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FSU College of Education professor named ‘Pillar of the Profession’

A Florida State University faculty member has been recognized for his outstanding work in the student affairs profession by the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Robert Schwartz, professor of higher education, recognized with the “Pillars of the Profession” award at the 100th anniversary of the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) conference in […]

FSU celebrates its academic and athletic success during FSU Day at the Capitol

Garnet and gold adorned the Florida Capitol as hundreds of Florida State University supporters and legislators gathered to celebrate FSU Day at the Capitol Tuesday, April 9. For more than 20 years, FSU Day at the Capitol has been an annual showcase highlighting Florida State’s academic and athletic achievements for the Tallahassee community and state […]

FSU researcher: Leap to middle school is hard, but can be a fresh start for socially anxious children

For young people, the transition from elementary to middle school can be a time of stress, disruption and discomfort. For children who already have trouble interacting with their peers, the transition can be particularly fraught. In a study published online earlier this year in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Florida State University developmental psychologist […]

Chemistry professor, MagLab scientist named 2019-2020 Lawton Distinguished Professor

An accomplished chemist who has helped steer the direction of chemical and biological research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory has been named Florida State University’s 2019-2020 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor. Timothy Cross, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, will be honored at the 2019 spring graduation. Being named a Lawton professor is the […]

FSU nursing dean advances college’s research mission

Judith McFetridge-Durdle may be retiring, but Florida State University’s College of Nursing dean made an everlasting impact during her five-year tenure by advancing the college in the areas of research and diversity. She will step down as dean June 30. McFetridge-Durdle’s top priority when she arrived at FSU in December 2013 was to focus on […]

FSU Resilience Project receives national award

Florida State University’s Resilience Project, a unique online tool to help students improve mental health and reduce stress, has been selected to receive a national award from the American Association of University Administrators. The Resilience Project, launched in the fall, is an online, evidence-informed toolkit developed by the Institute for Family Violence Studies at the […]

FSU researcher finds adolescent views of law enforcement can improve over time

What do cheese, jeans and wine all have in common? They get better with time. New research from Florida State University finds that’s also true of teenagers’ attitudes toward law enforcement as they become adults. A research team, led by Assistant Professor of Criminology Kyle McLean, found that teens’ attitudes toward law enforcement tend to […]

Esteemed retired professors present major gift to Florida State

For much of the past half century, former professors Charles and Persis Rockwood have worked in perfect harmony on a shared goal to elevate Florida State University through their teaching and financial gifts. Their latest donation to FSU will be music to the ears of future students, faculty and music lovers everywhere. The Rockwoods are […]

Florida State receives inaugural leadership award from PeaceJam

Florida State University students are serving as a model for the world as they inspire a new generation of leaders through their work with PeaceJam. PeaceJam, an international education program built around Nobel Peace Prize laureates who work personally with youth, awarded Florida State the organization’s inaugural Innovative Leadership Award for the university’s outstanding PeaceJam student leadership […]

FSU piano technology student wins inaugural Master’s in Four competition

Florida State University master’s student Jason Cassel took home the top prize during the inaugural FSU Graduate School’s Master’s In Four competition, Thursday, April 4. Cassel, a liberal arts student with an emphasis in piano technology, received the $1,000 prize for his presentation “The Voice of the Piano.” “I had a blast,” Cassell said. “I […]

FSU mourns loss of Lawton Professor Shridhar K. Sathe

The Florida State University community is mourning the loss of Shridhar K. Sathe, Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor and Hazel K. Stiebeling Professor in the College of Human Sciences, who died Thursday, April 4, at the age of 68. “Dr. Sathe was an internationally renowned scientist, but more importantly, he was a loving father and […]

Eighth annual FSU’s Great Give surpasses goal, sets records in support of university initiatives

Florida State University supporters across the country came together to do something great during FSU’s Great Give, the university’s 36-hour giving campaign. In its eighth year, FSU’s Great Give surpassed its $500,000 goal, raising $774,979 for academic projects, programs, scholarships and student activities at the university. The annual event, which took place March 28-29, drew […]