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FSU Med School Class of 2022, forged in the fires of COVID, graduates with joy 

The Florida State University M.D. Class of 2022 took another step toward recapturing normalcy on Saturday when it held its commencement ceremony in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall – the first in its intimate, traditional setting since 2019. The atmosphere was festive: lots of flower bouquets, celebratory balloons and shouts of encouragement and pride from proud […]

FSU Career Center launches tool to aid student success and career planning

A critical initiative of the Florida State University strategic plan is to ensure student success and prepare students for 21st-century careers. To help fulfill this ambition, The Career Center has launched “Match Major: Your Career Blueprint,” an interactive web-based tool designed to give students access to relevant career information, find experiences, and construct their co-curricular […]

FSU to offer new bachelor’s degree in human rights

Florida State University will welcome a unique, timely and urgent new major to its curriculum this fall when students can begin pursuing an undergraduate degree in Human Rights and Social Justice.  The new interdisciplinary major will be based in the Department of Religion and draw from more than 50 courses taught across the university, each […]

FSU Opera presents final production of the season

Florida State University student director José Israel García sees Daniel Catán’s “La hija de Rappaccini” as a “relationship between life and death and the limits those can represent; the fragility of life and the unexpected comfort that can be found in death.” Those components drew him to the work, which the College of Music will […]

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Associate dean expands research initiatives in the FSU College of Nursing

It’s been a busy nine months for Hyochol “Brian” Ahn, professor and associate dean for research in the Florida State University College of Nursing. Most recently, Ahn launched the Brain Science and Symptom Management Center, an institute for interdisciplinary research that will use brain simulation and computer technology to optimize pain and symptoms management. As […]

FSU faculty expert discusses Florida’s fragile homeowners-insurance market

A recent news report said about 70,000 Florida policyholders will lose their homeowners insurance just as the Atlantic hurricane season begins. And one financial-news organization asked whether the state’s homeowners insurance market teetered on the brink of collapse. Such headlines come as Florida lawmakers prepare for a special session next week to consider legislation related […]

FSU Division of Student Affairs names new assistant vice president

Zduy Peter Chu has been named Florida State University’s new assistant vice president for the Division of Student Affairs. Chu joins Florida State from Valdosta State University, where he has served as the director of Housing and Residence Life and deputy chief officer of Student Affairs Strategic Initiatives since 2017. He will begin work at […]

FSU Libraries spotlights a year of ‘Diverse Voices in STEM’

More than 160 undergraduate students participated during the 2021-2022 academic year in dialogues and met with professionals from science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations as part of Florida State University Libraries’ Diverse Voices in STEM Speaker Series. The series calls attention to challenges of underrepresented groups in STEM as they progress through their academic […]

FSU College of Education professor selected to participate in Faculty Fellowship Program in Israel

Kathleen Clark, professor of mathematics education and director of Florida State University’s School of Teacher Education, is among 33 faculty members across the U.S. selected to participate in the Faculty Fellowship Program in Israel next month. The trip will take place June 4-17. With major funding from the Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA), the New York-based […]

Hollings Scholarship will help FSU student pursue her passion for weather

A Florida State University student with a lifelong passion for weather has won a Hollings Scholarship, bestowed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Hanna McDaniel, a meteorology major from Atlanta, called the scholarship a dream come true and noted that, as a toddler, her parents used to turn on The Weather Channel to help […]

FSU pediatrician cautions against homemade baby formula

Florida State University pediatrician Mary Norton said she has seen parents pour their last amount of formula into a bottle and tell her, “I have nothing else for my baby.”  Indeed, families in Tallahassee and throughout Florida are feeling the effects of a national shortage of baby formula that continues to alarm health care workers, […]

Remote sensing research improves hurricane response

Safe and uninterrupted road travel is crucial in the aftermath of storms so that people can access medical treatment, downed power lines can be removed and communities can begin a return to normalcy. Researchers with the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering’s Resilient Infrastructure and Disaster Response (RIDER) Center are investigating better ways to predict where road-clogging […]