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FSU’s Power of WE, The Village Square partner to host former political rivals for bipartisan dialogue

Florida State University’s Power of WE and The Village Square are joining forces in an unprecedented national partnership that will give both organizations an opportunity to impact campus communities across the country.  The two groups will publicly launch the new partnership at a joint event on Feb. 13 featuring former Congressmen David Jolly (R-Florida) and Patrick […]

College of Medicine creating more primary-care opportunities in Florida

The Florida State University College of Medicine and Winter Haven Hospital today announced plans for a new family medicine residency program in Winter Haven — a rural and medically underserved community east of Lakeland and about 45 minutes southwest of Orlando. It fits with the College of Medicine’s mission to be responsive to community needs, […]

Multicultural Leadership Summit rethinks diversity

The Center for Leadership & Social Change hosted its annual Multicultural Leadership Summit featuring the theme “CTRL + ALT + DEL: Rethinking Diversity Here & Now.” More than 250 people representing eight universities attended the summit Jan. 26-27. Opening keynote speaker Shantel Buggs, an assistant professor in the FSU Department of Sociology, launched discussions among participants, […]

FSU researchers: Savanna fires pump Central African forests full of nitrogen

The remote forests of Africa’s Congo Basin have long been a blind spot for scientists working to understand how Earth’s natural cycles respond to the environmentally unique characteristics of different regions. Now, two Florida State University researchers are part of a global team of scientists revealing the unexpected role that large-scale fires and high nitrogen […]

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art set to announce largest comprehensive campaign in its history

On March 2, 2018, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (The Ringling), the State Art Museum of Florida administered by Florida State University, will host their first black-tie event in more than a decade. The evening will recognize and honor the donors who have contributed to The Ringling’s transformative comprehensive campaign to preserve […]

FSU celebrates another year on the rise during FSU Day at the Capitol

The Florida Capitol gleamed garnet and gold as hundreds of Florida State University supporters gathered to celebrate FSU Day at the Capitol Tuesday, Feb. 6. The annual event showcases the achievements of the university during the past year to the community and legislators. “It’s great to see the Capitol decked out in garnet and gold,” […]

FSU researchers: Florida’s climate is changing, and we should all take notice

Climate change is often understood as a global problem with broad effects that are difficult to detect on more narrow local scales. However, Florida State University Professor Eric Chassignet and Associate Professor Vasu Misra, both from the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, believe that more attention should be paid to state-level effects of […]

FSU Pepper Institute and Center to host radio segments on aging

Florida State University’s Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy and the Claude Pepper Center, along with support from the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at FSU, will sponsor weekly “Aging Today” segments on 88.9, WFSU-FM, beginning Feb. 6. The one-minute segments will highlight critical aging-related […]

Florida State receives record-breaking number of admissions applications

The demand for a Florida State University education is on the rise with a record number of first-year applicants seeking admission. Florida State received more than 48,000 first-year applications for admission to the 2018 summer and fall semesters before the first round of decisions that were released January 25. That number is already ahead of […]

Florida State to host Social Justice Symposium

Florida State University’s Black Faculty and Staff Network and the Latin@ Faculty Resource Group will host the FSU Social Justice Symposium 2018: Activism in the Academy Feb. 9-10. A first-time campus event, the symposium aims to bring students, teachers and activists together to build relationships and explore opportunities and solutions through recognition of how ethnic […]

Dissatisfaction in three dimensions: Researcher finds link between 3-D body scans, feelings of dejection

If you’ve made a habit of sidestepping mirrors and shunning your reflection, new research from Florida State University suggests that you may want to keep a safe distance from 3-D body scanners as well. In a paper published in the Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, Jessica Ridgway, an assistant professor of retail entrepreneurship in the […]

FSU College of Social Work hires director to lead newly established center

The Florida State University College of Social Work has chosen an accomplished expert in nonprofit leadership to direct its new Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children. Ellen Piekalkiewicz begins her role as director of the center this month. The center was established in the fall of 2017 through the support […]