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September 2009

2010 Seven Days of Opening Nights lineup set

The 12th season of Florida State University's annual festival of the fine and performing arts has been announced. Running from Feb. 12-22, Tallahassee's premier arts event will offer a unique combination of performances and exhibits.

College of Medicine among nation's top producers of family doctors

For the third year in a row, The Florida State University's College of Medicine ranks among the top five schools in the United States for percentage of graduates choosing to specialize in family medicine, according to an American Academy of Family Physicians annual report.

With NSF grant, math and science teachers train to bridge 'achievement gap'

With help from the National Science Foundation, The Florida State University is helping to meet a pressing need that exists in Florida and throughout the United States.

Researcher awarded $1.2 million grant to study centrosomes and cilia

If you don't know how a human cell is supposed to work, it's hard to offer a good explanation when the cell goes haywire — as it does in cancer. That's why a Florida State University College of Medicine researcher has been awarded a $1.2 million grant to explore the role of centrosomes and cilia in cell division and development and their connections to human disease.

Florida State law grads again earn top passing rate on Florida Bar Exam

Florida State University College of Law graduates ranked first among the state's 10 law schools on the July 2009 administration of the Florida Bar Examination. Florida State graduates have ranked first in the state on five of the last eight administrations of the exam.

Doctoral student wins top award in evolutionary biology

A doctoral student who studies DNA sequence data has won a prestigious award in evolutionary biology, marking the first time a Florida State student has received the award.

Presidential Advisory Search Committee named

The Florida State University Board of Trustees has approved members of the Presidential Search Advisory Committee.

Landmark study sheds new light on human chromosomal birth defects

Using yeast genetics and a novel scheme to selectively remove a single protein from the cell division process called meiosis, a cell biologist at The Florida State University found that when a key molecular player known as Pds5 goes missing, chromosomes fail to segregate and pair up properly, and birth defects such as Down syndrome can result.

Lecture to unveil new biography of "The Strangest Man," Florida State Professor Dirac

He was one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century — a pioneer in the field of theoretical physics whose name is often mentioned in the same breath as those of Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein. He also spent the last 14 years of his life teaching at The Florida State University until his death in 1984.

Trustees, presidential search advisory committee to meet Sept. 17

The Florida State University Board of Trustees will meet from 8 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Sept. 17, to consider several items, including final approval of the 2009-10 operating budget, the 2010-11 fixed capital outlay budget request, and other administrative matters. The meeting will be held in Room 269, Florida State University Foundation, Building B.

Florida State Career Center: Helping students, alumni in tough times

Each day, news of the economic crisis makes national and local headlines. In the face of continuous layoffs and rising unemployment, the Florida State Career Center provides services and programs for students and alumni as they search for jobs.

Florida State's Ringling Museum partners with Baryshnikov Arts Center for October festival

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, operated by The Florida State University in Sarasota, Florida, and New York's Baryshnikov Arts Center have partnered for the launch of the Ringling International Arts Festival, October 7-11, 2009.

FSU law, medical schools ranked in top 10 for Hispanic students

Florida State University's colleges of law and medicine are among the Top 10 best in the nation for Hispanics, according to Hispanic Business magazine, which has published its annual rankings of graduate schools in the magazine's September issue.

Nominees sought for Presidential Search Advisory Committee

Jim Smith, chairman of the Florida State University Board of Trustees, has issued a message to members of the Board of Trustees and the University community.