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FSU Researcher: Unfair treatment by police linked to physiological impacts among black men

Advocates of proactive policing argue that stopping and searching law-abiding citizens is a minor inconvenience. However, researchers from Florida State University have found it might actually be getting under the skin of black men — literally. In a new study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, FSU researchers found a strong link […]

FSU researchers identify ways breast cancer avoids immune system detection

Better Understanding Could Pave Way For Immunotherapy Recent breakthroughs in immunotherapy are making a huge difference in treating some forms of cancer, especially metastatic cancer. But breast cancer has proven a tricky foe for this new therapy, and an interdisciplinary team of FSU researchers is now a little bit closer to figuring out why. Associate […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: December 2018

HONORS AND AWARDS Alysia Roehrig, Ph.D. (Education), along with graduate students Makana Craig and James Hernandez, received the “Best Overall Graduate Student Posters” award at the Florida Educational Research Association’s annual meeting. The trio presented on “Culturally Responsive Classroom Management Strategies in CDF Freedom Schools.” Myrna Hoover (Career Center) received the 2018 Southern Star Award […]

For these critically endangered marine turtles, climate change could be a knockout blow

Hawksbill turtles aren’t the only marine turtles threatened by the destabilizing effects of climate change, but a new study from researchers at Florida State University shows that this critically endangered species could be at particular risk. In a study published in the journal PLOS One, researchers from FSU’s Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science […]

T.K. Wetherell, FSU President Emeritus

From college freshmen to the most powerful politicians in Florida, all called him simply “T.K.” Florida State University President Emeritus Thomas Kent Wetherell, who passed away Dec. 16 at the age of 72, leaves a legacy as one of higher education’s most dynamic and lifelong champions. At the helm of his alma mater from 2003 […]

Fall commencement speakers encourage graduates to appreciate their journeys, embrace the future

MORE: Photo Gallery | FSU doctoral graduate overcomes odds with perseverance, power of higher education A short and sweet pep talk from Lonni Alameda, Florida State University’s national champion softball coach, headlined Saturday’s fall commencement ceremony, Saturday, Dec. 15. “In our athletic world it would be good morning #Tribe18,” Alameda said. “Today’s an amazing day for you […]

FSU doctoral graduate overcomes odds with perseverance, power of higher education

When Pablo Correa walked across the stage to accept his third degree from Florida State University during commencement Friday night, he completed a long, improbable college journey that started more than 20 years ago in a crime- and drug-ridden neighborhood in South Florida. His latest academic achievement, earning a doctorate in communication, exemplified perseverance, redemption, […]

Florida State names new director of University Health Services

Florida State University has selected Amy B. Magnuson as director of University Health Services, effective immediately. Magnuson has served as interim director of University Health Services since May 2017 leading up to her permanent appointment to the position. “I am looking forward to working with Amy closely as we develop a holistic, university-wide approach to […]

Profiles in Leadership: Mission-driven Fogarty committed to producing the doctors Florida needs

Long before John P. Fogarty was dean of the Florida State University College of Medicine, he was a U.S. Army division surgeon stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. It was there, serving under the direction of a two-star general, that Fogarty was exposed to a style of leadership that continues to resonate with him today. “The […]

FSU researchers find racial inequity among adolescents receiving flu vaccine

Black adolescents living in the United States tend to receive the influenza vaccine at significantly lower rates than their white and Hispanic counterparts, according to Florida State University researchers. A new study, led by former FSU graduate student Noah Webb, along with current graduate student Benjamin Dowd-Arrow and Associate Professors of Sociology Miles Taylor and […]

Researchers investigate new way to calibrate cosmic mile markers

New work from the Carnegie Supernova Project, which includes Florida State University researchers, provides the best-yet calibrations for using type Ia supernovae to measure cosmic distances. This has implications for our understanding of how fast the universe is expanding and the role dark energy may play in driving this process. The team’s findings are published […]

FSU creator of life-saving breast cancer drug elected to National Academy of Inventors

A Florida State University professor who created a synthetic version of a life-saving breast cancer drug making it widely available to patients has been elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Robert Holton, the Matthew Suffness Professor at Florida State University, first synthesized the drug Taxol 25 years ago. At the time, […]