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Florida State University thanks Seminoles for historic vote of support

Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell received a resolution supporting FSU’s use of the "Seminole" name Friday when he became the first FSU president to be invited to a meeting of the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Tribal Council, the tribe’s chief governing body. The resolution comes amid the National Collegiate Athletics Association’s scrutiny of FSU’s […]

FSU technology bringing peace and quiet back to Wakulla Springs

As the home of one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world, Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park south of Tallahassee is a natural paradise that plays host to an abundance of wildlife, including alligators, deer, turtles and birds. Now, with the help of scientists from Florida State University, the park is […]

Travis named interim dean of FSU’s largest college

Joseph Travis, a Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor and director of the School of Computational Science and Information Technology, has been named interim dean of the Florida State University College of Arts and Sciences. Travis succeeds Donald Foss, who stepped down to become the chief academic officer for the University of Houston System. Provost and […]

FSU prof, students dig European prehistory

A Florida State University archaeologist and a team of some of the best anthropology students in the nation hope to uncover clues about the way copper changed the lives of ancient people during the transition from the Neolithic to the Copper Age, a poorly understood period in the prehistory of the Great Hungarian Plain. Florida […]

FSU CONNECT Campaign surpasses half-billion dollar mark

The Florida State University Foundation has announced that the FSU CONNECT comprehensive fund-raising campaign has surpassed the half-billion-dollar mark and is well on its way to meeting its goal of $600 million by Dec. 31, 2005. As of June 1, 2005, the FSU CONNECT Campaign had raised $537 million to support students, faculty and academic […]

FSU study on endometriosis pain strikes a nerve

Women with endometriosis often have several types of chronic pain conditions because their abnormal growths develop a nerve supply that communicates with the brain, new research suggests. Florida State University Professor of Neuroscience Karen Berkleywas the lead researcher in a study that shows that endometrial cysts become supplied by sympathetic and sensory nerves that could […]

Outreach programs contribute to unprecedented diversity at FSU College of Medicine

Outreach programs at the Florida State University College of Medicine have played a key role in the admission of a remarkably diverse first-year medical school class—one in which minorities and women are both in the majority. Of the 80 students in the medical school’s Class of 2009, which began classes this week, 51.3 percent are […]

FSU meteorologists’ work may lead to better tracking of hurricanes

Scientists are continually exploring different aspects of hurricanes to increase their understanding of how they behave. Recently, two NASA-funded scientists from Florida State University analyzed ozone levels surrounding hurricanes. Their work could lead to better methods of forecasting the paths of the deadly storms. In their study, FSU meteorologists Xiaolei Zou and Yonghui Wu found […]

FSU professors to study abroad with Fulbright Scholarships

Florida State University professors are doing their part to promote leadership, learning and understanding between cultures, thanks to Fulbright Scholarships that will allow them to study abroad. Richard C. Feiock, professor of public administration and policy and affiliate professor of political science, will spend three months at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, studying the […]

FSU employees honored with Davis Productivity Awards

From developing new technology for classrooms to creating better online monitoring systems, 18 Florida State University nominees—teams of employees or individuals—have been honored with Davis Productivity Awards for their innovative work in 2004 to save Florida taxpayers money and improve the delivery of state services. "As they do each year, our employees again showed not […]

FSU researcher: employers can minimize hurricane-related stress

Florida was pummeled by four major hurricanes during last year’s hurricane season. Those four storms proved tremendously damaging — and intensely stressful — for millions of Florida residents. Unfortunately for many, that stress only seemed to increase when they returned to work. As the 2005 hurricane season begins, a Florida State University professor is examining […]

Legal scholars, judges give advanced praise for new book by Professor Jim Rossi

Jim Rossi, the Harry M. Walborsky Professor of Law and associate dean for research at Florida State University College of Law, has just published a new book, Regulatory Bargaining and Public Law (Cambridge University Press 2005). The book is receiving advanced praise from some of the leading legal scholars and judges in the United States. […]