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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 […]

Retailing giants to share know-how at FSU ‘Student Summit’ conference

Florida State University’s department of textiles and consumer sciences will welcome top fashion and retail industry executives March 13-16 during its annual Student Summit and Fashion Forum Conference. “With lectures and panels featuring insider perspectives on the future of retailing and fashion, our conference will educate merchandising and apparel design students on the career opportunities […]

FSU authors are big winners in first-ever Florida Book Awards

Members of the Florida State community have won top prizes in the First Annual Florida Book Awards. Creative Writing professors James Kimbrell and Julianna Baggott, along with former writer-in-residence Elizabeth Dewberry, former FSU President Stanley Marshall and alumnus Martin Dyckman shot to the top of the award list in the contest, which John Cole, director […]

Statewide association selects FSU for new partnership for excellence in local public management

The Florida City and County Management Association (FCCMA), Florida State University’s Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, and the John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government have joined forces to educate the next generation of local public managers in Florida, strengthen public management research and education, and create a local government issues forum. The […]