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Personality changes don’t precede clinical onset of Alzheimer’s, FSU study shows

For years, scientists and physicians have been debating whether personality and behavior changes might appear prior to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Now, the findings of a new and comprehensive study from FSU College of Medicine Associate Professor Antonio Terracciano and colleagues, published today in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, has found no […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: September 2017

HONORS AND AWARDS Woody G. Kim (Hospitality Management) received the John Wiley & Sons Lifetime Research Achievement award at the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education’s annual summer conference held in Baltimore, Md., in July. Lydia Hanks, Ph.D. (Hospitality) will return to Penn State, her alma mater, on Oct. 11 to receive the […]

Scientists investigate how oil affects smallest organisms in Antarctic waters

New research by a Florida State University scientist has examined how oil and other hydrocarbons in Antarctica affect miniature organisms called meiofauna that slip through the sediment widely unnoticed to the casual observer.   Over five years, a team at the Australian Antarctic Division led by Jonny Stark, in collaboration with FSU Marine and Coastal […]

For The Kids: Dance Marathon presents $915K to the FSU College of Medicine

Cheers filled the sunlit atrium of Florida State University’s John Thrasher Building Tuesday afternoon as Dance Marathon at FSU and the Children’s Miracle Network at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital presented a check for more than $915,000 to the FSU College of Medicine. The funds, which will be instrumental in providing needed aid to children […]

FSU opens new childcare facility to serve smallest Seminoles

Florida State University is making the lives of its faculty, staff and students who have children a little easier by expanding its childcare facilities and moving them closer to campus.   The new Infant and Toddler Child Development Center, located on the corner of Copeland and St. Augustine streets, opened Monday, Aug. 28. The upgraded […]

FSU professor wins Southern Chemist Award from American Chemical Society

A Florida State University professor has received the American Chemical Society’s Southern Chemist Award in recognition of his contributions in nuclear chemistry. Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt, the Gregory R. Choppin Professor of Chemistry, received a medal and plaque at the organization’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C.  The award honors those who are U.S. citizens and worked in […]

FSU students, community send Hurricane Irma relief supplies to South Florida

Photo gallery Florida State University and Leon County teamed up to send thousands of care packages to Hurricane Irma victims in South Florida, thanks to donations from local residents and businesses. On Friday morning, more than 250 FSU students and 100 staff volunteers assembled the donated items into care packages at the Donald L. Tucker […]

Researcher sheds new light on how brain operates like GPS

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Every time you walk out of a building, you immediately see where you’re at and then step toward a destination. Whether you turn left, right or go straight ahead, you don’t even think about it. Simple, right? Not exactly. The brain performs a complex calculation that works a lot like the Global […]

Florida State leaps another five spots in national rankings

U.S. News & World Report Ranks FSU No. 33 Among Public Universities Florida State University has jumped to No. 33 among national public universities in the U.S. News & World Report rankings after moving up five places for the second consecutive year. The rankings appear in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2018” guidebook. In two years, FSU […]

FSU students enjoy post-Irma dinner at the Champions Club

As the worst of Hurricane Irma moved past Tallahassee Monday afternoon, some of the very best qualities of the Florida State University family were on display at a swiftly organized post-hurricane dinner at Doak Campbell Stadium.  Even as the storm shut down campus this week, FSU organized a plan to open the 70,000-square-foot Dunlap Champions Club — the premier club-seating […]

UPDATE: Hurricane Irma

Visit alerts.fsu.edu for full list of updates. Updated 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 Based on the most recent forecast from the National Hurricane Center, Florida State University is extending its current closure through Friday, Sept. 15, for all campuses, due to concerns about the impact of the storm and possible long-term power outages in the Tallahassee area as […]