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FSU authors win honors in Florida Book Awards competition

Three FSU faculty members are among the winning authors recognized in the second annual Florida Book Awards competition. The Florida Book Awards recognize, honor and celebrate the best Florida literature penned by new and established authors alike and published during the previous year. John Cole, director of the Center for the Book at the U.S. […]

FSU College of Business rises in BusinessWeek rankings

The undergraduate program at Florida State University’s College of Business took the No. 30 spot among public institutions, moving up 12 places on BusinessWeek magazine’s just-released rankings of "The Top Undergraduate Business Programs." The college also secured the No. 13 spot among public business schools based on a 50-question student survey that covered everything from […]

FSU Athletics gives $200,000 to academics, student services, Marching Chiefs

What will Florida State University’s Office of National Fellowships, undergraduate research, counseling services for students and the Marching Chiefs soon have in common? The answer is FSU Athletics, which is giving $50,000 to each of the four areas for a total of $200,000 that will directly benefit academics and student services. T.K. Wetherell The money […]

Study: Media perpetuates unsubstantiated chemical imbalance theory of depression

The theory that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance is often presented in the media as fact even though there is little scientific evidence to support it, according to a new study co-authored by a Florida State University visiting lecturer. Jeffrey Lacasse, an FSU doctoral candidate and visiting lecturer in the College of Social […]

FSU College of Medicine researcher seeks to uncover new therapies with American Cancer Society grant

With a four-year, $707,000 grant from the American Cancer Society, Yanchang Wang, assistant professor of biomedical sciences in the Florida State University College of Medicine, hopes to learn how a particular enzyme could possibly help put the brakes on the runaway cell division process that occurs in many forms of cancer. Wang’s research involves the […]

FSU Foundation welcomes new board members

The Florida State University Foundation Board of Trustees has welcomed seven new members. "We are pleased to welcome this new group of trustees to the Foundation Board," said Foundation President Charles Rasberry. "They bring not only their individual skills and resources, but also fresh ideas and new perspectives essential to maintaining excellence at Florida State." […]

Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, two local philanthropists fund innovations at FSU College of Medicine

Two local retired physicians have joined forces with Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare to provide $2.5 million worth of enhancements to the Florida State University College of Medicine, including a new center where medical students will learn using high-tech patient simulators. Charlotte E. Maguire, M.D. The Charlotte E. Maguire, M.D., and Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Center for Clinical […]

FSU professor elected Fellow of Association for Women in Science

A Florida State University researcher who has blazed trails both in and out of the classroom is receiving an honor reserved for some of the top women in science. Penny J. Gilmer, a longtime chemistry and biochemistry professor and science education researcher at FSU, has been elected as one of eight new fellows of the […]

Professor awarded grant to study history of American public library

A Florida State University professor has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship to write a book exploring the history of public libraries in the United States. Wayne A. Wiegand, the F. William Summers Professor of Library and Information Studies, received a $50,000 fellowship to write his proposed book, “A People’s History of […]

FSU research makes Valentine’s Day news

Attracting Cupid’s arrow is the year-round subject of Jon Maner, an FSU assistant professor of psychology, but his research on the who’s and why’s of love, romance and attraction has drawn special media attention on Valentine’s Day 2008. Media around the world, from CNN International to Yahoo!, from the International Herald Tribune to local newspapers, […]

FSU professors examine methods for boosting teacher quality

What factors enable someone to become an effective teacher? Armed with nearly $1.2 million in research grants, two Florida State University faculty members are seeking answers to that question—and are compiling their findings into a Web site that will help school administrators and other policymakers nationwide create the conditions necessary for students to excel in […]

Randy Spetman named FSU Athletics Director

Florida State University President, Dr. T.K. Wetherell, introduced Randy Spetman on Monday as the university’s new Director of Athletics, ending a national search that began in December. Spetman, a former Air Force colonel, takes over at FSU after serving as Athletics Director at Utah State since July 1, 2004 and at the United States Air […]