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College of Medicine celebrates virtual graduation for Class of 2020

One-hundred fifteen new physicians from Florida State University are a step closer to joining hospitals across the country eager for new recruits in a battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. How much they’ll help in the early stages of residency training will vary from place to place, but clearly the transition from medical student to hands-on […]

FSU doctoral student receives prestigious American art history fellowship  

A Florida State University doctoral candidate is the recipient of the Luce/ACLS Ellen Holtzman Dissertation Fellowship in American Art for the 2020–2021 academic year.  Mallory Nanny, a graduate student from Charlotte, N.C. in the College of Fine Arts’ Department of Art History has received the fellowship in support of her dissertation project, “Framing Absence: Photographic Narratives of the Vietnam War.”   She is one of eight scholars to receive 2020 Luce/ACLS […]

FSU researcher detects unknown submarine landslides

A Florida State University researcher has used new detection methods to identify 85 previously unknown submarine landslides that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico between 2008 and 2015, leading to questions about the stability of oil rigs and other structures, such as pipelines built in the region. Assistant Professor Wenyuan Fan in the Department of Earth, Ocean […]

FSU Assistant Provost expands role as Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has appointed Assistant Provost Joe O’Shea as the new dean of the Division of Undergraduate Studies, effective May 20. O’Shea succeeds Dean Karen Laughlin, who passed away earlier this month. An FSU alumnus, O’Shea has served as assistant provost since 2016, where […]

Spending extra time in the kitchen? Try a chemistry lesson

Embracing some quarantine baking challenges? Or just trying to up your game when it comes to evening mealtime? Why not try some chemistry experiments at the same time?  In a new piece for the journal Matter, Florida State University Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Lea Nienhaus and graduate student Zachary VanOrman write that even with labs and schools closed […]

Florida State University dance professor recognized by the Ford Foundation 

A Florida State University dance professor has been recognized by the Ford Foundation as part of the series, “The Future is Hers,” which recognizes women challenging how art is defined.   Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor and Nancy Smith Fichter Professor of Dance, is one of 14 women featured in the series, which celebrates the power of women and girls around the world.  “Being […]

Expert available to speak about legal response to fraudulent COVID-19 cures and treatments

As the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. continues to increase, one Florida State University researcher said the number of people looking to profit from the misfortune by offering false, unproven cures is also on the rise.  There is no known cure for COVID-19 but Chad Marzen, associate professor of law in the FSU College […]

New NMR director takes the helm at MagLab

 A Florida State University professor of chemistry will head a key facility at the FSU-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.   Chemist Robert Schurko, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, is the new director at the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility at the MagLab.   Schurko joined Florida State last year after spending two decades at the University of Windsor in Canada, where he built a prominent research group specializing […]

FSU’s Museum of Fine Arts hosts virtual activities during COVID-19

Nearly 60,000 people visit Florida State University’s Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA) annually, but the COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily closed one of the largest academic art museums in the Big Bend. That’s prompted MoFA staff to reschedule exhibitions and programs and develop remote internships and educational opportunities for students, as well as generate new activities that would attract visitors to make virtual trips to the museum through a new “MoFA at Home” initiative. Museum Director Preston McLane, Assistant Curator and Director […]

FSU graduate student wins trio of Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists college awards

A Florida State University student won big at the Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists’ 2019 Excellence in Broadcast News College Contest. Alexandra Wendling, a graduate student in the College of Communication and Information, won first place in three categories of the contest. The winners were announced Saturday, May 9, during a virtual ceremony due to […]

WFSU Public Media scoops up awards for work on race, culture and environment

From hurricanes to felon voting rights, and the delicate conversations around race and culture, WFSU Public Media has been recognized for its reporting and storytelling centered on some of the most contentious issues shaping the region today. WFSU’s content teams have received five Regional Edward R. Murrow awards, marking the second consecutive year the organization […]

‘Hurricanes from scratch’: FSU researchers find even small disturbances can trigger catastrophic storms

You’ve probably seen the satellite images that show a hurricane developing: thick white clouds clumping together, arms spinning around a central eye as it heads for the coast. After decades of research, meteorologists still have questions about how hurricanes develop. Now, Florida State University researchers have found that even the smallest changes in atmospheric conditions […]