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FSU researchers find religious involvement deters recreational and medical marijuana use

Although marijuana use for medical and recreational purposes is at an all-time high in the United States, a team of researchers led by a Florida State University professor has found those who hold strong religious beliefs are choosing to stay away from weed. FSU Associate Professor of Sociology Amy Burdette and her team found that […]

Two FSU undergrads to spend summer at Fulbright UK Summer Institutes

Two Florida State University rising sophomores have been selected to participate in the Fulbright UK Summer Institutes for undergraduate students from the United States. The program is one of the most prestigious and selective scholarship programs in the world. Participants explore the culture, heritage and history of the United Kingdom while experiencing higher education at a university […]

FSU researchers net record number of prestigious NSF awards

A record number of Florida State University faculty members have received the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER award this year for researchers in the early stages of their careers. Five Florida State University assistant professors have received the award that carries funding for their lab as well as the opportunity to work closely with the […]

FSU College of Medicine breaks ground on primary-care health center

The Florida State University College of Medicine broke ground today on a 10,000-square-foot medical facility that will be home to the school’s full-service primary-care health center starting next year. “We’re breaking ground today, but this facility has been a vision for the College of Medicine for many years,” said Dean John P. Fogarty, a family […]

Dream comes true for FSU students at 2018 Cannes Film Festival

Two Florida State University film students are rubbing shoulders this week with some of the world’s most famous movie stars and directors at the prestigious 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Tyler Knutt and Nicholas Markart, both 21 years old and seniors in FSU’s College of Motion Picture Arts, are presenting their documentary, “Peacekeeper,” at the festival’s […]

Worm-eating mice on small island hold clues to evolution

When animals are isolated on an island, all bets are off as to how they will evolve and whether an animal will branch out into a new species. Australia has several types of kangaroos and Madagascar has many different lemurs. But just how much space a given species needs in order to evolve is a […]

FSU students win National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

Four Florida State University students and three recent graduates have received the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. The fellowship program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s or doctoral degrees. “This is a simply wonderful achievement further illuminating the […]

Early depression diagnosis is deadly serious for patients with coronary artery disease

For clinicians providing comprehensive care to patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), proactive depression screening may not always rank high on the list of first-priority concerns. However, Florida State University researchers who surveyed years of data on epidemiological and clinical factors suggest that depression screening should be at the forefront of any CAD treatment program. […]

Florida Institute for Child Welfare hosts Child Abuse Prevention Research Symposium

Experts from across the state gathered last month at Florida State University in an effort to improve the standards of child abuse prevention services in Florida. The FSU-headquartered Florida Institute for Child Welfare hosted the Child Abuse Prevention Research Symposium April 26-27 at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center. “With this event, […]

FSU psychology student receives prestigious Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Keanan Joyner, a graduate student in the Florida State University Department of Psychology, is one of 70 students nationwide selected to receive a 2019 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship. The highly competitive fellowships are awarded by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation and include a $24,000 stipend per […]

Florida State University Schools teacher receives national award for innovation

A Florida State University Schools teacher has received a national award for her innovative work in teaching science, technology, engineering and math. Nancy Rosenbaum, a fifth-grade teacher at FSUS, received the 2018 June Scobee Rodgers Innovative Educator Award from the Challenger Center Thursday, May 10, in a presentation in front of her students, family and […]

FSU grad honored with Miracle Network Dance Marathon Distinguished Leadership Award

Before leaving Florida State University, graduate Kat Aldereguia was bestowed with one last honor from an organization near and dear to her heart — the Miracle Network Dance Marathon Distinguished Leadership Award. The international Distinguished Leadership Award annually recognizes 20 students from universities and colleges across the United States who have made an exceptional impact […]