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FSU takes first place at MuniMod civic tech competition

A Florida State University student team placed first in the MuniMod, Florida’s largest civic tech competition to date, by developing Social Safe, an app to reduce intimate partner violence. The hackathon-style event was hosted by the Florida League of Cities in collaboration with Domi Station April 7-8 in Orlando. Students were tasked with applying their […]

FSU Dedman School receives Marriott Foundation gift for hospitality career center

The Florida State University Dedman School of Hospitality announces a generous gift from The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation to establish the Marriott Career Center. The $2 million gift provides for renovations of facilities and an endowed fund supporting the center’s ongoing operations. The hospitality-focused career center will provide valuable support to the […]

FSU College of Law Moot Court Team wins national competition

The Florida State University College of Law Moot Court Team won first place in the Seigenthaler-Sutherland Cup National First Amendment Moot Court Competition held March 23-24 in Washington, D.C. The competition of 24 law school teams included some of the nation’s top law schools. In the final round, Florida State won against South Texas College […]

FSU College of Business honors three retired faculty members

Three retired Florida State University College of Business faculty members were inducted into the 2018 Charles A. Rovetta Faculty Hall of Fame Thursday evening at a reception and dinner at University Center Club. Edward McIntyre, Persis Rockwood and Melvin Stith were recognized for their outstanding academic and administrative accomplishments, as well as their significant impact on students, the […]

Policy Pub examines how economic inequality affects retirees

The Florida State University Policy Pub series concludes its spring schedule with a presentation on economic inequality, particularly as it applies to retired people. David Rasmussen, dean emeritus of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy and the James H. Gapinski Professor of Economics, will present “The Long-Term Consequences of Economic Inequality.” After the […]

FSU celebrates Seminole 100 businesses

Blue Air Training in Las Vegas has earned the No. 1 spot in the inaugural Seminole 100 list of businesses owned by Florida State University alumni. Owner James “Chef” Barlow, who graduated in 1995, created Blue Air Training to train military personnel how to direct pilots in air operations. Barlow said his entire FSU experience […]

FSU, FAMU students team up to create designs, pitch ideas at InnoVenture Weekend

Every day, a question is heard in households across the country. “Honey, where are the car keys?” Or maybe, “Have you seen my glasses?” Or perhaps the treacherous, “OK, what did you do with the remote?” Yes, people lose things. Can anything be done about it? That was just one of the problems pursued by […]

FSU financial math graduate program celebrates 20th anniversary with annual symposium

For the past two decades, Florida State University has been developing some of the nation’s top financial leaders through its graduate program in financial mathematics. FSU’s Financial Mathematics Program is an integrative curriculum that offers coursework leading to master’s and doctoral degrees. The program prepares students for careers in the financial services industry by equipping […]

Dissatisfaction in three dimensions: Researcher finds link between 3-D body scans, feelings of dejection

If you’ve made a habit of sidestepping mirrors and shunning your reflection, new research from Florida State University suggests that you may want to keep a safe distance from 3-D body scanners as well. In a paper published in the Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, Jessica Ridgway, an assistant professor of retail entrepreneurship in the […]

FSU to host national human trafficking conference Feb. 1-2

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. Over the past 20 years, human trafficking cases have been reported in every state in the country. Florida is considered one of the top three “destination states” for trafficking within the United States.   The Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights will host […]

FSU student entrepreneur selected for 2018 Future Founders Fellowship

A Florida State University undergraduate student has been selected to participate in the 2018 Future Founders cohort, a nonprofit fellowship that empowers the development of top student entrepreneurs across the country. Hannah King, a junior majoring in international affairs with a minor in social and commercial entrepreneurship and founder of Woven Futures, will participate in a yearlong program geared toward the advancement of millennial entrepreneurs and their businesses […]

FSU students bring home turkey trophy in entrepreneurship competition with UF

As Florida State University prepares for its football game against the University of Florida this Saturday, another competition between the schools already took place this week.  And FSU’s team came away with the win.  Students from FSU’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship squared off against UF students in the first-ever Turkey Tank Competition in Gainesville Monday. The event challenged students to pitch an […]