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Issues in Education looks at FSU film school

Dean Frank Patterson and MFA film student Susan Bell from FSU’s acclaimed film school are President T.K. Wetherell’s guests for this month’s Issues in Education program, which will air at 7:30 PM Monday, March 7, on WFSU-TV. Bell has been selected to write and direct one of the school’s master thesis films. The program offers […]

FSU student volunteers spending Spring Break building homes

Members of FSU’s Habitat for Humanity chapter are spending Spring Break and upcoming weeks building homes in order to eliminate substandard housing in Tallahassee. They will build houses at Capital City Estates in southern Tallahassee. The organization’s goals are to raise money for Habitat houses, educate the community about poverty and coordinate volunteer opportunities, including […]

FSU anthropologist leads incredible journey through ‘hobbit’ brain

Florida State University professor and chair of anthropology Dean Falk led an international team of scientists on an incredible virtual journey through the tiny brain of an 18,000-year-old hobbit-sized human. What they found has upended conventional evolutionary wisdom on the relationship of brain size to intelligence. Findings from “The Brain of LB1, Homo Floresiensis” appear […]

FSU film school professor plays key role in ‘Their eyes were watching God’

Florida State University Filmmaker-in-Residence Valerie Scoon has added another line to the long list of industry accolades for FSU’s School of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts, better known as The Film School. Scoon, who teaches story development in The Film School’s graduate program, has earned an associate producer credit for ABC’s television film "Oprah […]

FSU study shows training reverses racial bias in police responses

A Florida State University study has examined racial bias in law enforcement responses to criminal suspects and the efficacy of training to eradicate it. The research led by FSU assistant professor of psychology E. Ashby Plant will appear in the March issue of the journal Psychological Science. Plant asked 50 patrol police officers to complete […]

U.S. Magnet Laboratory and Korea Basic Science Institute partner to advance technology

The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University has extended its international interactions to include Korea. The Korea Basic Science Institute, located in Daejeon, South Korea, and the NHMFL opened the doors to the KBSI-NHMFL Research Collaboration Center during a ceremony at the NHMFL in Tallahassee. The new Center will promote basic scientific […]

FSU institute receives letters detailing Holocaust experience

Florida State University’s Institute on World War II and the Human Experience has received a collection of 5,000 letters and memoirs detailing the life of Holocaust survivor Giulia Koritschoner Hine and her extended family. The collection is available online and is free for public viewing. "We were astounded that Giulia wanted the collection on the […]

Spring Alumni Weekend planned for FSCW and FSU alumni

The Florida State University Alumni Association will sponsor “Spring Alumni Weekend” April 14 – 17. Held annually, the special spring celebration is designed for alumni who attended either Florida State College for Women or Florida State University 50 or more years ago. The weekend’s activities include a three-day reunion for the class of 1955. Other […]

FSU launches effort to help students get national fellowships

Florida State University’s top students now have an additional advantage as they compete for the nation’s most prestigious fellowships and scholarships. The new Office of National Fellowships will help graduate and undergraduate students develop the skills they need to compete successfully for more than 50 different fellowships, including the Rhodes, Marshall, Truman and Goldwater scholarships. […]

It’s pure poetry: FSU outreach targets kids at-risk, raises scores and more

In 1991, at a Panama City shelter for runaways and other abused and abandoned teens, Florida State University associate professor of English Joann Gardner and graduate program alumnus Janet Heller held their first “Runaway with Words” writing workshop. These kids had a lot to say, and poetry helped them say it. The poetic outreach to […]