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Profiles in Leadership: Laughlin guides student success on FSU’s path to Top 25

Florida State University is on the rise: record-breaking application numbers, all-time high graduation and retention rates and a U.S. News & World Report ranking of 33rd best public university in the nation. At the root of this incredible success is inspirational leadership from campus administrators like Dean of Undergraduate Studies Karen Laughlin. “This work has […]

FSU student business shines at state and local competitions

Four Florida State University entrepreneurship students, who operate a biotechnology company focusing on diabetes care, won the grand prize of $15,000 at a competition hosted by the Leon County Research and Development Authority last week. DiaTech, created by Luis Blanco, Nicholas Cooper, JC Gray and John Wilcox, also earned second place at the 2018 Statewide […]

Florida State alumnus named dean of FSU College of Education

Florida State University has named alumnus Damon Andrew as dean of the College of Education, effective Aug. 7. Andrew, who earned a doctorate in sport administration from Florida State in 2004, has served as the first permanent dean of Louisiana State University’s College of Human Sciences and Education and the E.B. “Ted” Robert Endowed Professor […]

Tech Fellows program provides summer internships to CARE students

Five Florida State University first-generation college students are spending their summer break working at top technology-based startup companies across the state of Florida thanks to the Tech Fellows program. The program is open to FSU students in the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE) program, which serves first-generation college students and is part of […]

FSU researchers find religious involvement deters recreational and medical marijuana use

Although marijuana use for medical and recreational purposes is at an all-time high in the United States, a team of researchers led by a Florida State University professor has found those who hold strong religious beliefs are choosing to stay away from weed. FSU Associate Professor of Sociology Amy Burdette and her team found that […]

Two FSU undergrads to spend summer at Fulbright UK Summer Institutes

Two Florida State University rising sophomores have been selected to participate in the Fulbright UK Summer Institutes for undergraduate students from the United States. The program is one of the most prestigious and selective scholarship programs in the world. Participants explore the culture, heritage and history of the United Kingdom while experiencing higher education at a university […]

FSU researchers net record number of prestigious NSF awards

A record number of Florida State University faculty members have received the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER award this year for researchers in the early stages of their careers. Five Florida State University assistant professors have received the award that carries funding for their lab as well as the opportunity to work closely with the […]

FSU College of Medicine breaks ground on primary-care health center

The Florida State University College of Medicine broke ground today on a 10,000-square-foot medical facility that will be home to the school’s full-service primary-care health center starting next year. “We’re breaking ground today, but this facility has been a vision for the College of Medicine for many years,” said Dean John P. Fogarty, a family […]

Dream comes true for FSU students at 2018 Cannes Film Festival

Two Florida State University film students are rubbing shoulders this week with some of the world’s most famous movie stars and directors at the prestigious 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Tyler Knutt and Nicholas Markart, both 21 years old and seniors in FSU’s College of Motion Picture Arts, are presenting their documentary, “Peacekeeper,” at the festival’s […]

Worm-eating mice on small island hold clues to evolution

When animals are isolated on an island, all bets are off as to how they will evolve and whether an animal will branch out into a new species. Australia has several types of kangaroos and Madagascar has many different lemurs. But just how much space a given species needs in order to evolve is a […]

FSU students win National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

Four Florida State University students and three recent graduates have received the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. The fellowship program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s or doctoral degrees. “This is a simply wonderful achievement further illuminating the […]

Early depression diagnosis is deadly serious for patients with coronary artery disease

For clinicians providing comprehensive care to patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), proactive depression screening may not always rank high on the list of first-priority concerns. However, Florida State University researchers who surveyed years of data on epidemiological and clinical factors suggest that depression screening should be at the forefront of any CAD treatment program. […]