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Fire ants: Their true story told by the scientist who loves them

When it comes to fire ants, most people prefer to wipe the venomous little varmints off the face of the Earth—or at least out of their own back yards. The reviled South American native that invaded the U.S. Sun Belt via 1940s Mobile, Ala., is known in biology circles as Solenopsis invicta and everywhere else […]

FSU autism study may lead to early detection, intervention

There is a critical need to define the social communication characteristics of very young children with autism in order to develop early detection and intervention programs A $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders will help Florida State University Professor Amy Wetherby do just that. […]

FSU accounting program ranked among nation’s best

For years, Florida State University’s College of Business has received national recognition for excellence in several key academic areas, including risk management/insurance and hospitality. Now, the college’s department of accounting is accruing interest all its own. The college’s undergraduate accounting program has made Public Accounting Report’s prestigious annual rankings, reflecting the program’s increased national prominence […]

FSU scholar to study terrorism’s threat to democracy

Florida State University Political Science Professor Will Moore is one of about 20 scholars who will learn firsthand what it takes to defend democracy and defeat terrorism as a fellow to the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. As a fellow, Moore will participate in "Defending Democracy, Defeating Terrorism," an intensive, 10-day course on terrorism […]

Hooked on vocabulary? FSU researcher will compare lessons to phonics

A new comprehensive early intervention program of vocabulary instruction developed at Florida State University may help young children who are at risk for delays in reading, language and academic development. Howard Goldstein, the Donald M. Baer Professor and chair of the communication disorders department, received a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s […]

FSU Chemistry Professor honored for cutting-edge research

Rafael P. Bruschweiler, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Florida State University and associate director for biophysics at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, has been awarded a share of the prestigious Laukien Prize in NMR Spectroscopy. The award, presented by the executive committee of the Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference, recognizes cutting-edge nuclear […]

FSU chemistry professor, Nobel Laureate Harold Kroto elected to prestigious National Academy of Sciences

For Harold Kroto, very few, if any, professional accomplishments can top being chosen to receive a Nobel Prize for Chemistry, as he was in 1996. However, his latest honor, announced Tuesday, might come close. Kroto, the Eppes Professor of Chemistry at Florida State University, has been elected as a foreign associate to the National Academy […]

Want to get ahead at work? Hone your political skills, says FSU professor

Political behavior, defined as the ability to effectively influence others, often is associated with people who are running for elective office. However, political skill exists in just about every organization—and the people most successful at utilizing this skill often have the best reputations among their colleagues, according to a study by a Florida State University […]

Dover ‘Intelligent Design’ decision to be topic of national forum

The first high-level public discussion of how science is taught in public schools—in light of the recent federal court ruling on the intelligent-design challenge in Dover, Pa.—will be conducted next month by a nationally known panel of scholars at Florida State University. "Keeping Science and Religion Separate in Schools: The Vigil After Dover," is scheduled […]

Marshall’s book recalls turbulent ’60s, ’70s at FSU

Stan Marshall, president of Florida State University from 1969-76, reports on turbulent years at FSU in his new book, The Tumultuous Sixties: Campus Unrest and Student Life at a Southern University. Marshall is the first to profile a major southern university during a time marked by racial and political tension. Readers journey through events that […]

FSU Honors graduates setting standard for excellence

When Florida State University’s largest ever graduating class crosses the stage during its commencement this weekend, it will be led by 80 outstanding undergraduate students who have met the challenge of redefining the frontiers of their chosen academic disciplines. These students have gone far beyond the limited horizons of the classroom experience by completing an […]

U.S. Department of Energy recognizes FSU high-energy physicist

A faculty member in Florida State University’s department of physics has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as one of the nation’s top young high-energy physicists. Assistant Professor Yuri Gershtein has been selected to receive an Outstanding Junior Investigator Award in High Energy Physics for the 2006 fiscal year. The award, given […]