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FSU team breaks new ground in study of malignant pediatric brain tumor

Scientists are making important progress in the battle against a class of devilishly complex human pediatric brain cancers thanks to a new study from a team of Florida State University students and faculty. Among young children, there’s no brain tumor more common than medulloblastoma. But no specific and effective therapy yet exists for this dangerous […]

FSU CAPS researcher to receive prestigious engineering award

A Florida State University researcher is being recognized for his significant contributions to naval engineering through his groundbreaking work at FSU’s Center for Advanced Power Systems. Michael “Mischa” Steurer will receive the Solberg Award from the American Society of Naval Engineers for significant contributions to naval engineering. The award is named for Rear Adm. Thorwald […]

FSU’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship wins national award for excellence and innovation

Florida State University’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship has earned the top award in a national competition of entrepreneurship programs. Professor Susan Fiorito, the director of the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship, accepted the Model Emerging Program Award from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) at the organization’s conference in St. […]

FSU Army ROTC cadets win regional Ranger Challenge

A team of talented Florida State University Army ROTC members are celebrating a big win over the weekend that will send them to the finals of the 2019 Brigade Ranger Challenge. Florida State fielded two 11-person Ranger Challenge teams, all students from the Department of Military Science. They competed at Camp Blanding, southeast of Jacksonville, […]

FSU’s interior architecture and design program among nation’s best

Florida State University’s Department of Interior Architecture and Design climbed in the national rankings published by DesignIntelligence, which ranks programs based on reviews from professionals in the field, architecture and design deans, program chairs, department heads, students and graduates. This year, FSU’s program ranked No. 5 nationally, and No. 2 among public universities, on a […]

Prominent FSU supporter Al Dunlap passes away

Albert J. Dunlap, a former corporate executive and one of Florida State University’s most generous supporters, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, at his home in Ocala after a brief illness. He was 81. Dunlap will be remembered for his boisterous enthusiasm, his grand gestures of generosity and his popularity among Florida State student-athletes. “Al Dunlap […]

FSU College of Education launches new programs focused on autism

The demand for autism spectrum disorder teachers and other professionals has increased dramatically over the years, and Florida State University is offering new educational opportunities to meet this demand. The FSU College of Education has created a number of programs aimed at preparing individuals to work with children and adults who are on the spectrum, […]

FSU College of Education dean named fellow of national kinesiology association

Florida State University College of Education Dean Damon Andrew has been named a fellow by the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education. Andrew accepted the honor Friday, Jan. 11, at the association’s annual conference in Savannah, Georgia. He joins the ranks of this selective and elite membership, becoming the 31st fellow in this prestigious […]

FSU to host Nobel winner for lecture on science education

Florida State University will host Nobel laureate Carl Wieman, a renowned physicist and educator, to discuss his research-based approach to science education and how new practices can provide more effective learning for college-level science students. Wieman’s lecture, “Taking a Scientific Approach to Science Education,” will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the College of Medicine Durell Peaden […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: January 2019

HONORS AND AWARDS Damon Andrew, Ph.D. (Education) was named a National Association of Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE) fellow. NAKHE is a leading professional organization for administrators, faculty and students in the field of kinesiology. BYLINES Gregory J. Harris, Ph.D. (Human Sciences) and Kristen Greene, Ph.D. (Human Sciences), along with recent doctoral graduate Fiorella Carlos Chavez, published a new […]

FSU researchers receive $3M to create national repository for data on learning disabilities

The federal government will award nearly $3 million over five years to researchers at Florida State University, so they can build a first-of-its-kind national data repository that aims to inspire innovative research that helps children with learning disabilities. The ambitious project, supported by FSU Libraries, is led by Sara Hart, associate professor of psychology and research […]

More Than the Dream: FSU MLK Week concludes with Golden Tribe Lecture

“Somewhere we must come to see that social progress never rolls in on the wheels of inevitability. It comes through the tireless efforts and the persistent work of dedicated individuals.” — Martin Luther King Jr. Those words from King’s speech “The Other America,” which he delivered to a crowd of students, faculty and staff at Stanford […]