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Here’s to the Class of 2017: Seniors celebrate at annual President’s Toast

Hundreds of Florida State University seniors joined President John Thrasher in raising a glass to celebrate the last four years and the upcoming spring commencement ceremonies at the President’s Senior Toast April 17. As part of the fourth annual Senior Sendoff Week, members of the Class of 2017 enjoyed complimentary champagne, appetizers and music from […]

FSU hires eminent scientist to join Applied Superconductivity Center

Florida State University is adding another eminent scientist to its ranks by hiring an accomplished expert in the field of applied superconductivity. Lance Cooley, a scientist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), will join the Applied Superconductivity Center (ASC) at the FSU-based National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. He will also have a faculty appointment […]

Think brain games make you smarter? Think again, FSU researchers say

Be skeptical of ads declaring you can rev up your brain’s performance by challenging it with products from the growing brain-training industry. Science does not support many of the claims. That’s according to a new study published in the science journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience from a team of Florida State University researchers. Neil Charness, […]

FSU’s Great Give sets record in support of university programs, scholarships

FSU’s Great Give, Florida State University’s 36-hour online giving campaign, recorded its most successful campaign to date, raising $336,863 — more than $100,000 than last year — for academic programs, student activities and scholarships.  The sixth annual event, which took place March 30-31, showed a 61.5 percent increase in dollars donated and a significant increase […]

FSU Police to launch high visibility enforcement operations for pedestrian and bike safety

The Florida State University Police Department will be launching intensive enforcement and educational operations at key intersections around campus April 17-21 in an effort to promote safe travel on campus.  Florida continues to rank among the highest places in the country for bicycle and pedestrian fatalities, and in 2016, FSUPD responded to eight bike/pedestrian involved […]

FSU Autism Institute launches web-based family ecosystem to jump-start early intervention

Waiting for children to develop on their own is one reason so many toddlers with autism go undiagnosed. A delay in treatment can result in the loss of precious months or years when interventions are able to dramatically affect outcomes. The Autism Institute at Florida State University has launched a new early intervention approach called […]

DIGITECH 2017: A fascinating futurescape of robots, apps and engineering marvels

Florida State University’s DIGITECH conference transformed a 5,000-square-foot auditorium into a fascinating futurescape of technological innovation as students put their ingenious dreams on display Wednesday. The Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center buzzed with the energy of gleaming, humming and noisy inventions created by enthusiastic aspiring entrepreneurs. They were eager to show off […]

FSU Alumni Association inducts first ladies into Circle of Gold

View photo gallery. Seven first ladies of Florida State University have been inducted into the FSU Alumni Association’s Circle of Gold. The Circle of Gold Spring Induction Dinner honored current first lady Jean Thrasher, wife of President John Thrasher, and former first ladies Molly Barron, wife of Eric Barron, 2010-2014; Patsy Palmer, wife of Talbot […]

High-Performance Materials Institute to play major role in deep space exploration

Florida State University’s High-Performance Materials Institute and the Florida A&M University–Florida State University College of Engineering are joining a major multiuniversity project funded by NASA that will focus on developing technologies crucial to human exploration in deep space. “We are really happy to participate in a project that supports NASA and its future work,” HPMI […]

MagLab director named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Until recently, Greg Boebinger counted on three fingers the high points of his career: earning three bachelor’s degrees (simultaneously); snagging a job at storied Bell Laboratories as a young physicist; and becoming director of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, headquartered at Florida State University. But this week brought news that now requires an extra […]

FSU recognizes exceptional student employees in annual ceremony

The Florida State University Career Center hosted its third annual Student Employee of the Year award ceremony, April 10, to celebrate the vital contributions student employees make to the campus community. A total of 141 nominations were received from departments and divisions on the Tallahassee and Panama City campuses. Florida State awards five different honors […]