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February 2009

WFSU-TV wins prestigious national award for girls science camp

WFSU-TV, Tallahassee's public television affiliate, will be recognized in Washington, D.C., in March for its commitment to education within the community.

Work by Florida State writers picked for top literary anthologies

The literary world has bestowed yet another round of distinguished honors on writers in The Florida State University Department of English and its top-ranked Creative Writing Program. A poem by writer-in-residence Barbara Hamby and a short story by doctoral student Holly Wilson have each garnered a hard-to-get slot in a renowned anthology.

FSU computer science professor wins NSF early career award

Andy Wang, an assistant professor of computer science at The Florida State University who calls himself a "digital plumber," has won a prestigious award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Florida State University celebrates Heritage Day 2009

From the dedication of a new reading room at Strozier Library to tours of renovated historic residence halls, an introduction of new museum space and the dedication of a memorial to Florida State's fourth president, events will spread across the Florida State University campus Feb. 20-21 to celebrate Heritage Day 2009.

The Obama effect: Researchers cite president's role in reducing racism

President Obama spurred a dramatic change in the way whites think about African-Americans before he had even set foot in the Oval Office, according to a new study.

Another major award for Florida State book on educational technology

A book co-edited by Florida State University College of Education Professor Robert Reiser and Florida State alumnus John Dempsey recently received the 2008 James W. Brown Publications Award from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT).

Florida State University named to Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service

The Corporation for National and Community Service honored Florida State University today with a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to America's communities.

Florida State research: survival diet tied to human ancestor's face changes

The facial structure of an ancient relative of modern humans may have evolved to allow them to eat large, hard nuts and seeds as part of a survival strategy, according to a new study by an international team of researchers that includes Florida State University's Dennis E. Slice.

College of Education's Mode L. Stone Building recognized for architectural excellence

The Mode L. Stone Building, home to The Florida State University's College of Education, and Elliot Marshall Innes, P.A., a Tallahassee-based architectural firm, have received a 2008 Chapter Design Merit Award from the Tallahassee Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for a 26,000-square-foot addition that was completed in September 2008.

Florida State to offer new doctoral program for nurses

Beginning in fall 2009, The Florida State University College of Nursing will offer a new graduate program leading to a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. The professional clinical doctorate will prepare highly qualified nurse experts for advanced positions as practitioners or administrative leaders in the health care industry.