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Socially minded FSU student selected 2017 Humanity in Action fellow

Florida State University rising senior Roberto Flores has received a 2017 fellowship by Humanity in Action an international organization that educates and inspires young leaders who are passionate about changing the world.  Flores, 21, is one of 30 undergraduate students and recent graduates from the United States and Europe who were selected as winners of […]

FSU researcher wins fellowship to resurrect Native American hymns

A Florida State University musicology professor has won a prestigious fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for her efforts to revive some special Native American hymns from the 18th century. Sarah Eyerly, assistant professor of musicology and director of FSU’s Early Music Program, is the recipient of an ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship. The […]

FSU ranked among world’s top patent-producing universities

Florida State University is ranked as one of the most successful producers of groundbreaking technologies in a new report from the National Academy of Inventors® and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. FSU ranks 49th in the organizations’ “Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2016.” The annual report, which is compiled with data […]

Profiles in Leadership: Osteen inspires the leaders of tomorrow

For more than 13 years, Laura Osteen has been brightening Florida State University’s campus with her warm smile and positive attitude. Osteen — or “Dr. O” as her students fondly refer to her — is the director for the Center for Leadership & Social Change, where she serves as a popular role model and mentor for students […]

FSU Police, community members team up to cycle for mental health awareness

A team of cyclists led by FSU Police Deputy Chief Jim Russell is making a 113-mile trek from Panama City to Tallahassee Saturday, May 27, to raise awareness of mental health issues. The second “Unconquered Ride” will coincide with National Mental Health Awareness Month and National Bicycle Month, which both occur in May. Many of […]

Braddock named dean of College of Motion Picture Arts

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has appointed Reb Braddock as the new dean of the College of Motion Picture Arts, effective June 1. Braddock has served twice as the college’s interim dean, most recently since January. One of the architects of FSU’s film school, he has been […]

FSU names Magnuson interim director of University Health Services

Florida State University Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Allison Crume has appointed Amy Magnuson to serve as interim director of University Health Services effective May 19. Magnuson will lead the department on an interim basis following the retirement of Lesley Sacher, who joined FSU in 1999 as director. Under Sacher’s leadership, University Health Services […]

College of Medicine to graduate new physicians and master’s students

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State University College of Medicine will graduate its 13th class of medical students at a commencement ceremony Saturday. Dr. Jonathan Appelbaum — the college’s Laurie L. Dozier Jr., M.D., Education Director and Professor of Internal Medicine — will deliver the commencement address. Among the graduates will be former FSU football […]

FSUPD motorsports team rides again to promote safety

Florida State University’s Motorsports Team, operated by the FSU Police Department, is on the road again to promote motorcycle safety across the state. Sgt. Jason Harris and Officer Brett Sheffield of FSUPD joined members of the Florida Motorcycle Safety Coalition as they delivered a proclamation from Gov. Rick Scott to the Florida Highway Patrol in […]

Five FSU graduates to spend year abroad with Fulbright awards

Five exceptional Florida State University graduate students and recent alumni will spend the 2017-2018 academic year teaching English or conducting research projects abroad as a part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The program, administered by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, offers grants for graduating college seniors, graduate students, young […]

Shamp to serve as interim dean of FSU’s College of Fine Arts

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has appointed Scott Shamp to serve as interim dean of the College of Fine Arts.  Shamp succeeds Peter Weishar, who is stepping down from his role as dean to join the faculty of the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship. The school will […]

FSU alumna wins prestigious Pickering Fellowship and moves toward longtime dream

Caitlin Strawder, a 2013 graduate of Florida State University, has won a prestigious Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship supported by the U.S. Department of State. The program provides funding, mentoring and professional development for a job in the U.S. Foreign Service — an accomplishment that Strawder had once considered a “far-fetched” dream. “I’m still […]