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FSU receives federal grants to train speech pathologists

Florida State University’s Department of Communication Disorders has received grants totaling $1.6 million from the U.S. Department of Education that will support graduate students preparing to be speech pathologists in underserved areas. “These grants are highly competitive, and we were able to build on the department’s previous successes in order to get them,” said Professor […]

Workplace woe: Are abusive bosses or inferior employees to blame?

Considerable attention, both in blogs and in popular media, has been given to abusive bosses over the past few years. (See the Web sites HateBoss.com and WorkRant.com, for example.) Less discussed are employees’ responses to such behavior. How do employees react to abusive supervisors? Do they simply take what is dished out, or do they […]

FSU researchers’ material may lead to advances in quantum computing

Scientists at Florida State University’s National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and the university’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry have introduced a new material that could be to computers of the future what silicon is to the computers of today. Crystal structure of the potassium-niobium-oxygen compound doped with chromium ions. Brown arrows show well-separated electron spins. […]

$1.4 million grant to fund FSU autism research

Estimates indicate that 1 out of 150 children will be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but most will not be diagnosed until they are almost ready to start kindergarten. Amy Wetherby Amy Wetherby, the L.L. Schendel Professor of Communication Disorders at Florida State University, has received a four-year grant expected to total nearly […]

FSU physicist shining a light on mysterious ‘dark matter’

We’ve all been taught that our bodies, the Earth, and in fact all matter in the universe is composed of tiny building blocks called atoms. Now imagine if this weren’t the case. This mind-bending concept is at the core of the scientific research that one Florida State University professor—and hundreds of his colleagues all over […]

Parents’ Weekend will welcome moms and dads to FSU

Thousands of parents will converge on Florida State University during the weekend of Friday, October 5, and Saturday, October 6, for the annual Parents’ Weekend. Numerous events throughout the weekend allow students to introduce their parents to the campus. “Parents’ Weekend is that special time in fall when families can get better acquainted with the […]

FSU documentary shines light on torture through voices of survivors

Thanks to a coalition of torture survivors who finally dare to speak out, a remarkable film collaboration by Florida State University’s renowned Center for the Advancement of Human Rights and award-winning College of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts means to shatter the silence that shields the practice of torture and its terrible toll. A […]

State of the University presentation available online

The full text of President T.K. Wetherell’s 2007 State of the University presentation is posted at president.fsu.edu/state/. The multi-media presentation provides a five-year retrospective of President’s Wetherell’s administration as well as a look forward. According to Wetherell, "Given the goals I have set and our progress since 2003, we can see significant progress in many […]

FSU faculty honors three with Torch awards

The Florida State University Faculty Senate has honored three individuals—pioneering film professor Don Ungurait, nationally known religion scholar Leo Sandon and FSU Foundation innovator Frances "Frankie" Strickland—with Torch Awards for their contributions to excellence in FSU’s academic programs. From left, Leo Sandon, Frankie Strickland and Don Ungurait Faculty Senate President Jayne Standley presented the awards […]

FSU medical school among best in nation for producing family doctors

The Florida State University College of Medicine is ranked second in the nation for the percentage of its graduating doctors who choose to specialize in family medicine, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. Over a three-year period, 19 percent of FSU College of Medicine graduates have entered family medicine residencies, trailing only the […]

FSU to confer honorary doctorate on legendary Professor Emerita Kitty Hoffman

An Honorary Doctorate of Science will be conferred on FSU Professor Emerita of Chemistry Katherine "Kitty" Blood Hoffman for distinguished contributions to the institution she has loved and served—as a student, alumna, faculty member, administrator and benefactor—for 75 years. The ceremony is part of Florida State University’s annual Fall Meeting of the General Faculty at […]

FSU law grads earn top passing rate on Florida Bar exam

Florida State University College of Law graduates ranked first in the state on the July 2007 administration of the Florida Bar exam. For three of the last four administrations of the exam, FSU graduates have been first in the state. FSU grads taking the July 2007 General Bar Examination test for the first time passed […]