Spring commencement ceremonies set for weekend; Over 5,400 to graduate

More than 5,400 Florida State University students will graduate this spring and at least 4,000 of them in total will participate in FSU’s two commencement ceremonies, which are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Apri l 25, and 9 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Tallahassee-Leon Country Civic Center. FSU President T.K. Wetherell will […]

Geometry shapes sound of music, FSU professor says

Through the ages, the sound of music in myriad incarnations has captivated human beings and made them sing along, and as scholars have suspected for centuries, the mysterious force that shapes the melodies that catch the ear and lead the voice is none other than math. The space of three-note chord types is a cone. […]

FSU hosting ACC ‘Meeting of the Minds’ for undergrad researchers

More than 100 of the brightest undergraduate researchers from all of the Atlantic Coast Conference universities are gathering for the first time at Florida State University on Friday and Saturday at the third annual “ACC Meeting of the Minds.” Undergraduate research from a broad range of academic disciplines, from the hard sciences to the humanities […]

FSU performing arts students, faculty, Film School head to Big Apple for ‘Sight, Sound & Motion’

A contingent of some of the best student and faculty ambassadors of the celebrated performing arts programs at Florida State University will take to the stages of New York City April 27-30 for “Sight, Sound & Motion”—FSU’s fifth annual arts talent showcase in the Big Apple. In addition to an evening of vocal music on […]

Florida State law grads earn top passing rate on Florida Bar exam

Florida State University College of Law graduates ranked first among the state’s 10 law schools on the February 2008 administration of the Florida Bar exam. Florida State graduates have ranked first in the state on four of the last five administrations of the exam. FSU graduates taking the February 2008 General Bar Examination for the […]

Family physician named new dean of FSU College of Medicine

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President Lawrence G. Abele has announced the appointment of Dr. John P. Fogarty as the next dean of the College of Medicine, effective Aug. 8. Dr. John P. Fogarty Senior associate dean for operations and associate dean for primary care at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, […]

‘Three Sisters’ statue unveiled; gift to FSU is catalyst for new ‘Greek Park’

Members of the Chi Omega sorority have presented a gift to Florida State University that will be the catalyst for renovation and beautification of the green space between Landis Hall and Jefferson Street. "Three Sisters" is a 15-foot-high, multiple-patina bronze statue of classic elegance, sited in a historically significant area of the campus. Several hundred […]

FSU to partner in Governor’s School for Space Science and Technology

The Florida Department of Education has funded a $500,000 contract for a joint initiative between Florida State University, the Florida Institute of Technology and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The funding, approved in the state’s 2007 Legislative Session, will support planning for the establishment of a Governor’s School for Space Science and Technology at or near Kennedy […]

William Christiansen receives FSU’s 2008 Distinguished Teacher Award

A Florida State University business professor recently selected to lead a new center that will promote research and service activities related to banking and finance has been named the recipient of FSU’s 2007-2008 Distinguished Teacher Award. William A. Christiansen, who chairs the Department of Finance in the College of Business, received the award at the […]

Wetherell’s “Issues in Education” TV program focuses on brain drain; available online

With Florida’s budget difficulties forcing serious cuts at Florida State University, President T.K. Wetherell talks with two veteran professors who are planning to leave FSU for universities outside of Florida. Howard Goldstein, associate dean in the College of Communication, and Charles Figley, professor in the College of Social Work and director of the FSU Traumatology […]

FSU sophomore chosen for Goldwater Scholarship, premier award for math, science, engineering majors

A Florida State University student majoring in chemical engineering is the recipient of a renowned Goldwater Scholarship, awarded each year to some of the nation’s most talented college undergraduates. Rebecca Stone (photo: Melissa Meschler) Rebecca Stone, a sophomore from Fort Walton Beach, learned last week that she has been selected for the highly competitive scholarship—the […]

NSF awards FSU Physics Department $4.4 million for nuclear research

Florida State University’s internationally renowned nuclear physics program will expand its experimental capabilities with a new $4.4-million grant from the National Science Foundation. Samuel L. Tabor FSU’s Department of Physics ( has just received a three-year grant from the NSF to fund a research project titled “Studies of Nuclear Reactions and Structure.” The project will […]