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Seminole Sensation Week kicks off fall semester, promotes student involvement

As Florida State University welcomes students back to campus for the fall semester, the university will host Seminole Sensation Week, an annual weeklong tradition, full of engaging events that promote student involvement on campus. Seminole Sensation Week offers students a wide array of campus activities from Wednesday, Aug. 22, through Wednesday, Aug. 29, that help introduce them […]

Florida State law faculty nation’s 29th best

The Florida State University College of Law faculty is first in Florida and 29th nationally in terms of scholarly impact, according to a recent study. Florida State is the only Florida law school ranked in the top 50. The 2018 study ranked the scholarly impact of law faculties at schools in the top third of […]

FSU Faculty Luncheon Series announces fall lineup

The Florida State University Faculty Luncheon Series has announced its lecture schedule for Fall 2018. Established in 1981, the series is Florida State’s longest-running, regularly occurring, interdisciplinary lecture series and encourages the FSU and Tallahassee communities to learn about the research and creative activities of FSU’s distinguished faculty, while enjoying lunch. The Fall 2018 schedule features the following distinguished […]

Florida State students continue to benefit from ‘Taking 15’

There’s been a positive cultural shift among freshman students at Florida State University thanks to the university’s “Take 15” initiative launched in 2015. “Take 15” is an ongoing university-wide campaign designed to encourage students to take a full academic course load of 15 credit hours or more each semester. In 2017, for the first time […]

Engage 100: Connecting students beyond the classroom

College is a place for educational and personal growth, a place where students begin finding their place in the world. Florida State University is doing its part to help students during that process through its new initiative, Engage 100. The initiative is designed to enhance the student experience by connecting, engaging and challenging them from […]

MagLab geochemist named fellow of prestigious American Geophysical Union

A Florida State University professor and director of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory’s geochemistry program has been elected a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, an organization representing some 60,000 professionals in the Earth and space sciences. FSU Professor Vincent Salters was among only 62 — about 0.1 percent — of AGU members to […]

Building stronger students: FSU launches Student Resilience Project

As Florida State University prepares to welcome more than 6,000 freshmen this fall, the university is offering a new online tool to help students adjust to campus, improve mental health, increase resilience and reduce stress. The “Student Resilience Project” is an online, evidence-informed trauma resilience training tool developed by the Institute for Family Violence Studies […]

FSU Student Bar Association wins top national awards from American Bar Association

For the seventh time since 2008 and the second consecutive year, the Florida State University College of Law Student Bar Association received the National Achievement Award, which honors the best SBA in the nation, from the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division. The award is also known as the SBA of the Year Award and […]

FSU summer graduates learn lessons on hard work, success and family

Hundreds of Florida State University students stepped across the stage Friday, Aug. 3, and Saturday, Aug. 4, to accept hard-earned degrees during two jubilant summer commencement ceremonies that paved the way to new adventures for each graduate. President John Thrasher presided over both ceremonies — the first time in school history FSU has held two summer […]

A summer to remember: FSU students travel the globe, hone research skills

Florida State University students are using their summer break to travel the world, enhance their research skills and gain integral educational and career experience. FSU-based programs, such as the Summer Global Exchange, Beyond Borders and Global Scholars, are providing students the opportunity to immerse themselves in local and global communities, make lasting memories and form […]

‘Strange metals’ just got stranger

A material already known for its unique behavior is found to carry current in a way never before observed Scientists at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory have discovered a behavior in materials called cuprates that suggests they carry current in a way entirely different from conventional metals such as copper. The […]

FSU philosophy professor receives interdisciplinary fellowship

Florida State University Philosophy Professor John Schwenkler has received a prestigious fellowship to support cross-disciplinary study in psychology beginning Fall 2018. The Academic Cross-Training Fellowship, awarded by the John Templeton Foundation, is designed for recently tenured philosophers and theologians to expand their knowledge base in areas such as biology or physics. The award provides up […]