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FSU’s ‘buckypaper’ research recognized with nanotechnology award

A remarkable new material that has shown promise in a variety of applications, ranging from lightning strike protection and electromagnetic-interference shielding to the design of next-generation aircraft and computer displays, is bringing international attention to its Florida State University developers. Ben Wang Researchers with FSU’s High-Performance Materials Institute recently were recognized for their work with […]

FSU’s College of Business shines in undergraduate rankings

The risk management and insurance program in Florida State University’s College of Business took the fourth spot among all public institutions in the United States, moving up three places in U.S. News and World Report’s recently released "America’s Best Colleges 2008" undergraduate rankings. The U.S. News list also ranked FSU’s undergraduate real estate program at […]

FSU grad wins ‘On the Lot’ reality show

DreamWorks Pictures has a brand new filmmaker on their lot, welcomed by Steven Spielberg himself. Recent Florida State University Film School graduate Will Bigham triumphed over 12,000 other entrants to win the highly competitive reality show, "On the Lot," a Fox network program produced by Spielberg and Mark Burnett. After the competition, Spielberg greeted Bigham […]

Noted London biologist appointed 2007 Mote Eminent Scholar in Fisheries Ecology

The Florida State University Department of Biological Science has named Kai Lorenzen, a faculty member at Imperial College London, as its William R. and Lenore Mote Eminent Scholar in Fisheries Ecology for 2007-2008. Currently Imperial College’s senior lecturer (associate professor) in Aquatic Resource Ecology, Lorenzen becomes the seventh consecutive visiting professor to serve as FSU’s […]

Intrepid FSU professor wins ‘Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction’

The Florida State University graduate program in creative writing recently made The Atlantic’s "Best of the Best" list, and remarkable faculty writers such as FSU Assistant Professor David Vann are a big reason why. Vann, an author of growing distinction—and a skilled sailor who has logged more than 40,000 miles offshore and barely lived to […]

FSU launches new initiative to promote student research

Florida State University students will soon have more opportunities to conduct research and pursue creative projects with the establishment of a new office to promote such activities at the undergraduate level. The Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors (URACE) will coordinate the university’s efforts to strengthen and develop research opportunities for students pursuing bachelor’s […]

FSU welcomes Class of 2011 at Convocation

Florida State University has honored its incoming first-year students and helped them mark their official entrance into its community of scholars during New Student Convocation, held Sunday, August 19, 2007, at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. Families also attended the one-hour event, which provided the Class of 2011 with a memorable introduction to FSU history […]

Star light, star bright: FSU facility duplicating conditions of supernovas

How is matter created? What happens when stars die? Is the universe shrinking, or is it expanding? For decades, scientists have been looking for answers to such "big picture" questions. For the past few months, members of the department of physics at Florida State University have begun using a groundbreaking new research facility to conduct […]

FSU chemistry professor named fellow of Biophysical Society

A Florida State University professor whose research on protein membranes could one day lead to more effective drugs for treating diseases such as influenza type A and tuberculosis has been named a fellow of the prestigious Biophysical Society. Timothy A. Cross, the Earl Frieden Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at FSU and director of the […]

FSU study finds deep ocean turbulence has big impact on climate

More than a mile beneath the Atlantic’s surface, roughly halfway between New York and Portugal, seawater rushes through the narrow gullies of an underwater mountain range much like winds gusting between a city’s tall buildings. That rush generates one of the most turbulent areas ever observed in the deep ocean. In fact, the turbulence packs […]

FSU engineering professor receives rare honor in cryogenics

A Florida State University engineering professor recognized as a top expert in the field of low-temperature physics has received an exceedingly rare honor–a fellowship in the Cryogenics Society of America. Steven Van Sciver, the John Gorrie Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering and a founding member of […]

FSU physicist takes a trip to nuclear ‘island of inversion’

Far from the everyday world occupied by such common elements such as gold and lead lies a little-understood realm inhabited by radioactive, or unstable, elements. Recently, a nuclear physicist from Florida State University collaborated with other scientists from the United States, Japan and England in an experiment that illustrated how the "normal" rules of physics […]