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FSU researchers explore use of new materials to create more efficient solar cells

A team of Florida State University researchers is pioneering innovative ways for solar cells to absorb and use infrared light, a portion of the solar spectrum that is typically unavailable for solar cell technology. Their work is published in two new studies published in the journal Matter and the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. “We’re […]

Grubbs to serve as interim dean of FSU’s College of Nursing

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has appointed Laurie Grubbs to serve as interim dean of the College of Nursing, effective July 1. Grubbs succeeds Judith McFetridge-Durdle, who is retiring as dean June 30. McFetridge-Durdle will return to FSU as a faculty member in January 2020 to assist […]

Expert discusses El Niño effects, prediction strategies

In the past few months, extreme weather events have caused significant damage to communities throughout the United States. From flooding in the Mississippi River region to the tornadoes tearing through the Midwest to a delay of the North American monsoon, it seems that aberrant and often dangerous weather is on the rise. The disquieting torrent […]

Tropical soil disturbance could be hidden source of CO2

Thousand-year-old tropical soil unearthed by accelerating deforestation and agriculture land use could be unleashing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to a new study from researchers at Florida State University. In an investigation of 19 sites in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, researchers discovered that heavily deforested areas leach organic carbon that is […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: May/June 2019

HONORS AND AWARDS Martin Munro, Ph.D. (Modern Languages and Linguistics) received the 2019 Visiting International Fellowship from the Society for French Studies. Munro’s fellowship is scheduled to take place in March 2020, where he will teach, deliver lectures and participate in research seminars. His research on Haiti and the French Caribbean also will be featured during a […]

FSU institute launches new fellowship program for master’s-level social workers

Florida State University’s Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD), housed within FSU’s College of Social Work, recently launched a Post-Master’s Fellowship designed to prepare social work professionals to work and conduct research with formerly incarcerated individuals and their families. A first of its kind, the Post-Master’s Fellowship is the only fellowship in the nation […]

New report finds perceptions of Florida College System reform have improved

A new report by Florida State University’s Center for Postsecondary Success has found that perceptions of an educational reform bill passed five years ago has improved among administrators and other key stakeholders in the Florida College System. “Our findings indicate that many key stakeholders have changed their initial unfavorable perception of the developmental education reform […]

Landmark study signals shift in thinking about stem cell differentiation

A pioneering new study led by Florida State University biologists could fundamentally change our understanding of how embryonic stem cells differentiate into specific cell types. The research, published today in the journal Stem Cell Reports, calls into question decades of scientific consensus about the behavior of embryonic stem cells as they transition to endoderm, a […]

Recent FSU graduate receives new international interior design scholarship

A recent Florida State University graduate has been named one of the inaugural recipients of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Foundation’s John J. Nelson Sr. Legacy Scholarship. Johnston Roberts graduated from the Florida State University College of Fine Arts in May 2019 with a degree in Interior Architecture and Design and is one of […]

FSU Career Center selected as finalist for national award

The Florida State University Career Center’s job shadowing program, FSUshadow, was selected as a finalist for the Career Service Excellence Award from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). NACE’s Excellence Awards competition is national in scope and recognizes the outstanding achievements of college career service offices and Human Resources professionals. NACE represents more than […]

Top credit rating agency gives Florida State University an AA+ rating

For the second time in two weeks, Florida State University has received a high grade for financial management, receiving an AA+ rating from Fitch Ratings Incorporated. The Issuer Default Rating of AA+ was assigned to FSU based on the university’s strong financial profile, combined with its revenue defensibility and operating risk profile assessments. The rating […]

Doctoral student awarded fellowship for nuclear research

A doctoral student in Florida State University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has received a major fellowship from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue her research into newer, safer forms of nuclear energy. Bonnie Klamm will receive $155,000 over three years from the DOE’s Nuclear Energy University Program to support her research as she […]