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Wetherell to deliver annual State of the University Address

Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell will deliver the 2006 State of the University Address at the Fall Meeting of the General Faculty at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 8, in the College of Medicine Auditorium. The meeting will be webcast. To view, click here (Windows Media Player is required). After the conclusion of the address, […]

FSU to hire 200 academic stars in cluster initiative

Florida State University has embarked on what may be one of the most ambitious ongoing plans for academic cluster hiring in the nation. Over the next five years, FSU will authorize the hiring of about 200 new tenured or tenure-track faculty members by recruiting in clusters of five to eight people focused on an academic […]

FSU announces record year for research grants

Florida State University faculty earned a record $190 million in research grants during fiscal year 2005-06. The amount represents a 17.9 percent increase over the previous year’s $161.1 million in research grants, according to Vice President for Research Kirby Kemper. Researchers at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory brought in the most grant money with […]

FSU names new Foundation president

An advancement executive with more than 25 years of experience in development, marketing and alumni and public relations has been named the new president of the Florida State University Foundation, Inc. Charles J. Rasberry will succeed Marilyn Spores, who has served as interim president of the Foundation since the resignation of Jeffrey Robison last year. […]

FSU fundraising sets record

Florida State University today announced a record fundraising year. The university raised nearly $113 million during fiscal year 2006. The previous single-year record was $95 million in fiscal 2002. The FSU Foundation alone raised $93.8 million; the previous record was $75 million in fiscal 2002. The Seminole Boosters and the Research Foundation combined raised the […]

Former Miami Herald publisher to deliver commencement address

Former Miami Herald publisher David Lawrence Jr. will be the speaker at Florida State University’s summer graduation ceremony. FSU President T.K. Wetherell will preside over the ceremony, which will be held at 9 a.m. Aug. 5 at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. About 1,200 of the 2,400 graduates will participate in the ceremony, representing 14 […]

Fulbrights awarded to eight FSU students and alumni

Eight Florida State University graduate students and alumni have received the prestigious Fulbright Award. The award winners are Joana Carlson, Zakarij “Zak” Laux, Rebecca McLaughlin, Shani Sterling, Adam Coogle, Terence Milstead, Natasha Spencer and Aaron Ferral. Abigail Selph and Latika Young were selected as alternates. The number of FSU Fulbright winners this year is exceptional, […]

FSU names top literacy researcher as its newest Eppes Professor

An internationally recognized scholar in the areas of reading and language development will join Florida State University’s College of Education, its Learning Systems Institute (LSI) and its Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) in the fall as the university’s newest Francis Eppes Professor. Barbara Foorman comes from the University of Texas Health Science Center at […]

FSU Honors graduates setting standard for excellence

When Florida State University’s largest ever graduating class crosses the stage during its commencement this weekend, it will be led by 80 outstanding undergraduate students who have met the challenge of redefining the frontiers of their chosen academic disciplines. These students have gone far beyond the limited horizons of the classroom experience by completing an […]

Pioneering chemist named FSU’s 2006 Lawton Distinguished Professor

Alan G. Marshall, a world-acclaimed scientist who has made outstanding contributions to the field of analytical chemistry, is set to receive Florida State University’s highest faculty honor. Marshall, FSU’s Kasha Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been named the 2006-2007 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. FSU President T.K. Wetherell will present him with […]

Pamela Carroll receives FSU’s 2006 Distinguished Teacher Award

A Florida State University education professor who is working to address Florida’s teacher shortage has been named the recipient of FSU’s 2006 Distinguished Teacher Award. Pamela "Sissi" Carroll, who chairs the department of middle and secondary education in the College of Education, received the award at the 2006 Faculty Teaching Awards Ceremony, held Monday, April […]

FSU signs cooperative agreement with international university

For nearly a decade, Florida State University has maintained a close relationship with Spain through FSU’s popular study-abroad program in Valencia, the country’s third-largest city. Now FSU President T.K. Wetherell has signed a cooperative agreement that further strengthens the university’s academic ties to the 2,000-year-old city. Joined at the Florida Capitol by Francisco Camps, president […]