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FSU sets ‘Remembering the Sixties’ forum Sept. 11

The late 1960s and early 1970s were a turbulent time for the United States. In the South, perhaps nowhere was this more true than on the campus of Florida State University. Now, for the first time in more than three decades, J. Stanley Marshall, the university’s president from 1969 to 1976, will address some of […]

Wetherell to deliver annual State of the University Address

Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell will deliver the 2006 State of the University Address at the Fall Meeting of the General Faculty at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 8, in the College of Medicine Auditorium. The meeting will be webcast. To view, click here (Windows Media Player is required). After the conclusion of the address, […]

FSU to hire 200 academic stars in cluster initiative

Florida State University has embarked on what may be one of the most ambitious ongoing plans for academic cluster hiring in the nation. Over the next five years, FSU will authorize the hiring of about 200 new tenured or tenure-track faculty members by recruiting in clusters of five to eight people focused on an academic […]

FSU announces record year for research grants

Florida State University faculty earned a record $190 million in research grants during fiscal year 2005-06. The amount represents a 17.9 percent increase over the previous year’s $161.1 million in research grants, according to Vice President for Research Kirby Kemper. Researchers at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory brought in the most grant money with […]

Teen career plans out of sync with reality, FSU study says

So your high school senior says she wants to be a doctor. Great news, right? It is if she’s got the talent and the grades to back up her ambition. Unfortunately, the goals of too many teens now outpace what they are likely to achieve, a problem that can lead to wasted time and resources, […]

FSU study: Hurricane preparedness good for employee morale

Hurricanes have ravaged the U.S. Gulf Coast for the past three years—a trend predicted to continue over the next decade. In response, a number of companies in the region have developed plans to deal with hurricanes before, during and after their onset. Now, a Florida State University researcher has studied how the development of such […]

FSU names new Foundation president

An advancement executive with more than 25 years of experience in development, marketing and alumni and public relations has been named the new president of the Florida State University Foundation, Inc. Charles J. Rasberry will succeed Marilyn Spores, who has served as interim president of the Foundation since the resignation of Jeffrey Robison last year. […]

FSU fundraising sets record

Florida State University today announced a record fundraising year. The university raised nearly $113 million during fiscal year 2006. The previous single-year record was $95 million in fiscal 2002. The FSU Foundation alone raised $93.8 million; the previous record was $75 million in fiscal 2002. The Seminole Boosters and the Research Foundation combined raised the […]

FSU biologists uncover mechanisms that shape cells for better or worse

In a landmark study, biologists at Florida State University have uncovered a specific genetic and molecular mechanism that causes cell polarity—the asymmetric shape or composition critical to a cell’s proper functioning. Their findings in fruit fly eggs may help to clarify how muscular dystrophy and some cancers develop in humans. That’s because many of the […]

Williams fights for social justice, is first at FSU to win prestigious scholarship

Tony Williams never planned on getting a degree in economics. The 24-year-old Florida State University student had spent much of his time on campus organizing students to lobby against brutal sweatshops. Along the way he earned a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, double-majoring in political science and interdisciplinary social sciences. But when he realized he […]

FSU work is key to new microscope that may help unlock cells’ secrets

A microscopy technique pioneered with the help of Florida State University’s National High Magnetic Field Laboratory has led to the development of a new light microscope capable of looking at proteins on a molecular level. The new light microscope is so powerful it allows scientists to peer deep inside cells to see the fundamental organization […]

FSU geographer charting new territory with hurricane relief mapping

When a hurricane strikes, authorities are increasingly turning to satellite images and computer-based maps to tell them everything from where the most vulnerable people live to where the closest supply of food, water and ice is located. While these maps can be beneficial in planning response and recovery, their imprecise nature can result in people […]