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New FSU initiative is set to track and support COVID-19 cases

As Florida State University students return to school this fall, new COVID-19 protocols and programs await them as the university works to ensure the health and safety of the entire campus community.  A pillar of this effort is the Secure Assessment for FSU Exposure Response (SAFER) initiative. The program aims to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 through contact […]

FSU funding helps researchers turn inventions into business ideas

A faster way to make test samples for the automotive and aerospace industries, an improved method for producing a wound-healing therapy and the development of an environmentally friendly X-ray material all earned funding from a Florida State University program that helps researchers bring their work to the marketplace. FSU’s Office of the Vice President for […]

FSU announces dates of Anti-Racism task force meetings

Florida State University will hold an organizational session of the President’s Task Force on Anti-Racism, Equity & Inclusion this week as the group begins to address racial and ethnic disparities on campus and accelerate the university’s goal to strengthen diversity. The meeting will take place virtually at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19. To register for […]

FSU engages students through reimagined ‘Welcome FSU’ activities

Each year, Florida State University presents “Welcome FSU,” a week of engaging events to promote student involvement and inclusion on-campus. This fall, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Division of Student Affairs revised the traditional ways to foster a sense of community to keep students safe and socially distant. The reimagined Welcome FSU aligns with […]

FSU Law wins top national award from American Bar Association

The American Bar Association Law Student Division presented the Florida State University College of Law Student Bar Association with the Student Bar Association Award, which honors the best SBA in the nation, for the fourth consecutive year. The honor, known as the SBA of the Year Award, recognizes the efforts of an SBA to create […]

FSU researcher finds links between police searches and race in Minneapolis

When looking for cities to conduct research on the intersection of police behavior, race and location, James Wright II, an assistant professor of public administration at Florida State University, didn’t have many options.  It was 2016 and, at that time, Minneapolis was the only city that had publicly available information about police stops with the detailed, longitudinal and latitudinal information Wright required to plot police stops […]

FSU experts available for coverage of 19th Amendment anniversary

After decades of activism and political struggle, the 19th Amendment was adopted 100 years ago this month. The new amendment supplanted state-by-state suffrage laws and gave women across America the right to vote. Florida State University experts are available to speak about the history of women’s suffrage as well as contemporary issues related to women, […]

Florida State develops COVID-19 training for faculty and staff 

The health and safety of the Florida State University community is the university’s top priority as it works to combat the threat of COVID-19.  Now, the Office of Human Resources has developed a comprehensive training to prepare employees for what to expect amid the COVID-19 pandemic.   “The Stay Healthy FSU: COVID-19 Training for Faculty and Staff guidance serves as a resource that employees can reference for information […]

Stay Healthy Training & Daily Wellness Check Application

This message to all faculty and staff has been approved by Renisha Gibbs, Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Finance & Administration Chief of Staff. In anticipation of the return of faculty, staff, and students to campus, two new initiatives have been launched to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the campus community. Stay […]

A Message from President John Thrasher: An Update on Antisemitism and Religious Discrimination

Dear FSU community, I am writing today to update you on our efforts to address concerns expressed by our Jewish community and others and to reaffirm that Antisemitism and religious discrimination have no home at Florida State University. As a minority group, the Jewish people have faced bias and discrimination and have been marginalized for […]

FSU chemistry graduate students chosen to organize Kasha symposium for national conference

A group of Florida State University graduate students have been selected to present “Illuminating the Field of Photophysics: 100 Years of Michael Kasha,” a symposium at the American Chemical Society’s national meeting, celebrating the former FSU professor who was one of the world’s foremost photochemists. It is the first time FSU students have been chosen […]

FSU celebrates largest cohort of McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowships in recent history

Six Florida State University assistant professors have received the Florida Education Fund’s (FEF) McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship. It is the largest cohort of FSU McKnight Fellows to date. The FEF’s McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship Program promotes excellence in teaching and research by underrepresented minorities and women. Fellows receive a one-year sabbatical to engage in research […]