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Four FSU researchers named fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science

Four Florida State University researchers have been named fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in honor of their work advancing science or its applications. The four faculty members are Professor of Psychology Elaine Hull, Professor of Statistics Anuj Srivastava, Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Biological Science Walter Tschinkel and Professor of Biological Science Fanxiu Zhu. “These four […]

New clues shed light on importance of Earth’s ice sheets

Researchers examining subglacial waters both from Antarctica and Greenland found that these waters have higher concentrations of important, life-sustaining elements than previously thought, answering a big unknown for scientists seeking to understand the Earth’s geochemical processes. “The data from an Antarctic lake is particularly exciting,” said Florida State University postdoctoral fellow Jon Hawkings. “Most people […]

Florida State University remembers former First Lady Greta Sliger

Greta Sliger, who represented Florida State University with grace and dignity as one of the university’s longest serving first ladies, passed away Nov. 20. Born April 5, 1924, Ruth Margareta “Greta” Taube was raised in Newberry, Michigan. She attended Cleary University and Eastern Michigan University and married Bernard F. Sliger in 1945. Mrs. Sliger was […]

Resilient FSU: University community finishes fall strong, looks forward to spring 

When the global COVID-19 pandemic forced universities across the country to pivot to remote instruction during the spring and summer semesters, the likelihood of resuming face-to-face classes seemed doubtful this fall.   Working with faculty, public health officials and government leaders, college and university administrators — including those at Florida State University — laid out detailed plans on how they would safely bring back students and faculty to campus.   […]

Dedman School of Hospitality becomes FSU’s newest college

The Florida State University Board of Trustees unanimously approved Friday the renaming of the Dedman School of Hospitality to become FSU’s 18th college. In addition to increasing its prominence and stature, the BOT’s decision positions the Dedman College of Hospitality for growth in a number of ways, said Don Farr, Dedman Professor of Hospitality Management […]

President Thrasher announces new staff appointments

Florida State University President John Thrasher announced key staff appointments during his report to the Board of Trustees Friday. Laurel Fulkerson will serve as interim vice president for Research, succeeding Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander, who has been in the position since 2011. Ostrander announced earlier this year his intention to step down […]

FSU’s Global Citizen Certificate strengthens Collaborative Online International Learning partnerships

Florida State University doubled the number of students engaged in enhanced global learning through the Global Citizenship Certificate (GCC) this fall by expanding its Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) partnership. Already working with The Technology College of Americana (FATEC) in Brazil, FSU is now collaborating with two other FATEC campuses in São Caetano and Praia […]

FSU undergraduate researchers persevere through COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has added a wrinkle to research projects, but Florida State University undergraduates have risen to the challenge. More than 40 undergraduate students will present original research or creative work Thursday at the 2020 President’s Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence. The annual showcase highlights research from IDEA Grant, Tech Fellow and iGEM award […]

FSU team earns Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns prize for Fannie Lou Hamer film

A new national fellowship will help a Florida State University alumna tell the story of Fannie Lou Hamer via documentary, an important addition to the growing body of work at Florida State aimed at shedding light on the civil rights activist. Joy Elaine Davenport, a two-time graduate of the School of Communication, is one of […]

FSU’s study abroad programs rank in the Top 10 for 2018-2019

Florida State University’s rich history of supporting internationalization was recognized nationally this week in a new report by representatives from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education. The university’s study-abroad programs rank No. 9 in the nation in Open Doors annual report released Nov. 16, which […]

Moran College to honor ‘7 Under 30’ entrepreneurs

The Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship at Florida State University is set to honor seven recent graduates who are making their mark as entrepreneurs.  The annual “7 Under 30” event will take place at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18. The event acknowledges seven successful FSU alumni entrepreneurs who started businesses before the age of 30. This will be the ninth year […]

FSU Social Work celebrates distinguished alumni and scholarship recipients with virtual ceremony

The Florida State University College of Social Work celebrated its 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award and Student Scholarship recipients during a virtual event Thursday, Nov. 5. Each year, the event celebrates the contributions of students, alumni and donors to the College of Social Work, social work education and the profession. “Although we could not be together […]