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July 2011

Florida State University to host town hall meeting on nuclear energy

With the future of nuclear energy as uncertain and hotly debated as ever, several local organizations have come together to provide a public forum where a panel of experts in nuclear energy, public policy and energy regulation will discuss the opportunities and risks associated with this important and controversial energy source.

Acclaimed chemistry professor wins two major awards

One of Florida State University's most influential researchers, whose pioneering work in chemical analysis places him in an elite group of the world's top chemists, is set to receive two major, highly competitive chemistry awards.

Huckaba named interim dean of FSU College of Arts and Sciences

Sam Huckaba, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida State University, has been named interim dean of the college to succeed Joseph Travis, who has decided to step down in order to devote more time to his research.

Actress, singer Montego Glover to deliver FSU commencement address

Florida State University alumnus and award-winning actress Montego Glover, who currently stars in the Tony Award-winning musical "Memphis," will be the speaker at FSU's summer commencement ceremony.

Corporate partnership, doctoral program create new opportunities in materials science research

Attracting and training the best minds in the rapidly growing field of advanced materials science is the goal of a new partnership between Florida State University and Cytec Industries Inc., a global specialty chemicals and materials company.

Florida State to take part in $10 million project to digitize nation's biological collections

The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $10 million grant to Florida State University and the University of Florida to coordinate 92 institutions in 45 states working to digitize the nation's biological collections.

You want to talk 'Horrible Bosses'? One Florida State professor is the expert

Virtually anyone who stays in the work force long enough will eventually have a really lousy boss — and perhaps quite a few, if that employee sticks it out until retirement age.

DNA decoded by FSU biologist reveals seven new mouse species

After living incognito for millions of years in a remote area of a forested mountain range in the Philippines, seven newfound species of mice owe their recent discovery to DNA evidence and the Florida State University biologist who deciphered it.

FSU, Warrick Dunn Family Foundation to present home libraries to single-parent families

The Warrick Dunn Family Foundation, in collaboration with the Florida State University School of Library & Information Studies, will present home libraries to two single-parent families on Friday.

New software aids fight against nitrates in Florida's groundwater

As a young scholar, Fernando Rios loved science and computer programming equally. So when Rios went looking for a graduate program, he discovered the Department of Scientific Computing at Florida State University, which has about 35 graduate students and launched a new undergraduate program of computational sciences in fall 2010.

FSU Foundation appoints executive vice president

The Florida State University Foundation announced today the appointment of Andy A. Jhanji to the position of executive vice president. Jhanji comes to the Foundation from the University of Colorado Denver, where he served as vice chancellor for advancement and chief of staff.