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FSU researchers reap $1 million grant to make medical implants safer

A pair of Florida State University researchers have received a major grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study ways of preventing the body from developing scar tissue around biomedical devices such as coronary artery stents—a problem that affects thousands of patients each year. Joseph Schlenoff, the Mandelkern Professor of Polymer Science, interim […]

Gift allows FSU to open new rural medical training center

The Florida State University College of Medicine is ready to expand its rural medical education program to Immokalee, Fla., now that a transfer of property for a new training center has been completed. NCH Healthcare System recently transferred the deed on the Isabel Collier Read Building and accompanying 9.4 acres of land to FSU. Isabel […]

Higher gas prices leave many workers running on empty

Few have been unaffected by the rapidly increasing price of gas, which has inched its way up toward $4 a gallon in some parts of the United States. And consumers aren’t feeling those effects just in their wallets, a Florida State University professor has found. Research conducted by Wayne Hochwarter, a professor of management in […]

Kirby wins ‘Distinguished Teacher Award’

David Kirby, an FSU English professor since 1969, has received the 2006-2007 University Distinguished Teacher Award. Kirby specializes in nineteenth-century U.S. literature and creative writing (poetry). A gifted and globally acclaimed author, he is also an exceptional teacher. "David is the model for all of us," said Joseph Travis, dean of the College of Arts […]

Campus security is focus of ‘Issues in Education’

FSU President T.K. Wetherell and Police Chief David Perry discuss the safety of the Florida State University campus on May’s Issues in Education program, which first airs Monday, May 7, at 7 p.m. on WFSU-TV in Tallahassee and 6 p.m on WFSG-TV in Panama City. Wetherell, Perry and co-host Suzanne Smith look at campus security […]

FSU graduation ceremonies, other events available online

If you couldn’t attend FSU’s Spring Graduation ceremonies or if you’d like to view a special moment again, they are being aired on 4fsu (Comcast Channel 4) in Tallahassee and are available online. Graduation ceremonies from Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28, can be viewed online at wfsu.org/tv/webcast_archives.html#graduation. Previous graduation ceremonies are also available […]

FSU’s new Ph.D. program in biostatistics fills a void in Florida

A new doctoral program being unveiled at Florida State University will prepare students for highly specialized careers in dozens of fields in academia, industry and government. The Ph.D. program in biostatistics was approved this spring by the State University System’s Board of Governors, making it the first program of its kind at a Florida university. […]

FSU Film School wins another one: 2007 College Television Award

With a recent top-three finish at the 28th Annual College Television Awards in Hollywood, Calif., the Emmy-winning tradition continues at Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts—best known as The Film School. Its latest win makes 22 times in 16 years that works written, produced and directed by FSU film students […]

FSU professor wins top national award for study of children’s literature

A Florida State University professor who has devoted her career to literacy and children has been named the winner of one of the American Library Association’s most prestigious awards. Eliza Dresang, the Eliza Atkins Gleason Professor in the College of Information, will receive the 2007 Scholastic Library Publishing Award June 26 during the ALA Annual […]

Don’t let unhappy customers stew, FSU professor says

In the business world, it’s a fact of life that companies sometimes let their customers down. Whether the letdown is minor—such as forgetting to provide silverware at a restaurant—or major, such as making airline passengers sit on a stuffy plane for 10 hours during bad weather—all companies have a vested interest in addressing such "performance […]

FSU draws international scientists to discuss global warming impact on Antarctic ice

As the national repository for geological material from the Southern Ocean, the Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility at Florida State University houses the premier collection of Antarctic sediment cores—and a hot new acquisition will offer an international team of scientists meeting here May 1-4 its best look yet at the impact of global warming on […]

Trailblazing FSU chemist receives esteemed Chemical Pioneer Award

A Florida State University chemistry professor who has won worldwide acclaim for his contributions to the field of analytical chemistry now has another prestigious award to his credit. Alan G. Marshall, the Robert O. Lawton Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at FSU and director of the Ion Cyclotron Resonance Program at the National High Magnetic […]