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FSU to welcome back 2020 graduates for in-person commencement May 22 

Florida State University will celebrate the Class of 2020 during three in-person commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 22, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center.  In March, President John Thrasher invited all 2020 graduates back to campus for a proper celebration after the university was forced to cancel in-person ceremonies over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   The university will retain many elements of its traditional ceremonies while […]

FSU professor connects students through virtual reality

While most students taking remote classes are meeting via Zoom, a professor in Florida State University’s School of Communication has been using virtual reality (VR) to simulate a classroom space. Professor Andy Opel developed the Immersive Media Production class four years ago, and the technology has advanced exponentially since then. When faced with having to […]

FSU College of Medicine research links Parkinson’s disease and neuroticism

New research from the Florida State University College of Medicine has found that the personality trait neuroticism is consistently associated with a higher risk of developing the brain disorder Parkinson’s disease. The research by Professor of Geriatrics Antonio Terracciano and team, published in Movement Disorders, found that adults in the study who scored in the […]

Hamilton presented with Garnet and Gold Key’s Ross Oglesby Award

Leonard Hamilton, the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Florida State University, was presented with the 2021 Ross Oglesby Award by the Garnet and Gold Key Leadership Honorary Society at its annual Homecoming Ceremony which was held virtually for the first time this year. Founded in 1924, Garnet and Gold Key is the oldest leadership honor […]

Study shows kids benefit from WFSU-aired program

Children watching the popular public television show “Molly of Denali” on WFSU are indeed learning from their time in front of the screen, new research shows.  WFSU airs “Molly of Denali” partly with funds from the Ready to Learn grant funded through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the U.S. Department of Education. The findings of the study are especially […]

FSU religion student wins 2021 Master’s in Four competition

A graduate student from the Department of Religion won first place in Florida State University’s third-annual Master’s in Four (Min4) competition sponsored by the university’s Graduate School. Guanxiong Qi, an international student from China pursuing a master’s degree in religion, won first place for the presentation, “How Buddhist Monasteries Became Tourist Destinations in 17th-Century China.” […]

Internationally recognized FSU art professor wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Florida State University’s Lilian Garcia-Roig, an internationally recognized visual artist specializing in painting from the College of Fine Arts, has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. Garcia-Roig, chair and professor in the Department of Art, is one of 184 Guggenheim Fellows selected to the class of 2021. They were among a group of about 3,000 artists, writers, scholars and scientists who participated in the John Simon […]

FSU expert available to comment on anniversary of first human in space, legacy of space race

It has been 60 years since the first human journeyed into space. Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to fly in space on April 12, 1961. He completed a full orbit of the Earth in the Vostok 1 spacecraft, reaching a height of 203 miles above the surface of the planet. The event […]

Walmart sponsorship enables Opening Nights to host Boys & Girls Club members for Prism Concert

A grant from the Walmart Foundation is enabling 100 members of the Boys & Girls Club of the Big Bend to attend the PRISM show, part of Opening Nights at Florida State University, at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 11. The Boys & Girls Club members will also be provided lunch and enjoy an educational program prior to […]

FSU graduates take part in annual Ring Ceremony

Florida State University graduating students marked an important milestone toward becoming FSU alumni during the annual Ring Ceremony Thursday, April 8.   A hybrid event allowed students to pick up their rings in the afternoon and dip their rings in Westcott Fountain, as tradition dictates, along with a photo opportunity, snacks and souvenir items, following by a virtual ceremony.   “The […]

FSU Panama City Honors Chapman Family Foundation with Naming of Advising Center

Florida State University Panama City held a naming ceremony on April 8, 2021 for the Chapman Family Foundation, honoring their lead gift to establish the FSU PC Promise Scholarship. The Chapman Family Foundation Center for Academic Advising and Student Success was announced by Randy Hanna, dean of FSU Panama City, at a small ceremony with […]

Virtual International Coffee Hour connected FSU’s global community through pandemic

This past year, the Center for Global Engagement’s (CGE) Virtual International Coffee Hour has showcased more than 45 unique recipes from around the world with multicultural Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) and international students, serving approximately 2,000 participants. CGE transitioned the program to a virtual space in March 2020 to provide the FSU community with an […]