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Year in Review: Reaching new heights in 2019

Florida State University achieved at the highest levels in 2019, bolstered by its academic and research excellence, its strong commitment to student success and a robust culture of entrepreneurship and innovation. The university jumped eight spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, posted the best four-year graduation rate in the state, became the only institution […]

FSU fall graduates ready to make their mark around the world

The cool temperatures and gray skies that hovered over Tallahassee couldn’t put a damper on festivities this weekend as commencement ceremonies honored the 2,700 students who earned degrees from Florida State University this fall. President John Thrasher presided over FSU’s two fall commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Donald L. […]

Inaugural graduate of FSU School of Physician Assistant Practice finds path back to medical career

Fifteen years and nearly 7,000 miles separate Tamer Tadros from the joy of a medical school graduation that was supposed to launch a long and prosperous career as a physician. On Saturday in Tallahassee he’ll graduate once more, marking an earnest rebirth for his career in medicine. Tadros, 38, is one of the 37 members […]

FSU researchers use mechanical engineering, scientific computing and forestry to better understand prescribed burns

In the effort to mitigate destructive wildfires, wildland managers often fight those uncontrolled fires with prescribed fire — carefully controlled burns to safely eliminate the vegetation that piles up on forest floors and adds to potential fuel. Prescribed fires are an important tool for managing fire-prone landscapes, but they come with a cost. Fire makes […]

FSU neuroscience program confers first undergraduate degree

Florida State University’s Neuroscience program is celebrating a major milestone with its first student set to earn a degree in the new undergraduate major. Austin John Burns, a 22-year-old senior from Weston, Florida, will cross the stage at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center on Friday, Dec. 13, during the first of two FSU fall […]

FSU receives proclamation from Leon County Board of County Commissioners in honor of No. 18 ranking

The Leon County Board of County Commissioners recognized Florida State University’s contributions to higher education in the state of Florida with a proclamation during the board’s regular public meeting Dec. 10. The proclamation acknowledged Florida State’s rise in the national rankings, record number of admissions applications, all-time high graduate student enrollment rates, best four-year graduation […]

FSU Faculty Luncheon Series unveils Spring 2020 lineup

The Florida State University Faculty Luncheon Series has announced its lecture schedule for Spring 2020. Established 1981, the Faculty Luncheon Series is Florida State’s longest-running, regularly occurring, interdisciplinary lecture series. This is a unique opportunity for the university and Tallahassee communities to enjoy lunch while learning about the research and creative activities of FSU’s faculty. […]

FSU’s growing Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences program to graduate 25 more future health professionals

When one of the newest academic programs at Florida State University opened its doors to undergraduates in fall 2016, about 450 students were expected to enroll within its first two years. Instead, more than 700 students rushed through the door by fall 2017. That number has grown to about 900 today. Since its inception, 39 […]

FSU student receives prestigious Boren Scholarship

Florida State University Presidential Scholar Maddy Johnson has been awarded the prestigious Boren Scholarship to study Arabic next year in Amman, Jordan. Boren Awards, offered through an initiative of the National Security Education Program, allow students to study abroad for up to a year in areas of the world critical to U.S. national security and […]

Florida State’s student success practices a model for the nation

Florida State University’s student success initiatives are showcased as a national model for increasing completion rates and reducing inequities in a video released by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The video highlighting FSU is one of three videos focused on the national priorities set forth by the Academy’s Commission on the Future of […]

FSU faculty participate in Florida-Dominican Republic Higher Education Summit

Five Florida State University faculty members presented at the Florida-Dominican Republic Higher Education Summit held in Santo Domingo last month. U.S. Ambassador Robin S. Bernstein reached out to FSU President John Thrasher to invite FSU faculty to participate in the summit hosted by the Embassy of the United States and the Dominican-American Cultural Institute. The […]

FSU computational biology researcher named AAAS Fellow

A Florida State University computational biology researcher has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a lifetime distinction that honors contributions to science and technology. The AAAS named Peter Beerli, a professor of scientific computing, as one of 443 new fellows of the association. The new fellows represent scientists […]