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2020 FSU Dirac Lectures to include Nobel Prize-winning physicist

The Florida State University Department of Physics will host the 2020 Dirac Lectures virtually from Monday, Oct. 19, through Friday, Oct. 23, including a special public lecture by Rainer Weiss, a 2017 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on gravitational waves. The FSU Department of Physics organizes the Dirac Lectures to […]

College of Motion Picture Arts continues to rank among nation’s best film schools

The Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts maintained its high ranking in yet another entertainment industry publication in 2020. The Wrap News revealed last week that FSU placed No. 13 in its list of the nation’s top 50 film schools. FSU was also ranked No. 13 by the publication last year. Reb Braddock, […]

USAID-Florida State University partnership set to boost teacher training systems in Zambia

The Learning Systems Institute (LSI) at Florida State University will lead a five-year, $15 million project sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve pre-service teacher training in Zambia. LSI faculty, in collaboration with partners School-to-School International and the University of Zambia, will work with 12 universities and colleges of education in […]

College of Criminology & Criminal Justice faculty members named top influencers in their field

Three faculty members at Florida State University’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice have been identified as top influencers in their field by AcademicInfluence.com.   The rankings recognize the top 15 influencers from a pool of candidates drawn from universities and colleges around the world. Kevin Beaver, the Judith Rich Harris Professor of Criminology, was ranked No. 6, while […]

FSU researchers find diverse communities comprise bacterial mats threatening coral reefs

Researchers are learning more about the brightly colored bacterial mats threatening the ecological health of coral reefs worldwide. In new research released this month, a Florida State University team revealed that these mats are more complex than scientists previously knew, opening the door for many questions about how to best protect reef ecosystems in the future. FSU Assistant Professor of Biological Science Sophie McCoy and doctoral […]

College of Medicine researcher makes novel discoveries in preventing epileptic seizures

A team of researchers from the Florida State University College of Medicine has found that an amino acid produced by the brain could play a crucial role in preventing a type of epileptic seizure.  Temporal lobe epileptic seizures are debilitating and can cause lasting damage in patients, including neuronal death and loss of neuron function. […]

FSU Panama City to offer bachelor’s degree in public health

FSU Panama City will offer a new bachelor’s degree program in public health, beginning fall 2021. Graduates of the program, which falls under the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, will earn a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and be educated in the policy, practice and methods of public health. “We are excited […]

FSU establishes student voter initiative

Florida State University is working hard to increase student voter turnout and civic engagement on campus leading up to Election Day. FSU Votes is a new civic engagement campaign that aims to increase voter turnout among eligible student voters. The nonpartisan initiative brings together partners from departments and student organizations across the university for a […]

FSU FIREFLIES aims to keep the future of education sciences bright

As the need for highly trained educators continues to grow, so too grows the need for a new generation of education scientists seeking to inform those practitioners. Aiming to address this need, Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) Professors Nicole Patton Terry and Sara Hart of Florida State University have launched a new interdisciplinary research training program in […]

2020 Nobel Prize in Physics: FSU astrophysicists break down winning work on black holes

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to three individuals for their seminal work on black holes. One half of the prize went to University of Oxford Scientist Roger Penrose who showed that black hole formation is a “robust prediction” of Einstein’s general theory of relativity; the other half went jointly to Germany’s Max Planck Institute/UC-Berkeley Scientist […]

FSU College of Education to launch new online master’s program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Florida State University’s College of Education is launching an online master’s program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) starting in spring 2021. The program will prepare students for careers in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL), language assessment, teacher training, materials development, program administration, […]

FSU to hold virtual Fall Commencement Ceremony Dec. 11

Florida State University will hold a virtual commencement ceremony for its fall graduates Friday, Dec. 11. President John Thrasher will preside over the ceremony, which will be streamed on the university’s website, Facebook and YouTube channels. The ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET. The virtual ceremony will incorporate many of the traditional customs associated […]