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FSU’s Center for Anchored Phylogenomics changes the way we study evolution

Florida State University’s Center for Anchored Phylogenomics is using a cutting-edge research technique to answer a question that scientists have labored over lucklessly for generations: How do we produce enough genetic data to construct an accurate evolutionary tree quickly and cost effectively? Thanks to the development of a specialized gene sampling technique by center co-directors […]

Florida’s CPM program adds 353 new graduates

The Florida Certified Public Manager (CPM) program is honoring 353 new graduates this summer, bringing the total number of CPM graduates in Florida to approximately 6,260 — more than any other state. The CPM program is a nationally recognized leadership development program currently delivered in 38 states. The purpose is to develop more effective public […]

Recent FSU graduate receives Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

Recent Florida State University graduate Taylor Merritt has been awarded a $5,000 fellowship by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Merritt is one of 57 recipients nationwide to receive a Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship. Merritt, a native of Pensacola, received […]

FSU nuclear physics lab to receive $1.7M for nuclear science workforce development

A team of Florida State University physicists will receive $1.7 million from the National Nuclear Security Administration over the next five years to help boost the nation’s nuclear science workforce. Physics Professors Ingo Wiedenhoever, Paul Cottle, Mark Riley, Samuel Tabor, Assistant Professor Sergio Almaraz-Calderon and research faculty Anthony Frawley operate the John D. Fox Superconducting […]

FSU’s Dedman School of Hospitality leaps 22 spots in global rankings

Florida State University’s Dedman School of Hospitality has jumped 22 spots to No. 18 in the world in the 2018 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. In the United States, the Dedman School entered the Top 10 for the first time at No. 9. The report was compiled by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy in Shanghai, China, an independent […]

In the ocean’s twilight zone, tiny organisms may have giant effect on Earth’s carbo cycle

Deep in the ocean’s twilight zone, swarms of ravenous single-celled organisms may be altering Earth’s carbon cycle in ways scientists never expected, according to a new study from Florida State University researchers. In the area 100 to 1,000 meters below the ocean’s surface — dubbed the twilight zone because of its largely impenetrable darkness — […]

FSU Police produce educational active shooter video

The Florida State University Police Department has produced an educational video that provides potentially lifesaving information to prepare the campus community and public for the possibility of active shooter situations. Florida State University has adopted “Run. Hide. Fight.,” the national law enforcement model that is designed to educate and prepare citizens to deal with an […]

Florida high school students get a taste of college life with Young Scholars Program

Rising high school seniors are spending their summer getting a head start on the college experience through a unique Florida State University program that allows them to get a taste of college science and math classes. The Florida State University Young Scholars program, founded in 1983, brings 40 students to campus from mid-June to mid-July […]

FSU researchers use artificial intelligence to identify, predict new chemical compounds

A team of Florida State University researchers is using artificial intelligence to identify which among hundreds of thousands of hypothetical crystal structures can result in the prediction of new chemical compounds. It’s a move that could radically change how chemists identify, test and study potential new compounds for any variety of materials, medicines or other […]

FSU Advisory Panel on University Namings and Recognitions forwards recommendations concerning Eppes and Roberts

Florida State University President John Thrasher today received recommendations and findings concerning the names of Francis Eppes and B.K. Roberts from the President’s Advisory Panel on University Namings and Recognitions. “I want to thank the members of the panel for their time and efforts on these matters,” Thrasher said. “Their work is important to the […]

FSU professor leads mission to teach civil rights history to students and teachers in the Mississippi Delta

A Florida State University professor is leading an effort to bring to life and celebrate the powerful contributions of 1960s civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, while empowering youth through the art of filmmaking. Davis W. Houck, FSU’s Fannie Lou Hamer Professor of Rhetorical Studies in the College of Communication and Information, helped conduct a […]