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New dean named at FSU’s top-10-ranked College of Human Sciences

Florida State University’s nationally top-10-ranked College of Human Sciences has just begun its second century, and soon it will welcome a new leader as well. FSU Provost and Executive Vice President Lawrence G. Abele has announced the appointment of Billie J. Collier of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville as the college’s dean. Collier will succeed Penny […]

FSU and FAMU to co-host ‘Corny’ Mutants Field Day

A bizarre maze of crazy corn—make that a living field map of the maize genome, says Florida State University biologist Hank Bass—will be on display from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 23, during "Maize-10-Maze" Field Day 2006, to be held at Florida A&M University’s Research Farm in Quincy. Coordinated by FSU’s biological science […]

Retired FSU professor captures a ‘living fossil’ Laotian rock rat on video

The first images of a live specimen of a small, furry animal once believed to have gone extinct more than 11 million years ago have been captured during a Southeast Asian expedition led by a retired Florida State University researcher. The remarkable video and photos shot by David Redfield, a professor emeritus of FSU’s science […]

Fulbrights awarded to eight FSU students and alumni

Eight Florida State University graduate students and alumni have received the prestigious Fulbright Award. The award winners are Joana Carlson, Zakarij “Zak” Laux, Rebecca McLaughlin, Shani Sterling, Adam Coogle, Terence Milstead, Natasha Spencer and Aaron Ferral. Abigail Selph and Latika Young were selected as alternates. The number of FSU Fulbright winners this year is exceptional, […]

FSU film student wins first place in international aid film contest

The Center for International Disaster Information has awarded first place in its “Lights, Camera, Action” Public Service Announcement contest to Evan McNary, a graduate student in the Florida State University College of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts—better known as the Film School. In early June, the PSA will premiere on mtvU—MTV’s 24-hour college network, […]

FSU researcher’s work on unmanned ground vehicles could save soldiers’ lives

Over the past three years, thousands of American soldiers in Iraq have been horribly injured or killed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The explosives, placed near or buried under roadways and often detonated by remote control, frequently target U.S. military vehicles and convoys—often with deadly success. At Florida State University, one researcher is working on […]

FSU music grad student, expert on Andean music, wins Fulbright Hays Award for research in Peru

Holly Wissler, a doctoral ethnomusicology student in the Florida State University College of Music, has been awarded a Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Award. The prestigious prize, valued at more than $24,000, will enable Wissler to conduct research for her dissertation—"Musical Tradition and Change in the Quechua Community of Q’eros, Peru"—on site in Peru […]

FSU research published in Nature produces images of AIDS virus that may shape vaccine

As the world marks the 25th year since the first diagnosed case of AIDS, groundbreaking research by scientists at Florida State University has produced remarkable three-dimensional images of the virus and the protein spikes on its surface that allow it to bind and fuse with human immune cells. Findings from this AIDS research could boost […]

FSU study finds high levels of satisfaction with Florida’s state parks

Researchers at Florida State University have submitted findings of a recent yearlong survey of Florida state park visitors to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The study, conducted as part of a contract between the Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Recreation and Parks and FSU’s Program in Recreation and Leisure Services Administration, assessed visitor […]

Vote TODAY, June 2, for FSU Music Theatre students to win Broadway appearance

Today, Friday June 2, you can vote for FSU students to win a Broadway appearance. Just log on to CBSNews.com. They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway – but this week, live, on national television, two 19-year-old Florida State University music theatre majors have found out first-hand. During a Big Apple showdown with […]

FSU names top literacy researcher as its newest Eppes Professor

An internationally recognized scholar in the areas of reading and language development will join Florida State University’s College of Education, its Learning Systems Institute (LSI) and its Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) in the fall as the university’s newest Francis Eppes Professor. Barbara Foorman comes from the University of Texas Health Science Center at […]

Here comes the sun: New solutions for world’s energy woes

The number is staggering: Approximately 2 billion of the world’s people—nearly one-third of the human population—have no access to electricity. Consequently, they do without many of the amenities that people in the developed world take for granted—everything from air conditioning and refrigeration to television, indoor lighting, and pumps that supply drinking water. And without electricity […]