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Moving translational research forward: Noted scientist joins College of Medicine faculty

Award-winning biological chemist Zucai Suo, whose discoveries helped the development of two blockbuster antiviral drugs, has joined the Florida State University College of Medicine as Eminent Professor and the Dorian and John Blackmon Endowed Chair in Translational Research. His laboratory’s new ground-floor home at the medical school marks a figurative and literal expansion of the […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: November 2018

HONORS AND AWARDS Sean McGinley, Ph.D. (Hospitality) received the 2018 Emerging Professional Graduate Award from the Penn State School of Hospitality Management at Penn State University, Oct. 10. The award was presented to McGinley at the school’s 2018 Alumni Awards Reception, held in conjunction with a two-day program bringing distinguished alumni back to engage with […]

Florida State Faculty Senate lauds six with Torch Awards

The Florida State University Faculty Senate honored six members of the university family with Torch Awards, an annual recognition of those who have contributed to the university’s academic excellence. The awards were presented Wednesday, Nov. 28, during a reception and dinner. Named for the trio of torches depicted in the university’s seal, the three categories […]

FSU research guides nation’s libraries on serving students with autism

New research designed to help libraries better serve people with autism is making Florida State University a national leader in developing ways to connect with the growing population of students on the autism spectrum. The autism rate — estimated at one in 59 children, or 1.7 percent, according to the latest statistics from the U.S. […]

FSU biology student takes top prize at Three Minute Thesis competition

Florida State University doctoral student Eve Humphrey left judges and attendees with a smile as she closed her Three Minute Thesis speech at the annual competition, Tuesday, Nov. 27. “When under pressure, just keep swimming and getting it on,” she said. Humphrey, a biological science student, took home the $1,000 prize and will represent Florida […]

Seminole Dining secures No. 45 spot in recent ranking

Seminole Dining is ranked among the best food service providers for colleges and universities in the country. In October, The Daily Meal, an all-encompassing food website popular for its coverage of food and beverages, ranked Florida State University No. 45 in its annual “75 Best Colleges for Food for 2018 Ranking.” The article can be […]

Florida State Graduate School applications and enrollment reach historic levels

Applications for graduate education — and graduate student enrollment — at Florida State University are on the rise. Application numbers are up 11 percent over the Graduate School’s record high of 8,749 applications in 2012. The total number of applications — more than 9,700 — received in Fall 2018 also represents a 26 percent increase over those submitted […]

Two FSU researchers named fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science

Two distinguished Florida State University researchers have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of their work to advance science and its application. Professor of Chemistry Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt and Professor of Biological Science Kimberly Hughes are being elevated to the rank of fellow this year for their accomplishments […]

A sweet tooth: Cells using sugar for metabolic process may fight inflammation

New research by a team from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering has discovered that a type of adult stem cell found in a variety of tissues can be manipulated to enhance tissue regeneration and potentially treat inflammatory diseases. Teng Ma, chair of the FAMU-FSU Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, and graduate student Xuegang Yuan […]

Healthy holiday tips, recipes from FSU students

Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season fill many people with joy — and cookies and cocktails.   As we head into the holidays, many people are naturally concerned about how the merriment will affect their waistlines.   The graduate students at Florida State University’s Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science offered up some advice, along with some […]

FSU honors President and Dean Emeritus Sandy D’Alemberte

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State University’s beloved and brilliant President and Dean Emeritus Sandy D’Alemberte feels like he’s back home. D’Alemberte, now 85 years old and still teaching law courses, greeted friends and colleagues with his signature bright smile and cheerful style at a ceremony Nov. 18, commemorating the relocation of the “D’Alemberte Statue” from […]

A storm plan: New research creates model to help plan for special needs, pet-friendly shelters

Senior citizens often don’t evacuate during major storms because of pets or special needs. Now, a FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researcher has developed a new model for local governments or relief organizations to quickly determine which regular shelters could be repurposed into special needs or pet-friendly shelters. Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Eren Ozguven and […]