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At one of China’s biggest art museums, first American exhibit features FSU artists

In an out-of-this-world experience they describe as "monumental" and "mind-blowing," three intrepid artists from Florida State University have become the first Americans to exhibit at one of the largest provincial museums in China. Billed as representative of art in America, the FSU trio and their solo exhibits in various mediums—black-and-white photography, a room-size ceramics installation […]

FSU researcher studies Harry Potter’s magical hold on young readers

The recent release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" marked the magic moment for millions of Harry Potter fans worldwide. The seventh and final book in the wildly popular series signaled the end of a literary global phenomenon. At Florida State University, a graduate student is researching how the Harry Potter series has enchanted […]

FSU’s Larbalestier receives cryogenics lifetime achievement award

A Florida State University researcher already recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities in the field of materials science is adding another top honor to his collection. David Larbalestier, the director of FSU’s Applied Superconductivity Center, has been selected to receive the Cryogenic Materials Award for Lifetime Achievements 2007 from the International Cryogenic Materials […]

FSU receives $2.6 million NSF grant for climate study

Florida State University has been awarded a grant through the National Science Foundation with a total request of $2.6 million. The funds will be used to study the effects of the Southern Ocean—the ocean surrounding Antarctica—on the Earth’s climate. In announcing the award, U.S. Rep. Allen Boyd, D-North Florida, said, "The commitment of the federal […]

Pointer Sisters to kick off Seven Days’ 10th anniversary season

The Grammy Award-winning Pointer Sisters will kick off the 10th season of Seven Days of Opening Nights with a September 17 concert at Ruby Diamond Auditorium. The evening will also offer a "Sneak Preview" of the 2008 festival line-up, with performances scheduled for February 10-28. With roots in country, R&B, gospel, jazz, soul and pop, […]

Director of FSU Student Health Center is new president of American College Health Association

Longtime health care executive Lesley K. Sacher, the director of Florida State University’s Thagard Student Health Center, has been named president of the American College Health Association (ACHA) for the 2007-08 academic year. The ACHA also has honored Sacher by selecting her as a Fellow, the highest distinction awarded by the association. The fellowship recognizes […]

Wetherell praises Crist’s decision on tuition

Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell praised Gov. Charlie Crist’s team-building efforts in bringing together Florida’s public university presidents to work together to fund higher education. He also applauded the governor’s decision to allow the differential tuition bill to become law. “We appreciate Governor Crist’s clear support of higher education in Florida. We applaud his […]

FSU College of Information receives cancer research grant

The Florida State University College of Information has received a Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program Grant from the Florida Department of Health to help health care providers support the breast cancer care needs of rural Floridians. Mia Liza A. Lustria is the principal investigator of the project, "Participatory Design & Evaluation of STEER: A Clinic-Based Tool […]

FSU researcher: Certifying financial reports adds no new value

As U.S. companies continue to wrestle with the implications of the federal Sarbanes-Oxley Act, a Florida State University researcher has provided evidence that certifying financial statements doesn’t sway investors. "The market had already sorted out which were good or bad," Bruce Haslem, an assistant professor of finance at FSU, said about his research determining whether […]

$800,000 grant will help train FSU students for early intervention in diverse communities

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Florida State University has been awarded a four-year, $800,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Education to train doctoral students in providing services to infants and toddlers who have, or are at risk for, disabilities. Emphasis will be placed on children and families from diverse cultural, linguistic and socioeconomic […]

Track & field team honored at White House

Coming off an exciting championship season, the two-time National Champion Florida State men’s track and field team headed to the nation’s capitol Monday, June 18, to meet President Bush in honor of the Seminoles’ back-to-back title-winning seasons. Both the 2006 and 2007 men’s teams were invited, making them the first Seminoles to have the opportunity […]

FSU freezes enrollment, tightens budgets

Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell has announced that FSU will freeze enrollment and take aggressive steps to stabilize its budget in the face of declining state revenues, chronic under-funding of enrollment growth, the unknown consequences of tax reform, and a vetoed tuition increase. The bottom line: Getting admitted to FSU just got a lot […]