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FSU criminology team tackles elder fraud issues

Around the holidays people tend to be in the giving spirit, but there are also scammers well aware of such generosity. The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports that although fraud targeting seniors happens every day, scammers often increase their efforts during the holiday season. Enter Florida State University’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice. […]

FSU Mock Trial Team wins national competition

The Florida State University College of Law Mock Trial Team won first place in the 2016 Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition sponsored by the University at Buffalo School of Law, the New York State 8th Judicial District and the Bar Association of Erie County. The competition, which is one of the biggest national invitationals in the […]

Law professor wins national award for commitment to public service

Florida State University College of Law Professor Paolo Annino has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Father Robert Drinan Award. The prestigious national award is presented by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities to a faculty member or administrator whose work on behalf of […]

FSU’s Wendy Plant earns prestigious post with national entrepreneurship group

Florida State University’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship is proud to announce Wendy Plant, director of the Center for Student Engagement, has been elected as a Director at Large for the United States for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE). USASBE is the largest independent, professional, academic organization in the world dedicated to advancing the discipline […]

‘7 Under 30’ speaker series showcases FSU alumni entrepreneurs

The Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship will present the 5th annual 7 Under 30 Speaker Series, featuring seven Florida State alumni entrepreneurs who launched successful businesses before the age of 30.  The speakers will share their journey developing a successful business. “We have a very diverse group of alumni this year and are really looking […]

FSU business grad receives Governor’s Young Entrepreneur Award

A Florida State University graduate has been recognized for starting an innovative business that utilizes “parametric design” to produce unique wooden products. Today, Gov. Rick Scott presented the Governor’s Young Entrepreneur Award to Nick O’Donnell, who graduated with a degree in entrepreneurship from FSU’s College of Business in 2015. O’Donnell is the founder and owner […]

Jim Moran Institute recognizes 2016 scholarship recipients

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship in the Florida State University College of Business recognized Amber Balkcom and Dajuan Bowman as the 2016 Jim Moran Scholar recipients Tuesday at a private reception on campus.  Jan Moran, FSU President John Thrasher, College of Business Dean Michael D. Hartline as well as family and friends honored […]

Florida State ranked nation’s 9th best value law school

The Florida State University College of Law jumped four spots to earn the distinction of 9th best value law school in the nation. The new ranking is published in The National Jurist’s fall 2016 issue of preLaw magazine, which includes 58 law schools this year. This is the eighth consecutive year The National Jurist has […]

FSU team tackles urban mobility in smart city era

A multidisciplinary team of Florida State University researchers is using big data analytics to make Tallahassee a more efficient and sustainable place to live for its residents now and in the future. Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Reza Arghandeh, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Eren Erman Ozguven and Assistant Professor of […]

Political scholar, distinguished alum to speak at FSU

Florida State University alumnus Susan MacManus, a political science professor at the University of South Florida (USF) and a frequent national media commentator will return to her alma mater to share her expertise on elections and campaigns. Her talk, “2016: An Election Like No Other,” will focus on how reaching voters has changed significantly in […]

Pulitzer winner Cynthia Tucker to speak at FSU

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Cynthia Tucker will take part in a panel discussion and deliver a lecture as part of the annual Joe Cresse Ethics in Government Lecture Series. The events are sponsored by the Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University. Tucker will be featured on a panel moderated […]

FSU graduate student receives $120K grant to study health policy

A Florida State University doctoral student has been awarded a $120,000 grant through a new program trying to diversify the future generation of policy development leaders. Patrice Williams is one of 40 traditionally underrepresented students who will join the first cohort of Health Policy Research Scholars, a new program led by Johns Hopkins University and […]