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FSU selected as Special Olympics National Banner School

Florida State University has been selected as a National Banner School for 2021-2022 by the Special Olympics, the first university in Florida to achieve this recognition. Founded in the fall of 2019, the Special Olympics at FSU club promotes inclusion both at Florida State and in the community through sports training, competitions and campaigns for […]

A Welcome Message from President McCullough

This message to all students, faculty and staff has been approved by President Richard McCullough. Dear Members of the Florida State University Community, As we begin the fall semester, I want to welcome our new students, faculty and staff to Florida State University, and welcome back all of those who are returning to campus. I’m […]

Wave wash-over poses threat to endangered sea turtle nests and hatchlings

Waves breaking and hitting the shore are a familiar sight to any beachgoer, but these powerful acts of nature play a big role in whether sea turtle nests thrive in their coastal surroundings.   Researchers from the Florida State University Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science have found that powerful ocean waves pose a significant threat to sea turtle nests, […]

FSU experts available to comment for 2021 hurricane season

Florida State University faculty are among the world leaders in the study of hurricanes. From forecasting to insurance to ecological aftermath, FSU experts are available to discuss the many ways these storms impact people, property and the environment. These faculty members are available to answer media questions and provide perspective for news stories throughout the […]

FSU expert available to discuss vaccine hesitancy

Rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine is continuing, but some people are hesitant to get vaccinated against the disease. Dr. Christie Alexander, an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health in the Florida State University College of Medicine and a past president of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, recently participated in […]

FSU criminology professors receive National Science Foundation grant to examine hate crime reporting

A Florida State University research institute has received funding from the National Science Foundation to explore how hate crimes are reported and underreported.  The Hate Crime Research and Policy Institute at FSU’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice will receive $236,985 from the NSF over the course of two years to fund research by Assistant […]

WFSU wins national and regional awards for excellence in journalism

WFSU is the winner of four Edward R. Murrow Awards, the Radio Television Digital News Association announced Wednesday.  The association recognized WFSU with the National Murrow Award for its news series, “‘Committed: How and Why Children Became the Fastest Growing Group Under Florida’s Baker Act.” WFSU also received Regional Murrow Awards for Small Market Radio […]

Record-breaking freshman class set to start fall semester

About 7,200 first-year students and a new president will be among the fresh faces on Florida State University’s campus as fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 23. President Richard McCullough, who starts his second week as FSU’s 16th president Monday, is excited to join the largest freshman class in the university’s history and a record number […]

FSU film school ranks as one of the best in the nation 

Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts was ranked No. 15 among the nation’s top film schools by one of the entertainment industry’s premier publications. “We are always proud when The Hollywood Reporter recognizes our excellence, and it’s particularly gratifying to have jumped three spots to No. 15 this year,” said Reb Braddock, dean of […]

FSU Libraries chosen to participate in OpenStax’s Institutional Partner Program

Florida State University Libraries will expand its efforts to increase awareness for the textbook affordability movement and promote the adoption of open educational resources (OER) through a new partnership with OpenStax. FSU is one of 12 universities that’s been chosen to participate in the 2021-2022 OpenStax Institutional Partner Program. As a participant in the network’s […]

FSU researchers refine estimate of amount of carbon in Earth’s outer core

New research from Florida State University and Rice University is providing a better estimate of the amount of carbon in the Earth’s outer core, and the work suggests the core could be the planet’s largest reservoir of that element. The research, published in the journal Communications Earth & Environment, estimates that 0.3 to 2.0 percent […]

FSU names senior research executive to lead collaboration with Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare

Florida State University has hired a former National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientist and executive with one of the nation’s largest nonprofit research organizations to lead its research collaboration with Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH). Joseph Frascella will serve as chief clinical research officer for the FSU/TMH research collaboration starting with the fall semester. In this […]