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‘Lens of time’ magnifies FSU experience for Oscar-nominated cinematographer

Oscar nominee and Florida State University alumnus James Laxton is coming off the best professional experience of his life on the film “Moonlight,” which is nominated for eight Academy Awards — including Best Picture. Laxton earned an Oscar nomination for cinematography on the film and now, days before the 89th Academy Awards on Feb. 26, […]

National MagLab rolls out the red carpet for Open House

The Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory is rolling out the red carpet for science at its upcoming annual Open House. On Feb. 25, the largest, highest-powered magnet lab in the world will open its doors for thousands of science fans. The region’s largest science event, the Open House will feature 100 hands-on […]

Oscar nominee Barry Jenkins’ road to success started at Florida State

It’s a rare rainy, gray day in Los Angeles, home of film director Barry Jenkins, who finds himself in the middle of another kind of storm — an unexpected but sweet storm of cinematic praise showering over his personal labor of love, “Moonlight.” Jenkins, a 2003 alumnus of the Florida State University College of Motion […]

FSU lecture to explore Germany’s refugee challenge

The Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy presents “Germany’s Refugee Challenge,” a lecture by Anke Culver of the West Coast University of Applied Sciences in Heide, Germany. The lecture will examine the challenges Germany has faced and what the country has been able to do to assimilate refugees and help ease […]

InternatioNole: FSU Faculty Conduct Research Around the World

Mark Twain once said, “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” That is certainly true for the life of a researcher. Though Florida State University researchers teach and live in Tallahassee, the world is their laboratory. Here are […]

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering to celebrate National Engineers Week

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering has organized a host of events in commemoration of National Engineers Week — a time where we recognize how the skills, innovation and creativity of engineers have fueled the march of human progress. National Engineers Week will take place from Sunday, Feb. 19 through Saturday, Feb. 25. All events are […]

2016 Florida Book Awards Winners Announced

With its 11th annual competition now complete, the Florida Book Awards has announced winners for books published in 2016. More than 200 eligible publications were submitted across the ten categories of competition. Coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries, the Florida Book Awards is the nation’s most comprehensive state book awards program. It was established […]

28 songs in 28 days: An FSU music student’s composition quest

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State University College of Music student Jose Hernandez is one very motivated guy. Hernandez has made it his mission to compose one piece of music every day in February. That’s a daunting goal in itself, but he’s also tackling this challenging list every day: Line up ensembles to perform his music […]

Healing generations: FSU center tackles heart health in African-American churches

As the nation recognizes American Heart Month this February, Florida State University’s Center on Better Health and Life for Underserved Populations has successfully helped 36 black churches in Leon and Gadsden counties set a foundation for healthier living. Penny Ralston is the center’s director and dean emeritus of FSU’s College of Human Sciences. She and […]

FSU Museum of Fine Arts showcases work of artists with autism

For the third time in the last four years, the “Artists and Autism” exhibition series will bring the remarkable work of differently abled artists to the campus of Florida State University. Presented by the Florida State University Autism Institute and Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) in partnership with the arts education program VSA […]

Recent FSU graduate awarded Scoville Peace Fellowship

Florida State University graduate Jesse Marks has been awarded the highly competitive Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, which provides recent college and graduate school alumni with funding and the opportunity to work with senior-level policy experts. Marks is one of three spring 2017 Scoville Fellows chosen from among 124 applicants from 81 universities. He will […]