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FSU Law grads No. 1 in passing Florida Bar; college tops ranks for Hispanic students

Florida State University College of Law graduates had the highest passing rate on this summer’s Florida Bar exam. This is the fifth of the past 10 bar exams in which Florida State graduates outranked the other nine law schools in the state. FSU graduates taking the July 2006 General Bar Examination test for the first […]

Making the grade: Immigrant children keep academic pace with peers

Far from being a burden on the educational system, research from Florida State University shows immigrant children perform as well as or better than their same-race, American-born counterparts. FSU Sociology Professor Kathryn Harker Tillman found that first- and second- generation children are no more likely than their third-generation peers to have to repeat a grade […]

At FSU, students learn the history of university’s namesake tribe

Nearly 60 years ago, Florida State University students voted to adopt the name "Seminoles" for the school’s athletic teams. Now, FSU students are able to learn more about the history and culture of this "unconquered" American Indian tribe through a newly created course, "History of the Seminoles and Southeastern Tribes, Pre-Contact to Present." Introduced this […]

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, […]