Nancy Everhart, professor of Communication and Information, has been awarded a Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst/German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Stay for University Academics and Scientists.
Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Wright-Cleveland, director of the Office of Faculty Recognition, will be serving a Fulbright Scholar award to Côte d'Ivoire from August 23, 2015 through July 1, 2016. She will be blogging about her experiences at http://mwcfulbright.tumblr.com.
Allan Clarke and Jeffrey Chanton have been elected as 2015 fellows of the American Geophysical Union. For more information, please see the press release at http://news.agu.org/press-release/american-geophysical-union-announces-2015-fellows and the FSU News article at http://news.fsu.edu/More-FSU-News/Professors-named-fellows-of-American-Geophysical-Union.
FACULTY LUNCHEON SERIES
Presbyterian University Center
The Fall 2015 FSU Faculty Luncheon Series will highlight the importance of writing as a significant component of scholarship at Florida State University, with distinguished speakers reflecting on their recent publications:
Tuesday, September 15
City of Noise: Sound and Nineteenth-Century Paris
Aimée Boutin, Professor of French
Tuesday, October 13
Gender and the Novel: Writing Italian Modernities
Silvia Valisa, Associate Professor of Italian Studies
Tuesday, November 17
Abortion Politics and the Presidential Election
Deana Rohlinger, Professor of Sociology
Tuesday, December 8
Writing about Risk
Banned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology
Fritz Davis, Professor of History
The series is open to the public, and takes place at the Presbyterian University Center, 548 W. Park Ave. Parking is available in the lot on the north side of the Presbyterian University Center.
Luncheons begin at 12:15, and the programs follow at 12:45, concluding at 1:30. Lunches are $10 per session, and reservations are required.
All reservations must be made by noon of the Thursday before each luncheon. Please mail reservation requests to the Presbyterian University Center, 548 W. Park Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32301, with a check made payable to the Presbyterian University Center and clearly marked “Faculty Luncheon Series.” In order to pay at the door, please call the Center for a reservation at 850.222.6320, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Faculty Luncheon Series is co-sponsored by the Presbyterian University Center, the FSU Faculty and Friends Club, and the Alpha of Florida Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
For more information, please visit http://facultyluncheon.cci.fsu.edu/.
Steve Acquah, associate research professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. For more information, please see the FSU News article located at http://news.fsu.edu/Top-Stories/Three-FSU-chemistry-researchers-elected-fellows-of-prestigious-chemistry-society.
Hedi Mattoussi, professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. For more information, please see the FSU News article located at http://news.fsu.edu/Top-Stories/Three-FSU-chemistry-researchers-elected-fellows-of-prestigious-chemistry-society.
Thomas E. Albrecht-Schmitt, Gregory R. Choppin Professor of Chemistry, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. According to Dr. Albrecht-Schmitt, "This award is in recognition of our contributions to the chemistry of the heaviest elements, especially californium." For more information, please see the FSU News article located at http://news.fsu.edu/Top-Stories/Three-FSU-chemistry-researchers-elected-fellows-of-prestigious-chemistry-society.
Yaacov Petscher, Associate Director of the Florida Center for Reading Research, has won the Educational Researcher of the Year Award (Florida Educational Research Association) and the Dina Feitelson Research Award (International Literacy Association).
According to the International Literacy Association's website, the Dina Feitelson Research Award was established to honor the memory of Dina Feitelson for a current literature published worldwide focusing on reading and related disciplines to recognize an outstanding empirical study, published in English in a refereed journal.
Katherine Mooney, assistant professor of History, has won the North American Society for Sports History (NASSH) book award for Race Horse Men: How Slavery and Freedom Were Made at the Racetrack.
Ming Ye, associate professor in Scientific Computing, was awarded the Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). According to the ASCE website, "Research Prizes are to be awarded to members of the Society in any grade for notable achievements in research related to civil engineering. Preference shall be given to younger members (generally under 40 years of age) of early accomplishment who can be expected to continue fruitful careers in research."
According to Dr. Ye, "The Huber Prize is considered the highest level mid-career research prize in civil engineering, and awarded to members of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for notable achievements in research related to all areas of civil engineering.
Previous recipients of this award include faculty members from leading engineering programs, including MIT, UC-Berkeley, UT-Austin, Georgia Tech, University of Illinois, and Cambridge.
The ASCE typically awards three to five Huber Prizes each year, one for each of the recognized sub-disciplines of the field. Recipients are all generally younger than 45 and have demonstrated a level of achievement and excellence that bodes well for a long and fruitful career."