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FSU dance professor among organizations to benefit from MacKenzie Scott donations

Urban Bush Women (UBW), founded by Florida State University School of Dance Professor Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, received a $3 million gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott — the largest monetary award in the company’s history. The gift is one of 286 high-impact contributions from Scott given to organizations and communities that have been historically underfunded and part of a $2.7 billion in donations. “There have been numerous studies from different sectors of the arts field that have […]

FSU research associate working as sport psychologist with USA Track & Field team at Tokyo Olympics

As a research associate at Florida State University’s Florida Center for Reading Research, Christopher Stanley is focused on human development and performance — how people learn, manage mistakes and make improvements in educational domains. For the next several weeks, the human performances he will be focused on are those of the athletes on the USA […]

Florida State to host summer commencement ceremonies July 30

As positive cases continue to rise locally and nationally, including cases of the highly contagious Delta variant, FSU strongly recommends that graduates and their guests wear an appropriate face mask as we strive to protect each other and celebrate commencement together in the safest way possible.  The health and safety of our campus community is […]

Recent FSU grad earns coveted Urann fellowship

A 2021 graduate of Florida State University is the recipient of a coveted Marcus L. Urann Fellowship, awarded to first-year graduate students who are pursuing post-baccalaureate degrees across all academic disciplines. Hannah Hetzel-Ebben graduated from FSU in May with a degree in vocal performance and is now in her first year of medical school at […]

Magic of science: FSU researchers use gene editing to tackle facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

Roughly 1 out of 15,000 people born suffer from Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD), a rare disease that starts with the progressive weakening of facial muscles and then the shoulders and upper body. By the time patients reach their 50s, around one-fifth of them are wheelchair bound.   Now, a team of Florida State University researchers has […]

FSU hosts residential summer program for local students from Title I middle and high schools

This summer, the Florida State University community welcomed a non-traditional group of students to their residential and lecture halls as part of the university’s College Reach-Out Program (CROP). Leon County students from R. Frank Nims and Griffin middle schools and Gadsden County High School students participated in CROP, an immersive residential summer program on FSU’s […]

FSU neuroscientist collaborates on international obesity research

The World Health Organization confirms that the worldwide obesity rate has tripled since 1975, with 39 percent of adults considered overweight and 13 percent considered obese as of 2016. Now, a Florida State University professor is teaming up with researchers from across the pond to answer some of the most pressing questions surrounding obesity and its available […]

FSU biology doctoral candidate earns prestigious Chateaubriand Fellowship

A Florida State University biological science doctoral student has received an international fellowship to study coral reefs and parrotfish in France this fall.   Marine ecologist Joshua Manning will use the Chateaubriand Fellowship to collaborate with Simon Benhamou, CNRS Research Director at the Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, CEFE, the largest French research center in Ecology and […]

FSU reseachers develop new model of flow properties for class of polymers

Florida State University researchers are helping to write the “cookbook” describing the properties of vitrimers, a promising material that combines the benefits of different types of polymers. Researchers at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering developed a theoretical model that explains the flow of these polymer materials. They found that the energy required for them to […]

FSU student earns international recognition for her work fighting Type 1 diabetes

A Florida State University student is one of 400 individuals from around the world to receive a Diana Award, established in memory of the late Princess of Wales to recognize the social action or humanitarian work of young people. Emmabella Rudd, a public health major from Sarasota, earned the award for her work on behalf […]

FSU experts available to discuss history, preparation and impact of Olympic Games

After a year’s delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tokyo Olympics will commence at the end of July to much fanfare, but with no actual fans in the stands.   The games begin July 23 and run through Aug. 8.   Florida State University researchers are available to assist reporters who are covering the Summer Olympics. Researchers with expertise in sports psychology, […]

FSU selects recognized national leader in digital health as new dean of the College of Nursing

Florida State University Provost Sally McRorie has announced Jing Wang as the new dean of the College of Nursing. She will start the role Aug. 16, 2021. Wang, an interdisciplinary trained researcher, educator, policy and executive leader in nursing and higher education, currently serves as the vice dean for research at the University of Texas […]