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FSU hosts Homecoming preview of new Black Student Union

Students, alumni and friends got a sneak peek of Florida State University’s new Black Student Union, described as a home away from home and a place for multicultural fellowship and education, during a Homecoming preview event at the facility Friday, Nov. 17. Coinciding with this year’s Homecoming theme, “Spirit of Unity,” many expressed their desire […]

FSU research documents link between nightmares and self-harm

New research from Florida State University finds a link between nightmares and self-injurious behavior, such as cutting or burning oneself. The findings are similar to previous research showing other sleep problems, such as nightmares, insomnia and trouble falling asleep, are linked to suicide and attempted suicide. “We’re seeing sleep disturbances linked to so many psychological […]

Expert Pitch: Trends and Truths about Black Friday

Stores and consumers are gearing up for Black Friday on Nov. 24, but the truth is bargains will start days before then and last through the end of the year. Experts from Florida State University are available to talk about Black Friday and holiday shopping trends: Mike Brady, Carl DeSantis Professor, chair of Department of […]

FSU’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship forms partnership to increase student internships

Florida State University’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship has formed a new partnership with the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce designed to help students secure internships. The new program will provide students “courtesy” memberships with the Chamber of Commerce so they can connect more easily with local business leaders. The Chamber will pair students with […]

Evacuating older adults and their furry friends: FSU study finds Florida needs more pet-friendly shelters

Florida needs more pet-friendly shelters, especially for older adults who represent 50 to 75 percent of deaths following disasters like hurricanes, according to a recent study from Florida State University. A multidisciplinary team of FSU researchers examined the most densely populated area of Florida, Miami-Dade County. The study, published in the Journals of Gerontology, found […]

FSU employment expert reveals predictions for tomorrow’s workforce

For generations, parents have been determined and willing to make deep sacrifices to help their children enjoy a better life than their own. That goal was once taken for granted in America, but now many workers are not sure it’s possible, according to Florida State University business professor Wayne Hochwarter. “What I have heard time […]

FSU shines in National Survey of Student Engagement

 Florida State University is leading the way nationally when it comes to satisfaction among students new to the university and those preparing to graduate, according to recent data from the National Survey of Student Engagement. Once every three years, FSU freshmen and seniors participate in the national survey as a way for the university to […]

It takes two: FSU students pursue master’s and doctoral degrees to ensure career success

Only about 3 percent of college graduates earn doctoral degrees and it’s even more rare for a Ph.D. student to pursue a master’s degree at the same time. While unusual, Florida State University is helping students who want to accomplish this rigorous academic feat achieve their goals.    Zhiqiang Shu, a recent FSU graduate, earned […]

Miracle in the making: FSU student pushing to qualify for U.S. Olympic Team

Florida State University business management student Josh Williamson is a miracle in the making. The Florida-born-and-bred athlete from Lake Mary never played any ice sports growing up, much less even tried, yet he’s a contender for a spot on the USA Bobsled Team at the Winter Olympics next February. “This all happened way faster than […]

FSU criminologists partner with Palm Beach County to address victim services related to impaired driving deaths

Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice is partnering with Palm Beach County Victim Services to address the emotional, psychological, physical and financial aftermath associated with DUI/impaired driving-related deaths.  The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Victims of Crime has awarded a grant called Vision 21: Multidisciplinary Responses to Families in Complex Homicide […]

Florida State University focuses on energy conservation with new partnership

Florida State University has entered into a multiyear contract with Cenergistic LLC to build a customized energy conservation program that is projected to save the university millions in energy costs. The agreement, which began Sept. 1, outlines four specific goals that will focus on organizational and behavioral changes within the university. Those goals include conserving […]

Researcher sheds new light on how brain operates like GPS

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Every time you walk out of a building, you immediately see where you’re at and then step toward a destination. Whether you turn left, right or go straight ahead, you don’t even think about it. Simple, right? Not exactly. The brain performs a complex calculation that works a lot like the Global […]