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Driscoll named dean of FSU College of Education

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President Lawrence G. Abele has announced the appointment of longtime FSU professor Marcy P. Driscoll as dean of the College of Education. Driscoll, the college’s Leslie J. Briggs Professor of Educational Research and its associate dean for administration and research, succeeds Richard Kunkel, dean of the college since […]

FSU scientist plays key role in search for new state of matter

You think you’re focused on the big picture? You obviously haven’t met Anthony Frawley. Frawley, a research physicist at Florida State University, is a key player in a national research project that is offering new insights into the formation of the universe and the fundamental properties of matter. The knowledge being yielded touches the entire […]

Fulbright-winning student to study telecommunications in Lithuania

Kimberley Leahy, an FSU doctoral candidate in the Department of Communications, has received a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to Lithuania. She will use her award to study telecommunications policy transitions that have occurred since Lithuania became a member of the European Union. She will spend the first six months of 2006 at Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania. […]

FSU superconductivity researcher elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Florida State University physicist Lev P. Gor’kov, a distinguished researcher at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences—one of the highest honors that can be accorded a U.S. scientist or engineer. Gor’kov, who is internationally known for his pioneering work in the field of superconductivity, is one […]

L’Oreal USA honors FSU scientist

L’Oreal USA has awarded a $20,000 fellowship to Stacey Lynn Halpern, a postdoctoral researcher in biology at FSU as part of the firm’s for Women in Science program. Halpern is one of just five exceptional young women scientists from leading U.S. academic institutions selected for the grant. The award from L’Oreal acknowledges the success of […]

FSU advisor wins National Academic Advising Association award

Kathleen Shea Smith, Coordinator of Special Programs for Florida State University’s Advising First program, has been selected to receive the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Student Research Award in the “Doctoral Degree” category. She will be presented with the award, which is part of the Association’s National Awards Program for Academic Advising, at the annual […]

Two Florida Supreme Court Justices to speak at Spring Graduation

Florida Supreme Court Justices Kenneth B. Bell and Raoul G. Cantero III will address graduates at FSU’s spring graduation ceremonies. Bell will speak to graduates of the colleges and schools of Arts and Sciences; Communication; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Social Sciences; Theatre; and Visual Arts and Dance at 7:30 p.m., April 29. Cantero will deliver […]

Information security conference offers scholarship, job opportunities

As society’s dependence on computers grows, so does the need for specialists trained to secure them. That’s why Florida State University’s computer science department and the National Science Foundation are once again teaming up to host the Information Security Summer School on May 3-5. The three-day conference is designed to attract undergraduate and graduate students […]

Music therapy researcher named Lawton Distinguished Professor

Jayne M. Standley, whose pioneering work in the field of medical music therapy has led to new techniques for treating premature babies, is set to receive Florida State University’s highest faculty honor. Standley, a longtime researcher and professor in FSU’s College of Music, has been named the 2005-2006 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Music. […]

FSU opens human performance laboratory

Florida State University has just opened a new laboratory designed to study how well people perform their jobs while under stress. The new lab, funded by a congressional award in partnership with the Office of Naval Research, will examine such questions as: How can first responders be better trained to respond correctly during a terrorist […]

FSU hosts Eisenhower Fellow from South Africa

Eisenhower Fellowship winner Mmakgomo Rose Laka-Mathebula of South Africa has spent a week in Tallahassee, exchanging perspectives on higher education and campus governance with top administrators at Florida State University. Three weeks into her 2005 Fellowship-funded tour of higher and secondary education sites nationwide, the campus director, who acts as the chief academic officer and […]

National Magnet Laboratory completes new record magnet

Users of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory soon will have a new state-of-the-art magnet system for their research in physics and materials science. Engineers at the facility, led by project leader Mark Bird, recently tested a specially designed, 31-tesla-powered magnet that has a 50-millimeter experimental space. The magnet is the highest field DC magnet […]