Wetherell’s “Issues in Education” TV program focuses on brain drain; available online

With Florida’s budget difficulties forcing serious cuts at Florida State University, President T.K. Wetherell talks with two veteran professors who are planning to leave FSU for universities outside of Florida. Howard Goldstein, associate dean in the College of Communication, and Charles Figley, professor in the College of Social Work and director of the FSU Traumatology […]

FSU sophomore chosen for Goldwater Scholarship, premier award for math, science, engineering majors

A Florida State University student majoring in chemical engineering is the recipient of a renowned Goldwater Scholarship, awarded each year to some of the nation’s most talented college undergraduates. Rebecca Stone (photo: Melissa Meschler) Rebecca Stone, a sophomore from Fort Walton Beach, learned last week that she has been selected for the highly competitive scholarship—the […]

NSF awards FSU Physics Department $4.4 million for nuclear research

Florida State University’s internationally renowned nuclear physics program will expand its experimental capabilities with a new $4.4-million grant from the National Science Foundation. Samuel L. Tabor FSU’s Department of Physics ( has just received a three-year grant from the NSF to fund a research project titled “Studies of Nuclear Reactions and Structure.” The project will […]

FSU graduate programs among nation’s best

Florida State University’s environmental law, speech-language pathology and five academic programs within the College of Education are among the best in the nation, according to new rankings in U.S. News and World Report’s "2009 Edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools." Nancy Marcus "Florida State has earned a reputation for excellence as a graduate research institution […]

FSU Film School students take top College Television Awards

With a pair of prestigious wins at this year’s College Television Awards, the Emmy-winning tradition continues at the Florida State University College of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts—best known as The Film School. A short film written, directed and produced by FSU film students finished first in its category, while another “short” earned a […]

FSU receives $2.5 million to develop forecasts for farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Florida State University $2.5 million to provide climate forecasting for the agricultural community in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Allen Boyd U.S. Rep. Allen Boyd (D-FL) helped acquire the two-year grant, which begins in July 2008. The grant continues work begun in 2003 and will help fund salaries for […]

FSU education research tackles ‘huge problem’: adolescent literacy

Florida State University education researcher Judith Irvin is working to address an urgent problem in the United States. Judith Irvin “Adolescent literacy is a huge problem in our country,” said Irvin, a professor of educational leadership and policy studies in FSU’s College of Education. “Right now there are something like 6 million students who are […]

FSU researcher’s ‘mutant’ proteins could lead to new treatment for heart disease

Heart damage due to blocked arteries remains the leading cause of disease and death in the Western world, but a Florida State University College of Medicine researcher is helping to open new pathways toward treating the problem. Michael Blaber Michael Blaber, a professor in the department of biomedical sciences, is researching mutant forms of a […]

Most FSU College of Medicine students to remain in Florida for residency training

Of the 57 students in the FSU College of Medicine Class of 2008, 33 (58%) will remain in Florida for their graduate medical education. This represents the largest percentage of any graduating class in the college to secure residency positions in the state. J. Ocie Harris, M.D. Thirty-eight of the 57 graduating students (67%), are […]

FSU chemistry pioneer Marshall to receive prestigious Oesper Award

A Florida State University chemistry professor’s co-invention of a chemistry technique that can simultaneously separate and identify up to several thousand chemical components in complex mixtures has earned him another top scientific honor. Alan G. Marshall Alan G. Marshall, the Robert O. Lawton Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at FSU and director of the Ion […]

Isabel Collier Read remembered at grand opening of FSU medical campus in Immokalee

The newest campus of the Florida State University College of Medicine got its start through the generosity of the late Isabel Collier Read, who was memorialized recently at the grand opening ceremony at the Immokalee, Fla., campus named for her. Richard Akin, President and CEO of Collier Health Services, Inc., center, is joined by FSU […]

FSU chemist elected Fellow of Inter-American Photochemical Society

He specializes in a branch of science known as photochemistry, in which the interactions between atoms, small molecules and light are analyzed. Now Jack Saltiel, a veteran professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Florida State University, is being recognized for decades of pioneering research in his field. Jack Saltiel Saltiel, a member of the FSU […]