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November 2010

Florida State scholar rocks humanities world

Florida State University English Professor Anne E.B. Coldiron rocked the humanities world in 2010 by winning in a matter of months not one but two premier fellowships — first from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and, now, from the Folger Shakespeare Library, home to one of the world's greatest archives of rare books.

Robert Bradley named interim provost

Florida State University President Eric J. Barron has announced that Vice President for Planning and Programs Robert B. Bradley will serve as interim provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs effective Dec. 12.

New institute to focus on local effects of global climate change, variability

When people hear about climate change, it's usually about the average global temperature increase over the next 50 to 100 years. But farmers, policy makers and others need to know how global changes will affect local and regional areas in the short term.

Researchers helping K-12 teachers bring science down to earth

When it comes to teaching space and Earth sciences, there's a world of information out there, and two Florida State University researchers are helping K-12 teachers to bring it into the classroom.

Grant to help train teachers of students with visual impairments

With support from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), a Florida State University education researcher is developing a program to increase the number of teachers possessing the highly specialized skills needed to work with students who are visually impaired.

University Center named for longtime benefactor DeVoe Moore

The University Center at Florida State University has been renamed the "DeVoe L. Moore University Center," carrying the name of a Tallahassee businessman who distinguished himself through a lifetime of giving to Florida State.

New grant paves way for transformative science at Magnet Lab

Scientists at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at The Florida State University are working to open a new frontier in chemistry, biology and materials studies, thanks to a recent $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Johnson to lead American Psychological Association

Suzanne Bennett Johnson, Distinguished Research Professor in the Florida State University College of Medicine's Department of Medical Humanities and Social Sciences, is the newly elected president of the American Psychological Association for 2012.

Florida State names first director of campus sustainability

For well over a decade, The Florida State University has implemented campuswide efforts to manage its resources in a more efficient, economical and environmentally friendly manner. Those have included establishing recycling stations, energy-reduction programs and changes in construction methods.

'Grads Made Good' among honorees at Homecoming Awards Breakfast

One of the nation's longest-serving provosts, the superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and a world leader in the biology of ticks and mites are but three of the distinguished individuals who were during The Florida State University Alumni Association's annual Homecoming Awards Breakfast Nov. 6.

Film school grad wins top screenwriting award

Micah Ranum may have earned his master's degree a mere two years ago, but he has already claimed one of the top honors in his profession.

Florida State University to launch Garnet and Gold Scholar Society

The Florida State University will launch the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society, a new program that recognizes students who participate in multiple facets of campus and undergraduate opportunities.