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Population only part of tornado casualty story

New research out of Florida State University shows that the strength of a tornado has a significantly larger effect than population on the number of casualties. “It’s somewhat surprising because we’re led to believe it’s just a problem with exposure — the more people in the way the more casualties,” said James Elsner, chair of […]

FSU Police, community members team up to cycle for mental health awareness

A team of cyclists led by FSU Police Deputy Chief Jim Russell is making a 113-mile trek from Panama City to Tallahassee Saturday, May 27, to raise awareness of mental health issues. The second “Unconquered Ride” will coincide with National Mental Health Awareness Month and National Bicycle Month, which both occur in May. Many of […]

FSU Social Science Scholar chosen for prestigious summer institute

Joan Joseph, a junior political science student at Florida State University has been named a 2017 Ralph Bunche Summer Institute scholar by the American Political Science Association.   The institute is an annual, intensive, five-week program held at Duke University. Now in its 31st year, the program is designed to expose undergraduate students to the […]

Braddock named dean of College of Motion Picture Arts

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has appointed Reb Braddock as the new dean of the College of Motion Picture Arts, effective June 1. Braddock has served twice as the college’s interim dean, most recently since January. One of the architects of FSU’s film school, he has been […]

An uproarious farewell for the College of Medicine’s Class of 2017

Except for that poignant moment of silence for loved ones who passed away during the last four years, the noise volume at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall was mostly off the charts Saturday morning. In other words, it was a joyous, boisterous, perfect graduation ceremony for the Class of 2017. For each of the 117 graduates, […]

FSU names Magnuson interim director of University Health Services

Florida State University Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Allison Crume has appointed Amy Magnuson to serve as interim director of University Health Services effective May 19. Magnuson will lead the department on an interim basis following the retirement of Lesley Sacher, who joined FSU in 1999 as director. Under Sacher’s leadership, University Health Services […]

FSU center gathers indigenous nurses to tackle common healthcare issues

Indigenous populations around the world experience high levels of health issues such as obesity, cardiac disease, diabetes and substance abuse — and Florida State University is tackling these problems head-on by going straight to the source. FSU hosted nursing researchers from across the globe to discuss these common healthcare themes in indigenous communities and why nurses […]

Students in FAMU-FSU College of Engineering win statewide ‘Hackathon’ competition

Florida State University students Tucker Russ and Maxwell Brecher are really on a roll with their innovative business Safebriight. Russ and Brecher, students in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, won their second business competition this year — and another grand prize of $10,000 — at the MuniMod Hackathon hosted by the Florida League of Cities and business […]

College of Medicine to graduate new physicians and master’s students

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State University College of Medicine will graduate its 13th class of medical students at a commencement ceremony Saturday. Dr. Jonathan Appelbaum — the college’s Laurie L. Dozier Jr., M.D., Education Director and Professor of Internal Medicine — will deliver the commencement address. Among the graduates will be former FSU football […]

FSU study reports encouraging trend in infant mortality

Eighteen states are on track to eliminate racial disparities in infant mortality by the year 2050 if current trends hold — sooner if they accelerate — according to a newly published paper from researchers at Florida State University’s College of Medicine. The study projects more than 4,000 babies a year could be saved by eliminating […]

FSU marketing professor honored for his positive impact

Martin Mende, an associate professor of marketing in the Florida State University College of Business, has been selected as the 2017 Emerging Scholar by the Marketing and Society Special Interest Group (MASSIG) of the American Marketing Association. The award honors researchers in the early stages of their academic careers who tackle significant societal issues that substantially advance understanding in […]

The secrets behind T-rex’s bone crushing bites: Researchers find T-rex could crush 8,000 pounds

The giant Tyrannosaurus rex pulverized bones by biting down with forces equaling the weight of three small cars while simultaneously generating world record tooth pressures, according to a new study by a Florida State University-Oklahoma State University research team. In a study published today in Scientific Reports, Florida State University Professor of Biological Science Gregory […]