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State of the University presentation available online

The full text of President T.K. Wetherell’s 2007 State of the University presentation is posted at president.fsu.edu/state/. The multi-media presentation provides a five-year retrospective of President’s Wetherell’s administration as well as a look forward. According to Wetherell, "Given the goals I have set and our progress since 2003, we can see significant progress in many […]

FSU faculty honors three with Torch awards

The Florida State University Faculty Senate has honored three individuals—pioneering film professor Don Ungurait, nationally known religion scholar Leo Sandon and FSU Foundation innovator Frances "Frankie" Strickland—with Torch Awards for their contributions to excellence in FSU’s academic programs. From left, Leo Sandon, Frankie Strickland and Don Ungurait Faculty Senate President Jayne Standley presented the awards […]

FSU medical school among best in nation for producing family doctors

The Florida State University College of Medicine is ranked second in the nation for the percentage of its graduating doctors who choose to specialize in family medicine, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. Over a three-year period, 19 percent of FSU College of Medicine graduates have entered family medicine residencies, trailing only the […]

FSU to confer honorary doctorate on legendary Professor Emerita Kitty Hoffman

An Honorary Doctorate of Science will be conferred on FSU Professor Emerita of Chemistry Katherine "Kitty" Blood Hoffman for distinguished contributions to the institution she has loved and served—as a student, alumna, faculty member, administrator and benefactor—for 75 years. The ceremony is part of Florida State University’s annual Fall Meeting of the General Faculty at […]

FSU law grads earn top passing rate on Florida Bar exam

Florida State University College of Law graduates ranked first in the state on the July 2007 administration of the Florida Bar exam. For three of the last four administrations of the exam, FSU graduates have been first in the state. FSU grads taking the July 2007 General Bar Examination test for the first time passed […]

When criminal label closes doors, felons more likely to re-offend

A convicted felon sentenced to probation for a violent, property or drug felony is more likely to re-offend within two years if he or she leaves court with an official "convicted felon" label and its barriers to employment and civil rights, according to a landmark study of nearly 96,000 probationers by Florida State University criminologists. […]

Can’t take my eyes off you: FSU study shows the power of attraction

Whether we are seeking a mate or sizing up a potential rival, good-looking people capture our attention nearly instantaneously and render us temporarily helpless to turn our eyes away from them, according to a new Florida State University study. "It’s like magnetism at the level of visual attention," said Jon Maner, an assistant professor of […]

Working hard or hardly working? FSU researcher studies effects of job simplification on productivity

Outsourcing. Offshoring. Compartmentalizing. More than corporate buzzwords, these trends are redefining the nature of work for millions of Americans, as well as their counterparts all over the world. But what are the ramifications of these trends for the people who actually do the work? That’s a question that Stephen E. Humphrey, an assistant professor of […]

FSU law, medical colleges ranked in top 10 for Hispanic students

Florida State University’s colleges of law and medicine are among the best in the nation for Hispanics, according to Hispanic Business magazine. The rankings appear in the September issue. For the second year in a row, the magazine has named the FSU College of Law the sixth best in the nation in its annual rankings. […]

FSU professor’s ‘Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler’ sheds new light on three of the 20th century’s bloodiest rulers

Mortal enemies in life, Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin are forever linked in death. Under their leadership, Hitler’s Nazi Germany and Stalin’s Communist Soviet Union engaged in a war of annihilation and genocide, introducing to the world a level of state-sanctioned barbarism that is unrivaled in human history. A new book by Florida State University […]

FSU professors to study abroad with Fulbright grants

Florida State University professors are doing their part to promote leadership, learning and understanding between cultures, thanks to Fulbright grants that will allow them to study abroad this year. The Fulbright Scholars are: Tarek Abichou, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering. He will spend six months in Tunisia studying environmental solutions for soil, groundwater […]

FSU’s ‘buckypaper’ research recognized with nanotechnology award

A remarkable new material that has shown promise in a variety of applications, ranging from lightning strike protection and electromagnetic-interference shielding to the design of next-generation aircraft and computer displays, is bringing international attention to its Florida State University developers. Ben Wang Researchers with FSU’s High-Performance Materials Institute recently were recognized for their work with […]