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New virtual internship program launches to help hospitality students

While the COVID-19 shutdown has forced the cancellation of summer internships around the country, one new program at Florida State University is filling the void virtually.  The Global Club Management and Leadership degree program at the FSU Dedman School of Hospitality has partnered with the Florida chapter of the Club Management Association of America (FLCMAA) to develop a […]

Office of Research will allocate more than $400K toward COVID-19 projects

Florida State University’s Office of Research will allocate over $400,000 to fund 26 interdisciplinary projects that address questions related to COVID-19. The research tackles a variety of questions around the health, social and economic impacts brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Projects include exploring possible therapies, the development of tools for tracking infections and an […]

FSU students receive prestigious language study scholarships

Six Florida State University undergraduate students were recently selected to receive nationally competitive language study scholarships through initiatives funded by the federal government to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages critical to national security and economic prosperity.  Four FSU students won Boren Awards, offered through an initiative of the National Security […]

FSU students to receive CARES Act funding distribution

 More than 12,500 Florida State University students will receive emergency federal funding provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to assist them with unexpected costs incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act was passed by Congress and signed into law to provide economic relief from COVID-19. It authorized the U.S. […]

Med students create way to show ‘kindness can be just as contagious’ as coronavirus

Like many others, second-year med students Vinita Akula and Gabby Cintron were overwhelmed and anxious in response to unrelenting and ever-changing news and headlines at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to offset the anger, sadness and stress felt across the globe, the duo created a website, “Kindness amid the Coronavirus,” to […]

FSU Career Center launches new platform to help students connect with employers

Florida State University students now have a new platform where they can search for jobs and internships posted by employers interested in FSU students, discover on-campus and virtual career events, and explore a wide variety of other career resources. NoleNetwork, launched by the FSU Career Center, is a new career management system and job board […]

FSU Faculty gives insight on mindful eating during COVID-19 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the connection between nutrition and our overall health has never been more important to understand and nurture. Healthy eating is especially important for keeping the immune system in good shape to protect the body against disease.   Haiyan Maier, who teaches in Florida State University’s Department of Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences, said a mindful approach to eating often helps individuals stay on track during a […]

FSU Alumni Association offers free membership to Spring 2020 graduates

The Florida State University Alumni Association is offering the university’s newest graduates a special digital membership to keep them connected to FSU and its growing network of over 360,000 alumni. “Class of 2020: the entire Seminole alumni network welcomes you,” said FSU Alumni Association President and CEO Julie Decker. “Try as we might, we know […]

Leon County Schools principal receives Opening Nights At Florida State University Arts Advocate Award

Opening Nights at Florida State University has selected Christopher Small, principal at Augusta Raa Middle School, as its 2020 Arts Advocate Award recipient. Opening Nights announced Small as the winner of the Arts Advocate Award on May 7 to align with National Teacher Appreciation Week, recognizing the outstanding partnership he has fostered with Opening Nights […]

Fundamentals of physics help FSU engineers study mysteries of termite mounds

When FAMU-FSU Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Neda Yaghoobian looks at a termite mound, she sees more than a pile of dirt. She sees an engineered structure. Termite mounds, with their odd shapes, are designed naturally by termites to provide livable spaces for their residents — just like human-designed buildings. Yaghoobian and her students are […]

FSU awards record number of honors medallions to spring graduates

Florida State University awarded honors medallions to 383 high-achieving graduates — the university’s largest class to date — during a virtual ceremony on Thursday, April 30. The FSU Honors Program supports the efforts and talents of the university’s most intellectually curious students who have the potential, dedication and drive for creating change. The virtual ceremony […]

FSU Research: For better emergency management planning, consider stress and frustration

When a hurricane is dangerous enough to prompt evacuations, thousands of people find themselves fleeing at once. Emergency planning officials want to know the best ways to safely and quickly evacuate their residents. That’s often meant focusing on a single objective, like moving people out of danger in the fastest way possible. But researchers at […]