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FSU law, medical colleges ranked in top 10 for Hispanic students

Florida State University’s colleges of law and medicine are among the best in the nation for Hispanics, according to Hispanic Business magazine. The rankings appear in the September issue. For the second year in a row, the magazine has named the FSU College of Law the sixth best in the nation in its annual rankings. […]

FSU professor’s ‘Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler’ sheds new light on three of the 20th century’s bloodiest rulers

Mortal enemies in life, Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin are forever linked in death. Under their leadership, Hitler’s Nazi Germany and Stalin’s Communist Soviet Union engaged in a war of annihilation and genocide, introducing to the world a level of state-sanctioned barbarism that is unrivaled in human history. A new book by Florida State University […]

FSU professors to study abroad with Fulbright grants

Florida State University professors are doing their part to promote leadership, learning and understanding between cultures, thanks to Fulbright grants that will allow them to study abroad this year. The Fulbright Scholars are: Tarek Abichou, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering. He will spend six months in Tunisia studying environmental solutions for soil, groundwater […]

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 […]