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FSU Fulbright scholars to share their expertise worldwide

Five Florida State University faculty members are fanning out across the globe to teach and conduct research in Russia, Finland, Ireland, Hong Kong and the Czech Republic through grants from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Valliere Richard Auzenne, associate professor in the College of Motion Picture Arts, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award […]

Expert Pitch: Healthy aging and longevity

Developed nations across the globe are experiencing a common demographic trend: disproportionately graying populations. As the percentage of elderly individuals throughout the developed world continues to increase, issues of healthy aging and longevity are quickly moving to the fore. Florida State University experts are among the global leaders in the study of gerontology, aging and […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: June 2017

HONORS AND AWARDS Dawn Carr, Ph.D. (Sociology), Miles Taylor, Ph.D. (Sociology) and Walter Boot, Ph.D. (Psychology) have been elected as fellows of the Gerontological Society of America, the world’s oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education and practice in the field of aging. Fellowship is an acknowledgement of outstanding and continuing work in […]

Zika researcher to co-lead NIH center project on viruses, brain development

A Florida State University scientist pioneering research to fight Zika and West Nile virus is part of a multimillion project to investigate how quickly the viruses attack human brain cells and how the brain reacts to infection at different stages of development. FSU Professor of Biological Science Hengli Tang will receive $1.8 million of a […]

FSU faculty win GAP awards to take science from lab to market

Three Florida State University faculty members will receive financial support from the university to transport their innovative research from the laboratory to the marketplace. The Office of the Vice President Research will split a pot of $110,000 among three researchers to build a new education application, a technology to track ocean currents and a novel […]

Profiles in Leadership: Osteen inspires the leaders of tomorrow

For more than 13 years, Laura Osteen has been brightening Florida State University’s campus with her warm smile and positive attitude. Osteen — or “Dr. O” as her students fondly refer to her — is the director for the Center for Leadership & Social Change, where she serves as a popular role model and mentor for students […]

New plutonium discovery lights way for FSU chemistry professor’s work to clean up nuclear waste

Plutonium has long been part of many countries’ nuclear energy strategies, but scientists are still unlocking the mysteries behind this complicated element and seeing how they can use heavier, nuclear elements to clean up nuclear waste.  Now, new research by Florida State University Professor Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt shows that plutonium doesn’t exactly work the way scientists […]

Trump tax plan: FSU experts available to talk complexities of White House proposal

President Donald Trump’s proposed revisions to the tax code, which include dramatically reducing the corporate tax rate and expanding the standard deduction available to individuals on their tax returns, represent significant and politically contentious shifts in the ways that The United States government taxes its citizens and businesses. As additional details about Trump’s tax plan […]

Making the numbers work: Researchers use math to develop personalized chemo treatments

A team of Florida State University researchers is using mathematical modeling to find the best and most effective chemotherapy treatments for cancer patients. Associate Professor of Statistics Jinfeng Zhang, his former graduate student Kaixian Yu and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Qing-Xiang “Amy” Sang have developed statistical models that rank chemotherapy treatment options for patients […]

Communication professor receives FSU’s 2017 Distinguished Teacher Award

Arthur A. Raney received Florida State University’s 2017 Distinguished Teacher Award during the annual Faculty Awards Dinner on April 25.  The Distinguished Teacher Award, the university’s most prestigious honor for teaching, includes a $7,500 stipend funded by FSU.  Raney, the James E. Kirk Professor of Communication in the School of Communication, aims to instill in […]

Chapin named dean of FSU College of Social Sciences and Public Policy

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie today announced the selection of Professor Tim Chapin as the dean of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University, effective May 8. Chapin, a long-time faculty member turned administrator in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, was selected […]

Professor challenges students through Critical Thinking Initiative

In its third year, the Florida State University Critical Thinking Initiative is changing the way that professors construct their classes and interface with their students — and these changes are yielding big results. Richard Morris, professor of speech language pathology in FSU’s School of Communication Science and Disorders, is using the principles of the campus […]