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FSU’S Garnet and Gold Scholar Society honors 58 new inductees

Florida State University welcomed 58 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this fall. 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. “It […]

State of the University: Thrasher applauds FSU’s culture of excellence

Florida State University students, faculty and staff are achieving at the highest levels, according to President John Thrasher, who presented his annual State of the University address to the Faculty Senate on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Thrasher said a culture of excellence is the reason why Florida State is now recognized as the 18th best public […]

The Ringling receives significant gift from Stanton and Nancy Kaplan

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art received a significant gift from Stanton B. Kaplan and Nancy W. Kaplan, a couple with a long history of volunteering at and providing financial support to the museum. This gift includes a major photography collection that features more than a thousand photographs by over 30 prominent artists […]

Florida State to hold fall commencement Dec. 13, 14

An accomplished chemist who has helped steer the direction of chemical and biological research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and the first Ethiopian-born person to serve as a judge in the United States will be the featured speakers at Florida State University’s fall commencement ceremonies. FSU Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Timothy Cross […]

College of Education researcher awarded STEM fellowship

A Florida State University postdoctoral researcher has been selected for a highly competitive fellowship supported by the National Science Foundation. Jennifer Schellinger, a postdoctoral researcher in FSU’s School of Teacher Education, has been selected for one of 10 annual one-year fellowships with the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education or CADRE. CADRE is a […]

FSU’S College Autism Network partners with leading student affairs organization

A nonprofit organization founded by a Florida State University associate professor will soon expand its ability to help college students with autism. This January, the College Autism Network (CAN) will become part of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the largest professional organization for student affairs. That partnership will allow CAN to extend […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: November 2019

HONORS AND AWARDS Holly Hanessian, M.F.A. (Fine Arts) accepted the invitation to become a member of the International Academy of Ceramics after being nominated by international colleagues. Marina Duque, Ph.D. (Political Science) won best paper by a post-Ph.D. scholar at the 2019 meeting of the International Studies Association (ISA). Duque received the award from the […]

FSU School of Dance faculty member awarded prestigious Bogliasco Fellowship

A Florida State University dance professor has been awarded the prestigious Bogliasco Study Center Fellowship. Award-winning dancer and choreographer Gwen Welliver, an assistant professor in the School of Dance, will spend a one-month residency during the spring 2020 semester at the Bogliasco Study Center in Italy. The Bogliasco Foundation supports the arts and humanities by […]

#FSUglobal: Florida State researchers improve teacher training and childhood literacy in Nigeria

A first-grade classroom in northeast Nigeria can be a difficult place to learn. Classes might be filled with 100 students, and although many children speak a regional language called Kanuri, teachers often give classes in Hausa, a wider-used lingua franca. Many of the students’ parents can’t read. Teachers may not be adequately trained. And classes […]

‘GradWorld FSU’ showcases Florida State’s global community of scholars

Florida State University is a global community of students, scholars, researchers and alumni. Now, FSU’s international reach will be accessible around the globe through the new, revolutionary website “GradWorld FSU.” Similar to Google Earth, GradWorld FSU displays a variety of personalized videos from a number of departments and colleges on campus for the purpose of showcasing […]

FSU English doctoral student spearheads literacy program for incarcerated individuals

Florida State University doctoral student Dyan Neary is driven by a passion to give a voice to the voiceless, using her writing skills to reach communities and empower them to share their stories. Since coming to Tallahassee to pursue a doctorate in creative writing from Florida State, the New York University graduate has dedicated herself […]

FSU Faculty Senate presents 2019 Torch Awards at annual reception

Florida State University’s Faculty Senate presented five members of the FSU community with Torch Awards for their contributions to further the academic excellence of the university. The awards were presented Thursday, Nov. 21, during the annual reception and dinner. Named for the trio of torches depicted in the university’s seal, the three categories of Torch […]