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Florida State designated a Purple Heart University

President John Thrasher signed and accepted a proclamation Aug. 15 that designates Florida State University as a Purple Heart University. The proclamation from the Military Order of the Purple Heart was presented to Thrasher by the commander of its Tallahassee chapter Rick Stanford. “Florida State’s goal is to empower veterans and become a national beacon […]

FSU students seize the summer with real-world experiences

What did you do this summer? Attend class on the side of a volcano? Work with a German student affairs organization? Curate an exhibit of 19th-century French paintings? Those are just some of the hands-on, real world experiences that Florida State University students took advantage of during their summer break. Internships, service learning, undergraduate research […]

DARPA taps engineering researcher for prestigious young faculty award

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Assistant Professor Kourosh Shoele has spent the early stages of his career going with the flow. That is, in the eight years since receiving his doctorate from the University of California San Diego, he’s conducted extensive research on the interactions between fluid and solid structures — or flow interactions — in […]

FSU College of Law wins two top national awards from the American Bar Association

The American Bar Association (ABA) Law Student Division has presented two of its five national awards to the Florida State University College of Law. For the eighth time since 2008 and the third consecutive year, the Florida State University College of Law Student Bar Association (SBA) received the Student Bar Association Award, which honors the […]

Inside the story of Emmett Till: FSU professor launches app with digital perspective of civil rights icon

A Florida State University professor’s five-year research project has opened a new window of understanding about the brutal murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955 that became a catalyst of the civil rights movement. Davis Houck, FSU’s Fannie Lou Hamer Professor of Rhetorical Studies in the College of Communication and Information, and his colleagues have […]

FSU religion faculty member receives early career fellowship

Florida State University Assistant Professor of Religion Jamil Drake has received the McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship award for the 2019-2020 academic year. The fellowship program supports an academic year of research and writing by early career researchers and promotes excellence in teaching by underrepresented minorities and women. Fellows receive a one-year sabbatical with a full […]

FSU researchers receive NSF grant to explore citizen support for judicial institutions

The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of more than $300,000 to Florida State University and Penn State University to learn more about citizens’ attitudes toward politicians who seek to change or disable the court system. According to researchers, politicians in a number of countries frequently make attempts to politicize or undermine the judicial […]

FSU employee wins 2019 Tallahassee Future Leaders Academy Outstanding Mentor Award

For the past four years, Florida State University has participated in the Tallahassee Future Leaders Academy (TFLA) to provide local teens with a summer employment experience. The TFLA program is sponsored by the City of Tallahassee, which partners with area organizations, businesses and colleges to provide summer jobs for more than 200 local youth, ages […]

CARE jumpstarts first-generation students’ college journey

Starting college can be an overwhelming experience for any student, especially for those who are the first in their families to do so. That’s why Florida State University’s Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement’s (CARE) Summer Bridge Program focuses on providing first-generation students with a strong network of support and campus engagement opportunities. Last week, […]

FSU study finds tourism industry pays lowest wages nationwide

Florida’s booming tourism industry is the state’s leading industry with an annual economic impact of $86 billion supporting 1.5 million jobs, yet new research from Florida State University reveals wages for hospitality workers have not kept pace with the rising economy. The study, published in the journal Tourism Management, tracked salaries nationwide and found employees […]

2019 Florida Book Awards competition opens with call for entries

Deadline for Submissions is Jan. 13, 2020 The Florida Book Awards kicks off its 14th annual competition with a call for entries in 11 categories. The Florida Book Awards competition is coordinated through the Florida State University Libraries, with the support of partner organizations from across the state. Established in 2006, the Florida Book Awards […]

FSU researchers find depleted seamounts near Hawaii recovering after decades of federal protection

For decades, overfishing and trawling devastated parts of an underwater mountain range in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii, wrecking deep-sea corals and destroying much of their ecological community. But now, after years of federally mandated protection, scientists see signs that this once ecologically fertile area known as the Hawaiian-Emperor Seamount Chain is making a comeback. […]