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FSU study: Can prunes reverse bone loss after menopause?

Could a handful of nutrient-rich dried plums each day help keep the doctor away by actually reversing bone loss in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis or osteoarthritis? A unique clinical study under way in the Florida State University College of Human Sciences means to find out. FSU Professor Bahram H. Arjmandi is the principal investigator and […]

FSU grad pens screenplay for ‘We Are Marshall’

As a student at Florida State University, Jamie Linden read an article about an aviation catastrophe that turned into a tragedy for Marshall University of Huntington, W.Va. Linden, who was moved by the events of the 35-plus-year-old crash, researched the details and never forgot them. During his early career as a screenwriter in Los Angeles, […]

College of Information wins $1.4 million grant to study Internet use at public libraries

As a student at Florida State University, Jamie Linden read an article about an aviation catastrophe that turned into a tragedy for Marshall University of Huntington, W.Va. Linden, who was moved by the events of the 35-plus-year-old crash, researched the details and never forgot them. During his early career as a screenwriter in Los Angeles, […]

FSU professor receives grants to study teacher preparation, training

A professor in Florida State University’s College of Education who is working to develop more-effective models for teacher preparation and professional training has received two grants totaling more than $600,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF). With the NSF grants, "We hope to get a better understanding of what changes can be made to the […]

FSU top reputation leads to selection to host National Nuclear Physics Summer School

Florida State University’s department of physics can boast of a new achievement that will serve to showcase it as one of the top programs in the nation for the study of nuclear physics. The department has been selected as the host site for the National Nuclear Physics Summer School in 2007. The summer school, which […]

Legendary ballerina to speak at FSU commencement ceremony

Florida State University’s Francis Eppes Professor of Dance, legendary ballerina Suzanne Farrell, will speak at FSU’s fall graduation ceremony. FSU will hold its 2006 fall commencement on Saturday, Dec. 16, in the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center beginning at 9 a.m. Of 2,818 December graduates, 1,500 students representing 14 of FSU’s 16 colleges are expected to […]

FSU history professor’s ‘Happiness’ makes New York Times ‘100 Notable Books’

Happiness: It’s what’s hot. At least, that’s what Florida State University historian Darrin M. McMahon is finding to be the case. McMahon, an associate professor of history at FSU, released his book "Happiness: A History" to stellar reviews and media fanfare earlier this year. Now, "Happiness" has earned its author even more attention as The […]

Who’s afraid of the big bad boss? Plenty of us, new FSU study show

The abusive boss has been well documented in movies ("Nine to Five"), television (Fox’s "My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss") and even the Internet (http://HateBoss.com). Now, a Florida State University professor and two of his doctoral students have conducted a study that shines some light on the magnitude of the problem and documents its effects on […]

Two FSU artists win top national prize in visual arts

It is one of the premier national honors bestowed in the visual arts; now, two faculty artists from the Florida State University art department each have painted their way to a 2006 Joan Mitchell Award and the $25,000 grant that goes with it. FSU Professor Mark Messersmith and Associate Professor Lilian Garcia-Roig—both known for their […]

FSU joins alliance studying northern Gulf Coast

Florida State University has joined a new cooperative institute that will work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to study the physics and ecosystem dynamics of the northern Gulf of Mexico. The new Northern Gulf of Mexico Institute will study coastal hazards, climate change, water quality, ecosystem management, coastal wetlands and pollution. Besides […]

FSU chemist Brüschweiler awarded prestigious honor

A Florida State University professor of chemistry and biochemistry, Rafael P. Brüschweiler, has been elevated to the rank of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In bestowing the honor, which was announced in the Nov. 24 issue of the journal Science, the AAAS recognized Brüschweiler "for fundamental contributions to methodology […]

FSU study: Parents may have longer to influence kids’ self-control

Parents, take note: longstanding theory contends that low self-control is more strongly correlated with crime than any other known factor, and also claims that self-control patterns stabilize and become fixed in children by age 10, persisting thereafter. Now, a Florida State University study offers strong empirical evidence that supports—and challenges—the "stability thesis," an idea that […]