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SSTRIDE Summer Institute: From ‘mini med school’ to the real thing

In 2012, high school student Lisa Fusco attended the College of Medicine’s SSTRIDE Summer Institute thinking maybe she’d like to be a doctor someday. Seven years later, Fusco is part of the Summer Institute again. This time, she’s a second-year medical student and mentor. For each of the past 12 years, the FSU College of […]

FSU College of Education dean receives distinguished service award

Damon Andrew, dean of the Florida State University College of Education, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of University Administrators. “AAUA is an amazing organization that has played a significant role in my professional development over the years,” Andrew said. “It has been a true joy to serve AAUA’s membership over […]

A great privilege: Coonan leads center in global human rights mission

Terry Coonan sits behind a big desk. Hundreds of sheets of paper are organized into neat stacks on top of it, and he’ll tell you that there’s a special story attached to each one. Coonan is director of the Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, an entity dedicated to human rights […]

FSU institute event highlights data-driven solutions to transform criminal justice system for the 21st century

Florida State University’s Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD) hosted a spoken-word event about justice and opportunity June 27 at the FSU Center for Global Engagement. The event, organized by Carrie Pettus-Davis, founder and executive director of the Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD), was designed to generate public discourse about criminal justice reform. Pettus-Davis […]

Research shows governance is key to better resource management strategies

For resource managers charged with maintaining important assets like croplands or fisheries, quantitative modeling is a critical tool. But these sophisticated decision-support models often overlook an essential element of resource management: governance. In a new study, an interdisciplinary team of scientists, experts and stakeholders, including a biologist from Florida State University, shows that discounting factors […]

The Ringling brings the museum experience and free programs to kids and families

The modern museum is a vibrant, inclusive hub of activities for the community that it serves. With the guidance of its new strategic plan, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art has made great strides toward achieving its goals of inclusion, inspiration and excellence. The Ringling’s Youth and Family Program Manager, Angelica Hull, has […]

FSU students awarded record number of Gilman Scholarships

A record number of Florida State University students are studying or interning around the world this summer thanks to prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State. FSU’s 28 Gilman Scholars are the most in school history. The Gilman Scholarship is a grant program that gives students the opportunity to study […]

FSU Libraries publishes open access textbook by mathematics professor

The Florida State University Libraries has published an open access mathematics textbook in collaboration with Giray Ökten, associate chair for Graduate Studies and professor of mathematics at Florida State University. The textbook, “First Semester in Numerical Analysis with Julia,” was published thanks to an Alternative Textbook Grant Ökten received from FSU Libraries in 2018 to […]

FSU’s summer law school program prepares and reassures undergrads

College students thinking about pursuing a legal career are making indelible memories at Florida State University’s award-winning Donald J. Weidner Summer for Undergraduates Program at the College of Law. About 60 undergraduate students from across the nation are enrolled in the program — the oldest and largest of its kind in the nation — and […]

FSU researchers explore use of new materials to create more efficient solar cells

A team of Florida State University researchers is pioneering innovative ways for solar cells to absorb and use infrared light, a portion of the solar spectrum that is typically unavailable for solar cell technology. Their work is published in two new studies published in the journal Matter and the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. “We’re […]

Grubbs to serve as interim dean of FSU’s College of Nursing

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has appointed Laurie Grubbs to serve as interim dean of the College of Nursing, effective July 1. Grubbs succeeds Judith McFetridge-Durdle, who is retiring as dean June 30. McFetridge-Durdle will return to FSU as a faculty member in January 2020 to assist […]

Expert discusses El Niño effects, prediction strategies

In the past few months, extreme weather events have caused significant damage to communities throughout the United States. From flooding in the Mississippi River region to the tornadoes tearing through the Midwest to a delay of the North American monsoon, it seems that aberrant and often dangerous weather is on the rise. The disquieting torrent […]