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December 2009

Congressional earmarks bring $15 million in research money to Florida State

The Florida State University will receive nearly $15 million in congressional funding over the next year to conduct research on six major projects included in spending bills recently signed into law by President Barack Obama.

Florida State ranked among nation's top doctorate-granting institutions

The Florida State University ranks 44th among doctorate-granting institutions in terms of number of research doctorates produced in 2008, according to a new report released by the National Science Foundation.

Researchers selected for Air Force Young Investigator Awards

Two rising young stars on the Florida State University faculty are recipients of highly competitive and prestigious research awards offered by the U.S. Air Force.

Florida State chemistry professor wins NSF Early Career Award

A Florida State University researcher whose work involves designing novel magnetic materials has won a coveted Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Dyslexia researcher, real estate executive to speak at commencement

Out of nearly 3,000 fall 2009 graduates of The Florida State University, approximately 1,800 will participate in two commencement ceremonies scheduled for 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center.

Florida State trustees to meet on presidential candidates

The Florida State University Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 2 P.M. to interview and discuss candidates for the next president of the university.

Presidential candidate interviews available on webcast

The Florida State University Presidential Search Advisory Committee has completed its Interviews of presidential candidates.

Presidential candidate interviews scheduled

The candidates will be interviewed by the committee and other campus and community groups this week at the Florida State University Alumni Center Ballroom.

Taylor honored with Modern Language Association top prize

Last year, the publication of "Thomas Middleton: The Collected Works" reincarnated the provocative, long-lost 17th-century bard as "our other Shakespeare." Now, the tour de force critics call "monumental" has earned its lead general editor, Florida State University Professor of English Gary Taylor, one of the world's most prestigious honors for a scholarly book.

Presidential Search Committee selects candidates for interviews

The Florida State University Presidential Search Advisory Committee met Tuesday and approved a list of three candidates to invite to the campus for interviews.

Presidential search activities to be webcast

All meetings of the Presidential Search Advisory Committee, beginning with their meeting today from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. to determine which presidential candidates will be invited to campus for interviews, will be available through live webcast.