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Magic of art and science: Boys and Girls Club experience robots, polysonic wind tunnel

More than 30 members of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Bend got a behind-the-scenes tour of unique facilities at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering as part of a partnership between Prime Meridian Bank, FSU’s Opening Nights and the college. The middle and high school students toured a polysonic wind tunnel and robotics labs at the college’s […]

FSU researchers: family ties play important role in mental health of Asian Americans

Family cohesion and regular religious attendance play a critical role in positive mental health outcomes for Asian Americans, according to new research from Florida State University. Amy L. Ai, a professor in the College of Social Work, led an interdisciplinary team that found family cohesion reduced the incidence of anxiety disorders among Asian Americans while regular religious attendance lowered their rate of substance use disorder. Family conflict increased instances of both substance use […]

FSU launches online hub of financial literacy tools for students 

Ask students about their biggest concerns and college costs are sure to be in the top five answers. Florida State University recognizes that affordability is key to improving degree attainment and attracting first-generation and low-socioeconomic students, along with providing students access to resources that increase financial literacy as they navigate college and life after graduation. […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: June 2021  

HONORS AND AWARDS Melissa Gross, Ph.D. and Don Latham, Ph.D. (College of Communication and Information) received the 2021 Best Conference Paper Award from the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) for their paper “Is There a Social Worker in your Library?” Shuyuan Ho, Ph.D. (College of Communication and Information) received the 2021 National Science Foundation […]

FSU researchers receive NSF grant to investigate quantum effects in a potential hybrid semiconductor

A fascinating hybrid organic-inorganic compound has shown remarkable promise over the past few years as a material for light-emitting and solar devices. But while researchers have rushed to fine-tune that material’s properties, it’s possible they missed out on a lot of other unique aspects to this compound, said Florida State University Associate Professor of Physics Hanwei Gao. “People have been focused on […]

FSU School of Theatre ranked among the Top 25 College Drama Programs by The Hollywood Reporter

The Florida State University School of Theatre graduate acting program has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Best College Drama Programs around the world by The Hollywood Reporter, a well-established online trade journal. The list is compiled through surveys of academic professionals, graduates of drama programs and industry professionals. “It is wonderful to see the School of Theatre alongside other nationally and […]

RIDER Center helps communities plan for the threats from natural disasters

In some places in Florida and around the country, there is a time before the storm and a time after. Andrew in South Florida. Michael in the Panhandle. Maria in Puerto Rico. Katrina along the Gulf Coast. These hurricanes killed many and caused billions of dollars in damage. They challenged the resilience of the communities […]

FSU researchers find most nitrogen in Gulf of Mexico comes from coastal waters

Almost all of the nitrogen that fertilizes life in the open ocean of the Gulf of Mexico is carried into the gulf from shallower coastal areas, researchers from Florida State University found. The work, published in Nature Communications, is crucial to understanding the food web of that ecosystem, which is a spawning ground for several […]

Leon County Schools visual arts teacher receives Opening Nights at Florida State Arts Advocate Award

Opening Nights at Florida State University has selected Sally Ash, a visual arts teacher at Woodville School, as its 2021 Arts Advocate Award recipient. This award recognizes a professional educator who demonstrates exemplary work with the arts by leveraging local arts resources. “Ms. Ash is most deserving of the 2021 Arts Advocate Award,” said Michael Blachly, director of Opening […]

Snowed in: Research team finds Arctic was dinosaur nursery

Long-standing images of dinosaurs as cold-blooded creatures needing tropical temperatures could be a relic of the past.  University of Alaska Fairbanks and Florida State University paleontologists have found that nearly all types of dinosaurs — from small bird-like forms to the giant tyrannosaurus — not only reproduced in the region, but also remained there year-round.  […]

Florida Board of Governors honors Thrasher for his exceptional leadership as FSU’s 15th president

The Florida Board of Governors approved a resolution during its regular meeting Wednesday recognizing Florida State University President John Thrasher’s exceptional achievements and service as the university’s 15th president. Syd Kitson, chair of the Board of Governors, thanked Thrasher for keeping students at the forefront of the university’s mission. “I’ve learned a lot from you,” […]

FSU’S Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching to partner with American Volleyball Coaches Association

Florida State University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching, known as FSU COACH, has formed a new partnership with the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). As part of the partnership, FSU COACH will be the official coach education provider for the AVCA. “Continuing education is a critical component of successful coaching,” said Kathy DeBoer, executive director of the AVCA. “FSU COACH will provide a connection […]