FSU creator of life-saving breast cancer drug elected to National Academy of Inventors

A Florida State University professor who created a synthetic version of a life-saving breast cancer drug making it widely available to patients has been elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Symposium addresses 21st-century colonialism in the Caribbean

Florida State’s Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies and its Literature, Media, and Culture program came together Dec. 7 to sponsor an academic symposium, “It Has to Come from Here: Protesting Twenty-first Century Caribbean Colonialism.”

Faculty Spotlight: Amy Baco-Taylor, Associate Professor of Oceanography

Amy Baco-Taylor is an associate professor in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, part of Florida State University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Arts and sciences grads to be honored at Dec. 14 commencement ceremony

Florida State University President John Thrasher will preside over the fall commencement ceremony honoring College of Arts and Sciences graduates, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, 505 W. Pensacola St. Arts and Sciences will share its ceremony with graduates of the colleges of Communication and Information, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Education, Fine Arts, Law, Medicine and Social Work.

Toy boats, Arctic ice and a science outreach success

In 2015, Florida State University Professor of Oceanography William Landing and a team of environmental scientists boarded a research vessel and sailed north into the frigid, ice-sheathed waters of the Arctic ocean.

FSU Biology’s Hank Bass co-authors book aimed at inspiring the next generation of scientists

Florida State University Biology professor Hank Bass, along with professor Kome Onokpise from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University’s College of Agriculture and Food Sciences, celebrated the release of their book, “Crazy Lazy Corn!!!” Wednesday, Nov. 28, with a reception and teacher workshop at the University Club Center, in Tallahassee, Fla.

Faculty Spotlight: John Corrigan, Professor of Religion and History

John Corrigan is the Lucius Moody Bristol Distinguished Professor of Religion, Professor of History, and a Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Religion, part of Florida State University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Two Arts & Sciences Researchers Named Fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Two distinguished researchers from Florida State University’s College of Arts and Sciences have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of their work to advance science and its application.

Professor of Chemistry Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt and Professor of Biological Science Kimberly Hughes are being elevated to the rank of fellow this year for their accomplishments in the fields of actinide chemistry and evolutionary ecology, respectively.

Faculty Spotlight: Andrew Frank, Professor of History

Andrew Frank is the Allen Morris Professor of History in the Department of History, part of Florida State University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Postdoctoral scholar wins award at annual symposium and poster competition

Francesca Bernardi, a Dean’s Postdoctoral Scholar in Florida State University’s Department of Mathematics, was recently recognized at the Annual Fall Symposium and Poster Competition, sponsored by the FSU Postdoctoral Association.

New grants help FSU researcher in next generation of computer science research

With two new grants totaling $1.2 million, computer science researchers at Florida State University will work to build that crucial infrastructure, creating sophisticated programs that will help facilitate the next generation of computer science discovery.

Jorge Piekarewicz awarded Beams Medal for outstanding research

A professor from the Florida State University Physics department, part of the College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the 2018 Jesse W. Beams Research Award for outstanding research by the Southeastern section of the American Physics Society.