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February 2010

Management professor honored for development of scholars

A faculty member in the Florida State University College of Business is being recognized for his more than three decades of contributions to the development of scholars in the field of management, as well as the impact of his and his students' research in the field.

Chemistry professor wins rare international award

Naresh S. Dalal, the Dirac Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The Florida State University, has been selected to receive the 2010 Silver Medal for Physics/Materials Science from the International Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Society.

Professor awarded $1.5 million to help struggling readers

Barbara Foorman, the Francis Eppes Professor in the Florida State University College of Education and director of the university's Florida Center for Reading Research, has been awarded a grant by the Florida Department of Education to measure reading progress in struggling adolescents.

Florida State playwright wins 'National Ten-Minute Play Contest'

For "Lobster Boy," his haunting 10-minute play about a little boy who literally feels no pain and the brother who seeks to cure him, Assistant Professor of Playwrighting Dan Dietz of The Florida State University has won the 2010 Heideman Award.

Researchers envision high-tech applications for 'multiferroic' crystals

Two of The Florida State University's most accomplished scientists recently joined forces on a collaborative research project that has yielded groundbreaking results involving an unusual family of crystalline minerals.

Law professors create scholarly e-journal on sustainability

Florida State University College of Law professors have created an interdisciplinary electronic journal to publish scholarship on all aspects of sustainable resource use and development.

Ecology shapes evolution; Florida State's Travis shows reverse also true

In the natural stream communities of Trinidad, guppy populations live close together, but evolve differently. Upstream, fewer predators mean more guppies but less food for each; they grow slowly and larger, reproduce later and less, and die older. Downstream, where predators thrive, guppies eat more, grow rapidly, stay small, reproduce quickly and die younger.

Annual institute to promote character development, civic engagement

Six of the nation's top scholars in the field of higher education will converge on The Florida State University this week to speak at an innovative conference that has helped position the university as a leader in promoting morality and civic conscience as essential components of a college education.