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New material holds promise to create more flexible, efficient technologies

An organic-inorganic hybrid material may be the future for more efficient technologies that can generate electricity from either light or heat or devices that emit light from electricity. FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Assistant Professor Shangchao Lin has published a new paper in the journal ACS Nano that predicts how an organic-inorganic hybrid material called organometal […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: February 2017

HONORS & AWARDS Jeffrey D. James, Ph.D. (Sport Management), has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Earle F. Zeigler Lecture Award. This distinction is the most prestigious North American Society for Sport Management award and recognizes significant contributions to NASSM and the field of sport management in terms of scholarship, research, leadership and […]

Education professor receives national student affairs award

A Florida State University faculty member has been recognized for his outstanding work in the student affairs profession by the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA).  Robert Schwartz, professor and chair of the FSU College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Robert […]

FSU scientists receive $2.17M from state to combat Zika virus

Florida State University scientists received nearly $2.17 million from the Florida Department of Health as part of a state initiative to develop treatment and prevention methods related to the Zika virus. “We are pleased with the Department of Health’s faith in Florida State as a partner to combat the effects of the Zika virus,” said […]

Super Bowl equals super stress for some players

The Super Bowl is one of the most watched events on the planet. When the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons face off in Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Feb. 5, in Houston, Texas, millions will be watching and rooting for their favorite teams or players. For fans, their pregame ritual may center around […]

Expert Pitch: U.S. Supreme Court nomination

With his nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, President Donald Trump will look to make an immediate mark on the judicial branch of government. Trump announced his pick Tuesday night and said Gorsuch, 49, represents the best judge in the country for the position. The Supreme Court has been operating with […]

Using fruit flies to study cancer: FSU scientists investigate childhood tumors

A team of Florida State University researchers has discovered that a common household pest can tell us a lot about an aggressive tumor that attacks young children.  Professor of Biological Science Wu-Min Deng and postdoctoral researcher Gengqiang Xie published a new paper in the journal Cancer Research that describes how a complex protein called Snr1, […]

Make 2017 your year of success: FSU professor’s research reveals the path to peak performance

A prominent psychology professor at Florida State University is gaining attention for his new book “Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise”, a perfect read for those new years resolutions. Read more about Professor Anders Ericsson at

Make 2017 your year of success: FSU professor’s research reveals the path to peak performance

So, how are your 2017 resolutions going? If one of your goals is to further develop a skill — maybe something that will help you do your job with more expertise, or perhaps you finally want to run that marathon — then a Florida State University professor has tips that could help you succeed in […]

Investors, NIH excited about FSU biomedical research targeting rare eye disease

Florida State University College of Medicine Professor Michael Blaber has spent years perfecting an artificial human protein for stimulating cell growth while also learning about the equally complex world of venture capitalists.  Now, with the significant help of the National Institutes of Health and $5.2 million from five investment firms, he is closer to providing […]

Expert Pitch: Super Bowl Tourism, Human Trafficking

When the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots battle on the gridiron in Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Feb. 5, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, football won’t be the sole focus on the day. Florida State University faculty experts are available to discuss various aspects of the event. TOURISM MARKETING Mark Bonn, Professor, Dedman […]