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Once again, the Oscar goes to an FSU grad at Student Academy Awards

Florida State University’s award-winning Film School has reeled in another one. A senior thesis film written and directed by 2005 graduate Melissa Rossi—and appropriately titled "Charm"—endeared itself to the judges and took home an Oscar during the 32nd annual Student Academy Awards. A dozen students from 11 different colleges and universities, including FSU, were honored […]

Seminoles set high marks with three national Academic All-Americans

Longest winning streak, fastest time in the nation, best mark in school history…records were indeed set during the 2004-05 athletic season at Florida State. But the success was not limited to the playing arena as the Seminoles also set high marks in the classroom. Florida State had three student-athletes garner National Academic All-American honors in […]

FSU magnet lab pulling in U.S. students, teachers for summer research

Some of the world’s most advanced research is taking place at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, where scientists are pushing the boundaries of human knowledge in the fields of physics, biology, bioengineering, chemistry, geochemistry, biochemistry, materials science and engineering. This summer, those same scientists are taking on another task: mentoring some of the nation’s […]

Five FSU students chosen as Gubernatorial Fellows

Five Florida State University students have been selected by Governor Jeb Bush as 2005 Gubernatorial Fellows. With just 13 students tapped from the state’s colleges and universities, FSU has more Gubernatorial Fellows than any other institution of higher education in what is known as the state’s most prestigious program for leadership in public service. FSU […]

FSU College of Law alumni endow $1 million chair to honor dean

Florida State University Provost Larry Abele has appointed Dean Don Weidner to the newly created Alumni Centennial Chair at the College of Law. The Chair—endowed in excess of $1 million—was established by several alumni to honor Weidner for his many years of leadership at the law school. Weidner will hold the Chair for as long […]

Free Internet available at nearly all U.S. libraries, FSU study finds

Researchers at Florida State University have found that nearly all libraries around the country have free public Internet access and an increasing number are offering wireless connections. According to the study, conducted by the Information Use Management and Policy Institute in the College of Information, 98.9 percent of libraries offer free public Internet access, up […]

FSU on track with high speed LambdaRail network

This is not your father’s Internet. The Florida LambdaRail Network, a next-generation Internet that is faster than any other education-based network in the Southeast and is among the top in the nation in speed and capacity, is now operating at Florida State University and nine other universities in the state. FSU was a leader in […]

FSU Creative Writing joins the year’s best in ‘New Stories From the South’

The literary world has served another round of recognition to Florida State University’s celebrated Creative Writing Program during one of its hottest years ever. A trio of pieces from “Severance”—a book by Pulitzer Prize-winning Francis Eppes Professor Robert Olen Butler—and a yarn called “The Pantyhose Man” penned by graduate student Rebecca Soppe have each earned […]

FSU researcher puts attention on ADHD drug treatment

The use of drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has grown in the last decade, but it’s those who live in the most affluent areas of the United States who are most likely to get medication for the disorder. Florida State University Economics Professor Farasat Bokhari was the co-author of a study published in […]

More cops on beat reduce crime on street, FSU study shows

Do police deter crime? A Florida State University law professor who studied the effects of an increased police presence during high terror alert in Washington, D.C., says they do. And not by just a little bit either. Jonathan Klick, the Jeffrey A. Stoops Professor of Law at FSU, and Alexander Tabarrok of George Mason University, […]

FSU researchers find ‘magic’ at the subatomic level

Do you believe in magic? Nuclear physicists at Florida State University do—and their work is helping to provide a better understanding of how all matter in the universe was, and continues to be, created. Ingo Wiedenhoever, an assistant professor of physics at FSU, and graduate student Joel Fridmann have authored a paper describing an experiment […]

Florida State University thanks Seminoles for historic vote of support

Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell received a resolution supporting FSU’s use of the "Seminole" name Friday when he became the first FSU president to be invited to a meeting of the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Tribal Council, the tribe’s chief governing body. The resolution comes amid the National Collegiate Athletics Association’s scrutiny of FSU’s […]