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Picture this: FSU professor’s research could lead to vastly improved medical imaging

Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, has revolutionized health care, providing doctors with a highly accurate, non-invasive tool for diagnosing cancer, injuries and other maladies within the human body. Now, a Florida State University researcher has collaborated in a research project that could lead to ways of producing even sharper medical images. Naresh Dalal, the Dirac […]

FSU winning attention for its progressive academic honor policy

An article written by two Florida State University faculty members is shining a national spotlight on FSU’s innovative academic honor policy for students. Jennifer N. Buchanan, FSU’s associate dean of the Faculties, and Joseph Beckham, the Allan Tucker Professor of Educational Policy and Leadership in the College of Education, co-authored an article that appears in […]

Blueprint for success: FSU internship program reaps millions for city-county projects

Forget fetching coffee and making copies. Interns from Florida State University’s urban and regional planning department are responsible for bringing big money—we’re talking $5.4 million in the past four years—to benefit city-county improvement projects. FSU graduate students Brandie Miklus and Autumn Calder researched and wrote the latest successful grant application that will bring an estimated […]

FSU professor is nation’s ‘Art Educator of the Year’

Florida State University Professor Tom Anderson has been named higher education’s Art Educator of the Year by the National Art Education Association. That’s no surprise to his FSU art education department colleagues, who call the popular mentor to legions of doctoral students "a champion of the arts in all our lives." A widely published expert […]

FSU computational biophysics group takes top honor in international competition

A Florida State University research team has won first place in an international competition of scientists who use powerful biophysical and computational tools to study the structure and interactions of complex biomolecules such as proteins and DNA. The FSU team of Professor Huan-Xiang Zhou and postdoctoral researcher Sanbo Qin ranked first in the latest round […]

FSU film students stand out in high-profile national competition

In one of the most watched and prestigious short film competitions in the country, Florida State University film students have beat out hundreds of other filmmakers to garner three of the 10 national finalist spots for the 2007 Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker’s Award. For the winning film and student, the coveted prize is worth $10,000 and […]

With grant, FSU seeks to become even more expert at expertise

What makes someone an expert in a particular field? Is it years of experience or just plain know-how? At Florida State University’s Learning Systems Institute, a new grant will help researchers continue to seek answers to those questions. The institute’s Center for Expert Performance Research has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Office of […]

FSU researcher unlocking secrets of superconductivity

Recent experiments led by a Florida State University researcher provide a major step toward solving a two-decades-old materials-science mystery—and are shedding light on the mysteries of superconductivity. Christopher Wiebe, an assistant professor of physics at FSU, and colleagues from the United States and Canada report that their research has made important progress toward the ultimate […]

Jamie Purcell selected to head FSU Office of National Fellowships

Florida State University’s Office of National Fellowships, which played a critical role in preparing FSU student-athlete Garrett Johnson prior to his recent selection for a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, has a new leader. FSU alumna Jamie Purcell, who has served as the office’s interim director since August 2006, will fill the position on a permanent basis, […]

FSU will host biologists from around the world to create ‘new science’

Genotypes and phenotypes aren’t exactly household words outside the realm of the life and biological sciences—yet—but Florida State University biologists mean to integrate those emerging fields into a brand-new science by hiring a "cluster" of world-class scientists who will lead research to connect underlying genetics of organisms to overall appearance and behavior. On Feb. 2 […]

FSU researchers participate in Indonesian partnership

Florida State University’s Learning Systems Institute and College of Education will receive a federal grant to help improve educational quality in the nation of Indonesia through attention to teacher training and improving the school learning environment. FSU received the roughly $700,000 grant as part of a greater multi-million dollar project to conduct research in conjunction […]

FSU to mark Heritage Day with tribute to President Emeritus ‘Bernie’ Sliger

Marking the 156th anniversary of its founding, Florida State University will celebrate its seventh annual Heritage Day on Feb. 3 by honoring FSU President Emeritus Bernard F. Sliger, whose tenure from 1977 to 1991 encompassed a period of prolific growth and achievement. Saturday’s tribute to modern-day FSU’s 10th and longest-serving president will begin at 11 […]