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Don’t let unhappy customers stew, FSU professor says

In the business world, it’s a fact of life that companies sometimes let their customers down. Whether the letdown is minor—such as forgetting to provide silverware at a restaurant—or major, such as making airline passengers sit on a stuffy plane for 10 hours during bad weather—all companies have a vested interest in addressing such "performance […]

FSU draws international scientists to discuss global warming impact on Antarctic ice

As the national repository for geological material from the Southern Ocean, the Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility at Florida State University houses the premier collection of Antarctic sediment cores—and a hot new acquisition will offer an international team of scientists meeting here May 1-4 its best look yet at the impact of global warming on […]

Trailblazing FSU chemist receives esteemed Chemical Pioneer Award

A Florida State University chemistry professor who has won worldwide acclaim for his contributions to the field of analytical chemistry now has another prestigious award to his credit. Alan G. Marshall, the Robert O. Lawton Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at FSU and director of the Ion Cyclotron Resonance Program at the National High Magnetic […]

Young researcher’s award will fund study into regenerating tobacco-damaged blood vessels

A Florida State University researcher who is developing methods for regenerating blood vessels damaged by secondhand tobacco smoke has received a fellowship award that could provide as much as $450,000 over five years for her to pursue new scientific approaches. Feng Zhao, a postdoctoral researcher in the Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering, […]

FSU pushing boundaries with environmentally friendly community

With more than 1,000 people a day moving to Florida, the Sunshine State is starting to get a little crowded. To help manage some of the pressures associated with such relentless growth, while also improving energy efficiency, sustainability and overall quality of life, Florida State University’s Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS) has partnered with […]

Mary Lou Norwood receives honorary doctorate

One of Florida State University’s most tireless goodwill ambassadors has been recognized for her remarkable dedication and efforts in researching and preserving the history of FSU. The university has conferred upon Mary Lou Norwood an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at a ceremony held in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of her graduating class of […]

‘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 […]