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Campus namings panel to hold meeting Nov. 20

The Florida State University President’s Advisory Panel on University Namings and Recognitions will meet Monday, Nov. 20. The meeting will take place e at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20 at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center, room 103. The 15-member panel of university students, faculty, staff and alumni will examine and review current […]

Expert Pitch: FSU history professor on the truth behind story of Thanksgiving

When millions of Americans sit down for Thanksgiving dinner this month, they will retell the story of peaceable Pilgrims gathering with their Native American neighbors to enjoy the bounty of a fruitful harvest. There’s only one problem, said Florida State University’s Allen Morris Associate Professor of History Andrew K. Frank. That famous first Thanksgiving feast […]

FSU research team nets $8M grant to focus on students with learning disabilities

A Florida State University-based research team studying the best ways to help students with learning disabilities has received an $8 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Led by Richard Wagner, the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Eugenia and Russell Morcom Chair, the grant […]

FSU celebrates unity during Homecoming Week 2017

Florida State University will host its annual Homecoming Week celebration with the theme “Spirit of Unity” beginning Sunday, Nov. 12, through Saturday, Nov. 18. Live performances, a street parade and FSU’s largest pep rally highlight this year’s events leading up to the Homecoming football game against Delaware State Saturday, Nov. 18. Featured events include: Wednesday, […]

Driving the conversation: FSU researcher finds media impacts public expression

Most people probably think the media drives public conversation — that when people read things in newspapers or online, it helps set the agenda for what they are talking about with their peers. Now, a team of researchers including a Florida State University professor have the numbers to back the idea up.  The five-year study, […]

Student-veterans find a ‘home’ at Florida State

As the nation takes a day to honor its military veterans this Veterans Day, Florida State University is upholding its commitment to honoring and supporting its student-veterans all year long. Six years ago, Florida State launched several new initiatives with the vision of becoming a national beacon of veteran success — most notably through the creation […]

Global Greatness: FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice ranked No. 1 in the world

The Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice is the top college in the world for the study of crime and criminal justice, according to the Center for World University Rankings. The rankings, organized by subject, are based on the number of research articles in top-tier journals by faculty from the university. “We […]

FSU alumnus to appear on ‘Shark Tank’

Florida State University College of Business graduate Joshua Esnard, who invented a haircut and beard-grooming tool and then launched a successful business, will appear on ABC’s hit television show “Shark Tank” at 9 p.m. (EST), Sunday, Nov. 12. Esnard invented The Cut Buddy when he was 13 years old and it went on to become […]

FSU Law School launching Veterans Legal Clinic

Florida State University’s College of Law is preparing to launch a new clinic for veterans in January. The Veterans Legal Clinic will provide free legal services to veterans. The clinic will handle a wide variety of cases, including driver’s license reinstatements, family law cases, expunging criminal records, clemency applications and landlord/tenant cases. Under the supervision […]

Rival sperm and choosy eggs: FSU researcher finds that when sperm compete, eggs have a choice

The delicately mannered dance between discerning eggs and vying sperm is more complicated than scientists once believed, and it may hold secrets about the evolution of new species. In a paper published in the journal American Naturalist, Florida State University Chair and Professor of Biological Science Don Levitan investigates a root mystery in our scientific […]