FSU physicists helping make history at new Large Hadron Collider

Several members of the FSU Department of Physics are taking part in the largest science experiment in history. After 40 years of planning and construction, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which is the world’s highest-energy particle accelerator, is poised to provide new insights into the mysteries of the universe. Created by the greatest minds in […]

Warmer seas linked to strengthening hurricanes: FSU study fuels global warming debate

The theory that global warming may be contributing to stronger hurricanes in the Atlantic over the past 30 years is bolstered by a new study led by a Florida State University researcher. The study will be published in the Sept. 4 edition of the journal Nature. Using global satellite data, FSU geography Professor James B. […]

FSU Music-Play Project fosters ‘response-ability’ in children with autism

In a room dubbed the E-WoMP (exploratory world-music playground) that serves as the centerpiece of the Music-Play Project housed at Florida State University’s College of Music, children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are making impressive gains in creativity, emotional regulation and social participation. FSU ethnomusicologist Michael B. Bakan likes to call such gains “response-ability.” He’s […]

Engineering dean receives prestigious fluids engineering award

Ching-Jen “Marty” Chen, a professor of mechanical engineering and dean of the Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering, has received a major award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Chen recently received the society’s Fluids Engineering Award, which is presented annually to an individual for outstanding contributions over a period of years […]

Florida Tourism Hall of Fame honors Florida State’s Mark Bonn

A Florida State University scholar already recognized as one of the world’s top tourism researchers has received an honor a bit closer to home. Mark Bonn, the Robert H. Dedman Professor in Hospitality Administration in FSU’s College of Business, has been inducted into the Florida Tourism Hall of Fame by the Florida Commission on Tourism. […]

The Lucky Few: FSU researcher shines light on forgotten generation

John McCain, Elvis Presley, Gloria Steinem and Martin Luther King Jr. took different paths in life, but they were all lucky. Elwood Carlson That’s because they were born between 1929 and 1945, a generation sandwiched between the Greatest Generation and the Baby Boom that Florida State University Professor Elwood Carlson has dubbed “The Lucky Few.” […]

FSU vaults to top-tier in Asian studies

With the purchase of a massive, 25,000-volume collection of books and other materials related to religion and culture in Asia, Florida State University has vaulted into the front ranks of universities that offer Asian studies in the southeastern United States. FSU’s Department of Religion recently collaborated with University Libraries, the Department of Modern Languages and […]

FSU launches for one-stop property insurance information

Florida State University’s Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center has launched a comprehensive Web site ( designed to serve as a one-stop shop for citizens, policymakers, the news media and others seeking to learn about Florida’s property insurance issues, especially in relation to hurricanes. “Florida has struggled to address homeowner insurance issues since Hurricane Andrew […]

FSU VP to serve on board for national laboratory

Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell has re-appointed Vice President for Research Kirby Kemper to serve as FSU’s representative on the board that oversees Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Kemper, who has served on the UT-Battelle Board of Governors since 2003, will serve another two-year term. The appointment follows the board’s […]

Tickets on sale for 57th annual FSU Kickoff Luncheon

Get your first glimpse of the 2008 FSU Football Team and hear Bobby Bowden make his State of the Seminoles Address. Eager fans will meet and greet the FSU Football Team and new coaching staff at the 2008 Seminole Football Kickoff Luncheon set for Friday, August 22 at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. Presented by […]

FSU sprinter Walter Dix wins Olympic bronze in the 100m

Claims track program’s first medal since 1996; continues FSU’s streak to five straight games with medal Walter Dix Never doubt Walter Dix. Ever. Questioned countless times for not turning professional after his phenomenal junior year or after he injured his hamstring in the spring, the Florida State sprinter proved his merit against the best runners […]

FSU professor to study best way to help African-American caregivers

A Florida State University researcher has received a $743,000 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health and the Johnny Byrd Sr. Alzheimer’s Center & Research Institute to study the most effective methods to provide skills training and support to African-American caregivers of dementia patients. Rob Glueckauf Love and compassion typically are the motivating emotions […]