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.

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FSU researchers earn prestigious National Science Foundation awards

Viet Tung Hoang, Department of Computer Science, College of Arts and Sciences

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:

Hitesh Changlani, Department of Physics, College of Arts and Sciences

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.

Neda Yaghoobian, Department of Mechanical Engineering, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

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, incoming dean of Behavioral, Social Sciences and Education, Tallahassee Community College

Bryan Hooper, Dean