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FSU faculty available to comment on aftermath of Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian left a path of destruction in its wake, and communities in Florida and elsewhere are working to rebuild in the aftermath. Florida State University faculty are available to speak to media covering post-storm recovery efforts. COMMUNITY RESILIENCE Brad Schmidt, professor, Department of Psychology schmidt@psy.fsu.edu Schmidt researches the nature, causes, treatment and prevention of […]

FSU psychologist elected as a fellow in prestigious American Psychological Association

A Florida State University professor is being honored  by the most prestigious psychological institution in the country on the heels of receiving a major National Institutes of Health grant to expand his research on the treatment of pediatric ADHD. Associate Professor of Psychology Michael Kofler has been named a fellow of the American Psychological Association. […]

Second Harvest, Publix help FSU fight food insecurity on campus

Hunger and food insecurity are realities everywhere – even on college campuses. According to Census data, U.S. students who don’t live on campus or with relatives are especially at risk of poverty. That includes students at FSU, and the university and its partners are doing what they can to help. The Department of Student Support […]

FSU again boasts highest credit rating of all Florida public universities

Florida State University continues to receive high marks for financial management, according to the newest credit ratings released by S&P Global, Fitch and Moody’s. FSU has the highest credit rating of any public university in the state of Florida with an AA+ rating by S&P and Fitch and an equivalent Aa1 rating by Moody’s. “This […]

Particles, superconductors and black holes: FSU professors invite community to physics class

Florida State University physics professors are welcoming the community into the classroom this fall to learn about magnets, waves and exploding stars through the annual Saturday Morning Physics program. “Saturday Morning Physics is a free-of-charge lecture series in which physicists discuss their work in easy-to-understand, non-technical terms,” said Assistant Professor of Physics Sean Dobbs. “The […]

Center for Advanced Power Systems building tools for the future of energy

When Roger McGinnis was an officer serving on U.S. Navy ships, a problem with the onboard electrical system typically meant enduring a power outage that could last up to several hours. Now, as a director of Florida State University’s Center for Advanced Power Systems, or CAPS, McGinnis oversees an entity dedicated to finding solutions that […]

Picking up the pieces: FSU psychology professor weighs in on mental toll of hurricanes

As many Floridians rebuild their lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, the psychological toll of the storm may leave scars for years to come. Florida State University Professor of Psychology Brad Schmidt studies the nature, causes, treatment and prevention of anxiety and associated issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse and suicide. He […]

FSU Pride Alumni Network reception to feature Museum of Fine Arts special exhibit

The Florida State University Alumni Association’s Pride Alumni Network will host a networking reception at the FSU Museum of Fine Arts, where attendees can meet board members, students and alumni while viewing a local LGBTQ+ exhibit. The museum will offer guided tours of “It’s A Lot Like Falling in Love: Legacies of Naiad Press and […]

FSU goes head-to-head with UF in football-themed cybersecurity competition

Florida State University and the University of Florida Information Technology Services departments are hosting a two-week football-themed challenge to encourage online safety. The Cyber Bowl runs Oct. 3-14 and aims to test students’ and employees’ defense against cyber threats. Players take the (virtual) field and tackle five challenging questions — ranging from phishing blindsides to […]

Members of FSU’s drone team on standby to assist Hurricane Ian search and rescue efforts

With Ian making landfall in southwestern Florida as a Category 4 hurricane Wednesday, members of the Florida State University Center for Disaster Risk Policy drone team stand poised to help.   CDRP Director David Merrick said seven members of FSU’s drone team, including four students, are supporting the state’s urban search and rescue efforts.    “Our […]

FSU, Mississippi School District celebrate winners of Emmett Till Archives contest

Three students from Mississippi’s West Tallahatchie School District have earned top honors in the inaugural Emmett Till Archives Award contest. The contest is a component of the Emmett Till Archival Project, a partnership of the Florida State University School of Communication, FSU Libraries and the West Tallahatchie School District in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi. The partnership […]

FSU researchers find pandemic altered personality traits of younger adults

A research team led by faculty at the Florida State University College of Medicine found the COVID-19 pandemic appeared to cause personality changes, especially in younger adults. The research, published in PLOS ONE, found that the population-wide stressor of the pandemic made younger adults moodier, more prone to stress, less cooperative and trusting and less […]