News

FSU researchers investigate how face shape affects COVID-19 mask performance

Face masks are helpful in preventing the spread of COVID-19, but researchers believe they can be made even more effective, something that has implications far beyond the current pandemic as masks could become a more commonly used public health intervention. Kourosh Shoele, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College […]

FSU-produced film wins major awards at national and international film festivals

A film produced by faculty and students at Florida State University’s School of Dance recently received multiple awards from film festivals worldwide. The collaborative underwater dance film, “Liminality,” won Best Film Production and People’s Choice awards at the Inspired Dance Film Festival Australia 2020, hosted in Sydney, Australia. “Liminality” was co-directed by dancer, choreographer and […]

Florida State University announces new dining services contract

Aramark Dining Services Q&A Florida State University announced today a new dining services agreement with Aramark. Under the new agreement, FSU’s Dining Services will continue to be a large operation that serves students, faculty, staff and visitors from more than 30 campus eateries, catering and athletic dining halls, generating approximately $31 million annually. The new […]

VP for Research honored by Leon County Commission

The Leon County Commission honored Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander with a proclamation celebrating his years of service to Florida State University and the local community.   Ostrander is stepping down from his position at the end of December to return to the faculty and spend the next chapter of his career fully focused on his research endeavors.   […]

New Legacy Hall Auditorium to be named after FSU alumni Gail and Bob Knight

A pair of Florida State University graduates are giving back to the place where they say their success started with a $1.25 million gift to the FSU College of Business.  Gail and Bob Knight, an entrepreneurial couple who built and grew the largest event photography company in the world, say they have been successful because […]

Garnet & Gold Scholar Society welcomes 39 new inductees in virtual ceremony

Florida State University welcomed 39 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. The […]

FSU experts available to comment on first female vice president of the United States

When she is sworn in next month, Kamala Harris will become the first woman to serve as vice president of the United States. Harris has a long political career, having served as district attorney of San Francisco, attorney general of California and a U.S. senator before this position. Florida State University faculty members are available […]

Research assistant VP named to National Academy of Inventors

In recognition of his decades-long contributions to the biomedical field both through academia and the corporate world, Assistant Vice President for Research Eric Holmes has been named to the National Academy of Inventors. “We are thrilled for Dr. Holmes to receive this distinction,” said Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander. “Dr. Holmes is always thinking about inventive ways to transfer […]

FSU to celebrate Fall 2020 commencement during virtual ceremony Dec. 11

Florida State University will hold a virtual commencement ceremony for its fall graduates Friday, Dec. 11. President John Thrasher will preside over the ceremony, which will be streamed on the university’s website and YouTube channel. The ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET. Visit commencement.fsu.edu for links. The virtual ceremony will incorporate many of the […]

FSU announces new dean of the College of Music

Florida State University Provost Sally McRorie announced that Todd Queen has been named dean of the College of Music. He will start in the role Jan. 11, 2021. Queen currently serves as dean of the Louisiana State University College of Music & Dramatic Arts. He will succeed Patricia Flowers, who returned to the FSU College […]

State of the University: Thrasher reflects on past accomplishments, expresses optimism for FSU’s future 

Florida State University President John Thrasher reflected on the university’s incredible achievements during his six-year tenure as FSU’s 15th president and expressed his excitement for the promise of the future during his final State of the University address. Thrasher delivered the address to the Faculty Senate Wednesday, Dec. 2, before a small, socially distanced audience at the Heritage Museum in Dodd […]

FSU Sport Management program ranked No. 1 in the nation

Florida State University’s doctoral degree program in sport management is the top program in the nation, according to College Choice, a leading online authority on college rankings and resources. The No. 1-ranked sport management program, housed in FSU’s College of Education, is based on four thematic pillar areas: Legal & Policy Issues in Sport, Management in Sport, […]