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Florida State welcomes president of Botswana for official visit

Florida State University welcomed His Excellency President Mokgweetsi Masisi of the Republic of Botswana for an official visit Thursday, where he was greeted by President John Thrasher while the Marching Chiefs played the FSU Fight Song and Botswana’s national anthem on the steps of Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. President Masisi, who earned a master’s degree […]

Issues over ideology: FSU researcher finds polarized candidates can still represent constituents best

America’s seemingly polarized elected officials might be the best representation of their constituents, according to a new study out of Florida State University. Researchers found politicians’ stances on issues such as immigration and abortion matter more to voters than their overarching ideologies. Doug Ahler, an assistant professor of political science, and his colleague David Brockman […]

Florida State selects new Alumni Association president

Julie Cheney has been named president and chief executive officer of the Florida State University Alumni Association, effective Nov. 1. Cheney, who currently serves as executive director of Alumni Relations at Coastal Carolina University, has spent 19 years as an alumni relations strategist. Having also worked in the alumni associations of the University of Georgia […]

A key to climate stabilization could be buried deep in the mud, FSU researchers suggest

Earth’s peatland soils store a lot of carbon — about as much as currently flows freely through the atmosphere as carbon dioxide. As global temperatures rise, scientists worry that the planet’s grip on these carbon reservoirs could weaken, unleashing a “carbon bomb” that could further destabilize Earth’s climate systems. But a new study led by […]

Florida State claims top national diversity award for third consecutive year

For a third consecutive year, Florida State University has been recognized by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine as a “Diversity Champion” in higher education. FSU is one of 13 colleges and universities nationwide that received the award from the magazine, which is the nation’s largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. “At Florida […]

FSU researcher finds Earth-like gravity may solve astronaut vision ailment

A Florida State University scientist may have discovered a partial antidote to a problem facing many astronauts — vision changes that occur as a result of space flight. Michael Delp, dean of the FSU College of Human Sciences, and his colleagues studied mice on the International Space Station. They found that blood vessels important for […]

FSU researchers: Most fires in Florida go undetected

A new study from Florida State University researchers indicates that common satellite imaging technologies have vastly underestimated the number of fires in Florida. Their report, published in collaboration with researchers from the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy, challenges well-established beliefs about the nature and frequency of fire in the Sunshine State. While there […]

FSU indigenous nursing research center seminar to feature Aboriginal nursing expert

The Florida State University College of Nursing’s Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity will present a seminar by an Australian registered nurse, researcher and historian of Aboriginal nurses and midwives. Odette Best, associate professor and Aboriginal health research coordinator in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at University of Southern Queensland, Australia, is […]

FSU College of Social Work launches inaugural lecture series

Florida State University’s Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children will launch its inaugural research lecture series, “Engage, Inform, & Influence,” this month. The series commences with a lecture by Samantha Goldfarb, an assistant professor in the FSU College of Medicine and the College of Human Sciences. She’ll present, “Substance Use […]

FSU research highlights the love-hate relationship between testosterone and marriage

Conflict in marriage can trigger testosterone surges in men, but not women, and these divergent hormonal reactions may highlight why marital arguments can escalate and cause chronic relationship problems. That’s according to first-of-its-kind research from Florida State University’s Anastasia Makhanova, a doctoral student in FSU’s Department of Psychology. The study, published in the journal Hormones […]

FSU professor harnesses single electrons to accelerate chemical reactions

A Florida State University chemistry professor has described an unusual phenomenon in which the energy of an electron is spontaneously increased in the course of a chemical reaction. The process is reported in the journal Angewandte Chemie. FSU Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Igor Alabugin and his team call this chemical phenomenon “electron upconversion.” In […]

FSU researcher rooting out the errors in storm simulation models

On the eve of every hurricane season, climatologists around the world offer their studied prognostications: Will we see high activity? Low activity? How will ocean temperature affect storm development? What are the chances of a powerful storm making landfall? Scientists have leveraged improved climate models to simulate tropical cyclone behavior with an ever-increasing degree of […]