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FSU experts available for context after Chauvin verdict

Florida State University has experts available to offer context on topics related to the Derek Chauvin trial and verdict. POLICING AND POLICE REFORM Emma E. Fridel, assistant professor, College of Criminology and Criminal Justice (201) 452-0384; efridel@fsu.edu Fridel researches violence and aggression with a focus on homicide, including school violence, homicide-suicide, serial and mass murder […]

FSU experts available to comment for 2021 hurricane season

Florida State University faculty are among the world leaders in the study of hurricanes. From forecasting to insurance to ecological aftermath, FSU experts are available to discuss the many ways these storms impact people, property and the environment. These faculty members are available to answer media questions and provide perspective for news stories throughout the […]

Video: FSU experts provide insights for upcoming hurricane season

Florida State University faculty members shared their insights into the upcoming hurricane season with members of the news media in a virtual briefing. Assistant Professor of Geography Bradford Johnson, Associate Professor of Risk Management and Insurance Charles Nyce, FAMU-FSU Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Eren Ozguven, Associate Professor of Geography Chris Uejio and Assistant Professor […]

FSU students face off against other ACC student entrepreneurs for ACC Inventure prize

A team of FAMU-FSU College of Engineering students who have designed a portable cold-storage unit for medication will compete against 12 other ACC schools for the ACC InVenture Prize in a shark-tank style entrepreneurial competition. The competition and award ceremony will be broadcast at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, on local PBS stations. The team representing FSU from the FAMU-FSU College […]

FSU-created, dyslexia-focused comic book to be available nationwide as graphic novel

“The Uncanny Chronicles,” a comic book focused on the realities of dyslexia will soon be available nationwide as a graphic novel thanks to an agreement between Florida State University and Ventris Learning. “The Uncanny Chronicles” is an eight-issue comic book series created by faculty from the Florida Center for Reading Research and the FSU College of Social Work. The story follows Kayla, a […]

2020 Florida Book Awards winners announced

With its 14th annual competition now complete, the Florida Book Awards has announced winners for books published in 2020. More than 100 eligible publications were submitted across the 11 categories of competition. Coordinated by Florida State University Libraries, the Florida Book Awards is the nation’s most comprehensive state book awards program. It was established in […]

Microplastics and human health: FSU researchers find exposure to microplastics may alter cellular function

Pollution from miniscule pieces of plastic, or microplastics, have been a growing concern for scientists, public health advocates and environmentalists as these nondegradable items have increasingly made their way into waterways and even the air we breathe.  Now, a team of Florida State University researchers is looking at what inhalation and ingestion of these tiny particles can […]

FSU celebrates its resilient students during in-person commencement

Florida State University celebrated its spring graduates during its first in-person commencement ceremonies in more than a year Saturday, April 17, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center.   The university is holding 11 smaller commencement ceremonies over the course of the next two weekends to allow for proper social distancing for graduates and their guests.   President John Thrasher is presiding over the ceremonies, as well […]

FSU employees complete Advance Leadership Development Program

The Advance Leadership Development Program (ALDP) at Florida State University announced its class of 2020-21 graduates Friday. The eight-month, cohort-based professional development program wrapped up on April 2, 2021 with a group comprised of 25 faculty and staff members.   ALDP is sponsored by the Office of Human Resources and is a training certificate program designed to foster the growth and development of high-performing leaders and emerging leaders at Florida […]

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute expands its summer semester

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida State University announced Friday that it has expanded its summer semester.   OLLI extended its traditional three-week “Maymester” to a six-week-plus summer session for a host of courses, clubs and activities.  The expanded schedule will run through May, June and July and feature a broad array of classes including study of Winston Churchill, the history of rock ‘n’ roll, and ancient Greece. Registration […]

Thrasher inducted to FSU’s Greek Hall of Fame

Florida State University President John Thrasher was inducted into FSU’s Greek Hall of Fame for his lifetime of service to the FSU community during the Pursuit of Excellence Awards ceremony April 14 at Capital City Country Club. It is the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life’s highest individual honor. “President Thrasher’s leadership, vision and commitment […]

FSU Career Center recognizes student employees in annual ceremony

The Florida State University Career Center hosted its seventh annual Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) award ceremony Friday, April 16, to recognize the positive impact student employees continue to have on the university community. “This ceremony aims to highlight the invaluable contributions of our student employees,” said Li Pon, SEOTY program manager and senior […]