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Filar pushes FSU students to dream bigger

When Craig Filar first started as the director of Florida State University’s Office of National Fellowships, he knew how competitive it is to win some of the nation’s most prestigious awards. But that didn’t stop him from encouraging FSU’s high-achieving students from dreaming bigger. Instead, he started likening his position at ONF to that of […]

FSU professor’s research spurs educational curriculum

A Florida State University professor’s research has inspired a new K-12 school curriculum about 1960s Mississippi civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer.  Davis Houck, FSU’s Fannie Lou Hamer Professor of Rhetorical Studies in the College of Communication and Information, helped develop the educational program about Hamer’s life with assistance from Mississippi schoolteachers, historians and Maegan Parker Brooks, assistant professor at Willamette University in Salem, […]

College of Medicine’s Bridge Program recognized as diverse and inspiring for STEM students

The Florida State University College of Medicine’s Bridge Program has been honored for demonstrating that the school’s mission statement is more than just words. The Bridge program recently received a 2019 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The award goes annually to “programs that encourage and inspire a new generation of […]

Brains age better among retirees with complex jobs

FSU researcher finds connection between job complexity and cognitive function Retiring from your full-time job might not be the best thing for your brain as you age, according to a new study out of Florida State University. A team of researchers led by FSU Associate Professor of Sociology Dawn Carr found that people in so-called […]

FSU film school ranks as one of the best in nation

The Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts has jumped six spots to No. 13 in national rankings compiled by one of the entertainment industry’s top publications. Among public universities, FSU ranked No. 4. In its annual list of Top 25 American film schools, The Hollywood Reporter highlighted the FSU film school’s emphasis on […]

Brown appointed Florida State University chief of police

Assistant Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police David Perry accepts position at UNC Florida State University Vice President for Finance and Administration Kyle Clark has appointed Terri Brown to serve as Chief of Police, effective August 31. Brown will become the first woman to serve as chief of police at Florida State. […]

Florida State to greet students with ‘Welcome FSU’ week

Florida State University will kick off the new academic year with “Welcome FSU,” a weeklong tradition full of engaging events that promote student involvement and inclusion on campus. Welcome FSU will offer a wide array of campus activities from Thursday, Aug. 22, through Thursday, Aug. 29, that introduce students to a variety of campus organizations […]

Ice sheets underpin core elements of the Earth’s carbon cycle

Scientists once believed that the ice sheets covering about 10 percent of Earth’s land surface were frozen wastelands, devoid of life and with supressed chemical weathering — irrelevant parts of the Earth’s carbon cycle. Now, a world-leading international team including researchers from Florida State University and the University of Bristol have pulled together a wealth […]

Florida State University Schools breaks ground on new STEAM building

Florida State University Schools broke ground for a new building aimed to educate, engage and inspire their students in the areas of STEAM — science, technology, engineering, arts and math, Thursday, Aug. 15. The event welcomed dozens of FSUS students, teachers, administrators, parents and other supporters. “We’re beyond excited to be here today to celebrate […]

Florida State designated a Purple Heart University

President John Thrasher signed and accepted a proclamation Aug. 15 that designates Florida State University as a Purple Heart University. The proclamation from the Military Order of the Purple Heart was presented to Thrasher by the commander of its Tallahassee chapter Rick Stanford. “Florida State’s goal is to empower veterans and become a national beacon […]

FSU students seize the summer with real-world experiences

What did you do this summer? Attend class on the side of a volcano? Work with a German student affairs organization? Curate an exhibit of 19th-century French paintings? Those are just some of the hands-on, real world experiences that Florida State University students took advantage of during their summer break. Internships, service learning, undergraduate research […]

DARPA taps engineering researcher for prestigious young faculty award

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Assistant Professor Kourosh Shoele has spent the early stages of his career going with the flow. That is, in the eight years since receiving his doctorate from the University of California San Diego, he’s conducted extensive research on the interactions between fluid and solid structures — or flow interactions — in […]