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FSU marine geologist named Sloan Research Fellow

For Florida State University Assistant Professor Jeremy Owens, the chemical fingerprints left behind by oxygen in the ancient ocean are the key to better understanding our current and future climate.   A fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will give him the opportunity to further investigate the connections between chemical and climatic changes in […]

FSU researchers look to natural products to shed light on protein interactions in cancer, neurological diseases

A fungus that attacks almond and peach trees may be key to identifying new drug targets for cancer therapy. A team of Florida State University researchers from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry found that a natural product from the fungus Fusicoccum amygdali stabilizes a family of proteins in the cell that mediate important signaling […]

FSU among nation’s top-producing institutions of U.S. Fulbright scholars, students

Florida State University is one of the nation’s top research institutions for producing Fulbright U.S. Scholars and students, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education, which publishes an annual list of top producers by type of institution. Notably, Florida State is one of only 20 in the country to be named a top producer for both […]

FSU professor to commemorate Beethoven’s 250th Birthday with concert series

This December will mark 250 years since the birth of classical composer Ludwig van Beethoven. If you ask Florida State University Professor of Piano Read Gainsford, that’s an occasion worth celebrating. Gainsford said Beethoven changed music forever, moving it from the hands of the aristocracy, across classes and redefined it as a personal, relatable expression. […]

FSU Black Law Students Association wins mock trial competition

Florida State University College of Law’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) placed first in the Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Competition at the Southern Region of the Black Law Students Association’s regional convention. The competition took place Jan. 30–Feb. 2 in Charleston, South Carolina. The win means that FSU’s BLSA will move on to the […]

FSU Day at the Capitol set for Feb. 12

The Florida Capitol will gleam garnet and gold as Florida State University celebrates its academic and athletic success during FSU Day at the Capitol. The event will showcase several of the university’s colleges and academic departments, which will have displays and information tables set up on the first three floors of the capitol from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. […]

National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association renames coach of the year award to honor Mike Martin

Mike Martin was one of the greatest coaches in the history of collegiate baseball, and now he’ll be immortalized as such. After capping off his legendary 40-year career as the winningest coach in college baseball history, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced on Tuesday that the annual award honoring the top Division I baseball […]

FSU modern languages professor co-organizes Oxford colloquium to discuss environmental and political issues in the Amazon region

A Florida State University scholar co-hosted a colloquium that brought together indigenous leaders, politicians, NGOs, academics and other stakeholders to discuss solutions for major environmental and political problems in the Amazon region. The colloquium, “Amazon: Rising Violence and Disturbing Trends,” took place Jan. 30-Feb. 2 at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. Marcos Colón, a […]

Florida State receives 2020 Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement classification

Florida State University is being recognized for its efforts to actively engage with the local and world communities through teaching, research, service and partnerships. Florida State is one of 119 U.S. colleges and universities to receive the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, an elective designation that indicates institutional commitment to community engagement by the Carnegie Foundation […]

‘I found my purpose’: FSU student using her voice as Miss World to advocate for women and girls

When Florida State University undergraduate Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica was crowned Miss World on Dec. 14, 2019, in London, it marked the first time that black women have simultaneously held the titles of five of the world’s top beauty pageants. Before Singh made beauty pageant history, the 23-year-old was a Florida State student pursuing bachelor’s […]

FSU professors available to comment for Black History Month

The daring raids of Harriet Tubman, the activism of Martin Luther King Jr., the presidency of Barack Obama and more are all essential parts of the history of the United States. Every February, Black History Month celebrates the many accomplishments of black Americans. It’s also a time to consider how race affects the issues the […]

Florida State ranked nation’s No. 1 law school for government careers

TALLAHASSEE — preLaw magazine has ranked Florida State University College of Law the nation’s best law school for government careers. Additionally, FSU Law is ranked seventh best in the nation for public defender/prosecutor jobs and among the nation’s top seven law schools for public policy. The rankings, which are published in preLaw’s winter 2020 issue, […]