FSU awards honors medallions to summer 2022 graduates 

Florida State University awarded honors medallions to 37 elite graduates during a July 28 ceremony in the Nancy H. Marcus Great Hall. The FSU Honors Program supports the passion and potential of the university’s most dynamic students, who have the talent, resilience and enthusiasm to accomplish their goals and enact change in the world. The […]

FSU researcher finds reforestation efforts must start at the roots

Successful land restoration efforts depend on the people who live in those spaces, a Florida State University researcher has found.   The findings upend previous research advocating top-down policy approaches to restore land as part of global land-conservation efforts.   Professor of Political Science Eric Coleman co-authored the study, which was published in the journal […]

Back to School: Literacy researcher offers tips on encouraging kids to read more

With kids heading back to school in the coming weeks, parents and other caregivers are getting back into their routines with homework and other activities. Florida State University Assistant Professor Lakeisha Johnson, a faculty affiliate for The Florida Center for Reading Research, has assembled a tip sheet for parents who are using this time to […]

Cracking codes: FSU computer scientists look to develop method to improve app speed, efficiency

Computers process innumerable instructions per day. A Florida State University and Michigan Technological University research team wants to make apps, from those found on a cell phone to ones used by super computers at big data centers, run more efficiently. FSU Professor of Computer Science David Whalley and FSU-Panama City faculty member Gang-Ryung Uh along […]

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin to speak at FSU

Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin will speak at Florida State University at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall.    FSU’s Institute of Politics (IOP@FSU), in collaboration with Opening Nights, presents “Leadership in Turbulent Times: An Evening with Doris Kearns Goodwin” as part of the IOP@FSU’s Strengthening American […]

FSU researchers use 3D culture techniques to develop improved therapy for neurological diseases

Florida State University researchers have developed a promising strategy for producing therapeutic particles in stem cells, work that could help patients with neurological diseases such as stroke or multiple sclerosis. The technique developed by researchers from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and FSU College of Medicine combines three-dimensional growing platforms with a wave motion. The […]

Mystery in the Gulf: FSU researcher leads team to study conditions for plant survival in ocean desert

West of St. Petersburg in the Gulf of Mexico is an area called the West Florida Shelf. It’s a marine desert, cut off from many of the elements that are essential for life. But in this nutrient-deficient region, some forms of phytoplankton — microscopic plants that float through the water — are thriving and supporting […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: July 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 individuals across campus. Our Faculty and Staff Briefs are produced monthly to recognize accomplishments and provide a space where honors, awards, bylines, presentations, grants, service and any other […]

FSU center announces initiative to advance pediatric transplant health

A new partnership between the Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities Families and Children at Florida State University and UF Health at the University of Florida aims to improve outcomes for pediatric transplant patients and their families.   The Initiative for the Advancement of Pediatric Transplant Health Research maximizes the interdisciplinary nature of research […]

Summer commencement speaker trumpets power ‘to change the world’

Melanie Griffin implored graduating Florida State University students to embrace their “power to overwhelm” through consideration of others, confidence in themselves and devotion to a career that “brings you joy and passion in how you’re going to change the world.” Griffin, a triple graduate of Florida State University and the secretary of the Florida Department […]

NIH grant funds College of Medicine research on preventing premature deaths

Sylvie Naar is on a mission to train the next generation of researchers in methods for developing behavioral interventions, which could mean the difference between life and death for a lot of people. That’s not hyperbole: The National Cancer Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is supporting that goal with a […]

FSU early American history scholar awarded prestigious humanities fellowship

Florida State University · FSU history scholar awarded prestigious humanities fellowship When Florida State University Professor Edward Gray begins his research into the economic influence of one of America’s most famous founding fathers later this year, he’ll be commencing work thanks to Benjamin Franklin himself.   Gray, a professor in the FSU Department of History, was […]