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Profiles in Leadership: Blomberg strives to bring criminology research to life

Thomas Blomberg has made it his mission to have a meaningful and transformative career, that at its core not only informs but actually helps people. As dean of Florida State University’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, he has made it his goal to ensure the college’s research does the same — research that not […]

Social connections impact voter turnout, decision, says FSU researcher

When it comes to voter turnout and election outcomes, it’s not just what you know, but perhaps who you know that makes the difference, according to a new study led by a Florida State University researcher. People more closely connected to electoral candidates in their social network vote at higher rates, according to Matthew Pietryka, an assistant professor of […]

FSU graduate students to attend international Nobel laureate meeting

Two Florida State University graduate students are among 400 student-scientists worldwide invited to attend the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, an annual meeting that includes 30 Nobel laureates. This year, chemistry graduate student Gabriel Dos Passos and FAMU-FSU College of Engineering graduate student Margaret Scheiner will represent FSU at the meeting and hear from some […]

FSU research facility opens doors to public to see mutants of maize

A Florida State University research facility is home to about 100 types of maize, and now, scientists are inviting the public to come explore this living museum. At the FSU Biological Science Research Facility, visitors can take a self-guided tour through the fields to view the many mutants growing there. You can find 6-inch dwarf […]

FSU’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute celebrates 50 years of pioneering research

For half a century, the Florida State University Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute (GFDI) has been a global leader in the study of fluid flow and motion — the ways that the circulation of liquids and gases influence our oceans, atmosphere and groundwater. Since its start in 1967, the GFDI has cemented its position as the […]

FSU College of Education alumni among highest impact teachers in Florida

Seventy-one graduates of Florida State University’s College of Education have been recognized by the Florida Department of Education as some of the highest impact teachers in the state. A recent analysis of their former students’ performance on statewide standardized tests found the effect these teachers had on student growth is among the most positive in […]

FSU alumna wins Antivenom Poetry Award

Recent Florida State University Ph.D. graduate Erin Hoover has been chosen as the winner of the Antivenom Poetry Award for her poetry collection “Barnburner.” The Antivenom Poetry Award winner receives a prize of $1,000 and the publication of their manuscript by Elixir Press. “Barnburner” will be published in 2018. “This award represents a beginning more than […]

FSU Fulbright scholars to share their expertise worldwide

Five Florida State University faculty members are fanning out across the globe to teach and conduct research in Russia, Finland, Ireland, Hong Kong and the Czech Republic through grants from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Valliere Richard Auzenne, associate professor in the College of Motion Picture Arts, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award […]

FSU entrepreneurship student competes in national competition

A Florida State University entrepreneurship major has been selected to participate in a national competition that fosters growth for the next generation of women-owned businesses. Ana Sanchez, a senior in FSU’s new Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship, will compete in the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Student Entrepreneur Program, which takes place June 18-23 in […]

Frankeberger selected 2017 Carraway Employee of the Year

Margarita Frankeberger brings a can-do attitude to work at Florida State University every day. She listens, solves problems and strives to foster a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all. Her positive approach is why Frankeberger, the program director of Academic and Student Services at FSU’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, has been selected to […]

FSU researchers pushing the efficiency limits of solar cells

With more countries looking for renewable energy resources, scientists across the globe are working to make more efficient solar cells to help build everything from better solar panels for buildings to better flashlights to wearable tech. A Florida State University research team has produced a new type of solar cell structure that markedly increases light absorption […]

New film spotlights FSU professor’s pursuit of world peace

When Florida State University music professor Kevin Fenton puts his mind to something, he thinks big and acts bigger. Fenton is pursuing a unique mission to use the international language of music to help spread peace around the world. Now, a powerful new documentary spotlights his work to accomplish that goal. The film, just released […]