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FSU names community advisory board for Apalachicola Bay oyster project

Florida State University has assembled a 23-member community advisory board to help guide researchers as they embark on an ambitious 10-year initiative to restore Apalachicola Bay and revive the region’s imperiled oyster industry. “Appointing a board of community members is an important first step in the work FSU researchers will be doing to develop a […]

FSU takes part in 20th anniversary celebration of Tallahassee-St. Maarten Sister City agreement

Florida State University’s Office of the Provost welcomed guests from St. Maarten’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Wednesday, Sept. 25, as a part of the 20th anniversary of the Sister City agreement between St. Maarten and Tallahassee. The relationship was established in 1999 as the territories recognized the mutual benefit and potential partnership, particularly […]

FSU research: Fear not a factor in gun ownership

Are gun owners more or less afraid than people who do not own guns? A new study from researchers at Florida State University and the University of Arizona hopes to add some empirical data to the conversation after finding that gun owners tend to report less fear than non-gun owners. The study, led by sociology […]

FSU recognizes Young Alumni in annual ceremony

The Florida State University Alumni Association recognized 22 young alumni for their significant contributions to their professions, communities or alma mater at the eighth annual Young Alumni Awards Dinner Friday, Sept. 20. The Notable Noles program recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of FSU’s alumni age 35 or younger who have made exceptional achievements and significant contributions […]

FSU researchers receive $1.19M NIH grant to understand evolution of critical cellular processes

A team of Florida State University researchers has received a $1.19 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to use molecular archaeology to investigate the evolution of critical cellular processes that often go awry in human diseases, including diabetes. Brian Miller, professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Carl Whittington, assistant in research in the […]

Research provides new insight into the critical roles of plankton in marine carbon storage

The sea is Earth’s most formidable carbon dioxide-storage machine, but mysteries still abound about the interlocking processes of that storage and the myriad organisms involved. Now, thanks to a series of papers published in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science, researchers at Florida State University are inching toward a clearer understanding of the ocean’s carbon […]

Florida State to host Family Weekend Sept. 27-28

Florida State University will welcome students’ parents and family members during its annual Family Weekend. This year, the event will take place Friday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Sept. 28. “As a time-honored tradition at Florida State University, Family Weekend is a wonderful occasion for family members to reconnect with their FSU students and to learn […]

FSU honors Marching Chiefs with ‘spectacular’ 3D stained-glass window

Florida State University’s Marching Chiefs are world-renowned for producing a grand “wall of sound,” and now the famed band is forever immortalized on the wall of FSU’s historic Heritage Museum. A one-of-a-kind, three-dimensional stained-glass window honoring the Marching Chiefs was dedicated at a ceremony Friday, Sept. 20. Florence Ashby, an FSU alumna and member of […]

FSU’s Jim Moran Institute graduates 2019 EBV-F class

Florida State University and the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship graduated 19 caregivers of veterans and family members of active duty military personnel from the 2019 Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans’ Families program, Friday, Sept. 20. This is the fifth class of participants to complete the program, which is run by the Jim Moran Institute […]

FSU researcher awarded early career fellowship

A Florida State University faculty member has been awarded a prestigious national fellowship, recognizing early career researchers who demonstrate exceptional leadership and promise for contributions to the fields of offshore energy system safety, community health or environmental stewardship. Mariana Fuentes, an assistant professor in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, recently received the Gulf […]

Study: Flirty comments from romantic partner may offer confidence boost for women

Drawing attention to a woman’s sexuality or physical appearance often has negative psychological consequences, but a new study from a Florida State University researcher has found that when the comment comes from the right person, those remarks can be a confidence boost. “This is one of the first studies to demonstrate that when such attention […]