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FSU hires two new staffers to lead Title IX office

Florida State University has hired two experienced Title IX professionals to provide leadership for the university’s Title IX office. Mandy Hambleton will serve as FSU’s new Title IX director and lead sexual misconduct support, prevention and response efforts for the university. Courtney McHenry will serve as the senior Title IX investigator. They will officially assume […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: January 2018

HONORS AND AWARDS Steven Pfeiffer, Ph.D. (Education) was honored with the 2017 National Research Award from the Research Council of Oman for his article “Identification of Gifted Students in Oman: Gender and Grade Differences on the Gifted Rating Scales–School Form,” on Dec. 10 in Muscat, Oman. Helen Li, Ph.D. (Electrical and Computer Engineering) has been […]

The Ringling unveils new Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the State Art Museum of Florida affiliated with Florida State University, will debut its stunning new Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion on Monday, Jan. 22. The 5,500-square-foot pavilion, designed by regional architecture firm Lewis + Whitlock, will showcase The Ringling’s growing and vibrant collection of studio glass and serve […]

Climate change linked to more flowery tropical forests, FSU study shows

New research from a Florida State University scientist has revealed a surprising relationship between surging atmospheric carbon dioxide and flower blooms in a remote tropical forest. FSU researchers studying the rich tropical forests of Panama’s Barro Colorado Island found that climbing rates of carbon dioxide have set the stage for a multidecade increase in overall […]

New grant funds training on human trafficking for Emergency Medical Services

Florida State University’s Institute for Family Violence Studies (IFVS) at the College of Social Work recently received a $25,000 grant from the Office of the Florida Attorney General to help stem the tide of human trafficking. The funds helped create an online training to help Emergency Medical Services personnel recognize the signs of human trafficking […]

FSU College of Social Work and Peace Corps partner to provide tuition-free graduate school fellowship

Florida State University’s College of Social Work and The Peace Corps announced the launch of the new Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, a graduate fellowship program that offers financial assistance to returned Peace Corps volunteers. The program will award a tuition credit waiver to selected returned Peace Corps volunteers pursuing a full-time Master of Social […]

FSU Panama City to offer new engineering programs from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

FSU Panama City announced it will add two new engineering programs in fall 2018. The university will begin offering a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in systems engineering. The announcement came during a meeting of the FSU Board of Trustees today. “These new programs are coming to FSU Panama City because […]

Only a revolution: Civil rights activist addresses students during annual MLK commemorative celebration

Angela Davis — author, scholar, educator and civil rights pioneer — discussed the imprint of racism on society in her keynote lecture during Florida State University’s 30th Annual MLK Week Commemorative Celebration Jan. 16 at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. Before Davis’ talk, the FSU Gospel Choir performed and President John Thrasher offered words of welcome. […]

Gonzalez, Henderson appointed to FSU Board of Trustees

Gov. Rick Scott announced two appointments to the Florida State University Board of Trustees Friday. Jorge Gonzalez, of Walton County, was appointed to fill a vacant seat for a term beginning Jan. 12, 2018, and ending Jan. 6, 2021. Gonzalez is the president and chief executive officer of the St. Joe Company. He also serves as […]

Profiles in Leadership: FSU Panama City leader crafts ambitious vision for future

Randy Hanna is excited as he talks about the future of Florida State University Panama City. In his inimitably go-getter style, the dean of FSU Panama City is using his wide-ranging, 30-plus years of experience as a lawyer, educator, business manager/consultant and administrator to craft new alliances between education, business and government. The collaborations offer […]

OLLI offers preview of spring semester classes for adult learners Jan. 22

With more than 50 intellectually stimulating classes — plus lectures, field trips, local and international travel, culture and arts adventures, interest groups and club activities — opportunities for learning, friendship and fun abound during the spring semester of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida State University. OLLI is recognized as an exciting, challenging scholarly program tailored for […]