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March 2010

Florida State physicists have 'front-row seat' for massive collider experiment

Scientists at the colossal Large Hadron Collider (LHC) facility located beneath the Swiss-French border have turned up the dial on the highest-energy experiment ever attempted — and their colleagues in the Florida State University Department of Physics now have a bird's-eye view of the proceedings.

Mid-America Theatre conference honors Florida State professor

The Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC) has bestowed its distinguished Robert A. Schanke Research Award for 2010 on Elizabeth Osborne, an assistant professor of Theatre Studies at The Florida State University.

Florida State biologist wins $1 million NSF Early Career Award

The National Science Foundation has bestowed a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award on Assistant Professor Karen M. McGinnis, a molecular biologist and geneticist whose work since she joined The Florida State University faculty in 2008 reflects both her passion for research and her commitment to training the next generation of scientists.

Three alumni inducted into College of Business Hall of Fame

The Florida State University College of Business has honored legendary basketball coach Hugh Durham, retail magnate Bob Mang and international entrepreneur Harry Sargeant III by inducting them into the college's Hall of Fame.

Failed college dreams don't spell depression, study finds

High school seniors, take note: A wise person once said, "It is better to shoot for the stars and miss than aim at the gutter and hit it."

Nobel laureate, PeaceJam, Kubrick film festival on campus this weekend

Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú Tum will visit The Florida State University for three days this weekend to deliver a free, public lecture.

Human sciences dean to lead the field's national board

The nation's Board on Human Sciences (BoHS) has elected a new chairwoman. She is Professor Billie J. Collier, dean of the Florida State University College of Human Sciences and a leader in the field whose administrative, research and academic credentials have distinguished her at the national and international levels.

Florida State center receives $2.1 million to improve math, science education

A Florida State University research center devoted to improving education in the "STEM" fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics has received grants totaling $2.1 million to help state educators better teach these subjects.

Business undergraduate program ranked among nation's best

BusinessWeek magazine has ranked the Florida State University College of Business' undergraduate program among the best in the nation, placing the school at No. 40 among all public universities and No. 85 among all institutions.

All-star lineup planned for Origins '10 series at Florida State

World-famous anthropologist Richard Leakey will be the opening act as The Florida State University presents "Origins '10: Celebrating the Birth & Life of Beginnings," a reprise of last year's popular series of public outreach events sponsored by the university's Office of Research.

Florida State helps secure $30 million to increase Internet access in rural North Florida

The John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government at The Florida State University has played a major role in securing more than $30 million in funding to increase access to broadband and high-speed Internet service across a 14-county region in North Florida.

New center emphasizes collaboration between medicine and law

The Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine & Law has been established to promote cooperation between two professions that often view each other warily.