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FSU welcomes National Science Foundation director to campus

Florida State University welcomed National Science Foundation Director France Córdova to campus this week for a tour of research facilities and meetings with students, faculty and state political leaders. “We’re honored that Director Córdova made time to visit us here at Florida State and to see the great work being done on campus that her […]

Profiles in Leadership: New dean aims to strengthen future of law school

Erin O’Hara O’Connor, the new dean at Florida State University’s College of Law, sprinkles her language with a boxing expression when she talks about her talented and motivated faculty. She says they “punch well above their weight” — an expression of respect, recognizing and praising them as potent overachievers — as they step into the […]

InNOLEvation® Challenge announces winners

Four student-operated businesses have won top honors at the 2016-2017 InNOLEvation® Challenge business model competition hosted by the Florida State University Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship. The competition, which paid out more than $35,000 to winners, included two first-place awards. One focused on a social problem and another focused primarily on entrepreneurship. Hannah King and […]

FSU’s four-year graduation rate on the rise

More Florida State University students are graduating with a bachelor’s degree in four years or less, placing Florida State among the top 15 public universities nationally for its four-year graduation rate. Currently, 80 percent of FSU students graduate within six years, but recently the focus has been on improving the four-year graduation rate, which is […]

Florida State welcomes education policy expert Sara Goldrick-Rab for lecture

As part of its special lecture series, the Florida State University College of Education will present “Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid and the Betrayal of the American Dream,” a lecture by Sara Goldrick-Rab a scholar-activist at Temple University. Goldrick-Rab’s lecture will draw from her latest Amazon best-selling book by the same title and […]

FSU nursing researcher wins early science investigator award

A Florida State University researcher has been recognized for her early career contributions as a nurse scientist by the Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS). Lucinda Graven, assistant professor in the FSU College of Nursing, received the SNRS Early Science Investigator Award for her research examining factors associated with adverse outcomes in patients with heart failure, particularly […]

Hundreds inspired at fourth annual Women in Leadership Conference

On the eve of Women’s History Month, more than 500 people came together for Florida State University’s fourth annual Women in Leadership Conference on Feb. 28 to glean advice from numerous seasoned female professionals from a variety of fields. The conference, which attracted students, faculty and administrators, local leaders, community members and alumni, addressed the […]

FSU student-veterans participating in VFW National Legislative Conference

Two Florida State University student-veterans are attending the VFW National Legislative Conference from Feb. 26 to March 3 in Washington, D.C., to advocate on behalf of all student-veterans, service members and their families. Ryan Taylor, a Marine Corps veteran, and Ryan McKibben, a U.S. Army veteran — both natives of Tallahassee — were chosen to represent Florida State […]

FSU identified as top performer for black student success

Florida State University has one of the highest graduation rates among African-American students of nearly 700 universities examined in a new national study. The report from The Education Trust finds 74.5 percent of FSU’s African-American students — who make up 8.4 percent of the student body — graduate within six years. Nationally, about 40 percent […]

How artificial intelligence will save lives in the 21st century

FSU Researcher Uses Machine Learning to Improve Suicide Prediction A groundbreaking project led by a Florida State University researcher makes an exponential advance in suicide prediction, potentially giving clinicians the ability to predict who will attempt suicide up to two years in advance with 80 percent accuracy. FSU Psychology researcher Jessica Ribeiro feels an urgency […]

Miniature organisms in the sand play big role in our oceans

The small organisms that slip unnoticed through sand play an important role in keeping our oceans healthy and productive, according to a Florida State University researcher.  In the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, Jeroen Ingels, a researcher at the FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory, explains that small organisms called meiofauna that live in […]

FSU celebrates Women’s History Month

Florida State University’s Women Student Union (WSU) and the campus community will celebrate Women’s History Month during the month of March with activities centered around the theme of “Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History.” The theme has the goal of creating a month of empowerment to elevate women personally and professionally so they can conquer […]