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Florida State to celebrate virtual summer commencement July 31

Florida State University men’s basketball Coach Leonard Hamilton will headline FSU’s virtual summer commencement ceremony as the keynote speaker Friday, July 31. President John Thrasher will preside over the ceremony, which will be streamed on the university’s website, Facebook and YouTube channels and simulcast locally on 4FSU (Comcast Channel 4). The ceremony will begin at […]

Garnet & Gold Scholar Society welcomes 17 new inductees in virtual ceremony

 Florida State University welcomed 17 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this summer. Established in 2010, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society facilitates student involvement and recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, internship, leadership, research and service. […]

FSU biologist uses genome database to investigate cancer cells

Florida State University Professor of Biological Science David Gilbert is using the latest information about the human genome as a guide to better understand cancer. Gilbert and his FSU colleagues were part of a team that compared different cancer cell types to a database of normal human cells using a new method he developed that […]

Online autism program thrives through challenges of COVID-19

Since its inception in 2015, the Autism Navigator program, which is housed in the Autism Institute at Florida State University, has offered the bulk of its services online. When creating Autism Navigator, the developers knew that online accessibility would be crucial to its mission of early diagnosis and intervention. What they didn’t know was they were […]

FSU expert available for context on NASA Perseverance mission

This summer, NASA’s Perseverance rover mission will begin its exploration of Mars, gathering valuable data that will help scientists understand our neighboring planet. Once on Mars, the rover will search for signs of ancient microscopic life and collect data about the planet’s geology and climate. Perseverance will be the first rover to collect and store […]

FSU Museum of Fine Arts launches ‘New Landscapes’ virtual exhibition

Florida State University’s Museum of Fine Arts has opened the new virtual exhibit “New Landscapes,” featuring more than 30 photographic works on loan from selected artists and from the museum’s permanent collection. The exhibit runs through Saturday, Oct. 31. Over the past several months, faculty and staff at the FSU Museum of Fine Arts have […]

Doctoral program in Nurse Anesthesia at FSU Panama City approved

FSU Panama City’s proposal to offer a Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) degree through the College of Applied Studies was approved by the State University System of Florida Board of Governors during an online meeting July 21. The first-ever doctoral program at the campus will begin in the summer of 2021. This approval is […]

FSU biochemists shed light on how cells move resources

Florida State University researchers have new insight into the tiny packages that cells use to move molecules, a structure that is key to cellular metabolism, drug delivery and more. Their research uncovered more about the proteins that form the outer structure of those cellular packages. The work was published in the journal Science Advances. “Just […]

A Message from President John Thrasher: Members Appointed to President’s Task Force on Anti-Racism, Equity & Inclusion

Dear FSU Family, As many of you know, I’ve been engaging in dialogue with students, faculty, staff, alumni and community leaders regarding recent acts of racism nationally, as well as historical racial injustices. As a result of those conversations, in my message to you on July 6, I announced the creation of the President’s Task […]

Jhanji appointed interim vice president for University Advancement

Florida State University President John Thrasher announced today that Andy A. Jhanji, executive vice president of the FSU Foundation, will serve as interim vice president for University Advancement, effective Aug. 10. Jhanji will succeed Tom Jennings, who announced in June that he accepted a position as vice president for University Advancement at Washington and Lee […]

Bright spots could be key to securing the future of declining coral reefs

In recent decades, the decline of living hard coral on reefs around the world has raised concerns among marine experts. For years, the presumption was that decline signaled that an entire reef’s future was threatened.     A study by Florida State University researchers shows that might not always be the case. While a complement of healthy coral is still preferred, dead […]

FSU-produced documentary featuring woman World War II photographer to air on WFSU

A Florida State University-produced documentary will explore the contributions of a Women’s Army Corps photographer during World War II. “Charlotte Mansfield: A Woman Photographer Goes to War” uses unpublished military photographs and personal correspondence from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience at Florida State, as well as expert and family interviews, […]