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Art history graduate student curates exhibition at the Embassy of Peru Art Gallery

A Florida State University doctoral candidate in art history has curated an exhibit that will open June 28 at the Embassy of Peru Art Gallery in Washington, D.C. Gabriela Germana curated the exhibition “Metal Bodies: Contemporary Peruvian Women Artists,” which showcases the art of 10 contemporary Peruvian women artists who have explored the female form through the […]

FSU study finds religious involvement does little to prevent opioid abuse

Does going to church help people avoid struggles with opioid abuse? New research from Florida State University says no. In a new study published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, a team of researchers led by FSU Associate Professor Amy Burdette examined the correlation ­— or lack thereof — between drug use […]

FSU iCamp promotes STEM education

Underrepresented high school students are getting an opportunity this summer to learn valuable skills at FSU iCamp, a six-week program that provides hands-on learning in STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and math. FSU iCamp is a partnership between Florida State University’s College of Communication and Information, the U.S Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) and the […]

Center for Advanced Power Systems and Advanced Conductor Technologies demonstrate new superconducting power cable

Florida State University’s Center for Advanced Power Systems and the Colorado-based Advanced Conductor Technologies LLC are taking a big step in the world of superconductor technology that could have major implications for naval, aviation and power grid applications. Through a grant program that encourages private industry to partner with university scientists, a research team from […]

New director named for MagLab’s Applied Superconductivity Center

The reins of the MagLab’s Applied Superconductivity Center (ASC) have been handed over to scientist and professor Lance Cooley. Cooley takes over for his longtime mentor David Larbalestier, who will remain the chief scientist for materials at the MagLab and a professor in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. “These are exciting times for the field […]

Teachers learn dance moves for math lessons as part of innovative program hosted by FSU’s Opening Nights

Florida State University’s Opening Nights and Leon County Schools teamed up this week to offer elementary and middle school teachers a creative new tool to teach math, in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education program. About 40 teachers attended “Math Dance” workshops at FSU to learn dance moves that can be […]

Health and Wellness Center named for longtime administrator Mary B. Coburn

The Florida State University Health and Wellness Center has a new name after the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to name the facility after former Vice President for Student Affairs Mary B. Coburn. FSU President John Thrasher presented the recommendation to the board at its meeting Friday, June 8. “Mary was one of the rocks […]

Volcanic activity, declining ocean oxygen triggered mass extinction of ancient marine organisms

Global climate change, fueled by skyrocketing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, is siphoning oxygen from today’s oceans at an alarming pace — so fast that scientists aren’t entirely sure how the planet will respond. Their only hint? Look to the past. In a study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy […]

FSU medical school among most selective in the U.S.

The journey to becoming a physician began earlier this month for 120 students who make up the 18th class admitted to the Florida State University College of Medicine. Getting this far was no small feat. They were among nearly 7,200 applicants. FSU boasts one of the most selective medical schools in the nation. In each […]

FSU efficiency honored with Prudential Productivity Awards

Florida State University strengthened its reputation as one of the most efficient universities in the nation by claiming five awards at the 2018 Prudential Productivity Awards ceremony, held June 5 at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. Established in 1989, the Prudential Productivity Awards program recognizes and rewards state employees who find ways to improve services, increase […]

FSU lab research focuses students’ career options and job prospects

Florida State University junior Reannan Riedy and senior Brooke Garringer are busy crunching research data and preparing to reveal their findings at a national conference. The invitation to present their textile research to members of the National Fire Protection Association is an invaluable opportunity for Riedy and Garringer, both retail entrepreneurship majors, and a rare […]

Six FSU graduate students, recent alumni win prestigious Fulbright Awards

Six exceptional Florida State University graduate students and recent alumni will spend the 2018-2019 academic year teaching English or conducting research projects abroad as a part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The program, administered by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, offers grants for graduating college seniors, graduate students, young […]