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FSU researchers participate in Indonesian partnership

Florida State University’s Learning Systems Institute and College of Education will receive a federal grant to help improve educational quality in the nation of Indonesia through attention to teacher training and improving the school learning environment. FSU received the roughly $700,000 grant as part of a greater multi-million dollar project to conduct research in conjunction […]

FSU to mark Heritage Day with tribute to President Emeritus ‘Bernie’ Sliger

Marking the 156th anniversary of its founding, Florida State University will celebrate its seventh annual Heritage Day on Feb. 3 by honoring FSU President Emeritus Bernard F. Sliger, whose tenure from 1977 to 1991 encompassed a period of prolific growth and achievement. Saturday’s tribute to modern-day FSU’s 10th and longest-serving president will begin at 11 […]

FSU anthropologist’s brain analysis confirms ancient ‘Hobbit’ a separate species

After the skeletal remains of an 18,000-year-old, "Hobbit"-sized human were discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, some scientists thought that the specimen must have been a pygmy or a microcephalic—a human with an abnormally small skull. Not so, said Dean Falk, a world-renowned paleoneurologist and chair of Florida State University’s anthropology department, […]

FSU to study ‘hidden-hero’ microbes in soil, water to help clean toxic sites

Buried under 243 acres in an East Tennessee valley adjacent to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Y-12 National Security Complex, toxic waste from weapons manufacturing at the facility between 1951 and 1983 leaches into groundwater that extends in radioactive plumes for miles from the contaminated site. But soon, Florida State University Associate Professor Joel Kostka […]

At FSU, a ‘revolutionary’ approach to science education

In a basement on the Florida State University campus, one of the world’s foremost scientists is working to ignite a revolution. But Sir Harold Kroto’s mission isn’t the overthrow of a government; instead, he is making use of modern technology to launch what he calls a "revolution" in the way schoolchildren all over the world […]

FSU philosopher wins grant to study how brain initiates action

Since the beginning of time, philosophers and scientists have tried to figure out exactly how the human brain propels people into mental or physical action—whether it’s scratching our heads, building a house, calculating the gratuity on a restaurant check or deciding today to put something off until tomorrow. Alfred Mele, the William H. and Lucyle […]

The state of organized labor: ‘Joe Lunchbucket’ becomes ‘Chris Briefcase’

Labor unions are down, but they’re not necessarily out. That’s the verdict of Jack Fiorito, a professor of management in the Florida State University College of Business. Fiorito has analyzed various changes in the marketplace, the workplace and the political realm that have challenged organized labor in a new paper, "The State of the Unions […]

FSU alumna Julia Zimmerman to lead University Libraries

Florida State University alumna Julia Zimmerman will return to her alma mater to serve as the director of University Libraries, effective July 1. Zimmerman, who currently serves as dean of University Libraries at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, succeeds F. William Summers who has been serving as interim director since Althea Jenkins retired in 2006. […]

D’Alemberte to receive 2007 Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award

Florida State University President Emeritus Talbot "Sandy" D’Alemberte has been selected as the recipient of the 2007 Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award. The award will be presented by Chief Justice R. Fred Lewis at a January 25 ceremony at the Florida Supreme Court. The award, which commemorates Miami civil rights lawyer Tobias Simon who […]

FSU study: Can prunes reverse bone loss after menopause?

Could a handful of nutrient-rich dried plums each day help keep the doctor away by actually reversing bone loss in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis or osteoarthritis? A unique clinical study under way in the Florida State University College of Human Sciences means to find out. FSU Professor Bahram H. Arjmandi is the principal investigator and […]

FSU grad pens screenplay for ‘We Are Marshall’

As a student at Florida State University, Jamie Linden read an article about an aviation catastrophe that turned into a tragedy for Marshall University of Huntington, W.Va. Linden, who was moved by the events of the 35-plus-year-old crash, researched the details and never forgot them. During his early career as a screenwriter in Los Angeles, […]

College of Information wins $1.4 million grant to study Internet use at public libraries

As a student at Florida State University, Jamie Linden read an article about an aviation catastrophe that turned into a tragedy for Marshall University of Huntington, W.Va. Linden, who was moved by the events of the 35-plus-year-old crash, researched the details and never forgot them. During his early career as a screenwriter in Los Angeles, […]