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First class starts at FSU’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship

John Breed just couldn’t stay away. The former Florida State University entrepreneurship faculty member, a successful entrepreneur himself in the private sector, is back teaching at FSU after working the past year at a large IT company. The opportunity to help launch FSU’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship was irresistible for someone with an entrepreneurial […]

FSU’s new dining facility ‘1851’ serves up tasty, fresh foods for everyone

Florida State University’s newest dining facility “1851” opened today with expanded meal options emphasizing healthy, fresh and locally sourced foods. The concept of 1851, which is actually four “micro-restaurants” plus a convenience store in one spacious 24,000-square-foot facility at 824 W. Jefferson St., is unique to campus and on the leading edge of a national […]

Doors open for new School of Physician Assistant Practice

From the beginning, medical students at Florida State University’s College of Medicine have been trained to be part of their patients’ medical team. Starting now, the college is training other members of that team as well — as the doors officially open for the School of Physician Assistant Practice. “What is unique about the PA […]

FSU welcomes the Class of 2021 at New Student Convocation

Incoming students were told they have what it takes to become a success, solve the world’s toughest challenges and create opportunities for a life well-lived, according to keynote speaker Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam at Florida State University’s 2017 New Student Convocation.  Putnam spoke to a crowd of thousands of incoming freshmen at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center Sunday afternoon, a day before fall semester […]

Educational programs at FSU aim to increase minority women in higher education

Florida State University hosted two intense, one-week programs designed to help women of color, particularly black women, thrive in academia earlier this month.  Nearly 100 women, including undergraduates, postgraduates and faculty members, participated in the Sisters of the Academy (SOTA) Research BootCamp and the Priming the Pipeline mentoring program held July 30 – Aug. 5, […]

USAID and Florida State University researchers partner to establish Nigerian Center for Reading Research And Development

Acquiring reading skills can be difficult in an ideal setting, let alone an environment affected by crisis or conflict. That, however, is the harsh reality more than 2 million children living in northern Nigeria face each day. With the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), a new partnership between researchers at Florida […]

Florida State’s new freshman class is one of biggest, brightest ever

Florida State University will welcome about 42,000 students — including what is expected to be one of the largest incoming freshman classes in university history — as classes begin for the 2017-2018 academic year Monday, Aug. 28. FSU anticipates about 300 more incoming freshmen than last year, an increase in yield following a record number of applications […]

FSU researchers find school board diversity reduces school suspensions

A new study from criminology researchers at Florida State University reveals that a more diverse school board can lead to more equitable school punishment among black, white and Hispanic students. The team found that black and Hispanic students were more likely to be suspended in schools with larger minority populations. However, white students attending schools with larger […]

FSU to officially welcome students at annual convocation

Florida State University will emphasize tradition and values as it welcomes incoming students into its community of scholars during the annual New Student Convocation. President John Thrasher will preside over the ceremony and Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie will give a charge to the new students, encouraging them to take […]

National MagLab achieves new world record with strongest resistive magnet

New 41.4-Tesla Instrument Paves Way for Breakthroughs in Physics and Materials Research While the rest of the country watched the solar eclipse Monday, engineers at the Florida State University-headquartered National MagLab pulled off an eclipse of a different sort. Not to be outdone by celestial events, they set a new world record that blotted out […]

Soaking up the sun: FSU, alumni partner to install solar panels on campus

Florida State University is moving forward on the path of solar sustainability — thanks to three alumni and FSU Sustainable Campus. The alumni, Justin Vandenbroeck, Chris Diaz and Scott Minos, provided and installed 12 solar panels to their alma mater, all pro bono. The installation was completed Friday, Aug. 18, with the panels mounted on […]

FSU Research: Florida’s college continue to make student-centered changes based on 2013 legislation

A new report by Florida State University’s Center for Postsecondary Success found that institutional transformation remains the focus of institutions in the Florida College System as they continue to respond to a state law intended to address student success and developmental education reform in Florida’s colleges.    Researchers at the Center for Postsecondary Success have […]