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FSU study: Parents may have longer to influence kids’ self-control

Parents, take note: longstanding theory contends that low self-control is more strongly correlated with crime than any other known factor, and also claims that self-control patterns stabilize and become fixed in children by age 10, persisting thereafter. Now, a Florida State University study offers strong empirical evidence that supports—and challenges—the "stability thesis," an idea that […]

FSU professor chosen for Eli Lilly award in analytical chemistry

A faculty member in Florida State University’s department of chemistry and biochemistry is the recipient of an unsolicited grant given each year to a rising star in the field of analytical chemistry. Assistant Professor André M. Striegel has been selected to receive the 2006 Eli Lilly Analytical Award for Untenured Faculty. The award comes with […]

New York City to use FSU professor’s scale to identify gifted students

A diagnostic test developed by a Florida State University education professor has been selected by the New York City Department of Education for use in determining whether students in that city’s schools are gifted. "It was extremely gratifying and humbling that New York City schools—the largest school district in the United States, with 1.2 million […]

Two sides of the same coin: Money spurs changes for better and worse

Money changes everything, and that includes changing people’s motivations for the better and their behavior toward others for the worse, according to a new study published in the international journal Science. Florida State University psychology graduate student Nicole Mead was among a group of researchers who found that the concept of money brings about a […]

FSU wins Center of Excellence in Advanced Materials

The Florida Board of Governors has approved Florida State University’s proposal to receive $4 million in support of a Center of Excellence in Advanced Materials (CEAM). The new FSU center will develop technologies to make new materials that are stronger, lighter, multifunctional and affordable, said Vice President for Research Kirby Kemper. CEAM also will provide […]

Winegardner’s second ‘Godfather’ book “a sequel you can’t refuse”

FSU Creative Writing Professor Mark Winegardner is drawing top reviews for "The Godfather’s Revenge," his second sequel to Mario Puzo’s "The Godfather" novels. The highly anticipated "The Godfather’s Revenge" hit shelves November 7. His earlier saga, "The Godfather Returns," became an instant best-seller after its release in fall 2004. "Winegardner got the "Godfather" assignment in […]

Federal grant at FSU to help science teachers foster ‘inquiry learning’

Three Florida State University programs have joined forces to research how to better prepare teachers to combat science illiteracy in the United States—and they are receiving a helping hand from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Through a $2.4-million award, FSU’s College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education and National High Magnetic Field Laboratory will […]

With BYU partner, FSU’s Magnet Lab researchers decipher flu virus

As the Northern Hemisphere braces for another flu season, researchers at Florida State University’s National High Magnetic Field Laboratory are making strides toward better understanding the mechanics of the virus that causes it—a virus that kills between one-quarter and one-half million people each year. Tim Cross, director of the lab’s Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) program, […]

‘Florida State: University of Champions’ Homecoming 2006

Florida State University alumni from across the nation will return to campus next week and join current students in this year’s Homecoming celebration, "Florida State: University of Champions." Major events for Homecoming week include: Homecoming Parade—Friday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m. The parade will feature the Marching Chiefs, Osceola, Renegade, bands from Godby and Chiles high […]

Distinguished FSU alumni, faculty, staff to receive awards at Homecoming

The Homecoming Awards Banquet—to be held at the Alumni Center on West Tennessee Street, with cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and the program to follow—will feature the announcement of many of the distinguished awards that mark FSU’s Homecoming celebration each year. Honors bestowed for the exceptional achievements of alumni and staff will […]

Marshall to deliver Lawton lecture

Noted Professor Alan G. Marshall, Florida State University’s 2006-2007 Lawton Professor, will speak on "Reading Chemical ‘Fine Print’: The Key to Unlocking Nature’s Isotopic Zoo" when he delivers the Tenth Annual Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Lecture, a traditional Homecoming event, next week. The lecture will take place at 10 A.M., Thursday, Nov. 16, in […]

FSU study links anxiety sensitivity to future psychological disorders

People who get scared when they experience a pounding heart, sweaty palms or dizziness—even if the cause is something as mundane as stress, exercise or caffeine—are more likely to develop a clinical case of anxiety or panic disorder, according to a Florida State University researcher. While other researchers have proposed a connection between this so-called […]