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FSU researchers lead grant to study technology impact on increasing support for formerly incarcerated individuals

Is a smart phone app the answer to increasing support and improving well-being among formerly incarcerated individuals? A team of researchers led by two Florida State University scholars intends to find out with the help of a $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Justice. Carrie Pettus-Davis, executive director and founder of the Institute […]

FSU researchers develop thin heat shield for superfast aircraft

The world of aerospace increasingly relies on carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites to build the structures of satellites, rockets and jet aircraft. But the life of those materials is limited by how they handle heat. A team of FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researchers from Florida State University’s High-Performance Materials Institute is developing a design for […]

FSU College of Law ranked nation’s 3rd best for student quality of life

Florida State University College of Law has been ranked the No. 3 law school in the nation for best quality of life. The ranking, which is published in Princeton Review’s Best Law Schools for 2020 list, is based on students’ answers to survey questions, including how they rate the beauty, safety and location of their […]

FSU, Tallahassee community come together for Veterans Day weekend film presentation

Florida State University students, Tallahassee community members and veterans kicked off Veterans Day weekend by recognizing the nation’s military and veterans with a screening of the documentary-narrative feature film “Above the Best,” Thursday, Nov. 7, at CMX Cinemas Fallschase. The event, presented by the College of Motion Picture Arts Torchlight Cinematheque in association with the […]

Florida State University’s Jim Moran Institute graduates 2019 EBV Accelerate Class

Twelve United States military veterans graduated today from the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) Accelerate program at Florida State University. The program was hosted by the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, part of the FSU College of Business. “We are thrilled to complete our second EBV Accelerate program at Florida State University,” said Melissa […]

Investigation of oceanic black carbon uncovers mystery in global carbon cycle

In the global carbon cycle, “black carbon” — decay-resistant carbon molecules altered by exposure to fire or combustion — has long been presumed to originate on land and work its way to the ocean via rivers and streams. An unexpected finding published today in Nature Communications by a collaborative group of scientists, including Florida State […]

FSU honors former First Lady Virginia Wetherell for her work on President’s House

The Florida State University President’s House is filled with historic images, books and memorabilia precious to the institution. Now, a new plaque acknowledges the woman responsible for designing and raising money for the building where FSU’s first family resides. Virginia “Ginger” Wetherell served as First Lady of Florida State from 2003 to 2010, while her […]

#FSUglobal: President Thrasher, FSU community celebrate International Education Month 

Florida State University President John Thrasher welcomed students, faculty and staff at the opening reception of FSU’s International Education Month Tuesday, Nov. 5, celebrating the benefits of international education and exchange. “Florida State University is a leader in international education and research,” Thrasher said. “Building global and cultural competencies in the FSU community is so important to […]

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs Angela Chong to dually serve as Dean of Students

Florida State University has appointed Angela Lauer Chong, associate vice president for Student Affairs, to dually serve as the Dean of Students, effective Dec. 13. “I have appointed Angela Lauer Chong to also serve as Dean of Students for the Division of Student Affairs,” said Amy Hecht, vice president for Student Affairs. “She will continue […]

FSU experts available to comment on topics concerning Alzheimer’s disease

November is nationally recognized as Alzheimer’s Awareness month. President Ronald Reagan made the designation in 1983 and today more than 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia worldwide. These Florida State University experts are available to comment on a variety of topics related to Alzheimer’s disease.   Walter R. […]

FSU expert available to discuss German reunification on 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

When the Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago, it marked the opening of a border that had divided the German city for decades and a milestone on the way to the reunification of East Germany and West Germany the following year. “When the wall fell, Germans thought they were the happiest people in the world,” said […]