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FSU researcher rooting out the errors in storm simulation models

On the eve of every hurricane season, climatologists around the world offer their studied prognostications: Will we see high activity? Low activity? How will ocean temperature affect storm development? What are the chances of a powerful storm making landfall? Scientists have leveraged improved climate models to simulate tropical cyclone behavior with an ever-increasing degree of […]

Florida State continues meteoric rise in national rankings

U.S. News & World Report Ranks FSU No. 26 Among Public Universities Florida State University vaulted seven spots to No. 26 among national public universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings — the biggest single-year improvement in university history. The rankings appear in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2019” guidebook. FSU […]

Keeping the beat: Turtle shells served as symbolic musical instruments for indigenous cultures

Turtles served as more than tasty treats for many Native American tribes throughout North America. In fact, turtle shells were used as rattles and other musical instruments, said FSU Associate Professor of Anthropology Tanya Peres. “Music is an important part of many cultures in ways we may not realize,” Peres said. “Musical instruments have a […]

Policy Pub Fall 2018: Aging, consolidating, voting in the spotlight

Policy Pub, the popular free public forum series presented by the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, returns for three new sessions this fall. Faculty from the college will present brief talks on aging, government consolidation and the November midterm elections, followed by questions and discussion from the public. The fall […]

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute to hold showcase of classes and activities

The thrill of discovery, the ah-ha moment of learning, the new dive into old knowledge — from Shakespeare to superconductivity, from ancient history to today’s politics — that’s the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida State University experience. OLLI is open to all Tallahassee-area residents who are 50-plus and love to learn. The OLLI Fall 2018 Showcase […]

FSU research finds troubling disadvantages, including bias, against women in business

Women CEOs in America are paid less, have shorter tenures and their companies are punished in the stock market, even when their firms are just as profitable as those run by men, according to new research from Florida State University. In addition, women CEOs are less likely to serve as board chair of their companies, […]

FSU College of Business Student Investment Fund breaks $4 million mark

For the first time in its 10-year history, a real-world investment fund managed by undergraduate and graduate finance students in the Florida State University College of Business broke the $4 million mark. The Student Investment Fund (SIF) closed Wednesday with a total value of $4,026,382. The fund is up 17 percent from the same time last […]

Tallahassee and FSU police departments offer tips for a safe, enjoyable football game day experience

The Tallahassee and Florida State Police Departments are working diligently to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all of the 84,000-plus visitors who come to enjoy the home football games. In preparation for upcoming FSU and FAMU football games, they are reminding fans of the traffic pattern around the downtown area. TRAFFIC INSTRUCTIONS: Fans are […]

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering welcomes first-year engineering students

First-year engineering students filled the halls of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering this week, ready for their first introduction to engineering in the classroom. Students have the opportunity to take a first-year Engineering course during their first or second semester in college, where they learn about different engineering majors, get acclimated to the joint college, […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: August 2018

HONORS AND AWARDS Matthew T. Pietryka, Ph.D. (Political Science) won the Heinz I. Eulau Award from the American Political Science Association for his article “It’s Not Just What You Have, but Whom You Know: Networks, Social Proximity to Elites, and Voting in State and Local Elections,” published in American Political Science Review. The $750 award, […]

FSU’s new Jim Moran Building wins distinguished design award

The innovative renovation of Florida State University’s new entrepreneurship-focused Jim Moran Building has won a prestigious design award recognizing architectural features that nurture learning and imagination. The American Institute of Architects in Florida has presented its Merit Award of Excellence for Renovations and Additions to the project’s architects. The award commended Architects Lewis + Whitlock […]

In warming Arctic, major rivers show surprising changes in carbon chemistry

Over the past several decades, the Arctic has begun to show signs of significant ecological upheaval. The rate of warming in the Arctic is nearly twice the global average, and those changes are triggering a cascade of destabilizing environmental effects. Ice is melting, permafrost is thawing, and experts say fires in Arctic forests are as […]