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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. […]

FSU professor joins Nobel Laureate campaign on future of humanity

Florida State University’s Sir Harry Kroto, Francis Eppes Professor of Chemistry and Nobel Laureate, joined the Dalai Lama, former President Bill Clinton and a host of other Nobel Prize winners who met with actor Richard Gere for a recent conference aimed at righting the wrongs of modern humanity. King Abdullah of Jordan hosted the two-day […]

FSU professor’s book on slave patrols is focus of documentary

A Florida State University history professor whose ground-breaking book on the “slave patrols” that terrorized slaves throughout the pre-Civil War South will be featured in an upcoming History Channel documentary. The program, “Slave Catchers, Slave Resisters,” takes a look at a little-known aspect of the United States’ ignominious history of slavery — the brutal system […]

FSU College of Medicine to graduate first class

Just under five years after the legislation creating the Florida State University College of Medicine was signed into law, the medical school will hold a commencement ceremony for its first class: SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2005 10 A.M. COLLEGE OF MEDICINE COURTYARD STADIUM DRIVE AND CALL STREET TALLAHASSEE The students in the inaugural class began their […]

Negative expectations color racial interactions, FSU study says

Despite a culture that increasingly values diversity, many people still find interacting with those from another racial group tense and awkward. Florida State University psychology Professor E. Ashby Plant has found that people’s concerns about racial bias predicted their level of anxiety about dealing with members of another race and whether they subsequently had positive […]

Eppes Professor Suzanne Farrell wins 54th Annual Capezio Dance Award

Suzanne Farrell, Francis Eppes Professor of Dance at Florida State University, has been selected as the 54th recipient of the Capezio Dance Award by the Capezio Ballet Makers Dance Foundation. Farrell, known as the muse to the great George Balanchine and the embodiment of American ballet, has been a tireless teacher of dance since retiring […]