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November 2011

College of Business alumnus and wife commit additional $1 million to enhance Eminent Scholar chair in real estate

J. Harold Chastain credits the Florida State University College of Business with laying the solid foundation that prepared him for successful careers in the banking and real estate arenas. In gratitude, the 1955 graduate and his wife, Barbara, have been faithful and generous supporters of the college throughout the years.

Chronic post-traumatic stress disorder in women linked to history of rape, child abuse

A Florida State University clinical psychologist has identified factors that could cause some women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to have chronic, persistent symptoms while others recover naturally over time.

Academic culture at Florida State is topic for Dec. 6 luncheon/panel discussion

The final installment of Florida State University's Fall 2011 Faculty Luncheon Series, themed "Unity in Diversity — An Academic Community Reflects on the Three Cultures: The Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences," will feature four members of the Florida State faculty engaging in a panel discussion about the academic culture at FSU.

FCR-STEM researchers play key role in new online registry that allows for sharing of educational resources worldwide

Florida State University researchers are playing a key role in the development of a new, federal, open-source system that will allow institutions from around the world to share digital teaching resources. Launched in early November, the new Learning Registry will make it easier for teachers and others mining the mass of online education resources to find the pedagogical nugget that meets their specific needs.

Researcher honored for groundbreaking research in nanomaterials, biotechnology

A Florida State University researcher whose decades of work in the laboratory have contributed important knowledge that could one day lead to earlier detection of diseases such as cancer or genetic disorders has received what is perhaps his biggest professional honor.

Professional Sales Program takes a technological leap forward with gift from College of Business alumni

Thanks to a gift from two alumni of the Florida State University College of Business, students and faculty in the college's Professional Sales Program now have access to a state-of the-art behavioral research and training facility.

World-class electron microscope to be focus of upcoming symposium

Florida State University is home to one of the world' s most advanced robotic electron microscopes, the FEI Titan Krios. In early December, the state-of-the-art imaging device will be formally dedicated during a scientific symposium that will bring in microscopy experts from around the United States and England to discuss their research.

FSU to mark International Education Week with 'Going Global' showcase

With Homecoming Week 2011 in full swing, the Florida State University Center for Global Engagement and FSU International Programs will host the fifth annual "FSU's Going Global" showcase on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Center for Global and Multicultural Engagement, also known as The Globe.

Lecture to focus on prospects for stability in war-scarred Darfur

Ambassador Dane F. Smith Jr., a veteran diplomat who currently serves as the U.S. Senior Adviser on Darfur, will discuss "Achieving Peace and Justice in Darfur" during a free, public lecture on Thursday, Nov. 17, at Florida State University.

Ribbon-cutting scheduled at College of Business for new Marvin A. 'Mitch' Mitchell Sr. Behavioral Laboratory

The Florida State University College of Business has scheduled a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 18 to open a new, state-of the-art behavioral research and training facility.

FSU launches inaugural Student Veteran Film Festival with acclaimed documentary 'Hell and Back Again'

On Friday, Nov. 11 — Veterans Day — Florida State University launched the first annual Student Veteran Film Festival with the screening of a powerful new documentary, "Hell and Back Again," directed by photojournalist Danfung Dennis.

Homecoming 2011: Get into a 'Seminole State Of Mind'

Homecoming at 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. Homecoming 2011 aims to keep that spirited tradition alive and well.

Forum to discuss 'Death Penalty: Evolving Issues in Florida'

The Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights and the American Bar Association (ABA), in cooperation with The Constitution Project, will present "The Death Penalty: Evolving Issues in Florida," a two-hour forum on Monday, Nov. 14.

Florida State to host inaugural Student Veteran Film Festival

The Collegiate Veterans Association (CVA), along with the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and the College of Motion Picture Arts at Florida State University, will present the critically acclaimed film "Hell and Back Again," directed by Danfung Dennis, at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

Florida State to host 2011 'Peacejam Slam'

PeaceJam Southeast will kick off the new PeaceJam year on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Florida State University when 150 high school students from Leon County and across Florida and Georgia join 50 FSU students in a day of activities, communication and skill building.

Students give $100,000 to Garnet and Gold Scholar Society

The Florida State University Student Foundation made a $100,000 donation in support of the university's Garnet and Gold Scholar Society during Parents Weekend on Oct. 28. President Eric J. Barron received a ceremonial check from Student Foundation Chairman David Ward in Moore Auditorium on the Florida State campus.

Art with heart: Students combine coursework with community service at shelter for the homeless

Alex Zastera swooped his paintbrush in a high, curving arc, leaving a trail of pale green paint on the fence that shielded the homeless from the pound of traffic along nearby West Tennessee Street.

D'Alemberte to discuss government in the sunshine at Joe Cresse Ethics in Government Distinguished Lecture

Florida State University President Emeritus Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte will present the fourth annual Joe Cresse Ethics in Government Distinguished Lecture at the FSU College of Law on Nov. 4. He will discuss "Florida's Administrative Procedures Act: The Necessity for Open Communication Between Citizens and Their Government in the Sunshine State."