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Expert Pitch: The future is now for robot cars

The prospect of self-driving vehicles has tantalized tech aficionados and car lovers for years, especially when there are industry rumblings that automation is on the cusp of a breakthrough. Now, with recent important innovations from companies like Google, Tesla and Ford, driverless car expert Tim Chapin, interim dean of the College of Social Science and […]

FSU alum donates $50K to College of Law for historically underrepresented students

Wayne Hogan and his wife, Patricia Hogan, have pledged $50,000 to the Florida State University College of Law’s FSU Friends Opportunity Scholarship, which was established in 2016 to provide scholarships to students who are from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession. The gift will directly benefit alumni of the College of Law’s Donald J. […]

Jim Moran Institute welcomes small business owners for training

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship’s North Florida Operations celebrated the start of its sixth Small Business Executive Program (SBEP) class for Tallahassee business owners at Florida State University’s Alumni Center Wednesday evening. The four-month program begins tonight and runs through April 19. “We are thrilled to begin training our new group of CEOs […]

Profiles in Leadership: Hartline gets down to ‘business’ of leading college to Top 25

It was a big day for Michael Hartline, one of the biggest of his life. Hartline had been serving as interim dean of Florida State University’s College of Business for nine months when the life-changing day arrived in the spring of 2016. The College of Business Board of Governors was slated to meet at 8:30 […]

FSU hires alumna to lead statewide institute for child welfare

Florida State University has chosen university alumna Jessica Pryce to lead the Florida Institute for Child Welfare. The institute was created by the Florida Legislature in June 2014 to conduct research, policy analysis and program evaluation of child protection and child welfare services. The measure, Senate Bill 1666, was drafted in response to what lawmakers […]

FSU’s ‘Policy Pub’ series returns for spring semester

Policy Pub, the informative social series of topical talks and discussions presented by the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, returns for three new sessions this semester. Through the series, the FSU social sciences faculty share information and ideas about public policy with community members in an informal, non-academic setting. The […]

2016: An extraordinary year for Florida State

It’s been another outstanding year for Florida State University with accomplishments in 2016 that have set the university on a path to greater national prominence. Florida State rose five places in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, published groundbreaking research, continued to be a national leader in the arts world and reiterated its commitment […]

FSU alum appointed to Florida Supreme Court

A Florida State University College of Law alumnus — Alan Lawson — has been appointed as the 86th Justice to the Florida Supreme Court. Florida State is now the only university with two law school graduates on the Florida Supreme Court. Lawson (’87) joins fellow alumnus Justice Ricky Polston (’86) on the court. “Alan Lawson is a […]

FSU to begin renovations on new Jim Moran Building

Florida State University is beginning the first phase of major renovations on a building in downtown Tallahassee that is set to become the new FSU Jim Moran Building. The facility will be home to the College of Business’s Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship and the university’s new interdisciplinary Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship. It’s […]

Office Holiday Party: Will it help or haunt your career?

FSU Professor Teaches How to Make It Memorable (For All the Right Reasons) It’s been a long year. You’ve worked hard, racked up a lot of hours on the job, sweat the details. Did anyone notice? Maybe there’s still one last chance this year, you wonder, to remind the higher-ups of that effort at the […]

FSU criminology team tackles elder fraud issues

Around the holidays people tend to be in the giving spirit, but there are also scammers well aware of such generosity. The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports that although fraud targeting seniors happens every day, scammers often increase their efforts during the holiday season. Enter Florida State University’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice. […]

FSU Mock Trial Team wins national competition

The Florida State University College of Law Mock Trial Team won first place in the 2016 Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition sponsored by the University at Buffalo School of Law, the New York State 8th Judicial District and the Bar Association of Erie County. The competition, which is one of the biggest national invitationals in the […]