FSU Office of Research Development to fund research of microaggressions and bystander intervention

A Florida State University program to promote interdisciplinary research will fund a trio of College of Education researchers investigating subtle racial insults and bystander intervention. The researchers will investigate brief, commonplace behavior that communicates negative racial slights — called racial microaggressions — and how bystanders can step in to disarm the situation. Assistant Professor Laura […]

Investors reaffirm confidence in FSU’s financial strength

Florida State University continues to be a strong investment, according to the newest credit ratings released by S&P Global, Fitch, and Moody’s. FSU has the highest-rated credit of any public university in the state of Florida and is one of only eight public universities in the United States with an AA+ rating or better from both […]

FSU literacy expert available to discuss decision to not publish Dr. Seuss books

On the birthday of famed children’s author Dr. Seuss, the publishing company that preserves his legacy announced they will no longer publish six books that depict non-white characters in racist ways. Lakeisha Johnson, an assistant professor in the Florida State University School of Communication Science and Disorders and an affiliate faculty at the Florida Center […]

Florida State University Libraries debuts new open access publishing program

Florida State University Libraries is launching FSU’s first open-access publishing program. Florida State Open Publishing (FSOP) provides the university’s faculty, students and staff with the digital publishing tools and support needed to produce peer-reviewed, open scholarly publications, educational resources and other digital research outputs. Created to address gaps in traditional scholarly publishing, FSOP aims to […]

Manchin and Martinez recall a friendlier Senate, urge compromise at Institute of Politics forum

Compassion, cooperation and policy took center stage March 1 at the keynote event of the “Celebrating Civility” speaker series hosted by the Institute of Politics at Florida State University.  The virtual forum featured U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, and former U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez, a Republican and FSU alumnus. Al Cardenas, who is an adjunct faculty member at the […]

FSU named a Silver-Level Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists

Florida State University has been recognized as a Silver-Level Bicycle Friendly University with an award from the League of American Bicyclists, the premier grassroots advocacy organization encouraging better bicycling and protecting the rights of people who bike. The award recognizes FSU’s achievements in promoting and enabling safe, accessible bicycling on campus. “It is so energizing […]

FSU College of Law moot court team wins national competition

The Florida State University College of Law Moot Court Team has won first place in the 2021 National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare & Adoption Law. The virtual competition was held February 26-27 and hosted by the Family & Youth Law Center at Capital University Law School. Twenty-six teams participated in the competition, including […]

A roadmap to success: ‘Design Thinking’ sparks innovative spirit of FSU students

When Florida State University mapped out strategic goals in 2017 that would guide its path in strengthening the university, deepening its commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship was at the top of the list.  FSU’s efforts to pursue that goal have included creating the first standalone college of entrepreneurship in the nation with the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship, as well as an across-the-board push to kindle an intrepid spirit in students. Since 2017, the university has increased its entrepreneurship and innovation […]

Deep dive into bioarchaeological data reveals Mediterranean migration trends over 8,000 years

A team of international researchers led by a Florida State University assistant professor has analyzed reams of data from the Neolithic to Late Roman period looking at migration patterns across the Mediterranean and found that despite evidence of cultural connections, there’s little evidence of massive migration across the region. “Because of the prevailing scholarly attitude of the […]

FSU celebrates Peace Corps 60th anniversary

The Peace Corps is celebrating 60 years since President John F. Kennedy established the agency on March 1, 1961, and Florida State University alumni are proud to continue being a vital part of this historic organization. The anniversary of the Peace Corps commemorates international peace and friendship, volunteerism and service. In that time, Florida State […]

Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee offers remote space mission simulator

When the COVID-19 pandemic curtailed some of the in-person activities typically offered by Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee, the science center created an online space mission that has since been used by hundreds of students. The center, which is the K-12 outreach facility of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, adapted its on-site space mission simulator […]

FSU College of Arts and Sciences announces new interdisciplinary data science program

Florida State University’s College of Arts and Sciences has announced the launch of a new interdisciplinary graduate program that will welcome its first students in Fall 2021.  The FSU Interdisciplinary Data Science Master’s Degree Program, or IDS, leverages FSU’s strengths in computer science, mathematics, scientific computing and statistics to prepare students for contemporary careers in […]