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FSU researchers find the ‘quarantine 15’ weight gain might just be in your head

After months in pandemic quarantine you might think you’ve gained weight or put on the ‘quarantine 15′ but a study by a Florida State University researcher shows that your perception might not match reality.  In a study published by the International Journal of Eating Disorders, Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology Pamela Keel gathered information on changes […]

FSU Facilities receives state award for recycling efforts

Florida State University was recognized by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the Florida Recycling Partnership as a 2020 Recycling Award winner. Specifically, Florida State was honored with the Recycling Champion Award. All of the 2020 Recycling Award Winners presented their programs during a webinar Thursday, Dec. 10. “Many universities and businesses talk […]

FSU provost selected to lead pair of academic boards

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has been selected to leadership positions of two academic boards. McRorie is serving as president of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and as chair of the Faculty Advisory Board for the University Press of Florida. “It’s an […]

FSU and Northern Arizona University partner on student resilience

The Student Resilience Project (SRP), originally created at Florida State University, has launched a custom version of the project at Northern Arizona University (NAU), located in Flagstaff, Arizona. The SRP is an online toolkit that offers students an engaging, interactive way to access valuable mental health information. The original SRP was developed in 2018 at […]

Profiles in leadership: Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander returns to the faculty

A Christmas gift can have a lasting impact.   For Gary K. Ostrander, it was a GI Joe scuba diver he received when he was about 8.  “I became enamored with scuba diving and going under water, and then I saw Jacques Cousteau and I said ‘OK, you have diving, and you have science,’” said Ostrander, […]

Florida State University receives most 2020 Florida TaxWatch Awards of any state university

For the fifth consecutive year, Florida State University employees claimed a total of 14 Florida TaxWatch Productivity Awards, the most by any institution in the State University System. The Florida TaxWatch Productivity Awards recognize and reward state employees and workgroups who find ways to improve services, increase efficiencies and save Florida taxpayers millions of dollars […]

FSU Center for Advanced Power Systems to partner with City of Tallahassee on power grid research

Florida State University will join the City of Tallahassee and other research partners on a U.S. Department of Energy project to improve integration of solar panels into electrical grids. The project, which is funded by a $3.8 million grant from DOE as well as $1.8 million from FSU and other research partners, will develop cutting-edge […]

Collaborative Collision: FSU researchers investigate intersection of society and technology

More than three dozen Florida State University researchers convened online for the university’s 13th Collaborative Collision, a networking event that connects faculty members from a variety of disciplines who share common research interests. The FSU Office of Research Development (ORD) hosted the event, which promoted possible research collaborations focused on the intersection of society and […]

Commencement speakers urge Fall 2020 graduates to embrace today’s challenges  

Citing their resolve and sacrifice in the face of a global pandemic, Florida State University President John Thrasher commended new graduates during Friday’s fall virtual commencement ceremony, which was webcast via WFSU and YouTube.   With the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing protocols moving the ceremony online, Thrasher said he missed the opportunity to enjoy face-to-face festivities but that his disappointment was […]

Art professor receives New York Times recognition for one of the ‘Best Art Books of 2020’

A Florida State University art professor’s latest publication has been lauded by New York Times art critics as one of the “Best Art Books of 2020.” Assistant Professor Jessica Ingram’s book, “Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial,” is the culmination of a decade of work and field research that documents seemingly ordinary places through […]

FSU awards 77 Honors Medallions to fall graduates

Florida State University awarded honors medallions to 77 high-achieving graduates during a virtual ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 10. The FSU Honors Program supports the efforts and talents of the university’s most intellectually curious students who have the potential, dedication and drive for creating change. The virtual ceremony included remarks by Provost Sally McRorie; Dean of Undergraduate Studies and […]

FSU Center for Advancement of Human Rights marks 20th anniversary

As the world recognizes International Human Rights Day Thursday, the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights at Florida State University is in the midst of commemorating its own milestone — its 20th anniversary. Twenty years ago, funds from an anonymous donor helped found the center. From those beginnings steeped in anonymity, the center’s work is now known around the world.  It has […]