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Researchers first to unlock key molecular mystery of premature aging syndromes

New research from Florida State University is beginning to piece together the stubborn puzzle posed by a family of rare and debilitating premature aging disorders. Most of these diseases, called progeroid syndromes, share physiological symptoms characterized by the appearance of accelerated aging, such as skin disorders, loss of hair, skeletal and dental abnormalities and cardiovascular […]

FSU Diversity Council announces grant winners

The Florida State University President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion has announced the inaugural group of winners of the 2017-2018 Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Grant Awards, which support efforts to move FSU closer to realizing the vision of a campus community where differences and similarities are equally valued. More than 50 proposal submissions from faculty, staff […]

FSU researchers: Dancers need more calories, protein

Dancers are known for their svelte figures, but they often aren’t making the right dietary choices to fuel their bodies for long, intense performances, Florida State University researchers found in a new study. “It is fairly well recognized that dancers often have peculiar eating habits, and they do this in an effort to have the […]

Classics professor Nancy de Grummond honored for research into ancient Etruscans

Florida State University classics Professor Nancy de Grummond, one of the world’s leading authorities on the ancient Etruscan civilization, was recently recognized for her decades of archaeological work and research during a ceremony held at the Palazzo Vecchio, the majestic town hall of Florence, Italy. De Grummond, the M. Lynette Thompson Professor of Classics and […]

FSU Alumni Association honors distinguished alumni during Homecoming

The Florida State University Alumni Association celebrated Homecoming 2017 with its annual Homecoming Awards Breakfast Nov. 18, recognizing the accomplishments of notable alumni and faculty. The awards presented at the event included the FSU Alumni Association’s Bernard F. Sliger Award, the FSU Alumni Association and Omicron Delta Kappa’s Grads Made Good Awards, the Garnet and Gold Key’s Ross Oglesby Award and […]

FSU students bring home turkey trophy in entrepreneurship competition with UF

As Florida State University prepares for its football game against the University of Florida this Saturday, another competition between the schools already took place this week.  And FSU’s team came away with the win.  Students from FSU’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship squared off against UF students in the first-ever Turkey Tank Competition in Gainesville Monday. The event challenged students to pitch an […]

Seminole Dining at FSU adopts local Mushroom Farm

Florida State University’s innovative food service team, Seminole Dining and Sodexo USA, has forged a new partnership that advances FSU’s goal of serving up meals with the freshest, healthiest ingredients. Seminole Dining has contracted with West Coast Mushrooms in Quincy. The farm, owned and operated by Abel and Alvaro Gamboa, uses sustainable farming practices in […]

FSU Police Department earns highest level of state accreditation

The Florida State University Police Department was awarded its fifth consecutive certificate of reaccreditation Nov. 1 during a conference of the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation in Weston. The FSUPD earned the commission’s Excelsior Recognition, the highest level of achievement in Florida accreditation a criminal justice agency can receive. The Excelsior Recognition program distinguishes some […]

Eva Killings honored with Oglesby Award

Eva Killings, Florida State University’s unofficial ambassador of love and smiles, was named the 2017 recipient of the Ross Oglesby Award during the Alumni Association’s annual Homecoming Awards Breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 18. The award, which originated in 1973, is given each year by Florida State’s Garnet and Gold Key Leadership Honorary to a faculty […]

Suzanne Farrell Ballet to host benefit concert for FSU School of Dance

Suzanne Farrell and the Suzanne Farrell Ballet will conclude a residency at Florida State University with a farewell performance and concert to benefit the FSU School of Dance. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, at the Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre in Montgomery Hall. Farrell, the Francis Eppes Professor of […]

Six FSU researchers named fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science

Six Florida State University faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of their efforts to advance science or its applications. Election to fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers, and the six FSU faculty members are among 396 honorees this year. […]

FSU’s Gil Damon charts unconventional course to Rhodes Scholar finalist

Florida State University senior Gil Damon called it an honor to participate this weekend as a finalist in an interview for a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to the University of Oxford in England. Damon, 21, prepared for this moment for months and while his name was not listed in the final group of 32 U.S. scholarship […]