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March 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages: Florida State's Flying High Circus celebrates its 65th birthday

Just days before the March 30 opening night at the Florida State University Flying High Circus, students tweaked their acts in an ongoing practice ritual.

FSU wins grant to examine completion rates among minority doctoral students in STEM fields

Florida State is one of 21 universities that will be examining lower doctoral completion rates among American Indian, Hispanic and black students.

Nobel Peace laureate Jody Williams to host fourth annual PeaceJam Southeast conference

Human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Jody Williams will visit Florida State University March 30-April 1 as part of the PeaceJam Southeast Public Talk and Conference, a program of the FSU Center for Leadership and Civic Education.

Celebrating 50 Years of Integration at Florida State

In the fall of 1962, Florida State University enrolled its first three full-time African-American students, ushering in a new era of diversity and inclusiveness.

College of Medicine announces annual Match Day results

Graduating students in the Florida State University College of Medicine Class of 2012 received notification Friday of where they will enter residency training this summer. The class is the eighth to graduate from the medical school, which first enrolled students in 2001.

Student Foundation presents $15,000 check to Office of Undergraduate Research

At a time of reduced state funding for Florida's public universities, a student group at Florida State University is demonstrating the value of philanthropy by giving a boost to FSU's undergraduate research programs.

'UBorrow' system allows students to easily receive materials from any state university library in Florida

Students and faculty at Florida State University and the state's other public universities now have the ability to borrow materials from any State University System (SUS) library with a single search and without leaving their home institution.

For college students with ADHD, professor's self-help book has both style, substance

For young adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), successfully navigating their college days and early careers can sometimes seem like an insurmountable task.

President discusses legislative session, 'big ideas' during town hall meeting

Florida State University President Eric J. Barron discussed the 2012 Florida legislative session, the pending "pre-eminent university" bill and the university's "big ideas" initiative during a Campus Town Hall Meeting attended by 300 faculty and staff members on March 13.

Biology researcher on the verge of a technological breakthrough in drug creation process

New technology being developed at Florida State University could significantly decrease the cost of drug discovery, potentially leading to increased access to high-quality health care and cancer patients receiving personalized chemotherapy treatments.

A first ACC Championship for FSU men's basketball team — and their coach

Believe it or not, Leonard Hamilton isn't as stoic as he may seem.

Speaker to discuss connections between physical activity, brain health

Over the past several decades, American society has become increasingly sedentary. Whether this change is due, in part, to rapid technological development, economic challenges to our society, or a host of other factors, decreases in physical activity have been associated with diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, and a number of different cancers.

FSU 'Kick Butts Day' will tackle tobacco with music, food and facts

This month, Kick Butts Day organizers across the nation will encourage students to speak up and take action against tobacco usage. Florida State University will support that national effort with a fun-filled, awareness-raising campus event on Wednesday, March 14, that will feature free food, live music and information aimed at clearing the air.

'Without Words' exhibit promotes awareness of social injustice

A silent tour kicked off Florida State's fourth annual "Without Words," a museum-style exhibit aiming to promote awareness of social injustices. The goal of the week-long event was to get students to empathize with issues and spark discussion about them, said creative director and Florida State senior Niki White.

Florida State students take alternate route to spring break

For many college students, spring break is a time to go to the beach or just take a well-earned rest from classes. However, a number of Florida State University students have very different plans: They will spend their spring break (March 5-9) volunteering and helping underserved communities.

Claude Pepper among first inductees into Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame

Claude Denson Pepper, a longtime public servant and passionate advocate for older Americans, has been posthumously inducted into the new Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame.

Students and volunteers capture Florida's unique natural beauty in a new urban mural

Colorful and familiar turtles, alligators, cypress knees, lily pads and white cranes are visible throughout the 2,300-square-foot mural on Tallahassee's Gaines Street — a largely volunteer project designed to capture the lively essence of the Florida landscape and wildlife.