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FSU researcher: Pearl Harbor anniversary a day for reflection, remembrance

On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, a fleet of more than 300 Japanese Imperial aircraft launched a devastating attack against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. As the nation prepares to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Florida State University Associate Professor of History and Director of […]

FSU signs agreement to enhance collaboration with Tel Aviv University

Florida State University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Tel Aviv University today with the purpose of seeking possibilities to enhance mutual academic exchanges and to maintain close relationships between the two institutions. Florida Gov. Rick Scott served as a witness at the signing in Tel Aviv. The MOU was signed by FSU Assistant Provost […]

FSU, City of Tallahassee power up with solar energy

Florida State University has entered into a partnership with the City of Tallahassee that will provide the university with solar energy, making campus even greener. The City of Tallahassee is putting the finishing touches on the community’s first solar farm as part of the Tallahassee Solar Program, which allows residents and businesses to have all […]

FSU Shakespeare scholar directs theatre students in young version of Hamlet

“To be or not to be, that is the question” is one of the most iconic theatrical lines in history, yet there is a different version of this soliloquy. And Shakespeare’s name is on it — printed clearly on the title page of the first printed edition of the play, now called the First Quarto […]

Faculty members honored for transformative influence in student lives

Fourteen Florida State University faculty members were honored by the Transformation Through Teaching program for their life-changing influence in their students’ lives, both in and outside of the classroom. The awards were presented during a ceremony and dinner Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the President’s house. “The faculty being honored tonight are not only teachers and […]

FSU researcher finds link between excessive screen time and suicide risk

New research presents compelling evidence that the more time teenagers spend on smartphones and other electronic screens, the more likely they are to feel depressed and think about, or attempt, suicide. Florida State University Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Thomas Joiner, who co-authored a study published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, said screen time […]

Education doctoral student wins Three Minute Thesis competition

An education doctoral student took home the first-place prize for the Three Minute Thesis competition at Florida State University, Wednesday, Nov. 29. Shannon Gooden, a doctoral student in FSU’s School of Teacher Education, won the $1,000 prize and the opportunity to represent Florida State at a regional competition in February. “It’s so humbling,” Gooden said. […]

Esteemed FSU physics professor elected fellow of American Physical Society

A Florida State University professor has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society, the nation’s most prestigious organization of physicists. Susan Blessing, a professor in FSU’s Department of Physics, was named an APS fellow after years of pioneering particle physics research and a distinguished career of service on behalf of students and aspiring […]

FSUPD announces new traffic routes for upcoming home game

The Florida State University Police Department wants to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone attending the Florida State-Louisiana Monroe home football game at noon Saturday, Dec. 2. Due to the City of Tallahassee’s Winter Festival, scheduled for Saturday evening, postgame traffic routes will be modified from previous games. Please review the information and maps […]

FSU College of Education honors distinguished alumni

The Florida State University College of Education announced its 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award winners at a ceremony earlier this month. Established more than 25 years ago, the College of Education Distinguished Alumni Awards provide an avenue of honoring graduates of the college who have distinguished themselves through scholarly, creative and humanitarian achievement and service to […]

FSU researchers: Deer antlers played large role in Cherokee society

It’s not uncommon to see a person holding onto a rabbit’s foot key chain for good luck, but in the traditional Cherokee homelands of the southern United States, deer antlers were a symbol of luck and heritage. In a new paper in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Associate Professor of Anthropology Tanya Peres and […]

Thrasher inducted into Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame

Florida State University President John Thrasher was one of 20 individuals inducted into the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion Monday night. Gov. Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott joined the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs in honoring the inductees to the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame, which […]