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FSU honors President and Dean Emeritus Sandy D’Alemberte

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State University’s beloved and brilliant President and Dean Emeritus Sandy D’Alemberte feels like he’s back home. D’Alemberte, now 85 years old and still teaching law courses, greeted friends and colleagues with his signature bright smile and cheerful style at a ceremony Nov. 18, commemorating the relocation of the “D’Alemberte Statue” from […]

A storm plan: New research creates model to help plan for special needs, pet-friendly shelters

Senior citizens often don’t evacuate during major storms because of pets or special needs. Now, a FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researcher has developed a new model for local governments or relief organizations to quickly determine which regular shelters could be repurposed into special needs or pet-friendly shelters. Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Eren Ozguven and […]

Devoted humanitarian Samantha Kunin recognized as Rhodes Scholar finalist

Florida State University senior Samantha Kunin is an accomplished scholar, dedicated humanitarian and an avid rower. Those achievements put her on an exciting journey as a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship this fall. Kunin, 20, interviewed Saturday in Birmingham, Alabama for the world’s oldest and most celebrated international fellowship award. While she was not one […]

Helping the whole student: Health and Wellness Center dedicated in honor of longtime administrator Mary B. Coburn

The place where thousands of Florida State University students come to heal, recover and prosper now has a new name. FSU President John Thrasher and members from the Florida State community gathered for a dedication ceremony to formally establish The Mary B. Coburn Health and Wellness Center, Friday, Nov. 16. Thrasher opened the event with […]

FSU entrepreneurship students win top awards in global competition

A Florida State University student has emerged as the winner of a statewide competition for student-entrepreneurs and will represent Florida at the national finals of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) next year. Senior Hannah King — owner of Woven Futures, a business that markets the unique craftsmanship of Guatemalan textile weavers — earned a […]

FSU faculty member receives award from Stuttering Foundation

Florida State University’s Lisa Scott, the director of clinical education at the School of Communication Science and Disorders, has received a prestigious award from the Stuttering Foundation, an advocacy group that provides education, training and information to children and adults. Scott received the inaugural Dr. Alan Rabinowitz Award for Clinical Excellence at the 2018 American […]

Home for the holidays: FSU researcher finds women more likely to stay away from the wheel

As people across the country prepare to travel home for the holidays, mothers and grandmothers may be phoning a friend or family member to get them there. A new study from Florida State University finds women are more likely to catch a ride to their destination instead of driving themselves because of health concerns or […]

Physics professor awarded Beams Medal for outstanding research

A professor from the Florida State University Physics department, part of the College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the 2018 Jesse W. Beams Research Award for outstanding research by the Southeastern section of the American Physics Society. Jorge Piekarewicz was recognized for significant research and achievements in both nuclear structure and many-body nuclear […]

Florida State joins national effort to improve college access, student success

Florida State University is one of 130 public universities and systems collaborating with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) on a new initiative to improve college access and equity and produce more college graduates. “Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success” — the nationwide effort to improve college access, advance equity and increase college […]

New grants help FSU researcher usher in new era of computer science research

The relentless march of technological advancement requires corresponding breakthroughs in the systems, structures and frameworks upon which those advancements are achieved. With two new grants totaling $1.2 million, computer science researchers at Florida State University will work to build that crucial infrastructure, creating sophisticated programs that will help facilitate the next generation of computer science […]

FSU professor named fellow of prestigious criminology society

A Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice faculty member has been named a fellow of the prestigious American Society of Criminology. Daniel Mears, the Mark C. Stafford Professor of Criminology, is one of four highly distinguished criminologists who will be honored during the society’s annual conference Nov. 14 in Atlanta. “It is […]