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10 ways FSU is changing the world

Florida State University researchers are driving innovation and creating new forms of art while using their knowledge to contribute to Florida and beyond. Take a look at a few ways in which FSU faculty members are changing the world around us. Salvaging Critical Floridian Ecosystems Apalachicola Bay once yielded 90% of oysters harvested in Florida […]

FSU hires new Opening Nights director

Florida State University on Monday announced Jennifer Wright Allen as its new director of Opening Nights following an extensive national search. She will start June 6. Wright Allen comes to FSU from the Angelina Arts Alliance in Lufkin, Texas, where she has served as executive director since 2016. “FSU’s Opening Nights has a storied history […]

FSU faculty available to comment for 2022 hurricane season

Florida State University faculty are leaders in the study of hurricanes and the effects of these destructive storms. Their scholarship has led to research on infrastructure challenges, evacuation routes, sustainable tools and mental health challenges for those affected by hurricanes. Other researchers are considering the effects on coastal wildlife and building better tools to improve […]

Research program unites faculty, local leaders tackling community problems

Florida State University · Research program unites faculty, local leaders tackling community problems A project using artificial intelligence to aid older adults with Alzheimer’s disease earned the top prize at a Florida State University competition designed to develop interdisciplinary research teams tackling complex issues. The project, which unites faculty and staff members from the College […]

Run for the roses: FSU professor reflects on history of the Kentucky Derby

All eyes are on Churchill Downs this week as the horse racing industry prepares for the 148th Kentucky Derby. Associate Professor of History Katherine Mooney is available to provide expert commentary to reporters covering the event. Mooney is the author of “Race Horse Men,” which examines the generations of Black men who built the racing […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: April 2022

Florida State University’s faculty and staff are central to its mission and the key to its countless accomplishments. Throughout the year, honors and recognitions are awarded to individuals across campus. Our Faculty and Staff Briefs are produced monthly to recognize accomplishments and provide a space where honors & awards, bylines, presentations, grants, service and any […]

New mural celebrating Seminole Tribe of Florida unveiled in Tallahassee

A mural celebrating the origins of the Seminole Tribe of Florida was unveiled on South Macomb Street in Tallahassee adjacent to the Florida State University campus. The 135-foot mural, created by Wilson Bowers and Samuel Tommie of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, features multiple elements of the Tribe’s creation story, including the animals that ultimately […]

10 years of Unconquered Scholars: A story of perseverance, success and ‘family’

Brendan Gonzalez finds himself reflecting on how far he has come. He will graduate this week with a B.S. in hospitality management from Florida State University’s world-renowned Dedman College of Hospitality and will start work in July in a leadership-development program for Marriott International. “I never thought I’d make it this far,” he said. He […]

Ecologist receives 2021-22 FSU Distinguished Teacher Award

Florida State University · Ecologist receives 2021-22 FSU Distinguished Teacher Award Long before she taught at Florida State University, Professor of Biological Science Nora Underwood led science field trips for elementary school students at a national park. Learning how to work with children gave her the first glimpse at how to clearly communicate with different […]

Garnet & Gold Scholar Society inducts 129 new members

Florida State University welcomes 129 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this spring. Established in 2010, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society facilitates student involvement and recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, internship, leadership, research and service. To […]

Leader of FSU Veterans Student Union creates scholarship to honor father’s career

A Florida State University student is paying it forward to help a fellow student and an Army ROTC cadet earn his degree. Sarah Johnson, director of the FSU Veterans Student Union, grew up as an Army brat. Her father, Lt. Col. (Retired) Brion Johnson, spent 29 years in the Army, deploying six times to Afghanistan, […]