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FSU student entrepreneur helps empower girls in Ethiopia

Florida State University junior Jessica Bachansingh has dedicated herself to empowering girls globally by teaching them a marketable skill — sewing. Three years ago, Bachansingh founded Gifts for Confidence, a nonprofit organization that gives girls in Ethiopia the chance to learn how to sew infinity scarves. They are sold locally in Ethiopian communities and globally […]

Evacuating older adults and their furry friends: FSU study finds Florida needs more pet-friendly shelters

Florida needs more pet-friendly shelters, especially for older adults who represent 50 to 75 percent of deaths following disasters like hurricanes, according to a recent study from Florida State University. A multidisciplinary team of FSU researchers examined the most densely populated area of Florida, Miami-Dade County. The study, published in the Journals of Gerontology, found […]

FSU receives fourth consecutive national diversity and inclusion award

College of Medicine Also Recognized for Diversity in Health Professions Florida State University’s continuing efforts to promote diversity and inclusion have earned national recognition for the fourth consecutive year. Florida State received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. FSU […]

FSU scientist nets $1M grant to advance particle accelerator research

When you think particle accelerator, you think big. CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, for example, spans two countries, features a tunnel more than 16 miles (27 km) long, employs thousands of scientists and requires a budget of $1 billion a year. Turns out, particle accelerators need not be so massive. In fact, proton-smashing technologies initially developed […]

Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney and Toby Keith to headline Florida Hurricane Benefit Concert at Donald L. Tucker Civic Center

Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, and Toby Keith together with the Coral Reefer Band will unite to perform at a Florida Hurricane Benefit Concert, “Trying to Reason…”. The benefit concert will take place at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center in Tallahassee, Fla. Tickets to the general public go on sale […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: October 2017  

HONORS AND AWARDS Jen Atkins, Ph.D. (Dance) won the 2017 Jules and Frances Landry Award for her book, “New Orleans Carnival Balls: The Secret Side of Mardi Gras, 1870-1920,” recently published by the Louisiana State University Press. Eric Stewart, Ph.D. (Criminology and Criminal Justice) received the 2017 Outstanding Mentor Award for his work with the […]

Global Café proceeds support Puerto Rico hurricane relief

Florida State University’s Center for Global Engagement and the Puerto Rican Student Association co-hosted the first Global Café of the semester Friday, Oct. 6. The event served as a fundraiser for disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico following the recent devastation from Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. “I’m so proud of everyone that came out,” […]

FSU welcomes Second Lady Karen Pence for announcement of art therapy initiative

Florida State University welcomed Second Lady Karen Pence to campus Wednesday for the announcement of her new art therapy initiative, Art Therapy: Healing with the HeART. Pence chose Florida State as the venue for the announcement because of its nationally acclaimed art therapy graduate education program. “I chose only one initiative to champion, and it […]

FSU employment expert reveals predictions for tomorrow’s workforce

For generations, parents have been determined and willing to make deep sacrifices to help their children enjoy a better life than their own. That goal was once taken for granted in America, but now many workers are not sure it’s possible, according to Florida State University business professor Wayne Hochwarter. “What I have heard time […]

FSU shines in National Survey of Student Engagement

 Florida State University is leading the way nationally when it comes to satisfaction among students new to the university and those preparing to graduate, according to recent data from the National Survey of Student Engagement. Once every three years, FSU freshmen and seniors participate in the national survey as a way for the university to […]

Biology professor underscores the importance of critical thinking in the sciences

In scientific and educational settings, it is reasonable to say that the ability to comprehensively analyze problems, present positions with cognition of their context, formulate theses and hypotheses while accounting for the intricacy of the problems they address and draw logical solutions and conclusions from the analysis of problems are essential to success and academic […]

FSU honors the legacy of public servant Claude Pepper

“One of the most gratifying things that I think a man can do, a woman can do, in a career is to have an honorable career in public service, be identified with meaningful legislation that helps people to live better and longer and healthier and happier.” Those words were uttered by the late Sen. Claude […]