December

'GAP' awards help propel research from lab to market

Four Florida State University researchers are getting some extra cash from the university to help transform their cutting edge research into viable products that can find success in the global marketplace.

Charlotte Maguire, pioneering pediatrician and visionary philanthropist, dies at 96

Charlotte Edwards Maguire, who went from long-distance operator to pioneering female pediatrician to citrus-grove manager to government official to key supporter of the Florida State University College of Medicine to Great Floridian, died Dec. 6. She was 96. 

Computer-based approach to treating anxiety may reduce suicide risk

A group of psychology researchers at Florida State University have developed a simple computer-based approach to treating anxiety sensitivity, something that could have major implications for veterans and other groups who are considered at risk for suicide. 

Edington to serve as interim director of the Office of Commercialization

Florida State University Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander has appointed FSU’s Commercialization Director Brent Edington to serve as the interim executive director of the Office of Commercialization following the recently announced retirement of the office’s creator, John Fraser.

FSU rises in 'Best Colleges for Vets' national rankings

Florida State University moved up two spots to No. 8 in the latest “Best Colleges for Vets” rankings, which are published annually by Military Times magazine.

Faculty Senate honors four with Torch Awards

The Florida State University Faculty Senate has honored four individuals with Torch Awards, an annual recognition of contributions to the university’s academic excellence.

Fall commencement set for Dec. 12 and 13

Florida State University will confer an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree on Louise Jones Gopher, a member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida and noted champion of education, during fall commencement ceremonies, which will take place Dec. 12 and 13.

Florida Cabinet approves land swap to benefit College of Business

The Florida Cabinet today approved a major land swap that will enable Florida State University to build a new home for its nationally ranked College of Business.

Flying dinosaurs? Paper examines path from dinosaur to bird

A new review by a team of paleontologists and biologists, including a Florida State University professor, gives a modern look at where birds come from and how they evolved from dinosaurs.

Garnet and Gold Scholar Society inducts 33 new members

Founded in 2010, the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society recognizes accomplished undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, internship, leadership, research and service.