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FSU alumnus works with Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship to expand market of best-selling grooming product

A Florida State University graduate and the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship are working together to expand the reach of his already successful startup company. Joshua Esnard, who graduated from FSU in 2008 after taking entrepreneurship classes and earning a bachelor’s degree in finance, started selling The Cut Buddy in 2016. The product, a patented […]

FSU to host Ukrainian Fulbright Scholar for lecture

At a time when key U.S. allies in Eastern Europe are calling for a stronger pushback against Russia, including the Ukrainian Foreign Minister in a recent appearance before the Senate, Florida State University will host a scholarly lecture to provide a fresh look at the situation in Ukraine. Maryna Shkuropat, professor at the Horlivka State […]

FSU hosts lecture on presidential rating game

It’s a perennial pastime to compare U.S. presidents, but according to an upcoming guest lecturer at Florida State University, our current ranking systems are flawed and even our most admired leaders are due for some new critical consideration. Alvin Felzenberg will deliver the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy’s Anderson-Ashby lecture “Rethinking the Presidential […]

Profiles in Leadership: New dean aims to strengthen future of law school

Erin O’Hara O’Connor, the new dean at Florida State University’s College of Law, sprinkles her language with a boxing expression when she talks about her talented and motivated faculty. She says they “punch well above their weight” — an expression of respect, recognizing and praising them as potent overachievers — as they step into the […]

InNOLEvation® Challenge announces winners

Four student-operated businesses have won top honors at the 2016-2017 InNOLEvation® Challenge business model competition hosted by the Florida State University Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship. The competition, which paid out more than $35,000 to winners, included two first-place awards. One focused on a social problem and another focused primarily on entrepreneurship. Hannah King and […]

FSU lecture to explore Germany’s refugee challenge

The Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy presents “Germany’s Refugee Challenge,” a lecture by Anke Culver of the West Coast University of Applied Sciences in Heide, Germany. The lecture will examine the challenges Germany has faced and what the country has been able to do to assimilate refugees and help ease […]

Seven business teams advance to finals of InNOLEvation® Challenge

Seven teams of students in the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship are headed to the final round of competition in the 2016-2017 InNOLEvation® Challenge at Florida State University. The students are competing for more than $35,000 and learning valuable lessons about starting a business as they face off in the business model competition. The finals will take place March […]

FSU welcomes key Middle East diplomat for lecture

NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Thursday’s lecture is cancelled. The Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy will host a lecture by Ambassador Dennis Ross, special assistant to President Barack Obama and special adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Ross’ lecture will draw on his years of experience to illuminate U.S. […]

Expert Pitch: U.S. Supreme Court nomination

With his nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, President Donald Trump will look to make an immediate mark on the judicial branch of government. Trump announced his pick Tuesday night and said Gorsuch, 49, represents the best judge in the country for the position. The Supreme Court has been operating with […]

New program to spotlight top businesses of FSU alumni

Now Accepting Applications for the Inaugural ‘Seminole 100’ Florida State University and the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, housed in the College of Business, are creating a new program to recognize successful businesses owned by FSU alumni. The Seminole 100 will celebrate the Top 100 owners who have spearheaded some of the fastest-growing businesses […]

Expert Pitch: The future is now for robot cars

The prospect of self-driving vehicles has tantalized tech aficionados and car lovers for years, especially when there are industry rumblings that automation is on the cusp of a breakthrough. Now, with recent important innovations from companies like Google, Tesla and Ford, driverless car expert Tim Chapin, interim dean of the College of Social Science and […]

FSU alum donates $50K to College of Law for historically underrepresented students

Wayne Hogan and his wife, Patricia Hogan, have pledged $50,000 to the Florida State University College of Law’s FSU Friends Opportunity Scholarship, which was established in 2016 to provide scholarships to students who are from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession. The gift will directly benefit alumni of the College of Law’s Donald J. […]