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April 2009

Florida State researcher elected fellow of Society of Mechanical Engineers

M. Yousuff Hussaini, one of The Florida State University's most eminent scholars, has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Florida State electric car sets record at Daytona Speedway

It was the first time an electric-powered car had ever taken a lap at the Daytona International Speedway. A throng of local reporters looked on. With the pedal to the metal, driver T.K. Wetherell, president of The Florida State University, and passenger Alvin Lim, an engineering doctoral student, raced over the historic 2.5-mile oval in a little over seven minutes.

More than 5,600 to graduate from Florida State

More than 5,600 Florida State University students will graduate this spring, and at least 3,800 of them will participate in Florida State's three commencement ceremonies.

Florida State researcher wins $2.2 million grant to study childhood obesity

In response to a worrisome rise in childhood obesity, Florida school districts have begun to monitor student growth development every year, but there is little research available to determine if the effort is having an effect.

Florida State graduate programs rank among nation's best

The Florida State University's colleges of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Information, Education and Law are among the best graduate and professional programs in the nation, according to new rankings in U.S. News and World Report's 2010 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools" on newsstands April 28.

Florida State Colleges of Communication and Information merge

Seizing an opportunity to strengthen their traditional programs and explore new interdisciplinary offerings, the faculties of the College of Communication and the College of Information at The Florida State University have voted to merge their programs.

Former College of Medicine dean recognized for improving rural health

Long known for his commitment to increasing access to health care for residents of rural communities, former Florida State University College of Medicine Dean J. Ocie Harris is being recognized for his efforts.

Town Hall meeting on budget crisis draws large crowd

Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell held a "town hall" webcast and meeting with members of the university community on Tuesday, April 21, to discuss Florida State's budget crisis in light of anticipated funding cuts from the state Legislature.

Florida State schedules 'town hall' webcast, meeting on budget

Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell has scheduled a "town hall" webcast and meeting with members of the university community to discuss Florida State's budget crisis in light of anticipated funding cuts from the state Legislature.

Choreographer Zollar wins Guggenheim

A 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship has been awarded to internationally renowned choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, the founder and artistic director of the Brooklyn-based, all-female dance troupe Urban Bush Women, and the distinguished Nancy Smith Fichter Professor of Dance at The Florida State University.

Pioneering dyslexia researcher named Lawton Distinguished Professor

A psychology professor who has helped establish The Florida State University as one of the nation's premier institutions for research into learning disabilities such as dyslexia is set to receive the university's highest faculty honor.

World's top teaching award in Medieval Studies goes to Florida State professor

Professor Richard K. Emmerson, the chairman of the Department of Art History at The Florida State University and an internationally renowned scholar on the Middle Ages, has garnered the 2009 Excellence in Teaching Medieval Studies award from the Medieval Academy of America.

Mark Zeigler receives university's Distinguished Teacher Award

A Florida State University speech instructor whose students describe him in such glowing terms as "inspiring," "passionate" and "caring" has been selected to receive the university's top teaching honor.

The Florida State University enters research partnership with Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare

The Florida State University and Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare have signed an agreement to work as research partners on projects with potential to directly impact health care in the Big Bend and across Florida.

Florida State student receives prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

A Florida State University student who is pursuing research in the unique field of mathematical biology has received a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, awarded to the nation's brightest mathematics, science and engineering college sophomores and juniors.

Alumni events in Tampa, Orlando to showcase Florida State Rhodes Scholars

For alumni of The Florida State University living in the Tampa and Orlando areas, a Rhodes trip doesn't have to mean a road trip.

Junior Ashley Danley Wins Prestigious Udall Scholarship

Over the past year, Florida State University students have been the recipients of numerous prestigious awards, including Rhodes, Truman and Goldwater scholarships. Now the Morris K. Udall Scholarship can be added to that impressive list of student accomplishments.

Hamilton named National Coach of the Year by Basketball Times

Leonard Hamilton, who led the Florida State men's basketball team to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998 and to the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship game for the first time in school history, has been named the National Coach of the Year by Basketball Times.

Florida State professors win top honor for book on American music

The Irving Lowens Memorial Book Award is the most distinguished honor bestowed by the Society for American Music, and this year it goes to a scholarly tour de force coauthored by noted musicologists Denise Von Glahn and Michael Broyles of The Florida State University College of Music.