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FSU students honored during 2019 President’s Humanitarian Luncheon

From ratifying amendments to registering bone marrow donors to teaching courses in Kenya and rural India, students at Florida State University have done more than just balance studies and a social life; they’ve changed lives. President John Thrasher recognized 14 undergraduate students at the Humanitarian Luncheon Tuesday, March 26, as part of the annual President’s […]

Massive earthquakes provide new insight into deep Earth

In the waning months of 2018, two of the mightiest deep earthquakes ever recorded in human history rattled the Tonga-Fiji region of the South Pacific. In the first-ever study of these deep earthquakes — generally defined as any earthquake occurring 350 kilometers or more below the Earth’s surface — a Florida State University-led research team […]

FSU’s Great Give: 36-hour fundraising campaign set for March 28-29

The Florida State University community will come together to do something great during the eighth annual FSU’s Great Give, which raises funds for academic projects, programs, scholarships and student activities at the university. The 36-hour giving campaign, will take place March 28-29. Gifts can be made online at greatgive.fsu.edu from 9 a.m. EDT, March 28, […]

Florida State to host weeklong event to examine truth and misinformation in media

Florida State University’s Critical Thinking Initiative will host a weeklong event to encourage students and faculty to think critically about the media they consume. The Critical Thinking Symposium: Truth and Misinformation in Media will take place Monday, April 1, through Thursday, April 4, and will include panels, workshops and games. Events throughout the week will provide […]

New website walks parents through early childhood development, alerts them to early signs of autism

Your baby delights you but he’s causing you concern. Why is it so hard to get him to look at you? Why doesn’t he gesture as much as other babies you know? Your relatives say you worry too much. They blame your parenting for the child’s frequent tantrums. Still, you wonder: “Could my baby have […]

FSU honors alumnus Allan Bense with honorary doctorate

Florida State University granted an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree Monday, March 25, to alumnus Allan G. Bense, a prominent Florida businessman, former speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and former chairman of the FSU Board of Trustees, in recognition of his years as a dedicated public servant and his devotion to his […]

New computational tool could change how we study pathogens, FSU researchers say

A sophisticated new analysis tool developed by Florida State University scientists may signal a new era in the study of population genetics. Their model, which incorporates advanced mathematical strategies, could help revolutionize the way researchers investigate the spread and distribution of dangerous, fast-evolving disease vectors. The breakthrough research was an interdisciplinary collaboration between postdoctoral mathematician […]

FSU Rembrandt exhibit results in new interpretation of Dutch master’s work

Sometimes, a new project reaches you at an unexpected time. That was the case when former FSU doctoral student Lesley Wolff was working as a research assistant at FSU’s Museum of Fine Arts. Wolff, now a postdoctoral fellow at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, was helping former museum director Allys Palladino-Craig […]

Older immigrants living in U.S. more satisfied with life than native-born counterparts

Most people who immigrated to the United States for a chance to live the “American Dream” are more satisfied with their lives in the “land of the free” than those who were born here, according to new research from Florida State University. A team of researchers, including FSU Assistant Professor of Sociology Dawn Carr, found […]

FSU investment in high-performance microscope will take research to next level

Florida State University is the new owner of a sophisticated ion beam microscope that will allow materials science researchers to conduct a variety of experiments on the tiniest materials. The purchase of the focused ion beam microscope — also known as a FIB — is a strategic investment in the university’s materials and nanomanufacturing research […]

Florida State University wins ‘national championship of student success’

While Florida State University fans will be rooting on the Seminoles as the NCAA basketball tournaments get underway this week, the university can already claim a national title — in student success. Florida State topped a field of 68 schools to win the 2019 national championship of student success, according to the Eduventures Student Success Ratings, which […]

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Air Force Research Laboratory celebrate new partnership

Multiyear Grant Will Support STEM Education The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and researchers and engineers from Eglin Air Force Base celebrated the beginning of a new partnership Monday to train undergraduate students in areas critical to the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force Research Laboratory at Eglin will fund a $400,000 grant to create the […]