News

New crystal growth program to enhance FSU’s materials research efforts

Florida State University already has an excellent reputation for its various efforts to design, prepare and characterize new materials for research and commercial uses. Now that reputation is about to be burnished even further as scientists at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory ramp up a program for forming exotic crystals that possess unique properties. […]

FSU-led study: Employee incentives actually save businesses money

"Sometimes you have to spend money to make money," according to the old adage. Now, a Florida State University researcher and his colleagues have shown just how true that is for U.S. employers. James Combs, an associate professor of management in FSU’s College of Business, was the lead author of "How Much Do High-Performance Work […]

Report: Economic freedom key to lifting poor nations out of poverty

Economic freedom has a greater impact than foreign aid in helping people in poor nations escape poverty, according to Florida State University Economics Professor James Gwartney, the co-author of the just-released 10th edition of the Economic Freedom of the World: 2006 Annual Report. This year’s report features new research by economist William Easterly of New […]

FSU scientist finds greenhouse gas bubbling from melting permafrost feeds climate warming at much higher than expected rates

A study co-authored by a Florida State University scientist and published in the Sept. 7 issue of the journal Nature has found that as the permafrost melts in North Siberia due to climate change, carbon sequestered and buried there since the Pleistocene era is bubbling up to the surface of Siberian thaw lakes and into […]

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 […]