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FSU expert available to provide cultural and historical expertise on Halloween and Day of the Dead

With the CDC giving the go ahead for trick-or-treating and small outdoor crowds, this year’s Halloween and Day of the Dead Celebrations figure to be busier than last year’s.  As revelers reacquaint themselves with these annual traditions, Florida State University Professor of Art Carrie Anne Baade is ready to provide historical and cultural context of […]

FSU chemist awarded $1M Department of Energy grant to explore clean energy materials

A Florida State University professor has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to investigate possible alternatives to rare and expensive materials used in an array of clean energy applications. Rob Schurko, a professor in FSU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and director of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Magnetic […]

‘Your Shot to Win’ vaccine incentive program winners chosen, COVID-19 cases continue downward trend

Thirty-four Florida State University students and employees won prizes in the Your Shot to Win drawing, with more than 12,000 fully vaccinated students and employees participating in the incentive program. Students and employees who voluntarily submitted documentation of receiving both doses of a 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine series (Pfizer or Moderna) or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine (Johnson […]

FSU chemistry researcher receives NIH grant to understand structural underpinnings of fibrosis

A Florida State University researcher has received a prestigious National Institutes of Health grant to examine the role that protein-RNA interactions play in promoting fibrosis and cancers. Robert Silvers, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has received $1.8 million from the NIH to examine what are called La-related proteins (LARPs) that interact with RNA as […]

College of Music welcomes award-winning jazz pianist and Native American flutist to guest artist residency series

Florida State University’s College of Music recently kicked off a guest artist residency series featuring masterclasses and performances by artists and scholars from genres across the musical map. The next installment of the Housewright Virtuoso Series will feature Grammy-nominated pianist Monty Alexander performing with the college’s top jazz ensemble on Tuesday, Oct. 19, followed by Grammy-winning Native American singer-songwriter, guitarist and […]

Florida State University President McCullough announces staff appointments

Florida State University President Richard McCullough announced key staff and search committee appointments Thursday. McCullough appointed FSU administrator Marissa Langston as his new Chief of Staff, effective immediately. Langston succeeds Elizabeth Hirst, who assumes full-time responsibilities as Associate Vice President for University Relations. As Chief of Staff, Langston will serve as a key member of […]

FSU receives $12.8M from National Institutes of Health to foster faculty diversity in health sciences research

A team of Florida State University researchers from the College of Nursing, College of Medicine and College of Arts & Sciences has received a $12.8 million National Institutes of Health grant to build a diverse community of early career researchers committed to improving mental health and chronic disease prevention and management. The university will use the funding to create the […]

FSU, Florida Department of Corrections expand Art Therapy in Prisons program

A Florida State University program that provides art therapy to adult inmates with special needs has undergone a major expansion through a renewed contract with the Florida Department of Corrections. Since January 2020, a groundbreaking partnership between FSU’s Art Therapy Program and the Florida DOC has provided young adult inmates with special needs and obstacles the opportunity to earn their General Education […]

FSU College of Medicine researcher will study spread of HIV with $6.5 million NIH grant

The Florida State University College of Medicine has received a $6.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to look at slowing the spread of HIV in young adults, the only demographic where infection rates are rising. Though new HIV cases increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, the overall number has been slashed by half over the […]

FSU College of Education to honor 2021 distinguished alumni

The Florida State University College of Education has named its Distinguished Alumni for 2021. The college will recognize six individuals for their achievements in the field of education during a ceremony to be held Friday, Oct. 22, as a part of Homecoming Week. “I am honored to welcome the newest class of Distinguished Alumni to the College of Education,” said Damon Andrew, dean of the College of Education. “We are excited to have them on […]

FSU College of Medicine research links personality traits and hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease

New research from the Florida State University College of Medicine found that changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease are often visible early on in individuals with personality traits associated with the condition. The study focused on two traits previously linked to the risk of dementia: neuroticism, which measures a predisposition for negative emotions, […]

FSU atmospheric scientist earns NOAA award to improve tropical forecast modeling

A Florida State University researcher has received funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve the accuracy of tropical cyclone formation forecasting. Allison Wing, assistant professor of meteorology in the Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science, will use the three-year, $539,000 award to develop a new set of tools that identify tropical […]