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Florida State to launch new Peace Corps Prep program

Florida State University will launch a new program this fall that will prepare students to volunteer in the Peace Corps or work abroad. The Peace Corps Prep program will help undergraduate students explore and discover the Peace Corps service opportunities that interest them and the skills they need to be a competitive applicant for those positions. […]

FSU faculty awarded $226M in research dollars

Florida State University researchers brought in more than $226 million in the 2018 fiscal year from federal, state and private sources to support investigations into areas such as nuclear science, climate change, the effect of deep space travel on human health and much more. This is a $16 million increase over the prior fiscal year […]

FSU to hold commencement ceremonies Aug. 3, 4

Florida State University will host two summer commencement ceremonies featuring FSU trustee Jorge Gonzalez, president and CEO of The St. Joe Company. Gonzalez, who has led the real estate operating and development company since 2015, will deliver the keynote address at the Friday evening and Saturday morning ceremonies at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. Gonzalez, a two-time […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: July 2018

HONORS AND AWARDS Susan Fiorito, Ph.D. (Entrepreneurship) was presented with the Alpha Chi Omega Award of Achievement at the 60th Alpha Chi Omega National Convention held June 30 in Austin, Texas. The award recognizes outstanding Alpha Chi Omegas who have made significant contributions resulting in national and regional recognition in their chosen professional fields. Fiorito also […]

Tropical treetops are warming, putting sensitive species at risk

The vaulted canopies that tower above Earth’s rich tropical forests could be especially vulnerable to climate change-related temperature increases, according to a new report from Florida State University researchers. In a study published in the journal Ecosphere, scientists found temperatures in the forest canopies of Panama’s Barro Colorado Island exceeded maximum air temperatures by as […]

Garnet & Gold Scholar Society inducts 28 new members

Florida State University welcomed 28 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this summer. Established in 2010, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society facilitates student involvement and recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, internship, leadership, research and service. “We […]

FSU Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship holds first-ever camp for high school students

Florida State University’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship hosted 38 local high school students for its first-ever entrepreneurship camp during the week of June 18-22. Students were exposed to many successful local entrepreneurs and concepts through experiential learning during the camp held on the FSU campus and at the new Jim Moran Building in downtown […]

FSU Internal Medicine Residency Program at TMH welcomes new director

Claudia Kroker-Bode, M.D., Ph.D., has been named program director for the Florida State University College of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. Kroker-Bode succeeds founding program director Gregory Todd, M.D., J.D., who now serves as the College of Medicine’s clerkship director for advanced internal medicine and director of the FSU Center for […]

Slimy chemical clues: Changing algae could alter ecosystems

Colorful, hardened algae that dot the ocean floor from Alaska to Mexico often set the tone for which plant and invertebrate species inhabit a given ecological community. But as rising temperatures change the chemistry of ocean waters, a Florida State University researcher said these almost rock-like organisms called coralline algae are changing too. That could […]

FSU’s Center for Anchored Phylogenomics changes the way we study evolution

Florida State University’s Center for Anchored Phylogenomics is using a cutting-edge research technique to answer a question that scientists have labored over lucklessly for generations: How do we produce enough genetic data to construct an accurate evolutionary tree quickly and cost effectively? Thanks to the development of a specialized gene sampling technique by center co-directors […]

Florida’s CPM program adds 353 new graduates

The Florida Certified Public Manager (CPM) program is honoring 353 new graduates this summer, bringing the total number of CPM graduates in Florida to approximately 6,260 — more than any other state. The CPM program is a nationally recognized leadership development program currently delivered in 38 states. The purpose is to develop more effective public […]