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FSU chemistry professor selected for chromatography honors

A Florida State University researcher long acknowledged as a pioneer in the field of chromatography is receiving plenty of recognition from his peers. John Dorsey, FSU’s Katherine B. Hoffman Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been selected to receive the 2008 Dal Nogare Award from the Chromatography Forum of Delaware Valley. The award, which recognizes […]

FSU law prof says Mississippi River still polluted, 35 years after Clean Water Act

Thirty-five years after Congress enacted the Clean Water Act, America’s most storied river—the Mississippi—is still not safe for swimming or fishing, according to a National Research Council committee that included a Florida State University law professor. Robin Kundis Craig served on the NRC’s 13-member Committee on the Clean Water Act and the Mississippi River, which […]

FSU joins forces to launch new Web-based tool to help parents spot autism

A baby fascinated with spinning a cup, a toddler flapping his hands, or a preschooler walking on her toes: Parents and even doctors sometimes miss these red flags for autism, but a new online video "glossary" created by a team including FSU Professor Amy Wetherby makes them startlingly clear. Wetherby, the L.L. Schendel Professor of […]

Engineering lab helping ensure minibus safety

Paratransit buses, more commonly known as minibuses, are a fairly common sight on the roads of many American communities. Public transit and social service agencies, among others, often use the 16- to 20-seat vehicles in order to provide access to public transportation to people with disabilities, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of […]

FSU professor and poet David Kirby is finalist for ‘National Book Award’

"Entertainment Weekly" recently called award-winning poet David Kirby one of "5 reasons to live" and with good reason. Once again, Florida State University’s Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English—author or co-author of 29 books, hundreds of articles and individual poems, and dozens of book reviews for the New York Times—has landed on the short […]

FSU Air Force ROTC major wins prestigious commendation

Maj. Karl Paulsen of the Florida State University Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) has received the 2006-2007 Headquarters ROTC Commandant of Cadets of the Year Award. This merit is given to only one officer cadre member of 144 AFROTC detachments in the country. To receive this recognition Paulsen, assistant professor of aerospace studies, […]

FSU receives federal grants to train speech pathologists

Florida State University’s Department of Communication Disorders has received grants totaling $1.6 million from the U.S. Department of Education that will support graduate students preparing to be speech pathologists in underserved areas. “These grants are highly competitive, and we were able to build on the department’s previous successes in order to get them,” said Professor […]

Workplace woe: Are abusive bosses or inferior employees to blame?

Considerable attention, both in blogs and in popular media, has been given to abusive bosses over the past few years. (See the Web sites HateBoss.com and WorkRant.com, for example.) Less discussed are employees’ responses to such behavior. How do employees react to abusive supervisors? Do they simply take what is dished out, or do they […]

FSU researchers’ material may lead to advances in quantum computing

Scientists at Florida State University’s National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and the university’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry have introduced a new material that could be to computers of the future what silicon is to the computers of today. Crystal structure of the potassium-niobium-oxygen compound doped with chromium ions. Brown arrows show well-separated electron spins. […]

$1.4 million grant to fund FSU autism research

Estimates indicate that 1 out of 150 children will be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but most will not be diagnosed until they are almost ready to start kindergarten. Amy Wetherby Amy Wetherby, the L.L. Schendel Professor of Communication Disorders at Florida State University, has received a four-year grant expected to total nearly […]

FSU physicist shining a light on mysterious ‘dark matter’

We’ve all been taught that our bodies, the Earth, and in fact all matter in the universe is composed of tiny building blocks called atoms. Now imagine if this weren’t the case. This mind-bending concept is at the core of the scientific research that one Florida State University professor—and hundreds of his colleagues all over […]

Parents’ Weekend will welcome moms and dads to FSU

Thousands of parents will converge on Florida State University during the weekend of Friday, October 5, and Saturday, October 6, for the annual Parents’ Weekend. Numerous events throughout the weekend allow students to introduce their parents to the campus. “Parents’ Weekend is that special time in fall when families can get better acquainted with the […]