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Researchers awarded $233.6 million, breaking FSU’s single-year funding record

Florida State University researchers received a record level of funding from federal, state and private sources in the 2019 fiscal year, bringing in $233.6 million to the university to support investigations into areas such as health sciences, high energy physics and marine biology. This is a $7 million increase over the prior fiscal year. “Florida […]

National organization honors Family and Child Sciences chair for mentoring work

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) has selected Joe Grzywacz, the Norejane Hendrickson Professor of Family & Child Sciences at Florida State University, as a 2019 recipient of the Felix Berardo Scholarship Award in recognition of his outstanding mentorship to students and colleagues during his career. Grzywacz was one of two NCFR members to […]

FSU experts available to discuss 50th anniversary of moon landing

On July 20, 1969, four days after lifting off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edward “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. landed Apollo 11’s lunar module, Eagle, on the Moon’s Sea of Tranquility, becoming the first humans to touch down on the lunar surface. Fifty years later, the Apollo 11 mission is […]

FSU researcher investigates link between alcohol and cancer-related condition

A Florida State University researcher is exploring the effects of chronic alcohol consumption on cancer cachexia, a common condition cancer patients suffer from that is characterized by the loss of muscle mass. Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Exercise Science Jennifer Steiner has received a $750,000 grant from the Florida Department of Health to investigate how […]

No visits? No problem: FSU researchers find incarcerated juveniles still optimistic about future

A new study by Florida State University researchers taps into the vastly unexplored area of incarcerated juvenile visitation, and their findings might not be what most expect. The research, published in the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, found that nearly 75 percent of juveniles received at least one visit during their commitment […]

Taking charge: Researchers team up to make better batteries

A Florida State University and Cornell University research team found that batteries built from inexpensive and safe components can deliver three to four times the punch of batteries built with today’s state-of-the-art lithium ion technology. The researchers’ work is published today in Nature Communications. A. Nijamudheen, a postdoctoral researcher at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, and […]

FSU leads community in effort to use new approach to solving old problems

Florida State University embarked on a mission to harness the brain power of some of the community’s brightest people and teach them new skills to tackle the persistent problem of homelessness. Florida State faculty members led an effort at the FSU Innovation Hub to show local business, government and education professionals how to use an […]

Florida State launches professional certification in trauma and resilience

Florida State University has launched a new online curriculum for a professional certification in trauma and resilience. The curriculum was developed by the Clearinghouse on Trauma and Resilience within the Institute for Family Violence Studies at the FSU College of Social Work in conjunction with the FSU Center for Academic and Professional Development. “This training […]

Renovated Suwannee Room wins prestigious dining award

Florida State University’s renovation of the historic Suwannee Room has earned national recognition from the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS). Florida State’s Seminole Dining — operated by food service provider Sodexo — picked up a silver award in the Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards program July 11 at the NACUFS annual […]

Making sense of morality: FSU researchers advance the study of ethical decision-making

What would you do? The brakes on your car have been sabotaged and you are racing down the road toward a crowd of pedestrians. If you do nothing, the car will stay on its course and kill five people. If you sharply turn the steering wheel, the crowd will be saved, but someone else on […]

FSU researchers receive NIH grant to examine Hurricane Michael impact on birth outcomes

Two Florida State University professors are part of a research team that has been awarded more than $400,000 by the National Institutes of Health to study how Hurricane Michael affected birth outcomes in the Florida Panhandle. FSU College of Medicine Chair of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine Les Beitsch and Associate Professor of Geography Christopher […]

Fulbright-winning FSU faculty to share expertise worldwide

Seven Florida State University faculty members will fan out across the world during the 2019-2020 school year to teach and conduct research as part of opportunities funded by the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program. Nancy Everhart, professor in the College of Communication and Information, will be based at China’s Beijing Normal University for the school’s fall semester from Aug. […]