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Building blocks: FSU chemists create new system to build compound critical to drug development

A team of Florida State University chemists has developed a faster way to synthesize a class of compounds that are commonly used in the development of new medications. Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Joel M. Smith along with doctoral student Thiago Grigolo and undergraduate Ariana Subhit published a paper in the journal Organic Letters […]

Florida State University Libraries debuts new digital project hosting service

Florida State University Libraries announces the launch of CreateFSU, a new web-hosting service for digital research projects. CreateFSU allows faculty, students and staff to host and publish websites related to their digital research and pedagogy projects using cutting-edge and industry-standard web publishing tools. Created to supplement FSU’s existing web-hosting services for faculty, students and departments, […]

‘Channel Tradition’ as FSU celebrates Homecoming Week 2021

Florida State University will celebrate Homecoming Week with this year’s theme “Channeling Tradition” from Monday, Oct. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The week of in-person festivities includes alumni events, a street parade and the annual Homecoming Live pep rally. Homecoming Week is highlighted by the FSU-UMass football game Saturday, Oct. 23. A full schedule […]

FSU College of Social Work study examines incel terrorism with an eye on violence prevention

A recent study from Florida State University’s College of Social Work examined the 2018 incel-related violence that took place at a local yoga studio, utilizing case study methodology to provide a fuller description and deeper understanding of the event. “Incels represent a growing population of men who hold anti-feminist views and rely heavily on the internet […]

FSU experts available to comment for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to focus on the causes of and treatments for the second most common cancer among American women. About one in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer sometime in her life, according to the American Cancer Society. Florida State University experts are available to […]

FSU presents third annual Latinx Cultural Celebration

The Florida State University community is preparing to gather in honor of its Latinx members and their contributions as the campus observes a significant historical milestone. FSU will host its 3rd Annual Latinx Cultural Celebration Friday, Oct. 8. The theme for this year’s celebration is Una Comunidad Diversa, or “a diverse community.” “The theme is […]

FSU, FAMU researchers receive National Academy of Sciences grant to form new Gulf Scholars program

Researchers from Florida State University and Florida A&M University have launched the FAMU-FSU Gulf Scholars Program with a $1 million grant from the National Academy of Sciences to support students who are interested in tackling longstanding social, economic, environmental and justice-related challenges facing the Gulf of Mexico region. The program will provide unique learning and research opportunities for undergraduates at […]

FSU expert available to comment on science behind 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to two scientists for their development of a new and environmentally friendly process to make molecules, known as asymmetric organocatalysis. Benjamin List of the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research and David MacMillan of Princeton University shared the prize for their groundbreaking work. For journalists looking for […]

College of Criminology & Criminal Justice researchers awarded grant to study non-lethal gun violence

Three researchers from Florida State University’s College of Criminology & Criminal Justice have been awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health to investigate non-lethal gun crimes.  Assistant Professors Brendan Lantz, Marin Wenger and Emma Fridel of the college’s Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research were awarded nearly a half-million dollars to fund their […]

FSU Dedman College of Hospitality establishes beverage certificate program

The Florida State University Dedman College of Hospitality has launched a new beverage certificate program in partnership with Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC), one of the nation’s leading wholesale beverage alcohol distributors. RNDC pledged $500,000 to establish the RNDC Certificate in Beverage Management program for individuals pursuing careers involving beverage management, with a primary emphasis […]

FSU researchers find sense of purpose associated with better memory

Add an improved memory to the list of the many benefits that accompany having a sense of purpose in life. A new study led by Florida State University researchers showed a link between an individual’s sense of purpose and their ability to recall vivid details. The researchers found that while both a sense of purpose […]

FSU receives $1.3M Talent Search grant to improve college enrollment for students at Title I schools

Florida State University received a $1.3 million federal grant to improve high school graduation and college enrollment rates for students at Title I schools in the Florida Panhandle. FSU’s Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE) and FSU Panama City will launch a pre-college program with funding from the five-year Talent Search grant, part of the Federal TRIO Programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. “This project is an exciting […]