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FAMU-FSU College of Engineering to celebrate National Engineers Week

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering has organized a host of events in commemoration of National Engineers Week — a time where we recognize how the skills, innovation and creativity of engineers have fueled the march of human progress. National Engineers Week will take place from Sunday, Feb. 19 through Saturday, Feb. 25. All events are […]

2016 Florida Book Awards Winners Announced

With its 11th annual competition now complete, the Florida Book Awards has announced winners for books published in 2016. More than 200 eligible publications were submitted across the ten categories of competition. Coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries, the Florida Book Awards is the nation’s most comprehensive state book awards program. It was established […]

28 songs in 28 days: An FSU music student’s composition quest

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State University College of Music student Jose Hernandez is one very motivated guy. Hernandez has made it his mission to compose one piece of music every day in February. That’s a daunting goal in itself, but he’s also tackling this challenging list every day: Line up ensembles to perform his music […]

Healing generations: FSU center tackles heart health in African-American churches

As the nation recognizes American Heart Month this February, Florida State University’s Center on Better Health and Life for Underserved Populations has successfully helped 36 black churches in Leon and Gadsden counties set a foundation for healthier living. Penny Ralston is the center’s director and dean emeritus of FSU’s College of Human Sciences. She and […]

FSU Museum of Fine Arts showcases work of artists with autism

For the third time in the last four years, the “Artists and Autism” exhibition series will bring the remarkable work of differently abled artists to the campus of Florida State University. Presented by the Florida State University Autism Institute and Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) in partnership with the arts education program VSA […]

Recent FSU graduate awarded Scoville Peace Fellowship

Florida State University graduate Jesse Marks has been awarded the highly competitive Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, which provides recent college and graduate school alumni with funding and the opportunity to work with senior-level policy experts. Marks is one of three spring 2017 Scoville Fellows chosen from among 124 applicants from 81 universities. He will […]

FSU’s Rainbow Concert welcomes choro master Roee Ben Sira to Ruby Diamond Concert Hall

Israeli composer, pianist and music arranger Roee Ben Sira headlines the 21st annual Rainbow Concert of world music at Florida State University on Feb. 28. Ben Sira, who’s completing a residency in FSU’s College of Music this semester, is an internationally renowned master of contemporary Brazilian choro music. Choro, pronounced SHOH-roh, is a popular instrumental […]

Distinguished FSU chemistry professor named fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry

A Florida State University chemistry professor has been named a fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry in the United Kingdom. Professor Naresh Dalal, a 22-year veteran of the FSU Department of Chemistry and former department chair, was named a fellow of the society in recognition of his accomplishments in the field of information […]

Policy Pub looks at sea level rise and how to deal with it

The effects of climate change will likely impact Florida more than any other state, and faculty researchers at the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy continue to work to address the challenges of a changing climate. The college’s informal, interactive Policy Pub series will discuss one climate change effect — sea […]

Seven business teams advance to finals of InNOLEvation® Challenge

Seven teams of students in the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship are headed to the final round of competition in the 2016-2017 InNOLEvation® Challenge at Florida State University. The students are competing for more than $35,000 and learning valuable lessons about starting a business as they face off in the business model competition. The finals will take place March […]

Sunlight or bacteria? Scientists investigate what breaks down permafrost carbon

A Florida State University researcher is delving into the complexities of exactly how permafrost thawing in the Earth’s most northern regions is cycling back into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide and further fueling climate change. Answer: It has a lot to do with tiny little bugs called microbes and little to do with sunlight. Assistant […]

How untreated water is making our kids sick: FSU researcher explores possible climate change link

A Florida State University researcher has drawn a link between the impact of climate change and untreated drinking water on the rate of gastrointestinal illness in children. Assistant Professor of Geography Chris Uejio has published a first-of-its-kind study, “Drinking-water treatment, climate change, and childhood gastrointestinal illness projections for northern Wisconsin (USA) communities drinking untreated groundwater,” […]