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FSU study draws attention to U.S. public health spending

Public health systems in the United States are understaffed and insufficiently funded to meet threats from bioterrorism, pandemic disease and natural disasters, according to a current study conducted by researchers at the Florida State University College of Medicine. Lead researcher Dr. Les Beitsch, director of the college’s Center on Medicine and Public Health, analyzed 2005 […]

FSU appoints renowned biologist as ’eminent scholar’ in fisheries ecology

Florida State University has named renowned fish biologist Robert Warner as its William R. and Lenore Mote Eminent Scholar in Fisheries Ecology and Enhancement for 2006-07. Warner, a marine biology professor at the University of California-Santa Barbara, becomes the sixth consecutive visiting professor to serve as FSU’s Mote Eminent Scholar. His one-year appointment will begin […]

Study: Elders with dementia can tap into memory stores to give advice

Dementia may rob an older person of memory and focus, but the ability to offer timeless advice about life’s big questions seems to be preserved, according to Florida State University researchers. Katinka Dijkstra, an assistant professor of psychology, and and Michelle Bourgeois, professor of communication disorders, both of FSU, and colleagues from Long Island University […]

FSU College of Nursing grant means more nurses and nurse educators with advanced skills

The shortage of nurses across Florida and the nation is growing increasingly dire, and the diminishing number of nursing faculty only exacerbates that deficiency. The current average age of nurse educators as a group is approaching 57 and retirement looms for many. Help is on the way from the Florida State University College of Nursing. […]

FSU Army ROTC officer named nation’s top military science professor

Army Lt. Col. Ronald P. Elrod, Commander of the Army ROTC "Seminole Battalion" at Florida State University, has been named the nation’s top professor of military science for 2006 by the U.S. Army Cadet Command. Elrod was selected from among professors at 273 colleges and universities nationwide that offer Army ROTC. As the parent organization […]

NIH turns to FSU for top research on learning disabilities

Florida State University has been awarded a $6-million grant from the federal government over five years to fund research efforts aimed at more effectively understanding, predicting and preventing the development of learning disabilities such as dyslexia in children. The grant will fund the creation of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Multidisciplinary Learning Disabilities Center […]

FSU gets $6.2 million grant to build hurricane prediction model

Florida State University does not have a crystal ball, but it is developing a new tool that could possibly see the strength of future hurricane seasons. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded the FSU Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS) a $6.2 million, five-year grant to support the development of a model […]

FSU Etruscan expert announces historic discovery at ancient site

Digging on a remote hilltop in Italy, a Florida State University classics professor and her students have unearthed artifacts that dramatically reshape our knowledge of the religious practices of an ancient people, the Etruscans. "We are excavating a monumental Etruscan building evidently dating to the final years of Etruscan civilization," said Nancy Thomson de Grummond, […]

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, […]