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Deepwater Horizon oil buried in Gulf Coast beaches could take more than 30 years to biodegrade

Golf ball-size clods of weathered crude oil originating from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon catastrophe could remain buried in sandy Gulf Coast beaches for decades, according to a new study by ecologists at Florida State University. In a paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, FSU Professor of Oceanography Markus Huettel and graduate student Ioana Bociu […]

Lifelong learners head back to school: OLLI fall showcase to take place Sept. 16

Want to keep your brain sharp as you age? Research says: Go back to school. More than 1,100 Tallahassee-area residents over age 50 are already taking that advice. They’ll go back to school this fall to experience a multitude of intense, challenging learning experiences through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida State University. All […]

Gov. DeSantis celebrates FSU’s historic rise to No. 18 in national rankings

Gov. Ron DeSantis and other state officials joined President John Thrasher, longtime faculty, key administrators and staff members, and high-achieving students at Florida State University’s historic Dodd Hall Monday morning to celebrate FSU’s ascent to No. 18 among national public universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. FSU vaulted eight spots in […]

Florida State University joins nation’s Top 20

U.S. News & World Report Ranks FSU No. 18 Among Public Universities Florida State University 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. It’s the greatest single-year improvement in university history. The rankings […]

Terri Brown sworn in as first female FSU chief of police

In the picturesque and historic Dodd Hall, longtime Florida State University police officer Terri Brown was sworn in as FSU’s first female chief of police. In front of dozens of family, friends and FSU supporters, FSU President John Thrasher opened the Sept. 6 event thanking Brown for taking on her new role. “She has the […]

FSU encourages high-achieving students to get ‘More in Four’

More than ever, students are pursuing college-level courses in high school, allowing them to finish their undergraduate degrees in record time. Now, Florida State University is offering these high-achieving students an opportunity to participate in “More in Four,” a new program for those who want to maximize their four-year college investment by graduating with a […]

Climate change could bring short-term gain, long-term pain for loggerhead turtles

An overwhelming scientific consensus affirms that for thousands of species across the globe, climate change is an immediate and existential threat. For the loggerhead turtle, whose vast range extends from the chilly shores of Newfoundland to the blistering beaches of Australia, the story isn’t so cut and dried. New research from conservation biologists at Florida […]

The pet effect: FSU researchers find furry friends ease depression, loneliness after spousal loss

As Healthy Aging Month is underway this September, Florida State University researchers have found the companionship of a pet after the loss of a spouse can help reduce feelings of depression and loneliness in older adults. The study, funded by The Gerontological Society of America and the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition and published in […]

Beliefs about uncommitted sex may put marriages at risk

A group of Florida State University researchers has found that an individual’s pre-marital views about uncommitted sex may make it more difficult to remain blissfully married. In a study published today in the journal Psychological Science, researchers outline several factors that can contribute to a marriage’s long-term happiness or dissolution. One big red flag: An […]

Innovative program puts students back on track to earn FSU degree

Florida State University students are graduating in four years at a record level, but some students encounter unexpected challenges that derail their plans to earn a degree. From limited finances to mental or physical health problems to natural disasters, there’s a wide variety of reasons why students leave college without finishing. “Almost everybody knows someone […]

Tallahassee and FSU Police offer tips for a safe, enjoyable football game day experience

The Tallahassee and Florida State Police Departments are working diligently to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all of the 84,000-plus visitors who come to enjoy the home football games. In preparation for upcoming FSU and FAMU football games, they are reminding fans of the traffic pattern around the downtown area. TRAFFIC INSTRUCTIONS:  Pre-Game […]

FSU Graduate School projected to see record enrollment

The Graduate School at Florida State University has experienced significant growth in recent years — projecting a record increase in enrollment for the start of the academic year. “People are recognizing what a great institution this is and looking into our programs,” said Mark Riley, dean of the Graduate School. “They are hearing that they […]