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Earth Day: FSU researchers tackle projects examining planet’s sustainability

Earth Day, celebrated on April 22, promotes healthy activities that individuals or organizations can do to help the planet. Often, this means planting trees, creating more opportunities for recycling or encouraging people to use reusable products. For many FSU faculty, sustainability is an important question that often drives their research.  FSU researchers are tackling a […]

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researchers net $1.2M grant for climate change study

A FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researcher is exploring how the changes people make to the land through farming and development affect the planet’s climate. Gang Chen, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, received a $1.18 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to examine the larger question of […]

FSU researchers: Regular stretching could improve muscles in eldery

Light stretching can make a big difference for elderly people with low mobility, according to a new study from a Florida State University-led team of international researchers. “The benefits of exercise are well known, but elderly people with limited mobility are often less likely to take part,” said the study’s lead researcher Judy Muller-Delp, professor […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: April 2018

HONORS AND AWARDS Matthew Goldmark, Ph.D. (Modern Languages and Linguistics) received the “Best Journal Article by a Junior Scholar” award from the Latin American Studies Association’s (LASA) Colonial Section for his article “Reading Habits: Catalina de Erauso and the Subjects of Early Modern Spanish Gender and Sexuality,” a study of the famed “Lieutenant Nun,” Catalina […]

FSU Food for Thought Pantry celebrates nine years serving students

Across college campuses in America, there are students struggling with the issue of food insecurity. At Florida State University students don’t have to worry about when they will get their next meal thanks to the FSU Food for Thought Food Pantry. Any student with a valid FSU ID can visit the pantry as needed to […]

FSU-Teach program celebrates 10 years of success

The FSU-Teach program is celebrating 10 years of offering students an innovative way to maximize their time at Florida State University. The joint program between the College of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences enables students working on bachelor’s degrees in math or science to receive a degree in secondary teaching at the […]

FSU Alumni Association president steps down to pursue new career opportunity

Scott Atwell, who is credited with greatly expanding and modernizing the Florida State University Alumni Association, is stepping down as the organization’s president to pursue a new career opportunity. “Scott generated so much excitement about Florida State,” said President John Thrasher. “He really energized our alumni base to spread FSU’s story of preeminence and academic […]

U.S. Military looks to FSU to develop revolutionary machine-learning tool to address upsurge in suicides

An alarming spike in suicides among U.S. military service members and veterans over the past 15 years is prompting the Department of Defense to turn to Florida State University’s renowned suicide research program to find solutions. A new federal grant will support innovative research led by Jessica Ribeiro and Joseph Franklin, both assistant professors in […]

FSU takes first place at MuniMod civic tech competition

A Florida State University student team placed first in the MuniMod, Florida’s largest civic tech competition to date, by developing Social Safe, an app to reduce intimate partner violence. The hackathon-style event was hosted by the Florida League of Cities in collaboration with Domi Station April 7-8 in Orlando. Students were tasked with applying their […]

FSU honors graduate students for teaching, scholarship and service

Florida State University Graduate School held their annual celebration of Graduate Student Excellence on Tuesday, April 10, an opportunity to honor the best and brightest within graduate education at FSU. Mark Riley, interim dean of the Graduate School, presided over the program. “Your contributions are truly vital to the university,” Riley said. “I am confident […]

FSU looks to the future with new Oglesby Union

Florida State University is moving ahead with an ambitious plan to take down Oglesby Union and build a new one that incorporates FSU tradition, while elevating the look and feel of the entire campus. But first, FSU is making plans to say goodbye to the quirky collection of buildings, some dating back more than 60 […]

FSU African-American Studies program celebrates 40th anniversary

The African-American Studies program at Florida State University is celebrating its long history and continued growth with a special event featuring a panel discussion, a reception and recognition of the people who began the program four decades ago. The event, “On the Shoulders of Giants: Celebrating 40 Years of Black Studies,” is free and open […]