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‘First Amendment Center’ founder John Seigenthaler to speak at FSU

John Seigenthaler, who founded the First Amendment Center in 1991 to create national discussion, dialogue and debate about First Amendment rights and values, will speak at Florida State University Thursday, April 12, 2007, at the Claude Pepper Building. Seigenthaler, the subject of a false Wikipedia ‘biography,’ will speak on: "The wonderful world of Wikipedia: Sinbad, […]

FSU leading botanical research into 21st century

Here in the East Gulf Coastal Plain, one of North America’s premier and most imperiled regions for botanical biodiversity, Florida State University is leading an ambitious project that will create high-resolution digital images of 100,000 plant specimens, then make them available to scientists and students everywhere via the World Wide Web. The Deep South Plant […]

FSU professor recognized for Alzheimer’s research

Michelle Bourgeois, a professor in Florida State University’s department of communication disorders, has been named the recipient of the prestigious 2007 Barry Reisberg Award for Non-Pharmacologic Research, Theory and Clinical Practice. The award honors an accomplished clinician and researcher for distinguished contributions to the field of non-pharmacologic Alzheimer’s disease treatment and care. It is named […]

FSU’s magnet lab to build world’s strongest magnet for neutron experiments

The Hahn-Meitner Institute in Berlin has contracted with the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and Florida State University to build an $8.7-million hybrid magnet for "neutron scattering" experiments. When finished in 2011, the new, high-field magnet, which is based on the magnet lab’s Series-Connected Hybrid concept, will be housed at the Berlin Neutron Scattering Center. […]

Top-ranked medieval scholar wins prestigious grant for humanities research

Florida State University Associate Professor of English Nancy Bradley Warren has won a prestigious fellowship to support research at the renowned National Humanities Center for the 2007-2008 academic year. A recognized expert on women and religion in medieval and early modern culture, Warren is one of just 35 fellows chosen from a distinguished international pool […]

FSU Program in Higher Education ranked 18th in nation

The Florida State University College of Education’s Program in Higher Education is ranked 18th in the United States among all higher-education administration programs in the U.S. News & World Report publication "America’s Best Graduate Schools 2008." The rankings were released on Sunday, April 1. "Faculty and students in this program are conducting research that is […]

FSU College of Law continues to rise in U.S. News rankings

The new U.S. News & World Report graduate and law school rankings are out, and the Florida State University College of Law has moved up in several key areas. The law school’s environmental law program now is ranked 12th in the nation (up from 14th) and, for the first time ever, the tax law program […]

World experts on pharmaceuticals to tackle regional priorities for delivering medicines globally

The Florida State University College of Law is gathering together 30 of the world’s most creative thinkers and leading experts on pharmaceuticals this week to discuss the future of global pharmaceutical regulation, ways to improve the system, research and development for new pharmaceuticals, and assuring access to medicines. Participants in the roundtable "Global Pharmaceutical Regulation […]

Goldwater Scholarship rewards outstanding undergraduate researcher

A Florida State University student majoring in biochemistry, chemistry and biomedical mathematics is the recipient of a renowned Goldwater Scholarship, awarded each year to some of the nation’s most talented college undergraduates. Priya Pal, a junior from Tallahassee, learned last week that she has been selected for the highly competitive scholarship—the nation’s premier award for […]

Student Body President Joe O’Shea named Truman Scholar

Florida State University student Joseph O’Shea has been selected as a 2007 Truman Scholar, one of the most prestigious honors an undergraduate can receive. A junior majoring in philosophy, O’Shea will receive $30,000 to study at the graduate school of his choice. "We are extremely proud of Joe," said FSU President T.K. Wetherell. "This is […]

Two FSU Film School instructors honored for contributions to Florida filmmaking

Two faculty members in Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture, Television & Recording Arts, better known as the Film School, have been selected to receive awards for their contributions to the art of filmmaking in Florida. Film School filmmaker in residence and Academy Award winner Stuart Robertson was honored by Film Florida, a not-for-profit […]

A scientific surprise greets FSU researchers at higher magnetic fields

Research performed by a team at Florida State University’s National High Magnetic Field Laboratory suggests that the benefits of building higher-field superconducting magnets likely will far outweigh the costs of building them. FSU researchers Riqiang Fu, Ozge Gunaydin-Sen and Naresh Dalal discovered something they weren’t expecting while trying to improve the resolution, or quality of […]