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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 […]

English Professor Helen Burke named director of FSU Honors Program

Florida State University Dean of Undergraduate Studies Karen Laughlin has announced the appointment of Professor of English Helen Burke as the new director of the FSU Honors Program. A prize-winning author whose areas of expertise include 18th century Irish and English theater and literature, Burke succeeds physics Professor Paul Cottle, who officially concludes his prolific […]

Under the Tuscan sun, FSU professor uncovers Etruscan secrets

This summer, Nancy Thomson de Grummond is heading back to Italy—just as she has done nearly ever year since 1983. Although she will be spending plenty of time in the sun, this is no vacation: De Grummond, the M. Lynette Thompson Professor of Classics at Florida State University, will be leading another group of FSU […]

Pioneering chemist named FSU’s 2006 Lawton Distinguished Professor

Alan G. Marshall, a world-acclaimed scientist who has made outstanding contributions to the field of analytical chemistry, is set to receive Florida State University’s highest faculty honor. Marshall, FSU’s Kasha Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been named the 2006-2007 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. FSU President T.K. Wetherell will present him with […]

FSU gets grant to address shortage of social workers for elderly

The number of new social workers who want to work with senior citizens is decreasing despite an aging population that needs their services. The Florida State University College of Social Work is doing its part to recruit and train social workers to work with older adults, thanks to a three-year grant from the New York […]

FSU to lead major study of calcium’s impact on weight reduction, bone loss in the decade after menopause

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Armed with an $840,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the latest in world-class body scanning technology, a Florida State University researcher in the College of Human Sciences soon will begin the largest, longest study to-date on the efficacy of calcium — through dairy products, supplements or both — for weight […]

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 […]