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FSU students have a different take on spring break

While college students across the nation are enjoying their spring break lying on the beach or relaxing at home, dozens of Florida State University students are taking a different approach during their short reprieve from class. Groups and individual FSU students are traveling around the country and world while gaining career experience, giving back to […]

2017 Florida Book Awards winners announced

With its 12th annual competition now complete, the Florida Book Awards has announced winners for books published in 2017. More than 200 eligible publications were submitted across the 11 categories of competition. The Florida Book Awards, coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries, is the nation’s most comprehensive state book awards program. It was established […]

FSU and UF colleges of education to compete in scholarship fundraising campaign

Florida State University’s College of Education will go head-to-head with the College of Education at the University of Florida in the “Duel of the Schools” — a two-week pledge drive to encourage alumni engagement and raise money for student scholarships. For the past two years, FSU’s College of Education has awarded more scholarships than any […]

Policy Pub examines how economic inequality affects retirees

The Florida State University Policy Pub series concludes its spring schedule with a presentation on economic inequality, particularly as it applies to retired people. David Rasmussen, dean emeritus of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy and the James H. Gapinski Professor of Economics, will present “The Long-Term Consequences of Economic Inequality.” After the […]

English professor earns top award in field of composition studies

A professor in Florida State University’s Department of English has received a top honor in her field as the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Exemplar Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication. The CCCC is the world’s largest professional organization for researching and teaching composition, from writing to new media. The Exemplar Award […]

Diabetes researcher recognized for distinguished chemistry career

A Florida State University chemistry professor whose research delves into the mechanisms at work behind the metabolic disorder known as Type 2 diabetes has received a prestigious honor for his work. Michael Roper, a professor in FSU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been awarded the Mid-Career Achievement Award from the American Electrophoresis Society. The […]

Do your share: Perception of fair division of housework linked to better sex among married individuals in midlife

Husbands, are you helping your spouse with chores around the house? If your wife doesn’t think so that may result in a less satisfying sex life, according to new research by Florida State University. FSU Sociology Professor Anne Barrett and her former student Alexandra Raphael found that when wives reported an unfair arrangement in the […]

The future of learning: FSU opens new Innovation Hub

In today’s world, technology has taken over almost every facet of life. Across the nation, universities are creating new and groundbreaking ways to help students stay ahead of the curve. One of Florida State University’s strategic goals is to deepen its commitment to continuous innovation. In the quest to put students at the forefront of […]

FSU College of Education professor selected to craft international student assessment

A Florida State University professor has been invited to help create an international educational survey that will be administered in 2021. Valerie Shute, a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems at FSU, will help design a part of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a triennial international survey that aims […]

FSU researchers partner with Harvard, MIT on $30M ‘Reach Every Reader’ project

The Florida Center for Reading Research and College of Communication and Information at Florida State University have announced a collaborative partnership with the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Integrated Learning Initiative to research improving early childhood literacy through personalized intervention. The goal of the five-year, $30 million Reach Every […]

FSU film professor wins prestigious Independent Spirit Award

Something very unexpected happened when Florida State University’s Antonio Méndez Esparza, a gifted and impassioned faculty filmmaker and teacher at the College of Motion Picture Arts, heard his film “Life and Nothing More” announced as a winner at the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards. His mind went blank. Esparza didn’t expect that. He’d practiced a […]

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researcher to collaborate with private industry on rare grant

  One of the key elements in science is collaboration. In academia, that often means leaving the nest to flock to partners in private industry. Few exemplify that spirit better than Rajan Kumar, an associate professor at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. Kumar’s research at the Florida State University-based Florida Center for Advanced Aero-propulsion recently […]