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Need a self-image boost? FSU researchers say stop checking the mirror

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Women worried about their appearance could boost their self image by reducing certain behaviors such as mirror checking, according to a new study by Florida State University researchers. The research team found that women who reduced the number of times they checked or fixed their appearance showed substantial reductions in appearance concerns and […]

FSU expert available to comment on Black Friday and holiday shopping

‘Tis the season for consumer electronics, toys and just about any other consumer product to start flying off shelves and out of digital marketplaces. With that in mind, an expert from the Florida State University College of Business can provide context and perspective on yet another Black Friday and the subsequent holiday buying binge. Maura […]

FSU religion doctoral candidate wins fellowship to study abroad in India

Rebecca Peters, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Religion at Florida State University, has won a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship for 2020. Peters will travel to Mumbai, India, in January to research how the culture of Hinduism informs content Bollywood produces, specifically the portrayal of gender roles, for its worldwide audience of […]

Historic Florentine palace to become new home of FSU International Programs Italy

Early next summer, Florida State University International Programs Italy will enter the future by stepping 500 years into the past. In June, renovations are to be completed on the Palazzo Bagnesi Falconeri, a 37,000-square-foot palace in the heart of Florence that dates to the time of Michelangelo. FSU will move its Florence study center to […]

FSU professor becomes member of the International Academy of Ceramics

A Florida State University professor of art has been invited by international colleagues to become a member of the International Academy of Ceramics. Holly Hanessian, who joined the Department of Art faculty in 2005, has accepted a prestigious nomination to become a member of the International Academy of Ceramics, the principal organization representing the interests […]

Physics student and Biomedical Sciences student share top honors at FSU’s Three Minute Thesis competition

Florida State University’s annual Three Minute Thesis competition is an opportunity for doctoral students to practice explaining their work to a non-specialized audience, whether that’s a group of business executives, legislators who want to know more or a student’s curious grandparents at Thanksgiving dinner. “It’s critical that all of us do a better job at […]

FSU announces 2020 Seminole 100 list

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, in Florida State University’s College of Business, has released its 2020 Seminole 100 list. This annual list recognizes the fastest-growing businesses owned or managed by Florida State alumni who are responsible for some of the most innovative and profitable companies in America. The 2020 Seminole 100 includes businesses […]

FSU Housing unveils new Academic Resource Center

Through the transformation of everyday spaces, Florida State University is helping students find and maintain a balance between working and living. Florida State University Housing, in partnership with the Academic Center for Excellence, the Division of Student Affairs and the Division of Academic Affairs, debuted the Academic Resource Center during a grand opening ceremony Monday, […]

FSU students use resilience training for global impact

Florida State University launched the Student Resilience Project just last year, but its impact is already long-lasting and wide-ranging. The online toolkit, which teaches students stress reduction techniques and coping skills and provides an interactive platform for learning how to heal from trauma and improve mental health, started as a required course for new FSU […]

FSU’s study-abroad programs rank No. 11 in nation

Florida State University’s efforts to expand its global reach are working, according to a new report by the Institute of International Education (IIE) released Nov. 18. The university’s study-abroad programs rank No. 11 in the nation in IIE’s Open Doors annual report, which included a category documenting the number of students studying abroad. The rankings […]

FSU research: Ketamine could help men suffering from alcohol use disorder

Research from Florida State University is giving physicians a better understanding of ketamine, a potentially useful tool in treating depression that still has unanswered questions. A team of researchers working in the laboratory of Mohamed Kabbaj, a professor of Biomedical Sciences and Neuroscience in the College of Medicine, showed that ketamine can decrease alcohol consumption in male rats […]

FSU to hold forum for faculty, students looking to publish first book

Florida State University Libraries, in partnership with the FSU Office of Research Development and the Office of Faculty Development, presents the First Book Forum, an event catered to researchers and scholars interested in turning their research into book publications. The First Book Forum is open to FSU faculty and graduate students who are new to […]