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Driving the conversation: FSU researcher finds media impacts public expression

Most people probably think the media drives public conversation — that when people read things in newspapers or online, it helps set the agenda for what they are talking about with their peers. Now, a team of researchers including a Florida State University professor have the numbers to back the idea up.  The five-year study, […]

Student-veterans find a ‘home’ at Florida State

As the nation takes a day to honor its military veterans this Veterans Day, Florida State University is upholding its commitment to honoring and supporting its student-veterans all year long. Six years ago, Florida State launched several new initiatives with the vision of becoming a national beacon of veteran success — most notably through the creation […]

Global Greatness: FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice ranked No. 1 in the world

The Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice is the top college in the world for the study of crime and criminal justice, according to the Center for World University Rankings. The rankings, organized by subject, are based on the number of research articles in top-tier journals by faculty from the university. “We […]

FSU alumnus to appear on ‘Shark Tank’

Florida State University College of Business graduate Joshua Esnard, who invented a haircut and beard-grooming tool and then launched a successful business, will appear on ABC’s hit television show “Shark Tank” at 9 p.m. (EST), Sunday, Nov. 12. Esnard invented The Cut Buddy when he was 13 years old and it went on to become […]

FSU Law School launching Veterans Legal Clinic

Florida State University’s College of Law is preparing to launch a new clinic for veterans in January. The Veterans Legal Clinic will provide free legal services to veterans. The clinic will handle a wide variety of cases, including driver’s license reinstatements, family law cases, expunging criminal records, clemency applications and landlord/tenant cases. Under the supervision […]

Rival sperm and choosy eggs: FSU researcher finds that when sperm compete, eggs have a choice

The delicately mannered dance between discerning eggs and vying sperm is more complicated than scientists once believed, and it may hold secrets about the evolution of new species. In a paper published in the journal American Naturalist, Florida State University Chair and Professor of Biological Science Don Levitan investigates a root mystery in our scientific […]

Policy Pub tackles persistent ageism in our aging society

Our population is aging. Birthday celebrations for those reaching their 80s, 90s and even beyond are now commonplace. But ageism targeting these adults — and even those decades younger — remains persistent. The next session of the popular Policy Pub public forum series presented by the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public […]

FSU College of Law Moot Court Team wins national competition

The Florida State University College of Law Moot Court Team has won first place in the 2017 Appellate Lawyers Association National Moot Court Competition. Florida State also won the Best Brief Award. The competition was held November 3-4 in Chicago. Nineteen law school teams participated in the competition, including teams from Georgetown University Law Center, […]

Successful FSU alumni entrepreneurs to speak at ‘7 Under 30’ program

The Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship will present the sixth annual 7 Under 30 program, featuring seven Florida State alumni entrepreneurs who launched successful businesses before the age of 30. “This year is so exciting as many of our faculty members have mentored or taught these speakers,” said Susan S. Fiorito, director of the Jim […]

Florida State University announces new director of Opening Nights Performing Arts Program

Opening Nights at Florida State University has selected Michael Blachly as the new director of the university’s performing arts program. Blachly, who brings four decades of experience to FSU, will start his new position Nov. 17. “Michael is highly respected in the performing arts field and brings a wealth of talent and expertise to our […]