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Florida State University named to Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service

The Corporation for National and Community Service honored Florida State University today with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to America’s communities. Launched in 2006, the Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service […]

Another major award for Florida State book on educational technology

A book co-edited by Florida State University College of Education Professor Robert Reiser and Florida State alumnus John Dempsey recently received the 2008 James W. Brown Publications Award from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). "Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology" was recognized by AECT as an outstanding publication in the […]

Florida State research: survival diet tied to human ancestor’s face changes

The facial structure of an ancient relative of modern humans may have evolved to allow them to eat large, hard nuts and seeds as part of a survival strategy, according to a new study by an international team of researchers that includes Florida State University’s Dennis E. Slice. The findings, published in the journal Proceedings […]

Florida State to offer new doctoral program for nurses

Beginning in fall 2009, The Florida State University College of Nursing will offer a new graduate program leading to a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. The professional clinical doctorate will prepare highly qualified nurse experts for advanced positions as practitioners or administrative leaders in the health care industry. The Florida Board of Governors (BOG) […]

College of Education’s Mode L. Stone Building recognized for architectural excellence

The Mode L. Stone Building, home to The Florida State University’s College of Education, and Elliot Marshall Innes, P.A., a Tallahassee-based architectural firm, have received a 2008 Chapter Design Merit Award from the Tallahassee Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for a 26,000-square-foot addition that was completed in September 2008. The biennial award […]

Florida State symposium to explore role of tribunals in combating war crimes

The Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights is sponsoring a symposium that will bring together leaders in the international justice movement to assess the role criminal tribunals have in combating torture, genocide and war crimes. "International Criminal Tribunals: Problems and Prospects" is set for Friday, Jan. 30, and Saturday, Jan. 31, […]

Teen smoking could lead to adult depression, study says

Teenagers who smoke could be setting themselves up for depression later in life, according to a groundbreaking new Florida State University study. Psychology Professor Carlos A. Bolaños and a team of researchers found that nicotine given to adolescent rats induced a depression-like state characterized by a lack of pleasure and heightened sensitivity to stress in […]

World’s top minds to celebrate ‘The Birth & Life of Beginnings’

For two weeks in March, some of the greatest names in science and the humanities will come to Tallahassee to take part in public discussions on how fundamental discoveries in science, religion, philosophy, history and the arts have shaped our understanding of life and civilization — and our grasp of what lies ahead. Titled "Origins […]

Florida State forecast: La Niña’s abrupt return could mean winter drought in Florida

The Southeast Climate Consortium is predicting a warm and dry winter and spring until May 2009 for Florida with the return of La Niña in the Pacific Ocean. It is unusual for La Nina to raise its signal so late in the winter, according to David Zierden, climate scientist at Florida State University’s Center For […]

Professor’s history of modern meteorology receives major honor

A Florida State University researcher whose 2008 book detailed the modern history of meteorology is garnering international acclaim for her work from those who know the topic best. Kristine C. Harper, an assistant professor of history at Florida State, has received Atmospheric Science Librarians International’s 2008 ASLI’s Choice Award in the history category for her […]

Education professor dispels myths about gifted children

Though not often recognized as “special needs” students, gifted children require just as much attention and educational resources to thrive in school as do other students whose physical, behavioral, emotional or learning needs require special accommodations. So says a Florida State University professor who has studied gifted students for years. Steven I. Pfeiffer is a […]

Researcher wins $1.2 million grant to study genetic ‘master switch’

A unique discovery in a Florida State University College of Medicine laboratory is the basis for research with the potential to one day help scientists learn how to stop cancer and other diseases in the tissue where they are forming. Jamila Horabin, associate professor of biomedical sciences at the College of Medicine, has received a […]