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FSU researchers use AI to prompt older adults’ participation in research

In a new study, Florida State University researchers explore the challenges of recruiting and retaining older adults to participate in research. The study also marks the first step of a broad, interdisciplinary FSU effort to increasingly use artificial intelligence in research. In the study, published in The Gerontologist, Associate Professor of Sociology Dawn Carr identified core […]

FSU neuroscientist awarded $1.8M NIH grant to study brain’s influence on eating habits

A researcher in Florida State University’s Program in Neuroscience has received a $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate how the brain encodes information about food and how this information affects an individual’s overall eating habits and food choices. Roberto Vincis, an assistant professor of Biological Science and Neuroscience, will lead […]

FSU sociology professor named director of FSU’s Claude Pepper Center

The Claude Pepper Center at Florida State University has a new director.  Dawn C. Carr, a professor in Florida State University’s Sociology Department and faculty associate for the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, will now oversee the center, which has one of FSU’s largest endowments. The Pepper Center at FSU promotes the late […]

Three Florida State University students earn Critical Language Scholarships

Three Florida State University students have earned Critical Language Scholarships through the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to help further their study of foreign languages and cultures.  According to the State Department, the CLS provides “rigorous academic instruction in 15 languages that are critical to America’s national security and economic […]

Video: FSU faculty share expertise for 2022 hurricane season

Florida State University faculty members shared their insights into the 2022 hurricane season, which officially runs from June through November, with members of the news media in a virtual briefing. Associate Professor of Risk Management and Insurance Charles Nyce, FAMU-FSU Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Eren Ozguven, Assistant Professor of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science […]

Student leader and recent FSU graduate receives scholarship from NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Nastassia “Tazzy” Janvier, former president of the Florida State University Student Government Association, has been selected to join a prestigious program committed to providing civil rights legal advocacy in the South. Janvier will join an elite 10-person cohort of the Marshall-Motley Scholars Program (MMSP), a pipeline program of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund […]

FSU among Top 20 of The Princeton Review’s Best Value Colleges

Florida State University remains one of the nation’s top academic institutions for students who seek an excellent education with strong career preparation at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review. FSU ranks No. 18 for “Best Value” among public schools in the education-services company’s Best Value Colleges for 2022. The rankings also include FSU […]

Five questions: FSU art therapy professor highlights the importance of humor and humanity through research initiatives 

Dave Gussak, a professor in the Florida State University Graduate Art Therapy Program, has spent the past 30 years helping therapists, graduate students and clients understand the link between art and the human experience. Recognized as a leading expert in art therapy in the correctional and forensic arenas, Gussak regularly presents on the subject in […]

FSU expert sees Bitcoin as continued alternative investment but no future rival to Visa, Mastercard

Over a decade or so, Bitcoin has grown from a shadowy novelty that sparked questions about the future of money into a blockbuster digital investment that inspires daily financial news headlines. Virtually every day features a new crypto prediction. Late Thursday, the market value of Bitcoin stood at around $36,000 after rising and plunging following […]

FSU awards honors medallions to spring 2022 graduates

Florida State University awarded honors medallions to 363 high-achieving graduates during an April 25 ceremony in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. 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 ceremony included remarks by FSU President Richard McCullough; […]

FSU astrophysicist chosen for key role in international science collaboration mapping remnant light from the Big Bang

A Florida State University cosmologist has been selected to co-lead a Department of Energy and National Science Foundation project investigating the faint leftover radiation from the Big Bang known as the cosmic microwave background, or CMB. FSU Associate Professor of Physics Kevin Huffenberger and University of Chicago Associate Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics Jeff McMahon […]

Building a better quantum bit: New qubit breakthrough could transform quantum computing

You are no doubt viewing this article on a digital device whose basic unit of information is the bit, either 0 or 1. Scientists worldwide are racing to develop a new kind of computer based on the use of quantum bits, or qubits, which can simultaneously be 0 and 1 and could one day solve […]