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FSU faculty honors Seminole Tribe, four others, with Torch awards

The Florida State University Faculty Senate has honored four individuals and The Seminole Tribe of Florida with Torch Awards for their contributions to excellence in FSU’s academic programs. Faculty Senate President James (Jim) Cobbe presented the awards during the Fall Meeting of the General Faculty. The 2005 Torch Award honorees, in addition to the Seminole […]

Cyberstalkers beware: New toolkit nabs online predators

Researchers at Florida State University are developing a computer system designed to help law enforcement agents thwart cyberstalking. Computer science Professor Sudhir Aggarwal and members of the Florida Cybersecurity Institute have built a hardware and software prototype called the Predator and Prey Alert (PAPA) system. The forensic toolkit is designed to provide high-quality evidence for […]

FSU chemist’s ultrathin films promise a multitude of uses

Imagine a special coating that can be applied to any of a number of surfaces. With its application, carpets, furniture and clothing become super-resistant to stains; automobile bodies are impermeable to water and rust; stents put in place during heart surgery no longer are susceptible to tissue growth that can restrict blood flow; and cell […]

FSU chemistry professor wins top award in chromatography

John G. Dorsey, the Katherine Blood Hoffman Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State University, has been selected to receive the 2006 Award in Chromatography from the American Chemical Society. The award will be presented in Atlanta in March, and a special symposium will be held in Dorsey’s honor at that time. The ACS’ […]

FSU College of Medicine helps land $2 million geriatrics grant

Health care for the elderly in northern Florida, southern Alabama and southern Georgia is about to get better through a new $2 million Geriatric Education Center involving departments at Florida State University, Florida A&M University and the University of South Alabama. Older patients are the highest users of health care services, medications, nursing home stays […]

FSU researcher: Many employees feel guilty about working too much

Feeling pangs of conscience about the hours you spend at work instead of home with the family? You’re far from the only one. Research by a Florida State University management professor shows many U.S. workers feel guilty that their jobs don’t allow them to spend as much time at home as they would like. Wayne […]

Thomasville’s Archbold, FSU medical school join forces

The Florida State University College of Medicine is joining forces with Archbold Medical Center in an agreement through which a number of medical students will receive their clinical training in Thomasville, Ga. College of Medicine Dean J. Ocie Harris announced that Archbold and the college have signed an affiliation agreement that allows FSU’s third-and fourth-year […]

Professors’ odor-scrubbing “bio-filters” will reduce greenhouse gasses

Thanks to old tires, broken glass and yard debris, Leon County’s Solid Waste Facility (Landfill) soon will emit less odor, and waste disposal will be more environmentally friendly. Florida State University oceanography Professor Jeff Chanton and Florida A & M University/FSU College of Engineering Assistant Professor Tarek Abichou plan to recycle the waste materials into […]

Biomedical grant may lead to quicker detection of heart attacks

When diagnosing and treating a heart attack, a few minutes can spell the difference between life and death. Now, researchers have received a grant that will help them produce a medical device that can cut minutes or even hours off the time it takes to begin life-saving treatment. The Florida Department of Health has announced […]

It’s true: FSU student’s account of life as a soldier in Iraq is a best seller

Florida State University student John Crawford thought he was beginning a new chapter in his life when he got married in 2002, but his story took a dramatic turn when he learned on his honeymoon that his Florida National Guard unit would be deployed to Iraq. What followed was 12 months patrolling the streets of […]

Florida State University responds to NCAA decision banning use of Native American symbols

FSU President T.K. Wetherell has issued the following statement in response to action August 5 by the National Collegiate Athletic Association banning the use of American Indian mascots during NCAA championship games. In taking the action, the NCAA deemed FSU’s use of the Seminole name and symbols as “hostile or abusive,” despite the recent formal […]

FSU oceanography professor wins international honor

With research ranging from a new explanation for the parting of the Red Sea during the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt to a prediction that the Three Gorges Dam in China could increase air temperatures over Japan, Doron Nof, Fridtjof Nansen Professor of Oceanography at FSU, has won the prized European Geosciences Union (EGU) Fridtjof Nansen […]