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January 2011

Italian literature scholar Zanini-Cordi wins top humanities honor

In the world of academia, winning a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is widely recognized as one of the highest honors that exists for scholars in the humanities. This year, a researcher of Italian literature at The Florida State University is among those to lay claim to the prestigious award.

Carnegie Foundation recognizes Florida State for community engagement

The Florida State University is receiving national recognition for its many efforts to engage the world around it through teaching, research, service and partnerships.

Gross to lead national library and information science association

Florida State University Professor Melissa Gross will be the next president of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), an organization that serves as the intellectual home of faculty in library and information science graduate programs throughout North America.

FSU to help keep seniors safe on Florida's roads

As the number of older Floridians grows, aging road users — unlike previous generations — are expected to drive more and for a longer period of time. Keeping them safe and mobile is the goal of a grant awarded by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Safety Office to the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy.

Four Florida State professors join prestigious ranks of AAAS Fellows

The Florida State University has long been recognized internationally for the high quality of research conducted on its campus in a wide variety of academic disciplines. That stellar reputation was reaffirmed today as four Florida State professors — an oceanographer, a marine biologist, a physicist and a chemist — were elevated to the rank of fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Researcher works to identify 'biomarkers' that could help boost cancer survival

Using biological samples taken from patients and state-of-the-art biochemical techniques, a Florida State University researcher is working to identify a variety of "biomarkers" that might provide earlier warnings of the presence of breast and prostate cancers.

2010 a banner year at Florida State

As the new year begins, here's a look at some of Florida State University's top news stories of 2010. Scientific discoveries, multimillion-dollar grants, student and faculty recognitions, premieres in the arts and even a new president were among the highlights.

FSU researchers use terrain sensing to help wheelchair users move more easily

Thick gravel, mud, snow, steep ramps or hills… They might get a pedestrian a little dirty or out of breath, but to someone in an electric wheelchair, they could mean terrain that's simply too difficult to cross alone.