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FSU’s Baggott pens prequel to major motion picture

Young and young-at-heart moviegoers everywhere are eagerly awaiting the Nov. 16 arrival of Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, a major motion picture about a magical toy store starring Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman. However, for the way-back story on the toy store’s equally magical 243-year-old proprietor, they’ll want to read the prequel, “The Amazing Compendium of […]

FSU accounting programs rank among nation’s best

The undergraduate and graduate professional accounting programs at the Florida State University College of Business were ranked among the nation’s best in new surveys released by Public Accounting Report, an independent newsletter of the accounting profession. Moving up one spot, the graduate accounting program ranked 23rd according to Public Accounting Report’s 26th annual survey of […]

FSU launches initiative to increase number of math, science teachers

Supported by some $5.15 million in grant money and state matching funds, Florida State University has announced a new initiative designed to give a major boost to math and science education in Florida’s schools. At a news conference on Nov. 14, FSU President T.K. Wetherell described new plans at FSU to recruit more math and […]

FSU researchers: Florida has fewer physicians than previously estimated

The largest set of information ever collected about Florida’s physician workforce suggests there are far fewer doctors practicing in the state than previously believed, according to Florida State University College of Medicine researchers. Robert Brooks Data collected through a voluntary survey of physicians renewing their state license in 2007 indicates approximately 34,000 physicians regularly practice […]

FSU College of Medicine helps land $1.2 million geriatrics grant

Health care for the elderly in northern Florida, southern Alabama and southern Georgia is about to get better with a $1.2 million Geriatric Education Center grant involving departments at Florida State University, Florida A&M University and the University of South Alabama. The FSU College of Medicine department of geriatrics led a collaborative effort with other […]

Let there be light: New design continues Magnet Lab’s tradition of innovation

Engineers at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University have successfully tested a groundbreaking new magnet design that could literally shed new light on nanoscience and semiconductor research. When the magnet—called the Split Florida Helix—is operational in 2010, researchers will have the ability to direct and scatter laser light at a sample […]

Vietnam to publish Butler’s Pulitzer-winning book about country’s refugees

Author Robert Olen Butler won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his collection of short stories about Vietnamese refugees in Louisiana, but because it humanized characters who fled the Communist regime in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, "A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain" was banned in the country that inspired it—until now. […]

Proctor named interim athletics director

Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell has announced the appointment of Dr. William L. “Bill” Proctor of St. Augustine, Fla., as special assistant to the president for athletics—a newly created, temporary position. William L. “Bill” Proctor The new position was created to provide for Proctor’s timely and smooth transition into the role of interim athletics […]

FSU presents Seminole educator Louise Jones Gopher with rare Westcott Award

Florida State University has bestowed the Westcott Award on Louise Jones Gopher, recognized by the Palm Beach Post as one of 100 outstanding citizens who have made a difference in people’s lives during the 20th century. Louise Gopher The distinguished Westcott Award, named after James D. Westcott, Jr., one of FSU’s original benefactors, is a […]

Two at FSU join prestigious ranks of AAAS Fellows

Two Florida State University faculty members have received high honors for their work: Both have been elevated to the rank of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Gregory Boebinger, the director of FSU’s National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and professor of physics, and Sherry Southerland, an associate professor in the […]

Solution to a seven-decade mystery is crystal clear to FSU chemist

A Florida State University researcher has helped solve a scientific mystery that stumped chemists for nearly seven decades. In so doing, his team’s findings may lead to the development of more-powerful computer memories and lasers. Ammonium dihydrogen phosphate crystals Naresh S. Dalal, the Dirac Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at FSU, recently collaborated with three […]

FSU chemistry professor selected for chromatography honors

A Florida State University researcher long acknowledged as a pioneer in the field of chromatography is receiving plenty of recognition from his peers. John Dorsey, FSU’s Katherine B. Hoffman Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been selected to receive the 2008 Dal Nogare Award from the Chromatography Forum of Delaware Valley. The award, which recognizes […]