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FSU scientist warns North Atlantic right whale facing extinction

The North Atlantic right whale’s future looks grim if the current mortality rates continue, according to Florida State University assistant professor of oceanography Douglas Nowacek and a group of fellow scientists from across the nation. They have co-authored a paper, “North Atlantic Right Whales in Crisis,” that appears in the July 22 edition of the […]

FSU food scientist is lead scholar in trade negotiations with China

After mad cow disease was twice detected in North American livestock in 2003, The People’s Republic of China banned imports of all U.S. meat by-products. The cost to U.S. industry: 25 percent of meat-bone-meal (MBM) exports and almost $30 million a year. A possible key to resumption of that once-burgeoning trade: FloridaState University researcher Yun-Hwa […]

Creative writing program makes headlines

Creative writing teachers at Florida State University are using lots of their own creativity to inspire students enrolled in a program that has received a stream of national awards and recognition over the past five years. A recent article in the Palm Beach Post focuses on how Pulitzer-Prize-winning Professor Robert Olen Butler and other faculty […]

Miniature circus finds home at FSU’s Ringling Museum

Tiny fully equipped train cars, historic wagons, a four-foot-high big top, 500 circus animals and thousands of other items comprising a 3,800-square-foot, 1/16th scale model three-ring circus are being unpacked and installed at the Tibbals Learning Center. Housed at the Ringling Circus Museum, on the grounds of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, […]

FSU Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research helps cut crime in all 50 states

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, every year for the past 10 the victim costs of crime in America have exceeded $450 billion, a staggering figure that doesn’t calculate the human misery or the dollars needed to run the nation’s juvenile and adult justice systems. Each year, 600,000 prisoners are released; within three, roughly […]

FSU to assist with search for Alabama teen in Aruba

A special unit of Florida State University’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice has been asked to assist with search and recovery efforts in the case of missing Alabama teen Natalee Holloway. The Underwater Crime Scene Investigation (UCSI) program, based at FSU’s Panama City campus, received the request for assistance from the prime minister of […]

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 […]