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FSU research: Add cardio to pump up math, reading scores

Exercise has long been described as the magic pill for a variety of health conditions, but new research from Florida State University shows that it could also help boost students’ academic performances. In a paper published in the Journal of Exercise Physiology, researchers from Florida State and Larkin Community Hospital in Miami outlined new data […]

National MagLab’s latest magnet snags world record, marks new era of scientific discovery

The Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory has shattered another world record with the testing of a 32-tesla magnet — 33 percent stronger than what had previously been the world’s strongest superconducting magnet used for research and more than 3,000 times stronger than a small refrigerator magnet. On Dec. 8, this new magnet […]

A galaxy far away: FAMU-FSU engineering dean delves into science behind ‘Star Wars’

Fans around the world will flock to see “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” when it comes to theaters later this week and marvel at the special effects that create this galaxy far, far away. But some of the special effects seen in “Star Wars” aren’t that far from reality, said FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Dean […]

Florida State again one of the nation’s most efficient universities

For the sixth consecutive year, Florida State University is among the most efficient of the nation’s highest ranked universities, according to a new list by U.S. News & World Report. The list is based on the operating efficiency of the schools in the top half of U.S. News’ 2018 Best Colleges rankings. Florida State is […]

Profiles in Leadership: Hoover leads FSU center during golden era of career services

Thousands of Florida State University students will walk across the commencement stage this week and set off on new journeys, whether it be landing their dream job or furthering their education. They’ll be ready for that next step, thanks to the FSU Career Center and the leadership of Myrna Hoover, who has directed the center […]

FSU Career Center increases internship opportunities for students

The Florida State University Career Center has launched two new programs designed to help reduce financial challenges and encourage students to participate in high-impact internships. “Florida State continues to be at the forefront in developing innovative programs that promote student success,” said Assistant Provost Joe O’Shea. “Every student at FSU, regardless of their background, deserves […]

Power of WE celebrates groundbreaking first year

It’s been more than a year since Florida State University’s Student Diversity and Inclusion Council launched the Power of WE, a campaign encouraging students to address what diversity and inclusion meant to them. The campaign enjoyed a rewarding and expansive first year, and students said that the connectivity helped them to feel unified as Seminoles […]

Florida State to hold commencement ceremonies Dec. 15, 16

Florida State University’s two fall commencement ceremonies will feature keynote addresses by an internationally renowned climate scientist and a top executive of a multibillion dollar retailer. Jeffrey Chanton, professor of oceanography and FSU’s Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor, will address graduates during the first ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at the Donald L. […]

Garnet & Gold Scholar Society welcomes 53 new members

Florida State University welcomed 53 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this fall. 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. “We […]

FSU researcher receives National Geographic grant

Florida State University Assistant Professor of Geography Stephanie Pau has been awarded a National Geographic grant for her research on tropical forest phenology and climate change by the organization’s Committee for Research and Exploration. Phenology, often referred to as “nature’s calendar,” is the study of periodic plant and animal life cycle events, such as the […]

FSU Faculty Senate honors four with Torch Awards

The Florida State University Faculty Senate honored four members of the university family with Torch Awards, an annual recognition of those who have contributed to the university’s academic excellence. The awards were presented Monday, Dec. 4, during a reception and dinner. Named for the torches depicted in the university’s seal, the categories of Torch Awards are: Vires, […]

President Thrasher says Top 25 goals are within reach

After a year of unprecedented success, President John Thrasher urged the Florida State University community to continue moving forward as it looks toward the future. Thrasher delivered his annual State of the University address to the Faculty Senate on Wednesday, Dec. 6, just hours after introducing Willie Taggart as the Seminoles’ new football coach. Taggart […]