FSU to host 35th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week of Celebration

Florida State University will host the 2023 celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week Jan. 16-20. The celebration—this year crafted around the theme “It Starts with Us: Advocating for Access in Higher Education and Society”—has honored King’s life and work for more than three decades. “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to […]

FSU Panama City joins Peach Belt Conference for esports

FSU Panama City has been admitted to the NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference (PBC) as an associate member for esports beginning spring 2023. “This is very exciting for our campus,” said Randy Hanna, dean of FSU Panama City and the College of Applied Studies. “It is the first time our students will have the […]

‘Welcome FSU’ engages students with week of fun and informative events

Florida State University is kicking off the 2023 spring semester with events that spotlight Seminole academics, career readiness, involvement, resources and well-being. “Welcome FSU” greets all Florida State students through a series of events and programs that are taking place now through Friday, Jan. 13, at various campus locations. The events aim to show students […]

FSU alumnus, Tampa Bay Buccaneers COO to keynote 2023 Seminole 100 event

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford will serve as the keynote speaker for Florida State University’s 2023 Seminole 100 event. The annual Seminole 100 list and event recognizes the fastest-growing businesses owned or managed by FSU alumni and represents some of the most innovative and profitable companies in America. As COO of the […]

FSU Libraries names new associate dean of research and learning services

Florida State University Libraries has named Neelam Bharti as its new associate dean of research and learning services. She will start Feb. 3. Bharti comes to Florida State from Carnegie Mellon University, where she served as the associate dean for liaison services and the senior librarian for chemistry, chemical engineering, material science and engineering since […]

Research teams tackle challenges facing rural areas in FSU funding competition

Six teams of Florida State University researchers and community partners faced off in the most recent Collaborative Collision for the chance to win up to $100,000 from the FSU Office of Research for projects exploring solutions to complex challenges facing rural communities. “One in five people in the United States lives in rural places, and […]

Research reveals new insights into how Earth’s orbit influences seasonal cycles

Researchers have long been aware of the varying distance between Earth and the sun because of Earth’s elliptical orbit, but new research published in Nature coauthored by a Florida State University atmospheric scientist is shedding light for the first time on how this phenomenon impacts annual temperature cycles in the tropics. Alyssa Atwood, an assistant […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: December 2022

Florida State University’s faculty and staff are central to its mission and the key to its countless accomplishments. Throughout the year, honors and recognitions are awarded to individual faculty and staff members across campus. Faculty and Staff Briefs are produced monthly to recognize accomplishments and provide a space where honors, awards, bylines, presentations, grants, service […]

FSU English professor wins prestigious Chicago Folklore Prize for Boxing Day monograph

Seventeen years ago, Professor of English Jerrilyn McGregory traveled to the Bahamas to observe the traditional Junkanoo Parade on Boxing Day. She was particularly taken by the expressive style of drumming she heard performed throughout the day. Later, McGregory asked one of her students to describe Boxing Day, to which the student replied, “it’s one […]

New FSU program to fund research focused on sustainability and climate solutions

Florida State University has launched a new program to jumpstart research opportunities addressing sustainability and climate change issues. The Office of the President’s Sustainability and Climate Solutions grant program promotes research that is crucial for long-term societal well-being, environmental health and economic prosperity. “Florida State is dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary research that will play a […]

Challenger Learning Center highlights STEM education for fifth-graders with screening of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

To help spark elementary school students’ interest in learning about science and technology, Leon County Schools turned to an untraditional place: the movie theater. Students from Hartsfield, Pineview and Woodville elementary schools visited the Challenger Learning Center on Friday for a screening of the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” the sequel to the 2018 original. When […]