Mysteries of the heart: FSU researchers find small mutation disrupts protein network, causing heart disease

Each day the average human heart beats 100,000 times and pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood. It’s a process that is critical to life, and yet it often goes awry for unknown reasons.   “Despite knowing a lot about muscle contraction and the heart in particular, there are still a number of questions scientists have about the underlying structures and […]

Board of Governors confirms Richard McCullough as 16th president of Florida State University

The Florida Board of Governors has confirmed the selection of Richard McCullough, vice provost for research at Harvard University, as Florida State University’s 16th president. McCullough’s first day in office will be Monday, Aug. 16. He succeeds John Thrasher, who became president in 2014. “I am grateful to the Florida Board of Governors for confirming […]

New report by FSU Center for Postsecondary Success highlights progress of Florida’s developmental education reform

A new report by Florida State University’s Center for Postsecondary Success (CPS) highlights the evolution in the implementation of the Florida developmental education reform. Stipulated by Senate Bill 1720, Florida’s developmental education reform was implemented in the fall of 2014 and required institutions in the Florida College System (FCS) to redesign the delivery of their […]

FSU art professor to replicate Notre Dame Cathedral truss as historical teaching opportunity

In April 2019, the Notre Dame Cathedral was engulfed in flames in a historic event seen worldwide that resulted in a near-total loss of the iconic French landmark. “Doing this type of hands-on research into historical objects is not about recreating it for the sake of reenactment,” Duarte said. “It is about developing real attention […]

Florida Center for Reading Research draws on multiple disciplines to advance the science of reading 

The state of reading and writing is a crisis in the United States. In 2019, only 35% of fourth-grade students performed at or above the National Assessment of Educational Progress reading-proficiency level. Ignited by that somber statistic, the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) at Florida State University is using its extensive network to advance […]

FSU researchers receive NSF grant to study teaching practices in virtual reality

Florida State University researchers have received a nearly $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to investigate teaching practices for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) using mixed reality simulations and virtual students. Fengfeng Ke, professor of instructional systems and learning technologies in FSU’s College of Education is principal investigator for the project. Ke said the funds will go toward solving challenges in […]

FSU Panama City to offer online master’s major in organizational management and communication

Beginning fall 2021, FSU Panama City will offer a new, fully online major in organizational management and communication. Offered by the College of Applied Studies, the major in Organizational Management and Communication (OMC) is a terminal master’s degree in Professional Communication designed to equip students with essential communication, leadership and organizational behavior management skills needed […]

Florida State University will resume normal, pre-pandemic operations effective Aug. 1, 2021

Florida State University will resume normal, pre-pandemic operations effective Aug. 1, 2021. A few public health and safety protocols remain for student organizations and some specific events including residence hall move-in. Masks are recommended but not required on campus except in designated healthcare locations. Classes will return to predominately face-to-face instruction and indoor space limitations […]

Trustees, special guests celebrate legacy of John and Jean Thrasher

The Florida State University Board of Trustees and special guests celebrated the legacy of President John Thrasher and FSU First Lady Jean Thrasher during a June 16 reception at the University Center Club.   BOT Chairman Ed Burr emceed the event, which included remarks by former BOT chair Allan Bense, Provost Sally McRorie, and Kyle Hill, former student body president. Leon County Commissioner Rick Minor and County Administrator Vince Long also presented a proclamation in President Thrasher’s […]

FSU art professor’s latest project targets sustainability and anxiety caused by hurricanes

The onset of a massive hurricane can cause environmental damage, threats to sustainability and even psychological suffering. A Florida State University art professor is tackling two of these detrimental effects in one project by producing a Hurricane Emergency Art Kit. Professor Holly Hanessian recently unveiled the kit at a public event held at the FSU Museum of Fine Arts. The project has received support from both the […]

FSU doctoral program in nurse anesthesia earns max 10-year reaccreditation

In a letter Tuesday, the directors of the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs (COA) approved the reaccreditation for FSU Panama City’s graduate program in Nurse Anesthesia for a 10-year period, the maximum a university can achieve. Initially accredited in 2015, the program began at the master’s level. In July 2020, the State […]

FSU Board of Trustees approves $2.172 billion operating budget 

The Florida State University Board of Trustees on Thursday approved the university operating budget for the new fiscal year. The 2021-2022 operating budget of $2.172 billion increased by $317 million over last year, largely due to federal stimulus funds allocated to lessen the economic impact of COVID-19 and state funding for significant capital projects. The new […]