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FSU College of Law continues to rise in U.S. News rankings

The new U.S. News & World Report graduate and law school rankings are out, and the Florida State University College of Law has moved up in several key areas. The law school’s environmental law program now is ranked 12th in the nation (up from 14th) and, for the first time ever, the tax law program […]

World experts on pharmaceuticals to tackle regional priorities for delivering medicines globally

The Florida State University College of Law is gathering together 30 of the world’s most creative thinkers and leading experts on pharmaceuticals this week to discuss the future of global pharmaceutical regulation, ways to improve the system, research and development for new pharmaceuticals, and assuring access to medicines. Participants in the roundtable "Global Pharmaceutical Regulation […]

Goldwater Scholarship rewards outstanding undergraduate researcher

A Florida State University student majoring in biochemistry, chemistry and biomedical mathematics is the recipient of a renowned Goldwater Scholarship, awarded each year to some of the nation’s most talented college undergraduates. Priya Pal, a junior from Tallahassee, learned last week that she has been selected for the highly competitive scholarship—the nation’s premier award for […]

Student Body President Joe O’Shea named Truman Scholar

Florida State University student Joseph O’Shea has been selected as a 2007 Truman Scholar, one of the most prestigious honors an undergraduate can receive. A junior majoring in philosophy, O’Shea will receive $30,000 to study at the graduate school of his choice. "We are extremely proud of Joe," said FSU President T.K. Wetherell. "This is […]

Two FSU Film School instructors honored for contributions to Florida filmmaking

Two faculty members in Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture, Television & Recording Arts, better known as the Film School, have been selected to receive awards for their contributions to the art of filmmaking in Florida. Film School filmmaker in residence and Academy Award winner Stuart Robertson was honored by Film Florida, a not-for-profit […]

A scientific surprise greets FSU researchers at higher magnetic fields

Research performed by a team at Florida State University’s National High Magnetic Field Laboratory suggests that the benefits of building higher-field superconducting magnets likely will far outweigh the costs of building them. FSU researchers Riqiang Fu, Ozge Gunaydin-Sen and Naresh Dalal discovered something they weren’t expecting while trying to improve the resolution, or quality of […]

FSU researcher’s light body armor may save soldiers’ lives

For Florida State University researcher Okenwa Okoli, testing his latest research is vital. Okoli, an associate professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering in the Florida A&M University-Florida State College of Engineering, and his research team at FSU’s High-Performance Materials Institute (www.hpmi.net) have been working on bullet-proof body armor for U.S. military men and women. "If […]

WFSU-FM wins prestigious national news award

These days, radio broadcasters mention Florida State University’s public broadcasting station in the same breath as radio networks based in New York City, the nation’s No. 1 news market. That’s due to Mark Simpson, the assistant news director for WFSU-FM, who has won a prestigious 2007 National Headliner Award for his production of "Update from […]

New reagent delivers a chemical breakthrough at FSU

"Build a better mousetrap," the saying goes, "and the world will beat a path to your door." In the complex field of organic chemistry, that path leads to Florida State University, where a newly developed substance could make the jobs of scientists throughout the world a little easier as they work to develop new drugs […]

Arches built by design students will span FSU sidewalks March 19, 20

In the pre-dawn hours of Monday, March 19, on Florida State University’s expansive Landis Green, small groups of students will gather to complete a particularly demanding project for their studio design class. By sunrise, more than a dozen full-scale arches of every description will span the sidewalks that crisscross the busy heart of the campus. […]

Suspicious minds: FSU researcher documents consumers’ increasing skepticism

"This jacket makes you look 20 pounds lighter!" "These shoes go perfectly with your skirt!" "Lime green is really your color!" Sales pitches such as these can be heard every day in just about any mall in the United States. However, such ploys likely do little to clinch a sale—and may, in fact, create negative […]

FSU trims the fat with new trans fat-free oil

Campus dining options at Florida State University are even healthier now—and still delicious—following the recent conversion to trans fat-free fryer oil at FSU eateries. The heart-savvy switch to non-hydrogenated corn and sunflower fryer oil by Aramark, FSU’s dining services provider, has come in response to a growing concern among consumers nationally over intake of potentially […]