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53 Inducted as Garnet and Gold Scholars

Florida State University welcomed 53 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this fall. Established in 2010, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society facilitates student involvement and recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, internship, leadership, research and service.

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 […]

FSU Celebrates Grand Opening of New Labyrinth

In an overly connected and busy world, Florida State University has designed a place for students to come and take a break. A labyrinth — often confused with but very different from a maze — is a flat, winding path to be followed that promotes reflection, thinking and well-being. The campus community, along with university […]

FSU welcomes Second Lady Karen Pence for announcement of art therapy initiative

Florida State University welcomed Second Lady Karen Pence to campus for the announcement of her new art therapy initiative, Art Therapy: Healing with the HeART. Pence chose Florida State as the venue for the announcement because of its nationally acclaimed art therapy graduate education program.

Breaking the rules: Heavy chemical elements alter theory of quantum mechanics

A series of complicated experiments involving one of the least understood elements of the Periodic Table has turned some long-held tenets of the scientific world upside down. Florida State University researchers found that the theory of quantum mechanics does not adequately explain how the heaviest and rarest elements found at the end of the table […]