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Florida State completes first billion-dollar fundraising campaign in university history

Florida State University announced Friday that it has successfully completed the most ambitious fundraising campaign in university history. Florida State launched Raise the Torch: The Campaign for Florida State in July 2010 with a goal of raising $1 billion. FSU reached and exceeded that lofty goal with $1,158,665,865 in gifts and pledges received from donors […]

FSU professors create community, accessible art with collaborative project

Florida State University art professors Carolyn Henne, and Judy Rushin believe art fosters community and should be for everyone. Those beliefs sparked the creation of the art collective, Commabox. Commabox reinvents the traditional definition of an art gallery and serves as a mobile and obtainable way for people to interact with art. Through Commabox, artists […]

Learning the difference between a superconductor and a supernova: FSU physics faculty welcome community to classroom

Florida State University physics professors are welcoming the community into the classroom this fall to learn about magnets, waves and exploding stars through the annual Saturday Morning Physics program. “Saturday Morning Physics gives students and community members the chance to interact with scientists who research cutting-edge disciplines of physics,” said Associate Professor of Physics Kevin […]

FSU College of Business inducts new members of Alumni Hall of Fame

Four outstanding new members comprising the 2018 class were inducted into the Florida State University College of Business Alumni Hall of Fame at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center Thursday night. They joined 47 other honorees in the Hall of Fame, created in 2003 to honor alumni who have excelled in their careers […]

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 “Seminole Uprising” and Botswana’s national anthem on the steps of Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. President Masisi, who earned a master’s degree in social […]

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 […]