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Students’ brainpower fueled vehicle in Homecoming parade

As Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell waved to the crowds during the 2008 Homecoming Parade, he was riding in a unique vehicle. The all-black, battery-powered car was designed and built by engineering students from the Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering using a variety of environmentally friendly technologies. Students use lightweight, high-strength […]

Florida State receives major gifts for studies in free enterprise, ethics

Efforts by two colleges at Florida State University to expand their academic offerings have received a significant boost, thanks to a pair of major gifts from financial services company BB&T Corp. (www.bbt.com). Joined by FSU President T.K. Wetherell and the deans of the College of Business and the College of Social Sciences, BB&T Tallahassee President […]

Grads Made Good, D’Alemberte, Dix honored at Homecoming

As alumni returned to Florida State University from around the nation to reconnect with their alma mater during Homecoming 2008: "Unconquered Legacy," President Emeritus Talbot "Sandy" D’Alemberte, former Florida State sprinter turned Olympic medalist Walter Dix, and nationally syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker were among those honored at the FSU Alumni Association Homecoming Awards Breakfast. Talbot […]

“Unconquered Legacy”: Florida State Homecoming 2008

Homecoming at Florida State University has always been an exciting time for alumni to return to campus and join current students in celebration of an extraordinary university and its unconquered spirit, and soon they’ll do it again during Homecoming 2008: "Unconquered Legacy." Events planned for this year’s FSU Homecoming Week are expected to provide the […]

Innovative oil transport, democracy and Islam, fire arts on campus this week

Following Election Night, Florida State University has scheduled an active week of events. Daniel D. Joseph, a professor of aerospace engineering and mechanics at the University of Minnesota, will deliver this year’s Sir James Lighthill Distinguished Lecture in Mathematical Sciences at Florida State University. Joseph plans to discuss an innovative method for piping crude oil […]

Florida State sets election night party; CBS National News to be on hand

Florida State President T.K. Wetherell and Student Government President Laymon Hicks have invited all Florida State University faculty, staff and students to an election night returns viewing party in the President’s Box at Doak Campbell Stadium. The event will be the site of CBS National News coverage. CBS News anchored by Katie Couric is planning […]

Florida State faculty honors three with Torch Awards

The Florida State University Faculty Senate has honored three individuals — investment banker Clifford Hinkle, quintessential Florida State ambassador Betty Lou Joanos, and talented administrator Jo Ann Blackwell — with Torch Awards for their contributions to excellence at the university. The Torch Awards were established in 1996 as a way for faculty to honor those […]

FSU historian’s Arctic research has him sitting on top of the world

It’s one of the coldest and most remote areas on Earth, but the Arctic region has long held great strategic interest for a number of nations. Now, a Florida State University researcher is leading an international team that is working to produce one of the most comprehensive histories to date of the northernmost part of […]

Knight Foundation gives $1 million to renovate Ruby Diamond lobby

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has announced a $1 million gift to Florida State University to restore and expand the lobby area of the venerable Ruby Diamond Auditorium to better serve the local community and the university. In appreciation, the university will name the new lobby the "John S. and James L. […]

Scientific computing prowess leads to international materials conference at Florida State

Researchers from all over the world are gathering at Florida State University for a major international conference that focuses on predicting the properties of materials and finding new ways to improve these properties. More than 500 materials science scholars and professionals are exchanging research findings related to complex materials problems and development of innovative theoretical […]

Families gathering on campus for Parents’ Weekend

Thousands of moms and dads are gathering on Florida State University’s campus this weekend for the annual Parents’ Weekend. Numerous events throughout the weekend allow students to introduce their parents to the campus. "As our summer season turns into early fall in North Florida, late October is a perfect time to visit the FSU campus […]

FSU researcher’s discovery leads to $1.5 million grant, potential new treatment of liver fibrosis

Branko Stefanovic, associate professor in the department of biomedical sciences at the College of Medicine, hopes his discovery could lead to treatment methods that may stem the process of liver fibrosis. Cirrhosis, the terminal phase of the disease, kills 26,000 Americans each year — the ninth leading cause of death in the United States. Liver […]