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Florida State University honors Latinx culture with virtual celebration

Florida State University students, faculty, staff and administrators gathered online this year for a spirited cultural celebration of the Latinx community Monday, Sept. 28, via Zoom. The second annual event, first held last year in Ruby Diamond Auditorium, gathers the university and Tallahassee communities to share in the acknowledgment of the history, untold stories and […]

Experts ready to provide insight on 2020 elections

With the 2020 election cycle in full swing, American voters find themselves with no shortage of issues to consider when deciding which candidate has earned the right to help tackle them.  Racial unrest, historic wildfires and a pandemic that’s infected millions and led to 200,000 American deaths are among the factors shaping an electorate that’s polarized like never before.  Researchers at Florida […]

FSU physicist named American Physical Society Fellow

A Florida State University faculty member has been named a 2020 Fellow of the American Physical Society. Ingo Wiedenhöver, a professor at FSU’s Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, was selected for the distinction in recognition of his contributions to the field of physics. Each year, the APS selects less than […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: September 2020

HONORS AND AWARDS Amy Ai, Ph.D. (College of Social Work) was recognized by the American Psychological Association for outstanding contributions in science for trauma psychology. She was honored by APA’s Trauma Psychology Division (Division 56) in an online ceremony Aug. 19. Kelly Farquharson, Ph.D. (College of Communication and Information) received meritorious poster submission recognition by […]

FSU Police Department recognized for commitment to traffic and pedestrian safety

The Florida State University Police Department placed first in traffic safety in the Champions Category of the 2020 Florida Law Enforcement Challenge Awards, a Florida Law Enforcement Liaison Program (LEL) rewarding agencies that are leaders in traffic safety. Chief Terri Brown accepted the award from Andrew Johnson, a Law Enforcement Liaison Program Area Representative, at […]

FSU College of Education professor wins prestigious higher education award

A Florida State University higher education professor has received the Presidential Medal from the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). Tamara Bertrand Jones, an associate professor of higher education in the College of Education, was recognized for her exemplary achievements and contributions to the study of higher education through research, leadership or service […]

FSU launches ‘Stop the Spread’ cybersecurity campaign

Florida State University’s Information Technology Services (ITS) will help stop the spread of cybercrime as it recognizes National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and encourages everyone to start practicing healthy online habits to keep them safe in today’s virtual world. Held every October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to […]

FSU to recognize young alumni in annual ceremony

The Florida State University Alumni Association will recognize 18 young alumni for their significant contributions to their professions, communities or alma mater during the ninth annual Young Alumni Awards Ceremony, presented virtually Friday, Oct. 9. “Young alumni make up the largest demographic in the FSU alumni family; nearly one-third of all living Florida State alumni are under […]

FSU researchers help develop sustainable polymers

Researchers at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have made new discoveries on the effects of temperature on sustainable polymers. Their findings may help the industry to produce plastics that are better for the environment. “Plastics made from petroleum, a non-renewable resource, remain too long in our land and water when discarded,” said Rufina Alamo, a […]

National Science Foundation awards FSU chemical engineer more than $1 million for bacteria research

A FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researcher has received more than $1 million to investigate bacteria-related dynamics in one of two new projects supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF has awarded two research grants totaling more than $1 million to support investigations that have the potential to impact societal health by supporting new […]

Policy pub returns with virtual ‘Pubinars’ for Fall

Florida State University’s College of Social Sciences and Public Policy will relaunch its popular Policy Pub series in a virtual format this October due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since 2016, the Policy Pub series has hosted the college’s scholars for brief, plain-language talks about vital issues and policy decisions that directly impact people’s lives. Pub-goers […]

Hurt, D’Alemberte honored with prestigious Westcott Medals

It has been 11 years since Florida State University bestowed its highest distinction, the James D. Westcott Distinguished Service Medal. This month, President John Thrasher honored two new recipients of the award. The James D. Westcott Distinguished Service Medal recognizes a “person whose distinguished service merits exceptional recognition and whose life and work exemplifies the Vires, Artes and Mores, which the university seeks to nurture […]