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April 2012

Florida State junior receives prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

Dan Stribling, a Florida State University student who conducts research in computational chemistry, has received a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, awarded to the nation’s brightest mathematics, science and engineering college sophomores and juniors.

April 26-27 conference to bring Florida’s aerospace and aviation expertise into focus

The space shuttle program may be gone, but Florida’s ability to fuel the next generation of space and air travel is about to take off. United under the Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion (FCAAP) — a one-of-a-kind, multi-university Center of Excellence — aerospace and aviation leaders from around the globe will descend on Florida State University’s campus on April 26-27 to help chart the next evolution of flight.

A majestic building on Florida State’s campus earns high architectural honor

Great architecture in Tallahassee? Look no farther than Florida State University.

Maya Angelou inspires crowd on 50th anniversary of FSU’s integration

Angelou spoke to an audience of nearly 5,000 people Saturday night at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. Her appearance marked the culmination of three days of events marking the 50th anniversary of integration at Florida State University.

Florida State vice president named to Florida Board of Governors task force

Robert B. Bradley, vice president for Planning and Programs at Florida State University, has been appointed to serve on the Florida Board of Governors newly formed 12-member Task Force on Facilities Funding, which will address a critical lack of infrastructure and facilities funding within the State University System.

Rededication of green space, tour of new Heritage Museum included in Heritage Day Celebration

A green space adjacent to Florida State University’s Westcott Building that is rich in university and local history was rededicated to Mina Joe Powell during a Heritage Day Celebration led by President Eric J. Barron on Friday, April 20. Powell played a huge role in the preservation of the space over the years, and was a member of the class of 1950.

Speakers announced for three spring commencement ceremonies

Leading evolutionary biologist Edward O. Wilson, U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco J. Sánchez and veteran ESPN sports broadcaster Lee Corso will deliver the commencement addresses at Florida State University’s three spring graduation ceremonies.

Biological science majors emerge as top winners of InNOLEvation Challenge

They vied against some stiff competition in the Shark Tank round of Florida State University’s InNOLEvation Challenge and faced tough questions by a panel of judges, but on April 13, High-Throughput Revolutions emerged as the first-place winner of the six-month business competition, and taking home $150,000 in cash and in-kind services.

Film-school grads make ‘Dead Dad’ come alive at Florida Film Festival world premiere

“Dead Dad,” a comedic drama written, directed, produced and starring mostly Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts graduates and Florida-grown talent, makes its world premiere on Monday, April 16, during the 2012 Florida Film Festival in Maitland, Fla.

Alumnus Warrick Dunn helps FSU employee make her dream of homeownership come true

With some assistance from a Florida State University football legend, another family now has a house that they can call home.

FSU president speaks to Florida Gov. Rick Scott on university 'preeminence' bill

Florida State University President Eric J. Barron made a presentation to Florida Gov. Rick Scott on April 12 in support of the "preeminence" bill passed by the Legislature in the recent legislative session.

Field of 10 student entrepreneurs compete in 'Shark Tank' round of InNOLEvation Challenge

The long-awaited Shark Tank round of the InNOLEvation Challenge — one of the nation's largest collegiate business plan competitions — gets under way at 8 a.m. on Friday, April 13, at Florida State University's Turnbull Conference Center, with the final 10 business startups vying for $250,000 in cash and in-kind services.

Poet Maya Angelou to speak as part of university's 50th Anniversary of Integration weekend

Celebrated poet Maya Angelou will speak on Saturday, April 21, at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center.

Second annual TEDxFSU conference sparks 'Revelations to Revolutions'

Florida State University students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the community, are invited to attend an upcoming event whose purpose is to cultivate an open atmosphere for sharing ideas, learning from diverse perspectives, and engaging in meaningful dialogue.

President's Ice Cream Social to be held on Landis Green

Florida State University students, faculty members, staff and campus visitors will get a chance to cool off and have some fun as the 2012 President's Ice Cream Social takes place on Thursday, April 12.

New public-events calendar debuts

Information Technology Services (ITS) at Florida State University has launched a new public events calendar. Synchronizing with department calendars and adding events to calendars is now a streamlined process.

McWey receives University Distinguished Teacher Award

Lauded by her students as a teacher who creates a welcoming and engaging classroom environment with a contagious passion for her subject matter, one of Florida State University's most passionate faculty members has been selected to receive the university's top teaching honor.

English Professor Dennis Moore to speak at final event of FSU Spring Faculty Luncheon Series

Dennis Moore, an associate professor in Florida State University's Department of English and a 1999 recipient of the University Distinguished Teaching Award, will speak April 17 at the fourth and final event of  the Spring 2012 Faculty Luncheon Series.

Participants sought for historic cancer research effort

Members of the Florida State University, Tallahassee and surrounding communities have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in a historic study that could change the face of cancer for future generations.

$150,000 grant will benefit entrepreneurial FSU students engaged in incubator activities

Entrepreneurial-minded students at Florida State University will have an opportunity to compete for the newly established Genivia Fund for Entrepreneurship, created by Genivia Inc., a Tallahassee-based software company.

FSU to welcome military families to entrepreneurship 'bootcamp'

Military family members who are caring for a wounded warrior or had a spouse or family member die while serving their country will be traveling to Florida State University to participate in its first Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans' Families (EBV-F).

Nobel laureate Jody Williams wows crowd at PeaceJam talk

Jody Williams came to Florida State University to deliver an important message: If she — an average girl from Vermont whose parents didn't finish high school — could succeed in changing the world for the better, then so could anyone listening to her speak.