FSU community recognizes The Graduate School, former dean with stained-glass window  

The spotlight shined upon Florida State University’s Graduate School and its former dean, the late Nancy Marcus, Thursday afternoon during a dedication of a stained-glass window in the Heritage Museum at Dodd Hall. Commissioned by Marcus’ partner Cecile Reynaud and designed by the Master Craftsman Studio, the window depicts Marcus overseeing a hooding, one of […]

Faculty works celebrated during annual FSU Authors Day 

The Florida State University community celebrated its faculty members who have gone through the rigors of having a book, CD or score published over the past year during the 2023 Authors Day event.  FSU faculty and staff gathered in the historic Longmire Building on Thursday, March 23, to celebrate the faculty who published these works. […]

FSU celebrates 25 years of Living-Learning Communities on campus 

Picture this scene from a Florida State University residence hall: two students playing the classic beginner tune “Heart and Soul” on a piano. But in this rendition, the students shift into the minor key, insert jazz improvisations and jam out.  That’s because they’re music majors, and Cawthon Hall hosts a Living-Learning Community (LLC) where music […]

FSU Opera brings André Previn’s ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ to life

Based on the award-winning Tennessee Williams play and 1951 film, the Florida State University College of Music will present André Previn’s “A Streetcar Named Desire” as the FSU Opera’s spring production. Previn’s opera “A Streetcar Named Desire” is a faithful adaptation of the classic Tennessee Williams play. Set in the heat of New Orleans immediately […]

FSU researcher: Poor maternity benefits can prompt new mothers to leave their jobs

If companies want to ensure pregnant employees and new moms stay on their payrolls, they’d do well to offer competitive maternity benefits.   So suggests new research by Samantha Paustian-Underdahl, the Mary Tilley Bessemer Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Florida State University College of Business.   Paustian-Underdahl’s findings show that when women see their maternity […]

Prawn Broker: FSU researchers develop shrimp authenticity test

Diners with discerning tastes may be keen to order an entrée featuring shrimp harvested from the waters of the Atlantic. Or perhaps they prefer a Pacific crustacean. But restaurant-goers beware: As the most consumed and highest imported seafood in the U.S., shrimp are vulnerable to food fraud, species substitution and mislabeling. To help combat the […]

FSU experts available to comment as Fed hikes interest rates again

Florida State University experts are available to comment on Wednesday’s move by the Federal Reserve to raise rates by a quarter point amid recent bank failures and continued efforts to tame inflation. The move increases the benchmark federal funds rate to a target range between 4.75% and 5%.   The Fed also indicated Wednesday that it […]

FSU graduate selected as next leader of statewide child welfare institute

Florida State University has chosen alumna Lisa Magruder as the next leader of the Florida Institute for Child Welfare.   Magruder, the institute’s associate director of research since 2020, takes over the director’s role from fellow FSU graduate Jessica Pryce. Pryce, who served as director for six years, will lead the institute’s Alliance for Workforce Enhancement […]

FSU psychologist awarded $5.7M to study PTSD, pain

A Florida State University researcher has been awarded $5.7 million to conduct two research studies that will give scientists a better understanding of the brain mechanisms surrounding post-traumatic stress disorder and pain, paving the way for safer, more effective treatment options. Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Wen Li has received a five-year, $1.9 million […]

PNAS honors FSU researchers’ study linking lead exposure to IQ loss

The editorial board of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) journal is honoring a pair of Florida State University researchers for their 2022 study which found that childhood exposure to lead has robbed Americans an average of 2.6 IQ points per person.   Associate Professor of Sociology Michael McFarland and Assistant Professor of […]

Recovery of endangered sunflower sea stars may play key role in restoring devastated submarine forests

Scientists working to understand the decimation of kelp forests on the Pacific Coast have found that the endangered sunflower sea star plays a vital role in maintaining the region’s ecological balance and that sea star recovery efforts could potentially help restore kelp forests as well. The multi-institution team, which includes Florida State University Assistant Professor […]