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April 2010

Psychologist Joiner is 2010 Lawton Distinguished Professor

A psychology professor who is perhaps the nation's leading expert on the causes and prevention of suicide and who has been ranked as the second most productive academic clinical psychologist in the world is set to receive The Florida State University's highest faculty honor.

Meteorology students win prestigious Hollings Scholarships

The sky's the limit for three Florida State University meteorology students who have won prestigious scholarships from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program.

Florida State announces new Department of Earth, Ocean, Atmospheric Science

Earth Day 2010 marks the official creation of Florida State University's new Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science (EOAS), which combines the former departments of meteorology, oceanography and geological sciences into one unit in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Poor quality teachers may prevent children from reaching reading potential, study finds

When it comes to early reading, a bad teacher can prevent children from reaching their full potential.

In South America, Zollar offers dance as diplomacy

Even before she and the Urban Bush Women served as diplomats of dance this spring on a U.S. State Department-sponsored cultural-exchange tour of South America, renowned choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar wore many hats. Make that dancing shoes.

Cross honored for contributions in chemistry

A Florida State University biochemist whose work mapping the surfaces of bacteria and viruses could one day lead to the development of drugs capable of controlling such potentially deadly diseases as tuberculosis and the flu has been honored as one of the top scholars in his field in the southeastern United States.

Bionanotechnology has new face, world-class future at Florida State

Imagine the marriage of hard metals or semiconductors to soft organic or biological products. Picture the strange, wonderful offspring — hybrid materials never conceived by Mother Nature.

Florida State Law grads excel on Florida Bar

Florida State University College of Law graduates ranked first among the state's 10 law schools with more than one test taker on the February 2010 administration of the Florida Bar Examination.

Poet-author Hamby wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Florida State University Writer-in-Residence Barbara Hamby is no stranger to high praise and prizes for her poetry and short stories, but so far, 2010 has been a banner year.

Alumna Kathleen Parker wins 2010 Pulitzer Prize

Alumna and Grad Made Good Kathleen Parker, a syndicated columnist with The Washington Post Writers Group, has been awarded the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for commentary.

Marine ecologist studying endangered sawfish

A scientist at The Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory has won a three-year, $674,989 grant to study the endangered but little-known sawfish, whose numbers are believed to have declined globally more than 90 percent.

Florida State expert is lead editor of new collection of Shakespeare's works

If you think you're the only person who doesn't have a good understanding of Shakespeare, you're not alone.

Florida State College of Law among nation's best for scholarly impact

The Florida State University College of Law faculty is 23rd best in the nation in terms of per-capita scholarly impact, according to a recently released study.

Pamela Coats receives university's Distinguished Teacher Award

A Florida State University finance professor lauded by her students as an "exemplary teacher" who goes "above and beyond" in making sure they thoroughly understand their coursework has been selected to receive the university's top teaching honor.