Skip to main content Skip to main content

Florida State University News

The Official News Source of Florida State University


Business, Law & Policy

Social Sciences and Public Policy dean to step down in May

David W. Rasmussen, dean of the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy since 2003, will step down May 6 after 13 years of distinguished service as dean. Rasmussen will return to the college’s faculty for two years before retiring from FSU after 50 years of service in May 2018. “Under the […]

Business First ranks FSU among top U.S. public institutions

Florida State University is ranked among the nation’s top public institutions according to a national report released by Business First. The publication ranked Florida State No. 36 on its list of 477 universities and colleges and placed second among Florida public institutions. The assessment was based on 20 indicators of academic excellence, prestige, affordability, diversity […]

Criminology dean to address Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission

Thomas Blomberg, dean of Florida State University’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, will deliver a keynote address to the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission Monday, Feb. 22. The purpose of Blomberg’s presentation is to assist Palm Beach County in setting their crime and justice priorities for 2016-2017. Like many other jurisdictions across the […]

FSU researcher uses technology to tell civil rights icon’s story

Sixty years ago, the murder of an African-American teenager helped galvanize the civil rights movement in America. Today, the history of that iconic event is being shared through a location-based smartphone application. Florida State University Professor Davis Houck helped lead the Emmett Till Memory Project to commemorate the death and memory of Till, whose 1955 […]

Delaware Governor Jack Markell to speak at College of Law

Delaware Governor Jack Markell will visit the Florida State University College of Law at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Roberts Hall, Room 101. During his visit, Gov. Markell will meet with faculty members and students and give a public talk at lunch. “It is an honor to have Gov. Markell at our law school […]

Social entrepreneurship company wins first place in InNOLEvation Challenge

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship announced “Unhoused Humanity” as this year’s winner of the InNOLEvation® Challenge Business Model Competition. Unhoused Humanity, founded by Ramon Aleman, a psychology and marketing major, and Daren McCurdy, a graduate student studying international affairs,solves the problem of homeless individuals who do not have the necessary funds to pay […]

JM Family Enterprises, Inc. creates new scholarship for African-American students

College-bound African-American high school seniors from South Florida will be able to compete for full, four-year academic scholarships to Florida State University, thanks to a $1.2 million gift from JM Family Enterprises, Inc. that establishes the African-American Youth Achiever Endowed Scholarship. The gift will allow FSU and JM Family to eventually offer up to four […]

Black Law Students Association sweeps regional competitions

For the second consecutive year, Florida State University College of Law’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) won first place in two major advocacy competitions and won a Chapter of the Year award at the Southern Region Black Law Students Association (SRBLSA) Regional Convention. The 2016 meeting was held in Durham, North Carolina from January 20-24. […]

Law professor receives national book award

Florida State University College of Law Professor Mary Ziegler, the Stearns Weaver Miller Professor, has won the Thomas J. Wilson Memorial Prize for her book, After Roe: The Lost History of the Abortion Debate. The award is presented annually by the Board of Syndics of Harvard University Press to an author’s first book manuscript that […]

FSU names founding director of Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has appointed FSU business professor, entrepreneur in residence and university administrator Susan S. Fiorito as the founding director of Florida State’s newly established Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship. Fiorito currently serves as chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Information Systems […]

2015: An Unforgettable Year for Florida State

It was a banner year for Florida State University. The university received the largest gift in its history and selected a new provost. Our faculty members produced some remarkable research, our students were honored with national awards for their success and our athletics teams continued their tradition of competing at the highest level of intercollegiate […]

About the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship

How is the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship different from other university programs? This will be the largest interdisciplinary entrepreneurship school in the nation. No other university connects its entrepreneurship curriculum to a set of broad-based outreach programs designed to help entrepreneurs and small businesses. The outreach mission of the new school will be conducted […]