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Richard Bertram

FSU researchers listen to birdsong, unlock mysteries of brain

The term “birdbrain” has been part of our lexicon for about a century to describe someone’s intellect, or lack of it, presumably because birds have really small brains. But, in fact, the way songbirds learn to sing is similar to how humans learn speech. A unique interdisciplinary team of Florida State University researchers is leading […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: May 2017

HONORS AND AWARDS Martin Mende, Ph.D. (Business) has been selected as the 2017 Emerging Scholar by the Marketing and Society Special Interest Group (MASSIG) of the American Marketing Association (AMA). The award honors the contributions of a researcher in the early stages of his or her academic career who tackles societal issues of significance that substantially advance our […]

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 […]

Crunching the numbers: Researchers use math in search for diabetes cure

Researchers at Florida State University’s nationally renowned biomathematics program are using a mix of math and technology in an ambitious search for a cure to Type 2 diabetes. New research by mathematics Professor Richard Bertram has successfully reactivated oscillations in insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells — one of the first necessary steps to resurrecting the dormant […]