‘A beacon of light for student success’: FSU community remembers Karen Laughlin during memorial ceremony 

Teacher, colleague, collaborator, innovator and friend — these were some of the words used by colleagues to describe the late Karen Laughlin during a celebration of her legacy Oct. 21 at Florida State University’s Honors, Scholars and Fellows house.   Laughlin, an enthusiastic educator and literary scholar who transformed the student experience at FSU, passed away May 4, 2020. She served as dean of Undergraduate Studies for 17 years […]

FSU College of Music presents classic Mozart opera during Halloween weekend

The Opera at Florida State University’s College of Music will present one of Mozart’s most beloved and beautiful masterpieces on Halloween weekend with iconic music that focuses on love, virtue and the triumph of good over evil. “Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)” tells the story of a young, innocent couple’s struggle to confront adversity and find enlightenment and happiness after experiencing life’s trials and tribulations. The opera will perform at […]

FSU named finalist for national award recognizing university’s commitment to degree completion

As part of its ongoing efforts to increase degree completion, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named Florida State University a finalist for its 2021 Degree Completion Award. The annual award works to identify, recognize and reward institutions that employ innovative approaches to improve degree completion while ensuring educational quality. Student success […]

FSU celebrates National Transfer Student Week 

Florida State University is celebrating National Transfer Student Week in honor of the resilience, passion for service and academic talent that transfer students bring to FSU.  Transfers students comprise more than 25 percent of all undergraduates at FSU — about 8,000 students. While most transfer students come from the Florida College System such as Tallahassee Community College, many arrive at FSU after attending colleges and universities across the country.   Transfer students […]

FSU College of Law Trial Team wins National Civil Rights competition

The Florida State University College of Law Trial Team has won first place in the Fourth Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. National Civil Rights Competition. The competition took place virtually October 15-17 and was hosted by University of California Davis School of Law. The competition problem involved litigation of Eighth Amendment claims of cruel and […]

FSU Flying High Circus returns with the ‘Halloween Show Series’ 

After a year of mostly remote training and no in-person performances due to COVID-19, Florida State University’s Flying High Circus will present a full performance series with the annual “Halloween Show Series” Oct. 29-30 and Nov. 4-5. “Missing an entire year of traditional training for our students has been a disappointment for them,” said Chad Mathews, director of the Flying High Circus. “Just as we have had to adjust in […]

FSU Libraries awarded grant to train librarians on inclusive archival practices

FSU Libraries has been awarded a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant by the Florida Division of Library and Information Services to train archivists on how to incorporate inclusive and conscious descriptive practices in their online cataloging. The grant of $33,289 will allow the Sunshine State Digital Network (SSDN), housed in FSU Libraries, to […]

FSU College of Education to host COE Preview Week

Florida State University’s College of Education is hosting COE Preview Week, a virtual graduate programs open house. At this event, prospective students will be able to learn more about the college’s graduate programs and certificate programs from faculty, admissions staff and students. They’ll also be able to take both virtual and on-campus tours of FSU’s campus, as well as the […]

FSU Alumni Association announces fully endowed First-Generation CARE Scholarship

Florida State University · New Scholarship receives endowment The Florida State University Alumni Association announced Tuesday full endowment of the First-Generation CARE Scholarship, which supports first-generation students in the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement. The First-Generation CARE Scholarship will aid FSU students who are the first in their family to attend college and who […]

FSU researchers find space between polymer chains affects energy conversion

A team led by FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researchers has new insight into molecules that change their shape in response to light. The researchers studying azobenzene-based polymers found that their free volume — a measure of the space between polymer chains — was strongly linked with the polymers’ ability to convert visible light radiation into […]

FSU Provost Sally McRorie to return to the faculty

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie announced today that she will step down as an administrator and return to the faculty at the end of the year. McRorie, who has served as FSU’s provost since November 2015, directed the university’s strategy development and implementation that set the stage […]

FSU College of Law professor elected to American Law Institute

Florida State University College of Law Associate Professor Michael Morley has been selected for membership in the American Law Institute (ALI). Election into ALI is an extremely prestigious honor, bestowed on the nation’s most prominent judges, lawyers, and law professors. The institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to […]