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FSU Panama City to offer free tuition to Florida students with family incomes of $50,000 or less

Florida State University Panama City announced a new scholarship program today that will provide tuition free education for qualified Northwest Florida students with combined family and student income of $50,000 or less or are eligible for Pell Grants. The FSU PC Promise Scholarship will take effect spring 2021 and will guarantee that full-time resident undergraduates […]

COVID-19 is an ideal classroom tool for FSU’s public health students

Nearly a year after first learning of a new coronavirus emerging in China, Florida State University teaching professor Alan Rowan said COVID-19 has proven to be a brutal virus but an efficient teaching tool.  Rowan teaches courses on infectious and chronic disease and epidemiology in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. As the virus began its spread through China […]

FSU College of Education to host COE Preview Week

Florida State University’s College of Education is hosting COE Preview Week, a virtual graduate programs open house. At this event, prospective students will be able to learn more about the college’s graduate programs and certificate programs from faculty, admissions staff and students. They’ll also be able take a virtual tour of FSU’s campus, as well as the Stone […]

The sound of music: FSU programs adapt in age of COVID-19

Music is in the air once again at Florida State University. While the pandemic has upended “normal” campus life, students and faculty from the College of Music are using the unexpected course of events as a source of creativity and inspiration. As students returned to campus this fall, FSU’s renowned music programs and their faculty […]

2020 FSU Dirac Lectures to include Nobel Prize-winning physicist

The Florida State University Department of Physics will host the 2020 Dirac Lectures virtually from Monday, Oct. 19, through Friday, Oct. 23, including a special public lecture by Rainer Weiss, a 2017 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on gravitational waves. The FSU Department of Physics organizes the Dirac Lectures to […]

College of Motion Picture Arts continues to rank among nation’s best film schools

The Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts maintained its high ranking in yet another entertainment industry publication in 2020. The Wrap News revealed last week that FSU placed No. 13 in its list of the nation’s top 50 film schools. FSU was also ranked No. 13 by the publication last year. Reb Braddock, […]

USAID-Florida State University partnership set to boost teacher training systems in Zambia

The Learning Systems Institute (LSI) at Florida State University will lead a five-year, $15 million project sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve pre-service teacher training in Zambia. LSI faculty, in collaboration with partners School-to-School International and the University of Zambia, will work with 12 universities and colleges of education in […]

College of Criminology & Criminal Justice faculty members named top influencers in their field

Three faculty members at Florida State University’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice have been identified as top influencers in their field by AcademicInfluence.com.   The rankings recognize the top 15 influencers from a pool of candidates drawn from universities and colleges around the world. Kevin Beaver, the Judith Rich Harris Professor of Criminology, was ranked No. 6, while […]

FSU researchers find diverse communities comprise bacterial mats threatening coral reefs

Researchers are learning more about the brightly colored bacterial mats threatening the ecological health of coral reefs worldwide. In new research released this month, a Florida State University team revealed that these mats are more complex than scientists previously knew, opening the door for many questions about how to best protect reef ecosystems in the future. FSU Assistant Professor of Biological Science Sophie McCoy and doctoral […]

College of Medicine researcher makes novel discoveries in preventing epileptic seizures

A team of researchers from the Florida State University College of Medicine has found that an amino acid produced by the brain could play a crucial role in preventing a type of epileptic seizure.  Temporal lobe epileptic seizures are debilitating and can cause lasting damage in patients, including neuronal death and loss of neuron function. […]

FSU Panama City to offer bachelor’s degree in public health

FSU Panama City will offer a new bachelor’s degree program in public health, beginning fall 2021. Graduates of the program, which falls under the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, will earn a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and be educated in the policy, practice and methods of public health. “We are excited […]

FSU establishes student voter initiative

Florida State University is working hard to increase student voter turnout and civic engagement on campus leading up to Election Day. FSU Votes is a new civic engagement campaign that aims to increase voter turnout among eligible student voters. The nonpartisan initiative brings together partners from departments and student organizations across the university for a […]