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Newly formed program will help social sciences graduates turn data into solutions

In today’s data-saturated world it takes a specialized skillset to tease useful information from a mountain of numbers.  Preparing Florida State University graduate students to help bridge the divide from the numerical to the practical is the mission of the newly formed Consortium on Analytics for Data-Driven Decision Making (CAnD3), which will give students access […]

A Message from Vice President for Student Affairs Amy Hecht: Event Size Restriction Change

This message to all students has been approved by Dr. Amy Hecht, Vice President for Student Affairs. Students, As we approached October, I’ve been pleased to see our positivity rate decrease and many of our students following the guidelines including masks and social distancing. We know how challenging this has been and we appreciate all […]

Polar ice, atmospheric water vapor biggest drivers of variation among climate models

A Florida State University researcher is part of a team that has found varying projections on global warming trends put forth by climate change scientists can be explained by differing models’ predictions regarding ice loss and atmospheric water vapor. The work will help climate scientists reconcile various models to improve their accuracy, said Florida State […]

Statement from Florida State University Re: President and Mrs. Thrasher

4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 Florida State University President John Thrasher and First Lady Jean Thrasher have tested positive for COVID-19. President Thrasher learned of his positive result at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday after taking a PCR test earlier in the day. Mrs. Thrasher learned of her positive diagnosis late Monday night after a recent […]

FSU remembers David Ford, former Board of Trustees member and champion of student success

Prominent New York businessman David B. Ford, a Florida State University alumnus and former member of the FSU Board of Trustees who had a passion for student success, died Sept. 20 of complications related to cancer. He was 74. Ford changed the lives of countless FSU students through his investment in programs that helped them […]

New climate model helps researchers better predict water needs

New research from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering combines climate and land use projections to predict water availability, information that is crucial for the preparations of resource managers and land-use planners. “This research presented a new method that can be used to generate future climate data for the existing hydrological models,” said Gang Chen, a […]

Art professor creates historical archive of Gadsden County agriculture community

Florida State University Department of Art Professor Holly Hanessian is helping connect art with the agricultural history of Gadsden County. Hanessian, a ceramics artist, recently worked alongside interdisciplinary artist and designer and FSU alumnus Michael Austin Diaz to create “New Histories: Gadsden Farm Project.” The mixed media exhibit is part of a larger project collaborating […]

FSU’s Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching partners with Women’s Football Alliance

Florida State University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching, known as FSU COACH, has formed a new partnership with the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA), a competitive women’s tackle football league. Through the partnership, FSU COACH will serve as the official coach education provider for the WFA’s new Coaches Alliance. “Coach education and development is an important […]

Scientists find evidence of exotic state of matter in candidate material for quantum computers

Using a novel technique, scientists working at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory have found evidence for a quantum spin liquid, a state of matter that is promising as a building block for the quantum computers of tomorrow. Researchers discovered the exciting behavior while studying the so-called electron spins in the compound […]

FSU Board of Trustees approves Presidential Search Advisory Committee

Florida State University Board of Trustees Chair Ed Burr appointed a 15-member committee, as required by the Florida Board of Governors, to conduct a national search for the university’s 16th president during a special board meeting today via Zoom. Trustees unanimously affirmed Burr’s appointees. The selection of the Presidential Search Advisory Committee followed guidelines set […]

Florida State appoints new director for Florida Center for Reading Research

Florida State University has appointed FSU Professor of Education Nicole Patton Terry as director of the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR), a multidisciplinary research center that investigates all aspects of reading and reading-related skills across the lifespan. Patton Terry is the Olive & Manuel Bordas Professor of Education within the School of Teacher Education. […]

Maintaining ties between students and hospitality industry is a priority for Dedman professors

In a typical year, students at Florida State University’s Dedman School of Hospitality would have countless occasions to network face-to-face with industry leaders. Through presentations, lunches and in-class meetings, Dedman students enjoy frequent opportunities to forge connections with executives from companies such as Hyatt, Legoland Theme Parks and Marriott. These interactions can prove invaluable as students begin their careers […]