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The Conversation: Physics professor Todd Adams explains Nobel winners’ work

The Nobel Prize for physics was awarded Tuesday to three scientists – including the first woman to win the prize in 55 years. The scientists were recognized for the invention of optical tweezers and a method for creating powerful lasers. Professor of Physics Todd Adams of Florida State University writes for The Conversation how these tools […]

FSU to feature renowned pianist in free concerts and classes

An internationally renowned pianist will perform recitals and teach classes at Florida State University. Richard Goode, a Housewright Eminent Scholar, will lead three events at the College of Music. He has performed with prominent orchestras in recital venues throughout the world and earned critical acclaim for his interpretations of classical- and romantic-era compositions. Goode’s catalogue […]

FSU students win Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship to study abroad

Twenty-one Florida State University students have spent recent months studying in 12 different countries around the globe thanks to prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State. The Gilman Scholarship is a grant program that gives students the opportunity to study or intern abroad and emphasizes learning about culture and language to […]

FSU encourages mental health awareness and support at Fresh Check Day

Florida State University hosted its second annual Fresh Check Day to promote mental health, alert students to campus resources and lessen the stigma associated with mental illness. Students, faculty and staff gathered on Landis Green to learn how FSU addresses mental wellness and how to better support their peers. Organizers aimed to provide the community with information […]

FSU criminology professor earns early career award

Florida State University criminology professor Jillian Turanovic has been chosen to receive the 2018 Developmental & Life-Course Criminology Early Career Award. This prestigious award recognizes an individual who, within four years after receiving a doctoral degree, has made a significant contribution to scholarly knowledge in developmental and life-course criminology. “I am thankful and humbled to […]

FSU hurricane hunter studies storms where they happen — 10,000 feet up

When powerful hurricanes emerge from the churn of ocean and atmospheric flux to menace coastal communities, officials will often urge vulnerable populations to gather their valuables and take flight. But for some daring scientists, the idea of “taking flight” in the face of a looming hurricane means something entirely different. Heather Holbach, a postdoctoral researcher […]

Blue light special: FSU researcher finds new chemical clusters emit highly efficient light

A Florida State University research team has discovered that a unique organic-inorganic compound containing zero-dimensional molecular clusters emits a highly efficient blue light. The new discovery is reported in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Biwu Ma has been working with an emerging class of functional materials that […]

FSU fully launches Student Resilience Project

After a successful soft launch earlier this summer, Florida State University fully rolled out its Student Resilience Project this fall, including more interactive videos, audios and resources for all FSU students. The “Student Resilience Project” is an online, evidence-informed toolkit developed by the Institute for Family Violence Studies at the FSU College of Social Work. […]

Dance Marathon at FSU presents $1M check to College of Medicine

Dance Marathon at Florida State University and Children’s Miracle Network at University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital presented today a check for more than $1 million to the FSU College of Medicine for the benefit of children throughout Gadsden and Leon Counties. Earlier this year, Dance Marathon at Florida State announced that it had […]

Florida State receives federal grant to address personal violence on campus communities

A new grant from the U.S. Department of Justice will help Florida State University prevent and respond to power-based personal violence on campus and around the community. FSU will receive $300,000 from the DOJ’s Office on Violence Against Women under the Grants to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking on Campus Program. […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: September 2018

HONORS Joann Gardner, Ph.D. (English) won the 2018 Chapbook Fellowship from the Poetry Society of America, selected by the poet D. Nurske. Gardner won the award for her chapbook, “The Deaf Island.” SERVICE Steven Pfeiffer, Ph.D. (Education) was elected as president of the American Academy of School Psychology, a key organization in the development and […]

Seminole Dining ‘all in’ for community

Seminole Dining is “all in” when it comes to partnering with local law enforcement officials for a good cause. On Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office hosted the third annual American Heart Association Barbecue, a lunch featuring a silent auction and raffle that raised funds for heart disease research. The community event […]