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National MagLab to receive $184M NSF renewal grant

Lab To Remain Headquartered at Florida State University The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory will receive $184 million over the next five years from the National Science Foundation, keeping the world’s most powerful magnet lab headquartered at Florida State University. The National Science Board authorized NSF to make the five-year award for the continuing operation […]

FSU partners with KIPP Jacksonville to strengthen admissions pipeline to underserved communities

Officials from Florida State University, the KIPP Foundation and KIPP Jacksonville announced a partnership between the university and the network of public charter schools to help provide more pathways to FSU for KIPP students in the Jacksonville area. FSU President John Thrasher and KIPP Executive Director Jennifer Brown signed a memorandum of understanding that would […]

FSU College of Law Moot Court Team wins national competition

The Florida State University College of Law Moot Court Team won first place in the Seigenthaler-Sutherland Cup National First Amendment Moot Court Competition held March 23-24 in Washington, D.C. The competition of 24 law school teams included some of the nation’s top law schools. In the final round, Florida State won against South Texas College […]

FSU to feature Jacksonville Jaguars chief legal officer in Sport Talk Series

Florida State University’s Foundation for Diversity & Inclusion in Sport will feature Megha Parekh, senior vice president and chief legal officer for the Jacksonville Jaguars, in its upcoming Sports Talk Series. Parekh will discuss her role as a woman in a male-dominated sports industry and her responsibilities as a young professional in a high-level executive […]

10th Annual PeaceJam to feature Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel Peace Prize recipient and children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi will speak about his efforts leading a global movement to end child slavery and exploitive labor practices during PeaceJam Southeast’s 10th Anniversary Conference at Florida State University. The talk will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, April 6, in the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida […]

FSU students give back to local community during The Big Event Tallahassee

More than 1,600 volunteers from Florida State University, Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College came together to say “thank you” and give back to the city of Tallahassee during The Big Event Tallahassee on March 24. It is one of the largest, one-day, student-run service projects in the nation, with more than 70 service […]

Graduating FSU students participate in annual Ring Ceremony

Florida State University graduating students marked an important milestone toward becoming FSU alumni during the annual Ring Ceremony Monday, March 26, at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. Speakers included President John Thrasher; Vice President for Student Affairs Amy Hecht; Damon Edmond, senior class president; alumnus Dustin Daniels; and Nicole Blonsick, president of the Student Alumni Association. […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: March 2018

HONORS AND AWARDS Lynn Jones, Ph.D. (Art History) has been awarded a Short-Term Senior Fellowship at Koç Üniversity’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilisations (RCAC) in Istanbul, Turkey, where she will be working on her book “The Imperial Cult in Middle Byzantine Art” and researching the cult of Constantine I. BYLINES Sarah Lester, Ph.D. (Geography) recently […]

FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice honors sacrifice of fallen alumni

More than 200 attendees gathered on Westcott Plaza Friday, March 23, to dedicate the Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice’s newly established Fallen Officer Memorial, which honors eight college alumni who have died in the line of duty. “We believe this memorial will serve as an important place of reflection for friends […]

Women’s History Month: FSU women leading the research charge

Women’s History Month, celebrated every March in the United States, provides schools, workplaces and communities around the country the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary contributions of American women to our society. At Florida State University, those contributions are on full display. Over the past year, FSU women have conducted breakthrough research with the […]

50 years later: FSU professor reflects on how MLK, RFK assassinations changed civil rights movement

In the midst of an eventful decade for the United States, 1968 proved to be one of the most tumultuous years in history. With the deaths of Martin Luther King Jr. (April 4, 1968) and Robert F. Kennedy (June 5, 1968) occurring only two months apart, the civil rights movement experienced a drastic shift. As […]

FSU College of Business honors three retired faculty members

Three retired Florida State University College of Business faculty members were inducted into the 2018 Charles A. Rovetta Faculty Hall of Fame Thursday evening at a reception and dinner at University Center Club. Edward McIntyre, Persis Rockwood and Melvin Stith were recognized for their outstanding academic and administrative accomplishments, as well as their significant impact on students, the […]