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FSU art history professor first American to hold prestigious Italian art research residency

A Florida State University art history professor recently accepted an invitation to be the 2019–2020 Scholar in Residence at the Magazzino Italian Art Foundation, a museum and research center located just north of New York City. Tenley Bick, an assistant professor of global contemporary art at FSU, is the first American to hold the residency. […]

Electrical systems researcher joining Center for Advanced Power Systems

An international expert in the field of power systems and electronics will join Florida State University’s Center for Advanced Power Systems. Gian Carlo Montanari was a professor at University of Bologna for 35 years and has established himself in the field of solid insulating materials, power quality and power systems design and power electronics. “We […]

FSU Wind Orchestra recognizes unprecedented CBDNA presidencies held by FSU faculty

The Florida State University College of Music celebrated its faculty members who have served as president of the College Band Director’s National Association with the world premiere of a brand-new work performed by the FSU Wind Orchestra during a Sept. 27 concert at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. The new work, “Pi’ilani and Ko’olau,” was commissioned […]

Students present remarkable research at the annual President’s Undergraduate Research Showcase

From determining the value of virtual reality technology in autism intervention to examining language policy in Ghanaian schools to studying excitation models of interval-counting neurons, undergraduate students at Florida State University presented a wide variety of impressive research at the 2019 President’s Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence. The annual showcase, which took place Tuesday, Oct. […]

A molecular metamorphosis: Researcher develops method to change fundamental architecture of polymers

A Florida State University research team has developed methods to manipulate polymers in a way that changes their fundamental structure, paving the way for potential applications in cargo delivery and release, recyclable materials, shape-shifting soft robots, antimicrobials and more. “We are making a polymer completely change its architecture through a chemical response,” said FSU Assistant […]

FSU, Georgia Tech researchers partner to make direct current practical in high power applications

Direct current (DC) powers flashlights, smartphones and electric cars, but major power users depend on alternating current (AC), which cycles on and off 60 times per second. Among the reasons: AC is simple to turn off when there’s a problem – known as a fault – such as a tree falling on a power line. […]

FSU sponsors day-long symposium on diversity and inclusion in higher education

More than 200 Florida State University students, faculty and staff took part in a healthy dialogue on the topics of diversity, inclusion and equity in researching and teaching in higher education during the 2nd annual DIRECTO symposium DIRECTO, held Friday, Sept. 27. DIRECTO — or Diversity and Inclusion in Research and Teaching Organization — is a graduate […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: September 2019

HONORS AND AWARDS Mark Pietralunga, Ph.D. (Modern Languages and Linguistics) won the 2019 Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Teachers of Italian, awarded to members with distinguished teaching and published research in the fields of Italian language, literature and civilization. Mark McNees, Ph.D. (Entrepreneurship) was awarded Tallahassee’s EntrepreneurshipInfluencer of the Year by Domi […]

FSU researchers: Multifactor models reveal worse picture of climate change impact on marine life

Rising ocean temperatures have long been linked to negative impacts for marine life, but a Florida State University team has found that the long-term outlook for many marine species is much more complex — and possibly bleaker — than scientists previously believed. FSU doctoral student Jennifer McHenry, Assistant Professor of Geography Sarah Lester and collaborators […]

FSU celebrates donors of new honors program and inaugural cohort of James M. Seneff Scholars

Florida State University honored alumnus James M. Seneff and the CNL Charitable Foundation Saturday at a celebration hosted by President John Thrasher and First Lady Jean Thrasher at the FSU President’s House. During the event, Seneff (BUS ’68) presented 16 students with medals signifying their elite status as James M. Seneff Scholars in the College […]

FSU study: Fish may be key to controlling growth of reef bacteria

In response to local and global climate stressors, a type of bright red bacteria has proliferated on reefs worldwide often snuffing the life out of precious corals and changing the reef ecosystem. To learn more about this process and what might be used to control it, Florida State University researchers conducted extensive research on Caribbean […]

FSU College of Social Work honors notable graduates and scholarship recipients

The Florida State University College of Social Work celebrated its 2019 Distinguished Graduate Award recipients and social work scholarship recipients at a dinner at the FSU Alumni Association Thursday, Sept. 26. Each year, the event celebrates the contributions of students, alumni and donors to the College of Social Work, social work education and the profession. […]