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October 2010

Homecoming 2010 at Florida State: 'United Now, United Then'

Homecoming at The Florida State University has always been an exciting time for returning alumni to join current students in celebration of an extraordinary institution and its unconquered spirit, and soon they'll be celebrating again during Homecoming 2010.

Florida State to help military wage war on suicide

American soldiers are taking their own lives in the largest numbers since the military began keeping records, and the Department of Defense has enlisted the help of The Florida State University in waging the war against suicide.

Fall Faculty Meeting features Torch Awards, State of the University address

The Florida State University Faculty Senate has honored two individuals for their many years of dedicated service to the university during the Fall Meeting of the General Faculty. President Eric J. Barron also delivered his first state of the university address at the event.

Fall Faculty meeting to feature State of the University address, Torch Awards, President's Medal

Florida State University President Eric J. Barron will deliver his first State of the University Address on Tuesday, Oct. 26, during the Fall Meeting of the General Faculty, scheduled for 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Putting a bull's-eye on the flu: Scientists use magnets to probe influenza's structure to target drugs

Beating the flu has always been tough, but it has gotten even more difficult in recent years. Two of the four antiviral drugs used to treat a nasty case of the influenza A virus no longer work.

Americans rethinking role of work amid painful recession, researcher says

Widespread layoffs and other job changes associated with the Great Recession have caused workers to question career-related sacrifices, including time away from family, less leisure time and fewer self-improvement activities.

Garnet and gold carpet rolled out for parents

About 4000 parents, family members and students are participating in Parents' Weekend October 15-16. For many, this is their first family reunion since the beginning of the semester.

Nominations sought for FSU Board of Trustees

The Trustee Nominating Committee of the Florida Board of Governors is seeking candidates for appointment to the Boards of Trustees for all 11 universities.

High blood pressure? Watermelon can take a slice out of numbers, Florida State study says

No matter how you slice it, watermelon has a lot going for it — sweet, low calorie, high fiber, nutrient rich — and now, there's more. Evidence from a pilot study led by food scientists at The Florida State University suggests that watermelon can be an effective natural weapon against prehypertension, a precursor to cardiovascular disease.

Florida State named state's most "engaged" campus

Students at The Florida State University care deeply about the world around them and are actively involved in making it a better place for everyone.

Quadagno receives national honors for work in aging, health, social policy

Sociology Professor Jill Quadagno, one of Florida State University's most eminent scholars, has been elected a member of the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies.

Brüschweiler's work on proteins could streamline development of drugs

Using a combination of high-powered computers and advanced experimental magnetic resonance data, a Florida State University biophysical chemist has developed techniques that improve the way scientists can study and predict the structure and dynamics of proteins found in the human body.

Physics society to honor Kirby Kemper for research, teaching

For the past eight years, Kirby W. Kemper has been best known to many in the Florida State University community as the university's vice president for Research. What they may not know is that while performing those administrative duties, he has maintained his laboratory and continued to conduct nuclear physics research in FSU's Department of Physics, where he first arrived as a postdoctoral researcher in 1968.

Grant to College of Nursing will increase primary care to underserved

The Florida State University College of Nursing will increase its full-time enrollment and accelerate the graduation of family nurse practitioners with advanced education, thanks to a new, $1.4 million Affordable Care Act grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Researchers examine how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics

A study by two Florida State University biochemists makes an important contribution to science's understanding of a serious problem causing concern worldwide: the growing resistance of some harmful bacteria to the drugs that were intended to kill them.