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FSU researchers find immigrants who commit felonies less likely than nonimmigrants to commit another

A new study by Florida State University researchers has found that immigrants who have committed a felony and been released from prisons in Florida are significantly less likely to reoffend by committing another felony than their nonimmigrant peers. The study, appearing in Justice Quarterly, compared recidivism rates of foreign-born and native-born individuals who had been […]

FSU receives national diversity award for sixth consecutive year

Florida State University has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year as a Diversity Champion by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. Florida State is one of 14 colleges and universities nationwide to earn Diversity Champion status. FSU also received its sixth straight Higher Education Excellence in Diversity […]

FSU researcher receives early career fellowship for work on algal species

A Florida State University researcher has won an early career award for her work examining the abundance of algal species that are indistinguishable, even under a microscope. Assistant Professor of Biological Science Sophie McCoy received the Norma J. Lang Early Career Fellowship from the Phycological Society of America to explore the ecological differences and consequences […]

Florida State University honors Latinx culture with inaugural celebration

Florida State University students, faculty, staff and administrators gathered for a spirited cultural celebration of the Latinx community Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. Guests of FSU’s inaugural Latinx Cultural Celebration were welcomed by the sounds of the Latino Soul Orchestra, who provided Latin tunes before the event. Associate Professor of Education Lara […]

FSU nursing professor appointed to National Advisory Council

A Florida State University College of Nursing professor has been appointed to serve on the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research (NACNR). John Lowe, the founding and current director of the Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity and the McKenzie Professor for Health Disparities Research at the FSU College of Nursing, has been […]

FSU explores collaboration with Botswanan universities

When Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi visited Florida State University last September, he expressed his hopes of reinvigorating relations between his alma mater and the African country. This summer, two FSU professors got the ball rolling with visits to Botswana to explore potential collaboration with the University of Botswana, the nation’s first institute of higher education, […]

FSU Libraries to host esteemed Emmett Till scholar

It’s been 64 years since 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi after allegedly offending a white woman in her family’s grocery store, but University of Kansas Professor Dave Tell has worked diligently to preserve Till’s story and legacy. Florida State University Libraries will host Tell for an evening of conversation and learning surrounding his […]

Florida State University employees honored for $154 million in cost-saving productivity

Florida State University employees claimed a total of nine Florida TaxWatch Productivity Awards this year, the most by any institution in the state university system for the fourth consecutive year. The TaxWatch Productivity Awards recognize and reward state employees and workgroups who find ways to improve services, increase efficiencies and save Florida taxpayers millions of […]

FSU Twitter congratulates Florida State on No. 18 national ranking

The world of social media showed its support for Florida State University after the news broke that FSU soared eight spots to No. 18 among national public universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, meeting and well exceeding its goal of joining the Top 25. From notable alumni, students,  political leaders from across the […]

Kīlauea lava fuels phytoplankton bloom off Hawai‘i Island

When Kīlauea Volcano erupted in 2018, it injected millions of cubic feet of molten lava into the nutrient-poor waters off the Big Island of Hawai‘i. The lava-impacted seawater contained high concentrations of nutrients that stimulated phytoplankton growth, resulting in an extensive plume of microbes that was detectable by satellite. A Florida State University researcher was […]

FSU presents inaugural Latinx Cultural Celebration

Florida State University will host its inaugural Latinx Cultural Celebration, an opportunity to gather in honor of Latinx members, their contributions and history, on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The goal of the Latinx Celebration is to bring the university and Tallahassee communities together to enhance cultural awareness, increase knowledge and share untold stories of the Latinx […]

An agricultural mystery: FSU researchers work to understand bacteria killing citrus trees

A team of biologists has put on their detective hats to investigate the complicated bacterium behind citrus greening, a problematic plant disease that has felled citrus orchards across Florida and threatened the Sunshine State’s once prosperous orange crop production. One problem: The bacteria that causes citrus greening — Liberibacter asiaticus — won’t grow in a […]