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FSU researchers find risk in opening goliath grouper fishery

A review of the iconic Atlantic goliath grouper by a team of Florida State University scientists revealed considerable downsides to proposals to reopen the fishery that has been closed for nearly 30 years. In Fisheries magazine, FSU researchers explain that though the species has recovered to some extent in Florida waters since the closure, it […]

FSU observatory gives students a new perspective on astronomy

From a terrace along Doak Campbell Stadium, Florida State University students can now get an up-close view of planets, stars and other astronomical objects that are normally too faint to see with the human eye. These awesome views are possible thanks to the new modern astronomical observatory constructed by FSU’s physics department. The FSU Observatory […]

FSU School of Dance presents striking works at annual ‘An Evening of Dance’

The Florida State University School of Dance presents “An Evening of Dance,” an annual event that highlights the creative choreography and performance skills of the school’s students and faculty. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, and Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre in Montgomery Hall, located on […]

Color, culture or cousin: FSU researcher explores interracial dating

The U.S. Census predicts America will become a majority-minority country between 2040 and 2050, with great growth projected for multiracial populations. A new study from Florida State University researcher Shantel G. Buggs examined how this growing population of multiracial women view interracial relationships and what that illustrates about American’s broader views about race. Buggs wanted […]

FSU innovations in criminal justice nationally recognized

Carrie Pettus-Davis, the executive director and founder of Florida State University’s Institute for Justice Research and Development, has received the 2019 Marguerite Q. Warren and Ted B. Palmer Differential Intervention Award, presented by the American Society of Criminology. Pettus-Davis, who joined FSU as an associate professor in 2018, received the award during the society’s annual […]

FSU welcomes largest cohort of FAMU Feeder Scholars

Florida State University is continuing its long-standing relationship with neighboring Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University with the acceptance of its largest class of new graduate students involved in the FAMU Graduate Feeder Scholars Program. This year, FSU awarded a record four fellowships to FAMU students seeking master’s or doctoral degrees. Through the Graduate Feeder Scholars […]

FSU recognizes Fulbright student and faculty award winners

Florida State University President John Thrasher recognized students and faculty who have received Fulbright awards during a Nov. 7 reception at the President’s House. “Tonight’s event is an important part of FSU’s International Education Month, and I’m glad we are taking this opportunity to honor students and faculty who have received a Fulbright at some […]

The Career Center at FSU launches online series to help students design their career-ready skills

The Career Center at Florida State University recently launched ProfessioNole Ready, an online professional development series that aims to help students master the career-ready skills employers want to see in applicants. ProfessioNole Ready features interactive activities, informative videos and module quizzes that help students develop career action plans, hone their skills and engage with Career […]

FSU students earn gold medal at international synthetic biology competition

A team of 15 Florida State University undergraduate students earned a gold medal at the International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition Nov. 4 in Boston. FSU’s entry competed in a field of 360 teams from around the world. FSU was one of only eight American teams to earn gold and the first team from Florida. […]

FSU research: Helicopter parenting hinders children’s self-control skills

Parents who continue to hover over their children as they move through early adulthood and begin college: Please don’t. New research from Florida State University explores how helicopter parenting leads to lower self-control among young adults, which could contribute to school burnout. The research also suggests that helicopter parenting from fathers could be especially harmful. […]

FSU nursing professor recognized as Fellow of the American Heart Association

A Florida State University College of Nursing professor has been recognized as a fellow of the American Heart Association. Assistant Professor Lucinda Graven will be recognized as a newly elected fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA) at the AHA Scientific Sessions Nov. 16 -18 in Philadelphia. “It’s a great honor to know that I’m […]

FSU researchers lead grant to study technology impact on increasing support for individuals under community supervision

Is a smart phone app the answer to increasing support and improving well-being among individuals under community supervision? A team of researchers led by two Florida State University scholars intends to find out with the help of a $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Justice. Carrie Pettus-Davis, executive director and founder of the […]