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FSU assumes sponsorship of Sacred Heart Residency Programs

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The partnership between Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola and the Florida State University College of Medicine has expanded to include the medical school’s sponsorship of Sacred Heart’s residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology and in pediatrics. The two institutions have been partners since 2003, when FSU’s inaugural class of medical students first […]

Pamela Carroll receives FSU’s 2006 Distinguished Teacher Award

A Florida State University education professor who is working to address Florida’s teacher shortage has been named the recipient of FSU’s 2006 Distinguished Teacher Award. Pamela "Sissi" Carroll, who chairs the department of middle and secondary education in the College of Education, received the award at the 2006 Faculty Teaching Awards Ceremony, held Monday, April […]

FSU Panama City students to assist with NASA mission

Six students in the science diving program at Florida State University Panama City have been selected to participate in a unique internship with Aquarius’ NEEMO (NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations) 9 program located in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary this month. The mission builds on the success of NEEMO 7 in October 2004 and […]

Chronic pain hurts both workers and employers, FSU professor says

Chronic pain, which is any physical discomfort lasting for at least six months, affects up to 50 million Americans, most of whom work full time. Common forms of chronic pain include headaches, backaches, arthritis, respiratory conditions, and ailments caused by sports injuries or other traumas, such as car accidents. Wayne Hochwarter, an associate professor of […]

Literacy is key to addressing Africa’s woes, says FSU professor

Life isn’t easy in sub-Saharan Africa. An AIDS epidemic, crushing poverty, civil wars, a dearth of economic development and widespread illiteracy are just a few of the hurdles that confront many of the region’s 650 million people each day. By focusing on connections among those obstacles and their solutions, a Florida State University professor hopes […]

Jesus walked on ice, says study led by FSU scientist

The New Testament story describes Jesus walking on water in the Sea of Galilee, but according to a study led by Florida State University Professor of Oceanography Doron Nof, it’s more likely that he walked on an isolated patch of floating ice. The study points to a rare combination of optimal water and atmospheric conditions […]

FSU signs cooperative agreement with international university

For nearly a decade, Florida State University has maintained a close relationship with Spain through FSU’s popular study-abroad program in Valencia, the country’s third-largest city. Now FSU President T.K. Wetherell has signed a cooperative agreement that further strengthens the university’s academic ties to the 2,000-year-old city. Joined at the Florida Capitol by Francisco Camps, president […]

FSU College of Information boasts Top 10 graduate program

Law School, Chemistry also among nation’s best, says U.S. News & World Report The Florida State University College of Information offers one of the top 10 graduate programs in the nation, according to the 2007 edition of the U.S. News & World Report’s guidebook, "America’s Best Graduate Schools." In addition, both FSU’s chemistry department and […]

Sociologists find low self-esteem at age 11 predicts drug dependency at 20

Every parent worries that his or her child may turn to drugs, or worse, become dependent on them, and a new Florida State University study indicates that parents of boys who have very low self-esteem and have friends who approve of drug and alcohol use may have good cause to worry. FSU sociology professors John […]

Tom Brokaw, J.T. Thomas to speak at FSU spring commencements

Two widely renowned and honored men with very different ties to Florida State University will address graduates at FSU’s spring graduation ceremonies. Restaurant owner and former pro football player J.T. Thomas, who holds the distinction of being the first black student-athlete to letter in football at FSU, will speak to graduates of the colleges of […]

Wetland banking yields low return on urban interests

A federal policy that allows developers to compensate for damaging or destroying wetlands by buying wetlands elsewhere has environmental consequences that can be especially harmful to urban areas, according to a Florida State University law professor. J.B. Ruhl, the Matthew and Hawkins Professor of Property at the FSU College of Law, said that the policy […]

Post-Enron, Business ethics emphasized at FSU College of Business

"A deal is not a deal unless it’s a good deal for both parties." With that business philosophy, businessman Cecil B. Day built his Days Inn hotel chain into an empire in the 1970s. Starting with a single hotel in 1970, Day put his Christian faith to work providing travelers with quality rooms and courteous […]