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FSU art alumna wins prestigious juried panel prize

A Florida State University College of Fine Arts alumna recently claimed the Juried Panel Prize at ArtFields, an annual art competition and festival held in Lake City, S.C. Brittany Watkins, a 2016 graduate of FSU’s Master of Fine Arts program, was one of 400 Southern artists featured during the nine-day festival in April, which also […]

FSU study: Juveniles transferred to adult courts receive more time for their crimes

Florida transfers juvenile offenders to adult court at a higher rate than any other state in the nation, and a new Florida State University study has found that those transferred are much less likely to be sentenced to incarceration than adults. However, those juveniles who are sent to jail or prison are given longer incarceration […]

Power of light: Research team finds light is key to promising material

A Florida State University research team has discovered that light can significantly alter the structure of a promising material that scientists believe could make more efficient light-emitting diodes, lasers and other photon-based technologies. In the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Associate Professor Biwu Ma explains how light can change a material […]

FSU faculty member to be inducted as fellow of American Academy of Nursing

A Florida State University College of Nursing faculty member has been selected for induction as a fellow into the prestigious American Academy of Nursing. Ying “Mai” Kung is one of 173 highly distinguished nurse leaders who will join more than 2,500 academy fellows of distinguished clinicians, researchers, policy leaders, educators and executives from around the […]

FSU hospitality school names alumna of the year

Florida State University’s Dedman School of Hospitality has named Janine Budzius, general manager and chief operating officer of Philadelphia Country Club, as its 2017 Alumna of the Year. Budzius, who graduated from FSU’s Dedman School of Hospitality and College of Business in 1986, will be honored at the school’s annual Honors & Awards Dinner on […]

What a hoot! FSU’s long relationship with a wise old symbol

Florida State University has internationally recognized academic and sports symbols — the Seminoles logo, the three torches representing strength, skill, character — iconic images that make you think, “FSU.” But as newcomers to campus explore the university’s 1,400 acres this summer, they may discover another cherished symbol that’s been around for more than a century. […]

Graduate student gets world-class experience to work with Olympic-level athletes

The Australian Institute of Sport is recognized worldwide for developing elite athletes, largely due to their research and innovation in sports science. So when Florida State University graduate student Samantha Leyh received an opportunity to work with the distinguished AIS, her choice was clear. Leyh, a second-year master’s student in sports nutrition, arrived at the […]

FSU English professor’s literary archive headed for immortality

The lifetime writings of Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Olen Butler, an acclaimed author and professor at Florida State University, are moving in with the collections of some of history’s greatest writers. Yale University’s prestigious Beinecke Library, which holds one of the largest archives of rare books and manuscripts in the world, has purchased Butler’s literary archive. […]

FSU researcher awarded $1.5 million NIH grant to dissect cellular garbage disposal

All cells, from bacteria to humans, must be able to rid themselves of damaged or unneeded proteins in order to remain healthy. Understanding how cells perform this vital task has become a source for discovering new and potentially more effective ways of treating diseases ranging from cancer to neurodegenerative disorders. The process is a research […]

Profiles in Leadership: Blomberg strives to bring criminology research to life

Thomas Blomberg has made it his mission to have a meaningful and transformative career, that at its core not only informs but actually helps people. As dean of Florida State University’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, he has made it his goal to ensure the college’s research does the same — research that not […]

Social connections impact voter turnout, decisions, says FSU researcher

When it comes to voter turnout and election outcomes, it’s not just what you know, but perhaps who you know that makes the difference, according to a new study led by a Florida State University researcher. People more closely connected to electoral candidates in their social network vote at higher rates, according to Matthew Pietryka, an assistant professor of […]