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FSU’s Vann lands NEA grant for book on adventures at sea

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded a 2008 Literature Fellowship in creative writing, valued at $25,000, to author David Vann, an assistant professor in Florida State University’s Creative Writing Program and a skilled sailor who has logged more than 40,000 offshore miles and barely lived to tell about it. Out of the […]

FSU researcher elected fellow of prestigious aeronautics institute

One of Florida State University’s most eminent scholars has been elected a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. M. Yousuff Hussaini M. Yousuff Hussaini, the Sir James Lighthill Professor, is one of 30 fellows and three honorary fellows elected for 2008. The AIAA bestows the distinction of "fellow" on members who have […]

Tallahassee dad, children have new home, thanks to FSU alumnus Warrick Dunn

Atlanta Falcons running back Warrick Dunn has presented a new home to a single father and his four children in Tallahassee in a first for "Homes for the Holidays," a program of the Warrick Dunn Foundation that historically has assisted single mothers in Tampa, Baton Rouge, La., and Atlanta in achieving the American dream of […]

FSU College of Education to offer joint program with Peace Corps

Florida State University’s College of Education has joined forces with the Peace Corps to develop a graduate program that will incorporate two years of international volunteer service. The Peace Corps Master’s International Program in Education is recruiting its first group of students for the Fall 2008 semester. “The program enables us to offer interested college […]

FSU study: Patients fare better in hospitals using info technology

Patients are more likely to have better health outcomes if they are treated at hospitals using information technology (IT) systems, according to a comprehensive new Florida State University study. The study compared overall IT adoption with patient discharge data at 98 hospitals across Florida, providing the most comprehensive analysis to date of the relationship between […]

FSU physicist named Fellow of prestigious American Physical Society

A researcher in Florida State University’s Department of Physics has received one of the top honors in his field. Professor Winston Roberts has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society. “It is indeed an honor to be recognized by my peers in this manner,” Roberts said of the announcement. “The American Physical Society […]

FSU researcher lands $3.3 million grant to help smokers kick habit

A Florida State University professor will share a $3.3 million federal grant with a colleague from the University of Vermont to develop an innovative method that will help smokers with anxiety disorders extinguish the habit. Brad Schmidt FSU psychology Professor Brad Schmidt and UVM psychology Professor Michael Zvolensky are recruiting about 600 people—300 at each […]

Native languages facing extinction; FSU linguist documenting problem

It is her passion for language that makes one Florida State University researcher feel glum about a recent bit of news. Carolina Gonzalez, an assistant professor in FSU’s Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, is concerned because hundreds of native languages around the world are facing extinction. "It is very sad," Gonzalez said. "Depending on […]

FSU film students win Directors’ Guild awards for top minority, women filmmakers

The Directors Guild of America has announced its 2007 Student Film Awards for minority and women filmmakers, and student directors from Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts—best known as The Film School—have earned two of them. Each year, the Guild’s Student Film Awards honor and showcase outstanding African American, Asian […]

As new head of National Council of Teachers of English, FSU’s Yancey to focus on writing in a digital age

As the new president of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Kathleen Blake Yancey is leading a charge to update and expand the means by which student writing is taught and assessed in a digital age that has redefined "literacy." Kathleen Blake Yancey Director of Florida State University’s graduate program in rhetoric and […]

Making TraCS: FSU professor helping keep Florida’s roads safe

In dozens of communities throughout Florida, law enforcement officers are finding their jobs have become both safer and more efficient, thanks to a computer software system that a Florida State University researcher is working to distribute and implement statewide. Lisa K. Spainhour, an associate professor of civil engineering in the Florida A&M University-Florida State University […]

FSU professor wins prestigious award for civil rights book

Florida State University Professor Charles Connerly has been recognized by his peers for a book he wrote about city planning and civil rights in Birmingham, Ala. Connerly, the William G. and Budd Bell Professor and chairman of the urban and regional planning department, has received the Paul Davidoff Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools […]