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Association for Information Systems names Joey George president-elect

A Florida State University business professor who studies the collection, processing, storage and dissemination of information needed to carry out the functions of management has received two of the biggest honors in his field. Joey George, who holds the title of Thomas L. Williams Eminent Scholar in Management Information Systems at Florida State, was recently […]

Florida State researcher named charter fellow of math society

Florida State University Professor Max Gunzburger has been named one of the charter fellows of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), the leading applied mathematics society in the world. Gunzburger, a Francis Eppes Professor and chair of the Department of Scientific Computing, is one of 183 members of the inaugural class of the […]

Florida State saxophone quartet makes history

A quartet of student saxophonists from The Florida State University College of Music has won the grand prize at the 2009 Coleman International Chamber Ensemble Competition. The annual contest is one of the world’s most rigorous and respected for ensembles of young, non-professional performers from the nation’s top music schools. Collectively known as the Mana […]

Florida State researcher wins $2.8 million to study school readiness of Spanish-speaking children

A Florida State University researcher has won a $2.8 million federal grant to study ways to increase the school readiness skills and subsequent academic achievement of Spanish-speaking children in the United States. Christopher Lonigan, a psychology professor and associate director of the Florida Center for Reading Research, and a team of researchers will evaluate the […]

Florida State electric car sets record at Daytona Speedway

It was the first time an electric-powered car had ever taken a lap at the Daytona International Speedway. A throng of local reporters looked on. With the pedal to the metal, driver T.K. Wetherell, president of The Florida State University, and passenger Alvin Lim, an engineering doctoral student, raced over the historic 2.5-mile oval in […]

Florida State researcher elected fellow of Society of Mechanical Engineers

M. Yousuff Hussaini, one of The Florida State University’s most eminent scholars, has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). "Fellow" is the highest grade of membership in ASME. Fellowship is conferred upon a member with at least 10 years of active engineering practice who has made significant contributions to […]

More than 5,600 to graduate from Florida State

More than 5,600 Florida State University students will graduate this spring, and at least 3,800 of them will participate in Florida State’s three commencement ceremonies, which are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, and 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. Florida State President T.K. Wetherell will […]

Florida State researcher wins $2.2 million grant to study childhood obesity

In response to a worrisome rise in childhood obesity, Florida school districts have begun to monitor student growth development every year, but there is little research available to determine if the effort is having an effect. Now, with a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and with the cooperation of Leon County […]

Florida State graduate programs rank among nation’s best

The Florida State University’s colleges of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Information, Education and Law are among the best graduate and professional programs in the nation, according to new rankings in U.S. News and World Report’s 2010 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” on newsstands April 28. “These rankings are evidence of the excellence Florida State […]

Former College of Medicine dean recognized for improving rural health

Long known for his commitment to increasing access to health care for residents of rural communities, former Florida State University College of Medicine Dean J. Ocie Harris is being recognized for his efforts. Harris has been selected to receive the National Rural Health Association’s 2009 Distinguished Educator Award. Harris, who retired as dean of the […]

Florida State Colleges of Communication and Information merge

Seizing an opportunity to strengthen their traditional programs and explore new interdisciplinary offerings, the faculties of the College of Communication and the College of Information at The Florida State University have voted to merge their programs. Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Lawrence G. Abele approved the creation of the new College of […]

Town Hall meeting on budget crisis draws large crowd

Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell held a “town hall” webcast and meeting with members of the university community on Tuesday, April 21, to discuss Florida State’s budget crisis in light of anticipated funding cuts from the state Legislature. Hundreds of concerned students, faculty, staff and members of the university attended in person at the […]