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FSU faculty members receive NIH grant to study long-term role of character traits in heart surgery patients

A team of Florida State University researchers has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the resilience of older patients after undergoing open-heart surgery. The study, a first of its kind, will provide a comprehensive analysis of long-term survival benefits of psychological strengths, such as optimism and spirituality, in older adults […]

FSU celebrates life of prominent supporter Al Dunlap

More than 200 friends and family of Albert J. Dunlap — one of Florida State University’s most generous supporters — gathered for a celebration of his life hosted by Mrs. Judy Dunlap Saturday, Oct. 5, at their home in Ocala.   Dunlap, a former corporate executive and philanthropist, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, at the age of 81.    Florida State was well-represented at […]

FSU professor to be honored for contributions to psychological science

A Florida State University professor is being recognized for his groundbreaking work in psychology, specifically in the areas of eating disorders, depression and suicide. Thomas Joiner, FSU’s Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychology, has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award from the Association of Psychological Science. The […]

FSU Master Craftsman Studio celebrates 20 years 

With its Gothic architecture, live oaks, fountains and greens, Florida State University is one of the most beautiful campuses in the country.  For the past 20 years, the FSU Master Craftsman Studio has been adding to the campus’ natural and architectural splendor with hand-crafted artistic pieces. The university marked the studio’s 20-year anniversary with a celebration Oct. 9 […]

Race effect: Researchers find black offenders more likely to be arrested than white offenders when committing violent crime together

Racial disparities at every level of the criminal justice system in America are well documented. Now, a new study by Florida State University researchers reveals it also exists at the initial level of arrest, even when the crime is committed by a diverse pair of co-offenders. The study, published in the Journal of Experimental Criminology, […]

FSU signs memorandum of understanding with South Korea’s Kyonggi University

Florida State University welcomed a delegation from Kyonggi University in South Korea for a campus visit Friday, Oct. 4. President In Kyu Kim led Kyonggi’s delegation. Kim is a long-time television news reporter and former head of the Korean Broadcasting System. During the visit, Kyonggi University representatives met with Provost Sally McRorie, faculty members, staff […]

The FSUshadow Program helps students cultivate career paths with confidence

The Career Center at Florida State University is making it possible for students to test drive a career by connecting them with employers, community partners, alumni and friends of the university for one-day job shadowing opportunities. The program, FSUshadow, exposes students to a wide variety of career fields and helps them cultivate their career path […]

With NIH support, FSU sleep detective taking closer look at human clock genes

The phrase “like clockwork” suggests that clocks never go haywire. But they do. So do the internal clocks that are supposed to keep ticking to the beat of Earth’s 24-hour circadian rhythms. When our own rhythms are disrupted, one result is often a sleep disorder — which, over time, can lead to serious health consequences. […]

FSU physics researchers break new ground, explore unknown energy regions

Florida State University physicists are using photon-proton collisions to capture particles in an unexplored energy region, yielding new insights into the matter that binds parts of the nucleus together. “We want to understand not just the nucleus, but everything that makes up the nucleus,” said FSU Professor of Physics Paul Eugenio. “We’re working to understand […]

Opening Nights presents artist Michael Rosato to launch LeMoyne’s Chain of Parks Art Festival

Opening Nights at Florida State University is partnering with LeMoyne’s Chain of Parks Art Festival to present a cultural arts program to launch the 20th annual art festival in downtown Tallahassee. The program will feature large-scale muralist Michael Rosato who will deliver a lecture April 16, 2020, as part of the university’s performing arts series. […]

Keep FSU secure by enlisting in Cybersecurity Boot Camp and signing the Cyber Pledge

Join the cause and sign the Cyber Pledge to help keep Florida State University secure. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and this year Uncle Sam, Rosie the Riveter and other iconic American figures are encouraging FSU students, faculty and staff to join the cause and be responsible cybercitizens. Information Technology Services (ITS) is hosting a Cybersecurity Boot Camp campaign to enlist Noles in the war against cyberthreats and educate and spread […]

FSU dedicates Chemical Sciences Laboratory auditorium in honor of Nobel Prize winner Kroto

Family, friends and former colleagues of the late Professor Sir Harold Kroto honored the Nobel Laureate’s memory by dedicating the auditorium of the FSU Chemical Sciences Laboratory in his honor Oct. 4. The auditorium dedication came at the end of the first day of a two-day symposium honoring Kroto’s work. “He was a gentleman, a […]