FSU assistant professor earns early career award from Geological Society of America

When Florida State University Assistant Professor Richard Bono was deciding what part of geology to focus on, he learned about the field of geophysics and geodynamics — the science of how the Earth changes over time. “I knew that was something I could keep coming back to,” Bono said. “It’s like a puzzle that changes […]

College of Education associate dean inducted into National Academy of Kinesiology

A professor at Florida State University’s College of Education has been named an Active Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK), one of the most prestigious achievements that a scholar in the field of kinesiology can attain during their career. Joshua Newman, the College of Education’s associate dean for research and a professor of […]

President McCullough accepts national diversity award from publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity

Florida State University has again been recognized by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine as one of the top institutions in the nation for its commitment to diversity and inclusion. President Richard McCullough accepted the university’s ninth consecutive Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award Tuesday from Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, during FSU’s […]

St. Joe Community Foundation donates $135,490 grant for FSU PC’s ASCENT Program

The St. Joe Community Foundation has approved a $135,490 grant for Florida State University Panama City’s Advancing Science and Career Education in New Technologies (ASCENT) Program. FSU PC held a check presentation at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Bay District Schools Board Meeting (1311 Balboa Ave, Panama City, FL) with members of the […]

FSU drone team finishes urban search and rescue work after Hurricane Ian

Florida State University’s Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program’s (EMHS) unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) team has completed its urban search and rescue work following Hurricane Ian.     The team, housed in FSU’s Center for Disaster Risk Policy (CDRP), deployed to Orlando a day before Ian made landfall in Florida on Sept. 28. The drones provide near-real-time […]

American Society of Criminology Division of Victimology names Brendan Lantz researcher of the year

Brendan Lantz, an assistant professor in Florida State University’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, is the American Society of Criminology Division of Victimology’s 2022 researcher of the year.     The Faculty Researcher of the Year Award recognizes a scholar who has made significant contributions to the field of victimology.  “To be recognized by the […]

FSU students to host TOM Project inaugural event

To educate people on the importance of heart screenings and how to help someone experiencing cardiac arrest, the Florida State University Congress of Graduate Students (COGS) is hosting the inaugural TOM Project health initiative. The TOM Project is a student-led initiative in honor of the late Toluwani “Tom” Idowu. Idowu was a creative writing major […]

Taking pictures on a molecular level: FSU biologists receive $5M NIH grant to build cryo-electron microscopy center

While technologies like X-rays allow us to create pictures of the inside of the human body, imaging on a molecular level is much more complicated. Cryogenic electron microscopy, or cryo-EM, allows scientists to reconstruct protein complexes, like viruses and antibodies, in three dimensions at nearly atomic-level resolutions. These reconstructions — which let scientists pinpoint the […]

FSU archaeologist awarded NSF grant to research ancient peoples’ adaption to environmental change

An underwater archaeologist might conjure up the image of a deep-sea diver looking for buried treasure. But for Florida State University Assistant Professor of Anthropology Jessi Halligan, the spear tip she discovered during her field work this past summer is as good as gold. The spear tip was discovered underwater among bones and wood that […]

FSU faculty available to speak for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

More than 264,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the United States. Although deaths from breast cancer have declined over time, it remains the second-leading cause of cancer death among women. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an opportunity to focus on the impact of this disease. Florida State University faculty are […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: September 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 College of Music presents ‘potpourri of sounds’ from the University Symphony Orchestra

Performances of Jessie Montgomery’s “Strum” for String Orchestra, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Tuba Concerto and Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1 will highlight the University Symphony Orchestra’s second performance of the season on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. The evening of innovative symphonic works, from modern compositions that challenge the boundaries of symphonic music […]