The strategic position: How molecules sit on surfaces drives energy and electron transfer

Florida State University researchers seeking to make newer, more energy efficient materials have made a breakthrough in understanding how structure dictates electron transfer across surfaces.  It all has to do with how the molecules are positioned.  Ken Hanson, associate professor of chemistry, and his colleagues found that the way molecules assemble on an inorganic material plays a key role in how energy and electrical current move across […]

FSU to host seventh annual South Asian Media & Cultural Studies conference

Florida State University will host its seventh annual South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference (SAMCS) virtually Feb. 4-6. The annual SAMCS conference is an alliance of scholars, academicians and practitioners dedicated to fostering greater understanding of the South Asia region’s issues and global importance. This year’s theme, “South Asia: Beyond Borders,” is focused on sharing […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: January 2021

HONORS AND AWARDS Gregory J. Harris, Ph.D. (College of Human Sciences) and Earl Levison (Student Affairs) were recently selected as recipients of the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award presented by the FSU Division of Student Affairs and the Center for Leadership and Social Change. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Award was established in 1986 to […]

FSU experts available for context on Black History Month

Black History Month is an observance to celebrate the accomplishments of Black Americans and a time to examine how race continues to influence the country today. The predecessor to the event began in the 1920s. In 1976, President Gerald Ford recognized Black History Month on the federal level. The United States now has a Black […]

FSU alumnus named president of the American Meteorological Society

A self-described science geek who earned two meteorology degrees from Florida State University is now the president of the American Meteorological Society.  Mike Farrar, who earned his master’s degree in 1991 and his doctorate in 1997 from FSU, took over as chief of the AMS in January. He remains a proud Seminole. “The meteorology program at FSU has such long history and […]

FSU’s Power of WE to host discussion on social media and democracy

Florida State University’s Power of WE, a landmark student-led initiative dedicated to empowering students to engage across differences, is launching its next chapter as the nation reckons with deepening polarization and new challenges to democracy. The organization’s leadership will host the fifth installment of its signature Shared Spaces event series to mark the launch of […]

FSU student to compete on TV’s Shark Tank

A Florida State University graduate student will appear on ABC’s Shark Tank next week. Michael Benarde is the winner of the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship’s 2020 InNOLEvation Challenge Business Model Competition. A native of West Palm Beach, Benarde graduated last year from Florida State University with his bachelor’s degree in political science, and he is currently enrolled in FSU’s MBA […]

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering professor will teach robots concept of risk with Toyota grant

For Florida State University engineering professor Christian Hubicki, robots aren’t just a tool for the future. They’re a way to understand everything around us. Hubicki, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, will continue that quest thanks to a $750,000 Young Faculty Researcher grant from the Toyota Research Institute (TRI). […]

President Thrasher responds to recommendations from Anti-Racism Task Force

Florida State University President John Thrasher has responded to the recommendations submitted to him by members of the President’s Task Force on Anti-Racism, Equity and Inclusion in December.  He announced his decisions in a letter sent today to Professor Maxine Montgomery, chair of the task force, and its members.   “You have addressed difficult issues that are critical to moving our university forward, and I was pleased […]

Four FSU online graduate programs place in Top 20 of latest U.S. News rankings

Florida State University’s online graduate programs continue to earn recognition as some of the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Online Programs. Four of the university’s online graduate programs are ranked among the Top 20 in the nation, including two in the Top 8. “These rankings are a […]

Registration for OLLI at FSU spring classes begins Jan. 28

Membership enrollment and class and activity registration for the spring semester of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Florida State University begins Jan. 28. The new term features dozens of Zoom-based courses and activities tailored to those over 50 who love to learn in a stress-free environment where there are no tests, no homework […]

FSU grad student, alumna earn NOAA’s prestigious Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships

Two Florida State University graduate students have received the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s 2021 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.   The fellowship, part of the National Sea Grant College Program, has provided educational and professional experiences for graduate students interested in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and policy decisions affecting these resources since 1979.  Department […]