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Rival sperm and choosy eggs: FSU researcher finds that when sperm compete, eggs have a choice

The delicately mannered dance between discerning eggs and vying sperm is more complicated than scientists once believed, and it may hold secrets about the evolution of new species. In a paper published in the journal American Naturalist, Florida State University Chair and Professor of Biological Science Don Levitan investigates a root mystery in our scientific […]

Policy Pub tackles persistent ageism in our aging society

Our population is aging. Birthday celebrations for those reaching their 80s, 90s and even beyond are now commonplace. But ageism targeting these adults — and even those decades younger — remains persistent. The next session of the popular Policy Pub public forum series presented by the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public […]

FSU College of Law Moot Court Team wins national competition

The Florida State University College of Law Moot Court Team has won first place in the 2017 Appellate Lawyers Association National Moot Court Competition. Florida State also won the Best Brief Award. The competition was held November 3-4 in Chicago. Nineteen law school teams participated in the competition, including teams from Georgetown University Law Center, […]

Successful FSU alumni entrepreneurs to speak at ‘7 Under 30’ program

The Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship will present the sixth annual 7 Under 30 program, featuring seven Florida State alumni entrepreneurs who launched successful businesses before the age of 30. “This year is so exciting as many of our faculty members have mentored or taught these speakers,” said Susan S. Fiorito, director of the Jim […]

Florida State University announces new director of Opening Nights Performing Arts Program

Opening Nights at Florida State University has selected Michael Blachly as the new director of the university’s performing arts program. Blachly, who brings four decades of experience to FSU, will start his new position Nov. 17. “Michael is highly respected in the performing arts field and brings a wealth of talent and expertise to our […]

Profiles in Leadership: Engineering dean sees new opportunities for FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

For J. Murray Gibson, there is an intimate connection between art and science. “Creativity and intuition are key to art and science,” said Gibson, the dean of the Florida A&M-Florida State University College of Engineering. “The most inventive engineers I have met are highly intuitive.” Gibson, who plays the piano in his spare time, believes […]

FSU announces indefinite suspension of Greek activities

Florida State University President John Thrasher announced today he is imposing an indefinite interim suspension on all fraternities and sororities at FSU effective immediately. The action follows the death three days ago of Andrew Coffey, a pledge at Pi Kappa Phi, who was found unresponsive after attending a party, and the arrest today in an […]

A place for reflection: FSU Labyrinth adds new dynamic to campus

In an overly connected and busy world, Florida State University has designed a place for students to come and take a break. A labyrinth — often confused with but very different from a maze — is a flat, winding path to be followed that promotes reflection, thinking and well-being. The campus community, along with university […]

FSU welcomes families for Parents’ Weekend Nov. 3-4

Florida State University is rolling out the welcome mat for students’ parents and family members during FSU’s annual Parents’ Weekend. This year, the event will be held Friday, Nov. 3, and Saturday, Nov. 4. Parents’ Weekend is a tradition that has been celebrated at FSU for more than 30 years. It is the unique time […]

Environmental journalist to speak on national parks

The Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy will present a lecture by Jordan Fisher Smith, a former park and wilderness ranger turned award-winning environmental journalist, as part of its Anderson-Ashby Lectureship in Public Policy Journalism. Smith’s lecture “Engineering Eden: Do we know enough to operate ecosystems?” will focus on national parks […]

Noles Abroad: FSU International Programs celebrates 60th anniversary

Florida State University’s International Programs celebrated 60 years of providing students the opportunity to expand their horizons and travel overseas on Oct. 19. Students, alumni, faculty and staff joined together to honor the department’s accomplishments over the past six decades during a dinner at the Alumni Center. Jim Pitts, director of International Programs, addressed hundreds […]