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FSU’s new Jim Moran Building wins distinguished design award

The innovative renovation of Florida State University’s new entrepreneurship-focused Jim Moran Building has won a prestigious design award recognizing architectural features that nurture learning and imagination. The American Institute of Architects in Florida has presented its Merit Award of Excellence for Renovations and Additions to the project’s architects. The award commended Architects Lewis + Whitlock […]

In warming Arctic, major rivers show surprising changes in carbon chemistry

Over the past several decades, the Arctic has begun to show signs of significant ecological upheaval. The rate of warming in the Arctic is nearly twice the global average, and those changes are triggering a cascade of destabilizing environmental effects. Ice is melting, permafrost is thawing, and experts say fires in Arctic forests are as […]

FSU welcomes the Class of 2022 at New Student Convocation

Members of the Florida State University Class of 2022 were welcomed, challenged, inspired and introduced to university traditions during New Student Convocation Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. Mark Riley, dean of the FSU Graduate School and 2014-2015 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor, gave the keynote address to thousands of freshmen at […]

FSU opens new living-learning community for aspiring entrepreneurs

Fostering an entrepreneurial spirit across campus is one of Florida State University’s top strategic goals. This fall, the university has taken its commitment to innovation one step further by offering a home for budding entrepreneurs with the opening of a new living-learning community. The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Learning Community (EILC) is designed to immerse first-year […]

FSU’s film school earns Top 20 national ranking

The Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts is one of the best film schools in the nation, checking in at No. 19 on The Hollywood Reporter’s annual list of Top 25 Film Schools. This month, the entertainment industry magazine ranked the best film schools using such criteria as the quality of faculty and […]

David Coburn appointed interim athletics director

President John Thrasher announced today that Chief of Staff David Coburn will serve as interim athletics director at Florida State University while a search is under way to replace outgoing Athletics Director Stan Wilcox. Wilcox, who has held the post since 2013, announced this week he is leaving FSU to take an executive position with […]

New students, faculty look to continue Florida State’s upward trajectory

Florida State University will welcome about 42,000 students back to campus, along with 240 new faculty, as classes begin for the 2018-2019 academic year Monday, Aug. 27. The incoming freshman class of about 6,400 students is expected to be one of the most academically talented cohorts in FSU history. “We’re thrilled to welcome an exceptional […]

FSU unveils enhanced Honors Program

Florida State University is implementing some important changes to enhance the Honors Program this fall. The program has named a new director and hired three new specialized honors faculty members who have designed a core honors curriculum around interrelated courses on enduring themes. Annette Schwabe, associate dean of Undergraduate Studies and former director of Liberal […]

FSU to expand child care and early learning services

Florida State University will welcome some of the tiniest members of the FSU family when the FSU Childcare and Early Learning Program reopens for business Aug. 27 with a new toddler wing. The completion of the wing represents the final piece of construction of the 15,000-square-foot facility. FSU completed construction on the Infant and Toddler […]

Seminole Sensation Week kicks off fall semester, promotes student involvement

As Florida State University welcomes students back to campus for the fall semester, the university will host Seminole Sensation Week, an annual weeklong tradition, full of engaging events that promote student involvement on campus. Seminole Sensation Week offers students a wide array of campus activities from Wednesday, Aug. 22, through Wednesday, Aug. 29, that help introduce them […]

Florida State law faculty nation’s 29th best

The Florida State University College of Law faculty is first in Florida and 29th nationally in terms of scholarly impact, according to a recent study. Florida State is the only Florida law school ranked in the top 50. The 2018 study ranked the scholarly impact of law faculties at schools in the top third of […]

FSU Faculty Luncheon Series announces fall lineup

The Florida State University Faculty Luncheon Series has announced its lecture schedule for Fall 2018. Established in 1981, the series is Florida State’s longest-running, regularly occurring, interdisciplinary lecture series and encourages the FSU and Tallahassee communities to learn about the research and creative activities of FSU’s distinguished faculty, while enjoying lunch. The Fall 2018 schedule features the following distinguished […]