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Learning Systems Institute and School of Teacher Education to collaborate on the Teacher Excellence Initiative project in Egypt

Florida State University researchers will help improve teacher education in Egypt as part of a new project sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Faculty from the Learning Systems Institute (LSI) and the School of Teacher Education at FSU will work with the Education Development Center (EDC) on the Teacher Excellence Initiative, a […]

Garnet & Gold Scholar Society welcomes 35 new members

Florida State University welcomed 35 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this fall during an induction ceremony on Wednesday. Established in 2010, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society facilitates student involvement and recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, […]

FSU geologist available to comment on Mauna Loa eruption

The Hawaiian volcano Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano on the planet, is erupting for the first time since 1984. Vincent Salters, director of the Geochemistry Program at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University, is available to speak to media about the geology behind this eruption. Vincent Salters, professor in the […]

Seeing through her subject: FSU graduate student finds passion in study of fluorescent frogs

Courtney Whitcher always loved biology and learning about how things work. Little did she know that she’d find an interest in the world of biofluorescence and the world of amphibians. “And then a biofluorescent frog brought my two worlds together,” she said. Whitcher indeed has hopped into a glowing field as a doctoral candidate in […]

FSU to hold two fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 9

Two distinguished alumni will be the featured speakers at Florida State University’s two fall commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 9. Dr. William T. Hold, the namesake of the College of Business’s Risk Management and Insurance program, will address graduates at the 2 p.m. ceremony, while Dr. Maxine Montgomery, professor of English and this year’s Robert O. […]

FSU experts weigh in on potential FDA change to blood donation policy

In the 1980s, amid the AIDS crisis, the Food and Drug Administration prohibited blood donation by men who had sexual relations with other men. In 2015, the agency loosened those restrictions slightly and allowed donation if the male donor had not had sexual contact with other men for the previous year. Now, several national media […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: November 2022

Faculty and Staff Briefs: November 2022 Florida State University’s faculty and staff are central to its mission and the key to its countless accomplishments. Throughout the year, honors and recognitions are awarded to individual faculty and staff members across campus. Faculty and Staff Briefs are produced monthly to recognize accomplishments and provide a space where […]

‘Our time is now’: President McCullough optimistic about FSU’s future

Florida State University President Richard McCullough reflected on the remarkable achievements of the past year and said that he is filled with optimism about leading the university to greater heights during his State of the University address Wednesday. “We are an academic powerhouse on the rise, and I look to the future with confidence and […]

FSU researchers receive National Institutes of Health grant to study effects of resiliency

Researchers in Florida State University’s College of Social Sciences and Public Policy received a grant from the National Institutes of Health for more than $400,000 to study the health effects of psychological resiliency. Dawn Carr, an associate professor of sociology and the director of FSU’s Claude Pepper Center, and Miles Taylor, a professor of sociology […]

Education doctoral student earns top honors at FSU’s Three Minute Thesis competition

 Selecting the right face mask. Examining the potential of human brands in sport.  Sonically exploring La Paz, Bolivia. These were just some of the topics presented at Florida State University’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) competition. The event, a presentation of The Graduate School, took place Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Durell Peaden Auditorium at […]

From Tallahassee to the world: Learning Systems Institute working in seven countries around the globe

A Florida State University research center is making an impact on education across the planet. Faculty at the Learning Systems Institute, or LSI, have worked with 44 countries during the center’s 53-year history, helping to train educators in all manner of academic subjects and at levels ranging from early childhood education to adult learners. “By […]

FSU expert: Business professor available to discuss impact of workforce changes at Twitter

For several weeks, Twitter has been in the news amid billionaire Elon Musk’s takeover. Mass layoffs and resignations have been reported following Musk’s acquisition of the company. The reports prompted many Twitter users to suggest that the social media platform could cease to exist in the future. “It will be interesting to see how this […]