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Florida State’s Suwannee Room to undergo exciting transformation

As Florida State University students begin packing their bags for the winter break, Seminole Dining is planning a state-of-the-art transformation for the university’s historic dining hall, the Suwannee Room. The renovation is scheduled to be completed by July 2018. When the Suwannee Room reopens, it will be one of the best all you care to […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: December 2017

HONORS AND AWARDS Antonio Méndez Esparza, (College of Motion Picture Arts) Filmmaker in Residence, was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award for his feature film “Life and Nothing More,” which follows a young African-American man on the edge of adulthood who is searching for his purpose in today’s America. The movie also received a Best […]

A year to remember: Florida State achieves new heights in 2017

Florida State University enjoyed unprecedented success in 2017, continuing to build on the positive momentum of recent accomplishments. The university climbed five places for the second consecutive year in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, brought in a record amount of funding from the National Institutes of Health and won national awards for its campus diversity […]

A move to stop hunger: Sodexo awards grant to FSU Food Pantry

Earlier this month, Florida State University’s dining services partner, Sodexo USA, awarded a $1,000 grant through its Stop Hunger Foundation to FSU’s Food for Thought Food Pantry to help combat food insecurity on campus. “We will always have students in need,” said Gabe Branch, FSU Food for Thought Pantry’s program assistant. “But this grant allows us […]

FSU research: Add cardio to pump up math, reading scores

Exercise has long been described as the magic pill for a variety of health conditions, but new research from Florida State University shows that it could also help boost students’ academic performances. In a paper published in the Journal of Exercise Physiology, researchers from Florida State and Larkin Community Hospital in Miami outlined new data […]

National MagLab’s latest magnet snags world record, marks new era of scientific discovery

The Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory has shattered another world record with the testing of a 32-tesla magnet — 33 percent stronger than what had previously been the world’s strongest superconducting magnet used for research and more than 3,000 times stronger than a small refrigerator magnet. On Dec. 8, this new magnet […]

A galaxy far away: FAMU-FSU engineering dean delves into science behind ‘Star Wars’

Fans around the world will flock to see “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” when it comes to theaters later this week and marvel at the special effects that create this galaxy far, far away. But some of the special effects seen in “Star Wars” aren’t that far from reality, said FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Dean […]

Florida State again one of the nation’s most efficient universities

For the sixth consecutive year, Florida State University is among the most efficient of the nation’s highest ranked universities, according to a new list by U.S. News & World Report. The list is based on the operating efficiency of the schools in the top half of U.S. News’ 2018 Best Colleges rankings. Florida State is […]

Profiles in Leadership: Hoover leads FSU center during golden era of career services

Thousands of Florida State University students will walk across the commencement stage this week and set off on new journeys, whether it be landing their dream job or furthering their education. They’ll be ready for that next step, thanks to the FSU Career Center and the leadership of Myrna Hoover, who has directed the center […]

FSU Career Center increases internship opportunities for students

The Florida State University Career Center has launched two new programs designed to help reduce financial challenges and encourage students to participate in high-impact internships. “Florida State continues to be at the forefront in developing innovative programs that promote student success,” said Assistant Provost Joe O’Shea. “Every student at FSU, regardless of their background, deserves […]

Power of WE celebrates groundbreaking first year

It’s been more than a year since Florida State University’s Student Diversity and Inclusion Council launched the Power of WE, a campaign encouraging students to address what diversity and inclusion meant to them. The campaign enjoyed a rewarding and expansive first year, and students said that the connectivity helped them to feel unified as Seminoles […]

Florida State to hold commencement ceremonies Dec. 15, 16

Florida State University’s two fall commencement ceremonies will feature keynote addresses by an internationally renowned climate scientist and a top executive of a multibillion dollar retailer. Jeffrey Chanton, professor of oceanography and FSU’s Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor, will address graduates during the first ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at the Donald L. […]