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InternatioNole: FSU Faculty Conduct Research Around the World

Mark Twain once said, “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” That is certainly true for the life of a researcher. Though Florida State University researchers teach and live in Tallahassee, the world is their laboratory. Here are […]

Distinguished FSU chemistry professor named fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry

A Florida State University chemistry professor has been named a fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry in the United Kingdom. Professor Naresh Dalal, a 22-year veteran of the FSU Department of Chemistry and former department chair, was named a fellow of the society in recognition of his accomplishments in the field of information […]

Policy Pub looks at sea level rise and how to deal with it

The effects of climate change will likely impact Florida more than any other state, and faculty researchers at the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy continue to work to address the challenges of a changing climate. The college’s informal, interactive Policy Pub series will discuss one climate change effect — sea […]

Sunlight or bacteria? Scientists investigate what breaks down permafrost carbon

A Florida State University researcher is delving into the complexities of exactly how permafrost thawing in the Earth’s most northern regions is cycling back into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide and further fueling climate change. Answer: It has a lot to do with tiny little bugs called microbes and little to do with sunlight. Assistant […]

New material holds promise to create more flexible, efficient technologies

An organic-inorganic hybrid material may be the future for more efficient technologies that can generate electricity from either light or heat or devices that emit light from electricity. FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Assistant Professor Shangchao Lin has published a new paper in the journal ACS Nano that predicts how an organic-inorganic hybrid material called organometal […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: February 2017

HONORS & AWARDS Jeffrey D. James, Ph.D. (Sport Management), has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Earle F. Zeigler Lecture Award. This distinction is the most prestigious North American Society for Sport Management award and recognizes significant contributions to NASSM and the field of sport management in terms of scholarship, research, leadership and […]

Education professor receives national student affairs award

A Florida State University faculty member has been recognized for his outstanding work in the student affairs profession by the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA).  Robert Schwartz, professor and chair of the FSU College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Robert […]

FSU scientists receive $2.17M from state to combat Zika virus

Florida State University scientists received nearly $2.17 million from the Florida Department of Health as part of a state initiative to develop treatment and prevention methods related to the Zika virus. “We are pleased with the Department of Health’s faith in Florida State as a partner to combat the effects of the Zika virus,” said […]

Super Bowl equals super stress for some players

The Super Bowl is one of the most watched events on the planet. When the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons face off in Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Feb. 5, in Houston, Texas, millions will be watching and rooting for their favorite teams or players. For fans, their pregame ritual may center around […]

Expert Pitch: U.S. Supreme Court nomination

With his nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, President Donald Trump will look to make an immediate mark on the judicial branch of government. Trump announced his pick Tuesday night and said Gorsuch, 49, represents the best judge in the country for the position. The Supreme Court has been operating with […]

Using fruit flies to study cancer: FSU scientists investigate childhood tumors

A team of Florida State University researchers has discovered that a common household pest can tell us a lot about an aggressive tumor that attacks young children.  Professor of Biological Science Wu-Min Deng and postdoctoral researcher Gengqiang Xie published a new paper in the journal Cancer Research that describes how a complex protein called Snr1, […]

Make 2017 your year of success: FSU professor’s research reveals the path to peak performance

A prominent psychology professor at Florida State University is gaining attention for his new book “Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise”, a perfect read for those new years resolutions. Read more about Professor Anders Ericsson at fla.st/2kKMhQj