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August 2009

With $2.3M award, Florida State Nursing to educate more experts for underserved areas

Amid the national debate on health care quality and access, $2.3 million in new grants to The Florida State University College of Nursing will support a unique Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program that aims to increase the number of advanced practice nurses and see them lead and manage health-care delivery in poor, underserved areas.

The Florida State University among America's best

The Florida State University is among the top 50 public universities with some of the best undergraduate business programs in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2010 edition of "America's Best Colleges."

Laboratory sets two new world records for magnet strength

Engineers at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory are closer than ever to launching a new generation of high-field magnets that have the potential to significantly reduce the lab's operating costs and open up a new experimental regime for physics research.

Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards opens

The Graduate School at The Florida State University has announced the opening of the Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards, a new resource designed to assist graduate students in identifying external funding opportunities.

New campus building unites Florida State clean energy innovations, comfortable living

Its form is inviting — a red house on stilts with vaulted ceilings, reclaimed wood beams, angled windows and a contemporary décor. Yet despite its coziness, the house's purpose is nothing short of revolutionary: The solar-powered structure serves as a real-world testing facility for solar and hydrogen power, hydrogen combustion and other innovative clean-energy and design technologies developed at The Florida State University.

Florida State professor wins $5M grant to train next generation of education researchers

A researcher at The Florida State University has been awarded a $5 million, five-year federal grant to train doctoral students to conduct advanced research on the best ways of teaching reading, math and science to the nation's schoolchildren.

Researcher: Narcissistic bosses destroy morale, drive down bottom line

In recent years, the motivations of business leaders such as financier Bernard Madoff and former Enron CEO Ken Lay have come under increased scrutiny as a result of behavior that caused both their employees and the public considerable distress.

Florida State Law Student Bar Association honored

For the second year in a row, the Florida State University College of Law Student Bar Association has been selected as "SBA of the Year" by the American Bar Association's (ABA) Law Student Division.

United Nations advisor to speak at commencement

Special adviser to the United Nations and Florida State University alumnus William D. Clay, Jr., will be the speaker at the university's summer graduation ceremony, scheduled for 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center.

Memorial service honors Sen. Jim King

A memorial service for former Senate President Jim King, a Florida State alumnus and advocate, was held Tuesday at the James E. "Jim" King, Jr., Life Sciences Building on campus.

Speicher remembered at Florida State University

Marines in the western Iraqi province of Anbar have found remains that have been positively identified as those of Navy fighter pilot Capt. Michael Scott Speicher, a Florida State alumnus who was shot down in the opening hours of the first Persian Gulf war in 1991.