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Academics Flourish Following the 49ers

In 1950 Winthrop Niles Kellogg, resigned from Indiana University and joined the FSU psychology faculty. Kellogg -- the author of Ape and Child -- was recognized as the first person to raise an ape in a human environment. After coming to FSU he discovered and demonstrated that porpoises use echo-location to navigate. His subsequent research focused on determining if the same echo-location could be used by the blind.

FSU academics were also influenced by James M. Buchanan, chairmen of the economics department, 1986 Nobel Prize winner for economic science. Edward Kilenyi, an internationally renowned pianist in the school of music at Florida State brought international fame to Florida State University's school of music through major label recordings and performances.

Source:

  • Wills, Martee & Morris, Joan Perry. Seminole History: A Pictorial History Of Florida State University, Jacksonville: South Star Publishing Company, 1987.

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