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FSU hospitality school names Buccaneers COO Alumnus of the Year

Florida State University’s Dedman School of Hospitality has named Brian A. Ford Jr. as its 2018 Alumnus of the Year. Ford, the chief operating officer of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, earned a bachelor’s degree in hospitality administration from FSU in 1989. He will be honored during the school’s awards dinner Oct. 18. “I’m very humbled […]

FSU students win scholarships to pursue graduate degrees at world-renowned Oxford

Two Florida State University graduating seniors will study at the University of Oxford this fall thanks to the Frost Scholarship Programme. Joe Pelt and Matthew Martinez are among 10 recipients of scholarships through the Frost Scholarship Programme, which funds current State University System of Florida and University of Miami students for one-year, full-time master’s courses in […]

FSU research: Zika suppresses virus-fighting cells

New Study Examines Cellular, Molecular Differences Between Dengue, Zika More than two years after reports of skyrocketing Zika rates surfaced worldwide, questions still loom about this complicated virus. Florida State University researchers are one step closer to finding answers. In an article published today in the journal Stem Cell Reports, Professor of Biological Science Hengli […]

Shining the light: FSU researchers use photons to separate metal ions

A Florida State University research team is using a simple, readily available energy source to separate metal ions, a process that could help purify water or even recycle nuclear waste. The source? Light. Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Kenneth Hanson and postdoctoral researcher Sahan Salpage outline their strategy in a new journal article published […]

Profiles in Leadership: Sam Huckaba listens, learns and leads Florida State’s largest college

Sam Huckaba is a quiet visionary with a talent for solving problems — a down-to-earth guy with a doctorate in mathematics who revels in tackling an equation, considering the variables and finding the right solution. As dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Huckaba leads the largest college at Florida State University with 11,000 […]

Breakthrough synthesis strategy could mean wave of new medicinal compounds

In pharmacology, not all molecular structures are created equal. Some frameworks are overrepresented in nature, making them especially attractive to scientists on the hunt for more effective drugs. One such structure, known to scientists as the carbocyclic 5-8-5 fused ring system, is notoriously difficult to produce using conventional laboratory methods, and researchers have therefore been […]

Suwannee Room reopens with expanded options to satisfy all appetites

Florida State University’s historic and beloved dining hall, Suwannee Room, has reopened with a bright new interior look, expanded menu and open-kitchen atmosphere that together elevate the quality of meals and create a fresh dining experience for the campus community. “The Suwannee Room is a wonderful gathering place for students, faculty and staff right in […]

Mercier selected as FSU’s 2018 Carraway Employee of the Year

Denise Mercier is an expert problem solver and communicator best known for her compassion, empathy and unparalleled customer service. Her customer and student focus, passion and commitment to excellence are why Mercier, the coordinator for Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) for University Housing, has been selected to receive Florida State University’s 2018 Max Carraway Employee of the […]

FSU faculty member to be inducted as fellow in the American Academy of Nursing

A Florida State University College of Nursing faculty member has been selected for induction as a fellow into the prestigious American Academy of Nursing. Professor James Whyte IV is one of 195 highly distinguished nurse leaders who will join more than 2,500 academy fellows who are nursing’s most accomplished leaders in education, management, practice and […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: May/June 2018

HONORS AND AWARDS Leigh Edwards, Ph.D. (English) received a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the category of Performing Arts & Music for her book “Dolly Parton, Gender, and Country Music.” Eugenia Millender, Ph.D. (Nursing) was inducted into the Florida Atlantic University Hall of Fame, where she was recognized as a Distinguished Alumni […]

Strategic classroom intervention can make big difference for autism students

Special training for teachers may mean big results for students with autism spectrum disorder, according to Florida State University and Emory University researchers. In a new study, children whose teachers received specialized training “were initiating more, participating more, having back-and-forth conversations more, and responding to their teachers and peers more frequently,” said researcher Lindee Morgan. […]

GAP awards to help FSU faculty push research into marketplace

Two teams led by Florida State University faculty members have received funding from the university to adapt pioneering research into cutting-edge commercial products. The researchers have been awarded targeted financial support following their successful presentations at FSU’s biannual GAP competition, an event organized by the Office of the Vice President for Research where entrants pitch […]