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August 2010

Florida State appoints vice president for university advancement

The Florida State University today announced that Tom Jennings has been selected to serve as vice president for University Advancement, effective Sept. 23. As the first person to hold this new position, Jennings will oversee the FSU Alumni Association, FSU Foundation and Seminole Boosters.

Florida State appoints renowned marine scientist as 'Mote Eminent Scholar' in fisheries ecology

The Florida State University Department of Biological Science has named distinguished marine scientist Peter J. Auster of the University of Connecticut to its William R. and Lenore Mote Eminent Scholar Chair in Fisheries Ecology for 2010-2011.

Florida State to play key role in national center on commercial space flight

The Florida State University will play a key role in a world-class consortium assembled by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that joins academia, industry and government to address the present and future challenges of commercial space transportation.

Former President Wetherell creates center to promote best practices in higher education

He may have stepped down as president of The Florida State University last January, but T.K. Wetherell's passion for higher education is as strong as ever.

Allesee choreography center wins prestigious Mellon grant

Florida State University's Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) has received a significant grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to expand and improve residency support for visiting choreographers over the next two years.

Seminole Sensation Week, Convocation, president's barbecue to welcome Class of 2014

The Florida State University will honor its incoming first-year students and welcome them officially into its community of scholars during New Student Convocation, an hour-long ceremony scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. (doors open at noon) on Sunday, Aug. 22, at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center.

Bill Cosby, Randy Newman among stars scheduled for Seven Days of Opening Nights 2011

The 13th season of The Florida State University's annual festival of the fine and performing arts has been announced — and prepare to be dazzled.

Florida State real estate program ranked No. 2 in the world for faculty research

Research productivity, a measure of the amount of scholarly research conducted by university faculty members and subsequently published in peer-reviewed journals, is widely used as a basis for comparison when scrutinizing the academic quality of similar programs in different institutions of higher education. And according to one such ranking, the real estate program in the Florida State University College of Business is among the very best in the world.

Professor selected for elite rank in American Chemical Society

One of The Florida State University's most distinguished faculty members has received what is perhaps his biggest professional honor yet from his peers.

Biologist, mathematician take novel approach to understanding pituitary function

A Florida State University biologist and mathematician have joined forces to find out exactly how the brain oversees the secretion of the hormone prolactin from the pituitary gland, research that could lead to new ways to treat hundreds of disorders, including infertility.

Windy cities: Researchers invent new tool to calculate hurricane risk

Bad news, Miami. Of all Florida's major population centers, the city is the most vulnerable to strong hurricane winds, according to Florida State University researchers who developed a new tool to estimate the frequency of extreme hurricane winds at a particular location.

Summer commencement marks graduation for 2500 students

More than 2,500 Florida State University students will graduate this summer and at least 1,300 of them are expected to participate in the 2010 summer commencement ceremony, to be held on Saturday, Aug. 7, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center.