FSU’s MagLab director named member of the National Academy of Sciences
The director of the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory has been selected a member of the National Academy of Sciences for his career in physics.
Greg Boebinger joins eight current and retired Florida State University faculty as members of a national academy, including current MagLab Chief Scientist Laura Greene.
Boebinger also is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Considered one of the highest honors a scientist can receive, the National Academy of Sciences was established under a congressional charter and signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 to provide science and technology expertise to the nation.
Boebinger’s research focuses on high-temperature superconductivity and the quantum Hall effect.
Boebinger became director of the lab in 2004.
FSU dance center receives funding to support working parent artists
The Florida State University Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography has received renewed funding from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, which supports working artists and their childcare needs for 2021.
The dance and choreographic research center is housed within the School of Dance at FSU. Carla Peterson is director of the center.
Since its founding in 2004, it has served as a residency incubator for new and diverse artist voices in dance. The center is known for its support of artists, typically providing travel, hotel, artist fees, space and staff assistance.
For more information, visit mancc.org.
FSU researchers earn prestigious National Science Foundation awards
Three Florida State University faculty members have been recognized by the National Science Foundation with the prestigious CAREER Award, a grant given to promising up-and-coming researchers who are expected to become leaders in their fields.
Faculty Early Career Development Awards are given to junior faculty with the potential to serve as role models in research and teaching and to lead advances in the mission of their organization. They are among the most prestigious awards granted to junior faculty by the NSF.
The recipients are:
Viet Tung Hoang, Department of Computer Science, College of Arts and Sciences. Hoang joined FSU in 2016 after receiving his doctorate at the University of California, Davis in 2013.
Hitesh Changlani, Department of Physics, College of Arts and Sciences. Changlani received his doctorate in physics from Cornell University in 2013. He joined the faculty at FSU in 2018.
Neda Yaghoobian, Department of Mechanical Engineering, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. Yaghoobian received her doctorate from the University of California, San Diego, and she also served as a visiting research assistant in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources at the University of California, Davis in 2013.
TCC appoints new academic deans from within its ranks
Tallahassee Community College is announcing new deans for the positions of the Dean of Behavioral, Social Sciences and Education (BSSE), the Dean of Communications and Humanities (CH), and the Dean of Science and Mathematics (SM).
The appointments, effective July 1, include:
Bryan Hooper, Dean of Behavioral, Social Sciences and Education. Hooper previously served as associate dean of Behavioral Social Sciences and Education at TCC since 2017.
Hooper earned his Doctorate of Public Health with specializations in Maternal & Fetal, as well as Behavioral Health Promotion from Florida A&M University, a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Florida A&M University.
Donmetrie Clark, Dean of Communications and Humanities. Clark previously served as the Associate Dean of Communications and Humanities Division since 2016. For the last 16 years, Clark also served as a reader, table leader, and question leader for the Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition examination.
Clark obtained his Master of Education degree from Florida A&M University with a concentration in Literature, Composition, and English Education with additional coursework in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Education.
Kalynda Holton, Dean of Science and Mathematics. Holton previously served as the Associate Dean of Science and Mathematics since 2016, working closely with faculty to promote high standards of excellence in the division activities and set exemplary professional standards.
Holton, who has worked at TCC for more than 14 years, earned her Master of Education and Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Florida A&M University.
Each dean will effectively begin their new role at TCC on July 1.
TCC dean honored by National Student Success Organization
Sharisse Turner, Dean of Transitional Studies at TCC, is the 2021 recipient of the Gladys R. Shaw Award for Outstanding Service and Support for Student Success by the National Organization for Student Success (NOSS).
Turner has dedicated more than 35 years to serving underrepresented, under-served student populations. She is the past-president and current treasurer of the Florida Association of Student Success and member of the NOSS and the College Reading and Learning Association.
The award criteria includes more than 10 years of service and an extensive record of service and support in student success-related programs.
Turner will be awarded with a plaque and stipend. Additionally, she will be honored at the NOSS upcoming virtual conference in June.
FAMU pre-nursing student named 2021 Brain Busters Champion
Florida A&M University School of Nursing pre-nursing student Danielle Walker has been named the 2021 Brain Busters Champion.
Walker of Fort Lauderdale was one of four FAMU pre-nursing students who competed in the Collegiate Brain Busters Alzheimer’s Collaboration Tournament on April 29 hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association.
All four participating FAMU pre-nursing students placed in the top five of the competition:
Nia Russell of Pensacola placed second;
Taylor Hardy of Tampa placed third,
Janae Cotton of Tallahassee placed fourth.
Students were advised by Kallie M. Donaldson, program assistant in the School of Nursing.
The tournament brings awareness of Alzheimer’s and all other dementia to college students across Florida. It is funded in partnership with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas Inc.
FAMU alum Aaliyah Wilkerson hired as university’s digital content manager
Florida A&M University Office of Communications announced the hiring of alumna Aaliyah Wilkerson as its digital content manager
Wilkerson of Miami will oversee the university’s social media platforms and direct social media strategy.
Wilkerson, a FAMU School of Journalism & Graphic Communication graduate, earned a master’s in integrated marketing communications from West Virginia University.
She previously worked as the marketing and communications coordinator for the FAMU Office of Housing.
FAMU’s Office of Communications wins two design awards
The Florida A&M University Office of Communications earned gold and platinum Hermes Creative Awards.
The division won a gold campaign Hermes Creative Award for its “Call the Shots” campaign to encourage the community to get flu shots and COVID-19 vaccinations.
The platinum Hermes Creative Award was for a 48-page recruitment brochure titled “Discover what you can become.”
Both entries were designed by Art Director Brion Eason.
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