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FSU technology tracks the ocean current

A Florida State University researcher has developed a new technology that can track the oceans’ currents and surface circulation. Ocean currents play an important role in many everyday processes such as shipping, navigation, commercial fishing, recreational boating and safety. They also impact our climate, sediment transport, ocean ecosystems and animal migrations. But the movements of […]

Hundreds of military scholars to attend FSU-hosted national conference in Jacksonville

Florida State University’s Institute on World War II and the Human Experience and the Department of History will host the 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History (SMH) from Thursday, March 30, through Sunday, April 2, in Jacksonville, Fla.  The conference, “Global War: Historical Perspectives,” will be held on the eve of the […]

FSU presents symposium on hip hop and education

The Florida State University Department of Sociology will host its second Symposium on Hip Hop and Education, bringing together educators who use innovative and culturally relevant instructional methods to enhance student engagement. The symposium will feature a panel discussion focused on an approach to education that seeks to empower students by relating course content to […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: March 2017

HONORS & AWARDS Robert Schwartz, Ph.D. (Education), was selected as the recipient of NASPA’s 2017 Robert H. Shaffer Award for Academic Excellence as a Graduate Faculty Member. The award, named for a dean and professor emeritus at Indiana University, recognizes a full-time, tenured faculty member in a graduate preparation program who has inspired and guided […]

The next frontier: FSU undergrads among first to use advanced gene editing technology

A new Florida State University biology course is providing a group of talented young students with a unique opportunity: hands-on, experimental lab work with the world’s most revolutionary gene editing technology.  The course was designed by Jonathan Dennis, FSU associate professor of biological science, who set out to assemble a curriculum that combined an engaging, […]

FSU entrepreneurs shine at first-ever Tomahawk Brunch

Some of Florida State University’s most successful and creative graduates were recognized this week by the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship. Awards were presented to student and alumni entrepreneurs in seven categories at the Tomahawk Brunch at FSU on March 5. More than 500 people cast votes for […]

FSU hires new federal relations director

Florida State University Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander has named D.C.-veteran Jonathan Nurse as the new director of federal relations for the university. “We are thrilled to have Jonathan on our team here at Florida State University,” Ostrander said. “His experience in both the university world and private sector will make him a […]

FSU College of Law Moot Court Team wins national competition

The Florida State University College of Law Moot Court Team has won first place in the 2017 William B. Bryant-Luke C. Moore Civil Rights Moot Court Competition. The competition was held March 3-4 at Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. Ten law schools participated in the competition, including Georgetown University Law Center and […]

Military service is a bridge to better pay for some women

Minority women who traditionally earn less than their white and Asian counterparts can earn just as much money, if not more, after serving in the military, according to a new Florida State University study.      Irene Padavic, FSU’s Claude & Mildred Pepper Distinguished Professor of Sociology, and former FSU graduate student Anastasia Prokos found […]

New hope for lipophilic nanoparticles in biology

Nanoparticles show enormous potential for therapeutics due to unique properties that emerge in nanostructured materials. Quantum dots, for instance, show robust size-dependent fluorescence that allows potential applications in medical imaging. Silicon is a particularly promising material for medical applications of quantum dots because bulk silicon is non-toxic and fluorescence of silicon nanoparticles can be tuned […]

FSU researchers take big step forward in nanotech-based drugs

Nanotechnology has become a growing part of medical research in recent years, with scientists feverishly working to see if tiny particles could revolutionize the world of drug delivery. But many questions remain about how to effectively transport those particles and associated drugs to cells.  In an article published today in Scientific Reports, FSU Associate Professor […]