advising Association award

Kathleen Shea Smith, Coordinator of Special Programs for Florida State University’s Advising First program, has been selected to receive the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Student Research Award in the “Doctoral Degree” category. She will be presented with the award, which is part of the Association’s National Awards Program for Academic Advising, at the annual […]