A Message from President John Thrasher: Condemning Violence in Nation’s Capital

This message to all students, faculty and staff has been approved by John Thrasher, President of Florida State University. Dear FSU Family, Like everyone, I was shocked and deeply disturbed to watch yesterday’s events unfold in our nation’s capital. I strongly condemn this abhorrent display of violence and lawlessness, and as an institution of higher […]

FSU starts spring semester with ‘Welcome FSU’

Each semester, Florida State University presents “Welcome FSU,” a week of engaging activities that foster student involvement and inclusion on campus. While classes are meeting remotely through Jan. 15 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, students will still have plenty of opportunities to meet new people and have new experiences during this time. “We hope […]

FSU researcher examines ways cocaine alters gene expression

New research from Florida State University identifies a novel gene that plays a functional role in cocaine addiction.   In a new paper in the journal Biological Psychiatry, Assistant Professor of Biological Science Jian Feng and his colleagues reveal that cocaine use in mice resulted in changes to what’s called long noncoding RNA (lncRNA), a major type of […]

FSU announces Policy Pub series speakers for spring 

After a highly successful fall series in a virtual webinar format, the Policy Pub series will return for three more sessions this spring beginning Jan. 19. Scholars from the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (COSSPP) will be featured in all three sessions. They will discuss resilience, Florida’s charter schools and the future of higher education.  Pub-goers […]

FSU College of Education launches online master’s program in athletic coaching

Florida State University’s College of Education will offer a master’s degree in athletic coaching starting in summer 2021. Housed in FSU’s Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching (FSU COACH), the primary goal of the program is to fill an educational gap in the athletic coaching profession. With more than 50 million youth in sports and a […]

GAP competition supports researchers moving from laboratory to marketplace

A method to improve testing for E. coli in beef and a system for evaluating a product used to reinforce pavement earned funding through a Florida State University program that supports researchers who are bringing their academic work to the marketplace. FSU’s Office of the Vice President for Research awarded faculty members a pot of […]

FSU distributes final round of CARES Act student relief

More than 13,000 Florida State University students received $4.6 million in grants this fall in the final round of funding provided by the Coronarvirus Aid Recovery and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The U.S. Congress passed the CARES Act last spring to provide relief from the economic impact of COVID-19. The legislation authorized the U.S. Department of Education to provide funding for universities and colleges to award in […]

FSU students selected for 2020 AHEC Scholars Program

Nine Florida State University students in disciplines across campus have been selected to the 2020 cohort of the Florida Area Health and Education Center (AHEC) Scholars Program. The students, who will work directly with the Big Bend Area Health Education Center, will gain firsthand experience in underserved population settings. Students were chosen from a pool […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: December 2020 

HONORS AND AWARDS Joseph A. Schwartz, Ph.D. (College of Criminology & Criminal Justice) was awarded the Early Career Award from the BioPsychoSocial Division of the American Society of Criminology. This prestigious award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to scholarly knowledge on BioPsychoSocial criminology within six years of receiving their doctoral degree. James Du, Ph.D. and Jason Pappas, Ph.D. […]

FSU CARE works to improve college access in North Florida

Florida State University’s Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE) has received a $205,500 infusion of state and local funds to help improve college access for low-income and educationally disadvantaged students in grades 6-12. This funding includes a $145,500 award from the Florida Department of Education College Reach-Out Program (CROP) and $60,000 from the Community […]

FSU computational scientist demonstrates how supernovae detonate

The mystery of how supernovae fully form and function is one of many secrets of the universe that scientists have yet to unravel, but new work by a Florida State University research team has used theory and computations to show how one class of these luminous stellar explosions go from a slow burn to a brilliant detonation. Their […]

Year in Review: FSU’s strength shines throughout challenges of 2020 

• Best Photos of 2020 Florida State University showcased its strength and resilience during a global pandemic in 2020 while continuing to achieve new heights in student success and research initiatives.   FSU ranked among the nation’s Top 20 universities for the second consecutive year, posted a record freshman retention rate, brought in an all-time high of $250 million in research funding and enrolled a record […]