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National High Magnetic Field Laboratory featured as part of History Channel special

The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and its director, Greg Boebinger, are being featured as part of a History Channel special described by its producer as "a cross between a ‘NOVA’ special and a ‘Twilight Zone’ episode." "Alien Engineering" is a documentary produced by Workaholic Productions. Producers Luke Ellis and Matthew Hickey called on leading […]

Former FSU President D’Alemberte to receive prestigious legal honor

With the crumbling of the Berlin Wall in 1989, millions of people living under communist rule behind the former Iron Curtain were given their first taste of freedom. Today, many of those same people are citizens of growing democracies and enjoy the legal protections of national constitutions and independent judiciaries. And one of the men […]

FSU signs letter of intent to establish Immokalee Health Center

NCH Healthcare System will help Florida State University’s College of Medicine establish a training program focusing on rural health in Immokalee, Fla., an area that is home to many poor farm and migrant workers. FSU President T.K. Wetherell and NCH Chief Executive Officer Edward A. Morton signed a letter of intent in which the NCH […]

The Florida Bar Foundation awards grants to FSU law school’s Children’s Advocacy Center

The Florida Bar Foundation has awarded the Children’s Advocacy Center at the Florida State University College of Law two grants totaling $100,000 to carry on work on behalf of children in the areas of special education and health care, and domestic violence and family law. "A little bit of legal aid goes a long way, […]

Hi-Yo Silver! FSU physicist helps discover an atomic oddity

Working with an international team of scientists, a Florida State University physics professor has taken part in an experiment that resulted in the creation of a silver atom with exotic properties never before observed. The team’s observations represent another step forward in science’s long journey to understand the nuclear reactions that power stars and produce […]

FSU to host 2006 conference on literature and film: ‘Documenting trauma, documenting terror’

Florida State University will host the "31st Annual Conference on Literature and Film" Feb. 2-5, 2006. This year’s event will welcome eminent scholars and filmmakers from around the world as it examines what it means to document trauma or terror under extraordinary historical conditions. The conference—"Documenting Trauma, Documenting Terror"—will kick off Thursday, Feb. 2, at […]

FSU College of Education helping address teacher shortage

It’s not news that Florida has a shortage of available teachers. What is disturbing, however, is the size of the problem: Current estimates show that the state will have 30,000 fewer teachers than it needs for the next school year. A surge of students, a swell in teacher retirements, and a constitutional amendment to reduce […]

Helga Wall-Apelt funds Asian art center at Ringling Museum of Art, largest gift in FSU history

Noted Sarasota art collector and philanthropist Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt will fund the creation of the "Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt Gallery of Asian Art" at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, part of a gift to Florida State University that is expected to exceed a total value of $50 million. Wall-Apelt’s multi-tiered gift is the […]

Magnet Lab to analyze Stardust mission’s comet dust

The Stardust spacecraft that left Florida seven years ago had its homecoming Jan. 15 in Utah, bringing with it tiny particles of comet dust that are expected to unlock big secrets about the origin of our solar system. In a few months, scientists in the Geochemistry Program at Tallahassee’s National High Magnetic Field Laboratory will […]

Is everybody happy? FSU professor writes the book on a most elusive emotion

Happiness: It’s what’s hot. Everywhere we look, happiness—or at least the promise of it—is a highly sought commodity. From advertising to contemporary economic theory, psychology and psychopharmacology and, of course, religion, the search for happiness is the great motivating force of our time. Why, then, aren’t we any happier? The all-out pursuit of happiness is […]

Practice makes deadly perfection, FSU suicide researcher says

Every year, close to 1 million people around the world kill themselves. Florida State University Bright-Burton Professor of Psychology Thomas Joiner has spent much of his career trying to find out why. After all, lots of people are hopeless and depressed, many severely. Why do some people choose to end their own lives and others […]

Seminole Tribe General Counsel Jim Shore accepts honorary degree from FSU

FSU has bestowed an honorary Doctor of Laws degree on Seminole Tribe of Florida member and General Counsel Jim Shore. Shore’s honorary Doctor of Laws degree recognizes his lifetime achievements as a member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida—a 3,000-member, federally-recognized Indian tribe headquartered in Hollywood, Fla., with reservations totaling 90,000 acres in several parts […]