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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, […]

FSU film student wins first place in international aid film contest

The Center for International Disaster Information has awarded first place in its “Lights, Camera, Action” Public Service Announcement contest to Evan McNary, a graduate student in the Florida State University College of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts—better known as the Film School. In early June, the PSA will premiere on mtvU—MTV’s 24-hour college network, […]

FSU researcher’s work on unmanned ground vehicles could save soldiers’ lives

Over the past three years, thousands of American soldiers in Iraq have been horribly injured or killed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The explosives, placed near or buried under roadways and often detonated by remote control, frequently target U.S. military vehicles and convoys—often with deadly success. At Florida State University, one researcher is working on […]

FSU music grad student, expert on Andean music, wins Fulbright Hays Award for research in Peru

Holly Wissler, a doctoral ethnomusicology student in the Florida State University College of Music, has been awarded a Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Award. The prestigious prize, valued at more than $24,000, will enable Wissler to conduct research for her dissertation—"Musical Tradition and Change in the Quechua Community of Q’eros, Peru"—on site in Peru […]

FSU research published in Nature produces images of AIDS virus that may shape vaccine

As the world marks the 25th year since the first diagnosed case of AIDS, groundbreaking research by scientists at Florida State University has produced remarkable three-dimensional images of the virus and the protein spikes on its surface that allow it to bind and fuse with human immune cells. Findings from this AIDS research could boost […]