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Florida State claims top national diversity award for third consecutive year

For a third consecutive year, Florida State University has been recognized by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine as a “Diversity Champion” in higher education. FSU is one of 13 colleges and universities nationwide that received the award from the magazine, which is the nation’s largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. “At Florida […]

FSU researcher finds Earth-like gravity may solve astronaut vision ailment

A Florida State University scientist may have discovered a partial antidote to a problem facing many astronauts — vision changes that occur as a result of space flight. Michael Delp, dean of the FSU College of Human Sciences, and his colleagues studied mice on the International Space Station. They found that blood vessels important for […]

FSU researchers: Most fires in Florida go undetected

A new study from Florida State University researchers indicates that common satellite imaging technologies have vastly underestimated the number of fires in Florida. Their report, published in collaboration with researchers from the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy, challenges well-established beliefs about the nature and frequency of fire in the Sunshine State. While there […]

FSU indigenous nursing research center seminar to feature Aboriginal nursing expert

The Florida State University College of Nursing’s Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity will present a seminar by an Australian registered nurse, researcher and historian of Aboriginal nurses and midwives. Odette Best, associate professor and Aboriginal health research coordinator in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at University of Southern Queensland, Australia, is […]

FSU College of Social Work launches inaugural lecture series

Florida State University’s Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children will launch its inaugural research lecture series, “Engage, Inform, & Influence,” this month. The series commences with a lecture by Samantha Goldfarb, an assistant professor in the FSU College of Medicine and the College of Human Sciences. She’ll present, “Substance Use […]

FSU research highlights the love-hate relationship between testosterone and marriage

Conflict in marriage can trigger testosterone surges in men, but not women, and these divergent hormonal reactions may highlight why marital arguments can escalate and cause chronic relationship problems. That’s according to first-of-its-kind research from Florida State University’s Anastasia Makhanova, a doctoral student in FSU’s Department of Psychology. The study, published in the journal Hormones […]

FSU professor harnesses single electrons to accelerate chemical reactions

A Florida State University chemistry professor has described an unusual phenomenon in which the energy of an electron is spontaneously increased in the course of a chemical reaction. The process is reported in the journal Angewandte Chemie. FSU Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Igor Alabugin and his team call this chemical phenomenon “electron upconversion.” In […]

FSU researcher rooting out the errors in storm simulation models

On the eve of every hurricane season, climatologists around the world offer their studied prognostications: Will we see high activity? Low activity? How will ocean temperature affect storm development? What are the chances of a powerful storm making landfall? Scientists have leveraged improved climate models to simulate tropical cyclone behavior with an ever-increasing degree of […]

Florida State continues meteoric rise in national rankings

U.S. News & World Report Ranks FSU No. 26 Among Public Universities Florida State University vaulted seven spots to No. 26 among national public universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings — the biggest single-year improvement in university history. The rankings appear in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2019” guidebook. FSU […]

Keeping the beat: Turtle shells served as symbolic musical instruments for indigenous cultures

Turtles served as more than tasty treats for many Native American tribes throughout North America. In fact, turtle shells were used as rattles and other musical instruments, said FSU Associate Professor of Anthropology Tanya Peres. “Music is an important part of many cultures in ways we may not realize,” Peres said. “Musical instruments have a […]

Policy Pub Fall 2018: Aging, consolidating, voting in the spotlight

Policy Pub, the popular free public forum series presented by the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, returns for three new sessions this fall. Faculty from the college will present brief talks on aging, government consolidation and the November midterm elections, followed by questions and discussion from the public. The fall […]

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute to hold showcase of classes and activities

The thrill of discovery, the ah-ha moment of learning, the new dive into old knowledge — from Shakespeare to superconductivity, from ancient history to today’s politics — that’s the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida State University experience. OLLI is open to all Tallahassee-area residents who are 50-plus and love to learn. The OLLI Fall 2018 Showcase […]