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Florida State names director of new Center for Teaching Excellence

Florida State University announced today the appointment of Leslie Richardson as founding director of the new Center for Teaching Excellence. The center will work collaboratively with a wide range of campus constituencies to improve student learning, enhance teaching strategies, boost support for innovative and effective teaching, and strengthen a culture in which effective teaching is […]

Chapin named dean of FSU College of Social Sciences and Public Policy

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie today announced the selection of Professor Tim Chapin as the dean of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University, effective May 8. Chapin, a long-time faculty member turned administrator in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, was selected […]

FSU promotes Hanna to dean of FSU Panama City

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie today announced the selection of Randy Hanna as the dean of FSU Panama City.  Hanna has served as FSU Panama City’s interim dean since Aug. 1, 2016, leading up to his permanent appointment to the position.  “Randy Hanna’s outstanding leadership has already […]

Board of Trustees approves FSU strategic plan

Florida State University has set its sights on being among the nation’s most entrepreneurial and innovative universities as part of the university’s new strategic plan, “The Future is Florida State.”  The Florida State University Board of Trustees approved the university’s new strategic plan for 2017-2022 at its regular fall meeting Oct. 28.  “Florida State University is […]

FSU unveils Florida’s most advanced MRI machine

Florida State University researchers now have the state’s most advanced MRI machine at their disposal as they seek to unravel the mysteries of the brain and prevent the disorders that can impede its most basic functions. The new functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) machine, located in the College of Medicine, will allow FSU researchers from […]

FSU celebrates new pathway into health professions 

Florida State University officially launched an innovative new pathway into health care careers by honoring the program’s first students at an Oct. 14 celebration at the College of Medicine. The Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences B.S. Degree Program — the first of its kind in the nation — provides students interested in health care with numerous advantages toward achieving […]

Florida State among world’s top universities

Florida State University is among the best universities in the nation — and the world — according to the Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal World University Rankings 2016-2017.  Florida State is one of 148 U.S. institutions on the list of 980 universities ranked worldwide. Among U.S. public universities, Florida State is tied with nine other institutions […]

Mayor Gillum to speak at New Student Convocation

Florida State University will emphasize tradition and values as it welcomes the Class of 2020 into its community of scholars during the annual New Student Convocation.  President John Thrasher will preside over the ceremony and Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie will give a charge to the Class of 2020, encouraging […]

Class act: FSU welcomes talented, diverse group of first-year students

Florida State University will welcome about 42,000 students as classes begin for the 2016-2017 academic year Monday, Aug. 29.  About 6,200 academically talented students make up one of the most diverse incoming freshman classes in the university’s history. An estimated 21.5 percent are Hispanic or Latino, 11.3 percent are African-American or African-American and another race, […]