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FSU researchers receive $2.8 million grant to search for the origin of personality traits impacting longevity

Our personality predicts more than just the type of friends we may have. It also provides significant clues about our health and can even predict how long we might live. Yet little is known about how our personality forms relative to what we know about its consequences on health across the lifespan. Florida State University […]

FSU risk management/insurance program earns prestigious award

The Florida State University College of Business has been awarded the Global Centers of Insurance Excellence (GCIE) designation by the International Insurance Society for its highly ranked risk management/insurance program. The designation is awarded to universities and colleges with outstanding risk management and insurance programs and in selecting designees, the society considers such factors as […]

FSU job shadow program leads students to successful summer internships

The Florida State University Career Center’s recently launched job shadow program — FSUshadow — has led to rising internship opportunities over the past year. FSUshadow is designed to help students gain knowledge and develop career-related, decision-making skills. The program provides students the opportunity to shadow employers, community partners, alumni and friends of the university to gain insight […]

Pepper Institute faculty elected as fellows of national aging society

Researchers at Florida State University’s Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy are being recognized nationally for their important work on aging issues, which are taking on greater significance as the world’s population grows older and people live longer. Three members of the institute’s affiliated faculty have been elected this year as fellows of the […]

D-Day anniversary: FSU expert available to discuss legacy of the Allied invasion of Normandy

As we approach the 73rd anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy, also known as D-Day, historians in Florida State University’s Institute on World War II and the Human Experience continue to work diligently collecting, preserving and archiving artifacts and documents that tell the stories of the thousands of lives that were forever changed on […]

Florida State University professor receives $4M to further STEM learning research

A Florida State University professor has received three grants within the past year to further her research aimed at making STEM learning more accessible, engaging and effective for students, especially underrepresented minorities. The National Science Foundation and the Institute of Education Sciences awarded a total of $4 million to Valerie Shute, the Mack and Effie […]

Population only part of tornado casualty story

New research out of Florida State University shows that the strength of a tornado has a significantly larger effect than population on the number of casualties. “It’s somewhat surprising because we’re led to believe it’s just a problem with exposure — the more people in the way the more casualties,” said James Elsner, chair of […]

FSU Police, community members team up to cycle for mental health awareness

A team of cyclists led by FSU Police Deputy Chief Jim Russell is making a 113-mile trek from Panama City to Tallahassee Saturday, May 27, to raise awareness of mental health issues. The second “Unconquered Ride” will coincide with National Mental Health Awareness Month and National Bicycle Month, which both occur in May. Many of […]

FSU Social Science Scholar chosen for prestigious summer institute

Joan Joseph, a junior political science student at Florida State University has been named a 2017 Ralph Bunche Summer Institute scholar by the American Political Science Association.   The institute is an annual, intensive, five-week program held at Duke University. Now in its 31st year, the program is designed to expose undergraduate students to the […]

Braddock named dean of College of Motion Picture Arts

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has appointed Reb Braddock as the new dean of the College of Motion Picture Arts, effective June 1. Braddock has served twice as the college’s interim dean, most recently since January. One of the architects of FSU’s film school, he has been […]

An uproarious farewell for the College of Medicine’s Class of 2017

Except for that poignant moment of silence for loved ones who passed away during the last four years, the noise volume at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall was mostly off the charts Saturday morning. In other words, it was a joyous, boisterous, perfect graduation ceremony for the Class of 2017. For each of the 117 graduates, […]

FSU names Magnuson interim director of University Health Services

Florida State University Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Allison Crume has appointed Amy Magnuson to serve as interim director of University Health Services effective May 19. Magnuson will lead the department on an interim basis following the retirement of Lesley Sacher, who joined FSU in 1999 as director. Under Sacher’s leadership, University Health Services […]