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FSU professor will investigate superconductors with National Science Foundation grant

The principles of superconductivity make a variety of modern technological marvels possible. MRI machines, maglev trains and high-energy particle accelerators work because of superconductivity. FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Professor Theo Siegrist will research materials that could improve the performance of superconductors thanks to a grant of nearly $500,000 from the National Science Foundation. Superconductors move […]

FSU Center for Music of the Americas presents ‘Seminole Legends and Songs’

Florida State University’s Center for Music of the Americas will present “Seminole Legends and Songs” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at Blue Tavern in Tallahassee’s Midtown. “Seminole Legends and Songs,” the first concert of the American Musicological Society’s (AMS) Many Musics of America series, will feature Seminole artist Brian Zepeda and explore the musical […]

FSU Career Center launches fall career fairs with two-day part-time job event

The Florida State University Career Center is connecting students with nearly 350 organizations during five fall 2022 career fairs, including a part-time job fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Thursday at the Student Services Building. The events aim to give students the opportunity to meet and network directly with hiring recruiters from […]

FSU researchers find link between health outcomes and smoke from sugarcane fires

A new study from a Florida State University team estimates that sugarcane fires in South Florida emit harmful particulate matter in quantities comparable to motor vehicles and is a factor in mortality rates across the region. Their work is published in Environmental Health Perspectives, a peer-reviewed journal published by the National Institute of Environmental Health […]

FSU psychologist awarded $9M to expand ‘gamified’ treatments for pediatric ADHD

Millions of children are diagnosed each year with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. When untreated, or undertreated, children with ADHD face challenges focusing, managing time, and practicing self-control, and these difficulties can persist into adulthood. A Florida State University researcher who previously developed “gamified” treatments targeting central deficits of ADHD in children 8-13 has received two […]

Working at high speed: Associate dean makes mark in 29-year career at FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

Farrukh Alvi thought he’d spend one year, maybe two, in Tallahassee after coming to Florida State University as a postdoctoral researcher in 1993. Now, almost 30 years later, having served as a tenured faculty member, director of the Florida Center for Advanced Aero Propulsion, associate dean for research at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and […]

FSU team develops new strategy to create blue light from promising material

A Florida State University research team has developed a new way to create blue light from a class of materials that shows enormous potential for optoelectronic devices, including solar cells, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and lasers. Led by FSU Professor of Chemistry Biwu Ma, the team has published a new study in Advanced Energy Materials that […]

FSU public administration professor earns lifetime achievement award

The American Political Science Association is honoring a longtime Florida State University professor with a lifetime achievement award.   Fran Berry, the Reubin O’D. Askew Eminent Scholar and the Frank Sherwood Professor of Public Administration in the Askew School of Public Administration, has won the John Gauss Award.   The APSA said the distinction honors “a […]

FSU College of Medicine faculty member selected for national fellowship

As a physician, educator and mentor, Dr. Shermeeka Hogans-Mathews is looking for ways to expand her influence. She’s doing just that with a year-long fellowship from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM). STFM named Hogans-Mathews as a recipient of its Leadership through Scholarship Fellowship, which offers training and mentorship for early-career faculty members […]

FSU expert available to discuss student debt forgiveness and college affordability

Lara Perez-Felkner, an associate professor in the College of Education at Florida State University, is available to discuss President Joe Biden’s announcement Wednesday that he will forgive $10,000 in federal student debt for many borrowers and will cancel up to $20,000 for recipients of Pell Grants.  Perez-Felkner studies how social contexts influence students’ college and […]

Tallahassee and FSU Police Departments Offer Tips for a Safe, Enjoyable Football Game Day Experience

The City of Tallahassee and Florida State University (FSU) police departments are working diligently to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for the visitors who come to enjoy home football games. To help fans plan, information is below about the game day traffic pattern. Pre-Game Fans are encouraged to use the following roadways to access […]

FSU biologists discover how cancer-causing virus avoids triggering immune system response

The human immune system is a complex network of organs, cells and proteins that defend the body against infections and diseases. While our bodies work constantly to ensure invading infections don’t breach the defenses, viruses are working just as hard to coerce our immune systems into allowing access and staying quiescent. A team of researchers […]