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FSU Faculty gives insight on mindful eating during COVID-19 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the connection between nutrition and our overall health has never been more important to understand and nurture. Healthy eating is especially important for keeping the immune system in good shape to protect the body against disease.   Haiyan Maier, who teaches in Florida State University’s Department of Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences, said a mindful approach to eating often helps individuals stay on track during a […]

FSU Alumni Association offers free membership to Spring 2020 graduates

The Florida State University Alumni Association is offering the university’s newest graduates a special digital membership to keep them connected to FSU and its growing network of over 360,000 alumni. “Class of 2020: the entire Seminole alumni network welcomes you,” said FSU Alumni Association President and CEO Julie Decker. “Try as we might, we know […]

Leon County Schools principal receives Opening Nights At Florida State University Arts Advocate Award

Opening Nights at Florida State University has selected Christopher Small, principal at Augusta Raa Middle School, as its 2020 Arts Advocate Award recipient. Opening Nights announced Small as the winner of the Arts Advocate Award on May 7 to align with National Teacher Appreciation Week, recognizing the outstanding partnership he has fostered with Opening Nights […]

Fundamentals of physics help FSU engineers study mysteries of termite mounds

When FAMU-FSU Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Neda Yaghoobian looks at a termite mound, she sees more than a pile of dirt. She sees an engineered structure. Termite mounds, with their odd shapes, are designed naturally by termites to provide livable spaces for their residents — just like human-designed buildings. Yaghoobian and her students are […]

FSU awards record number of honors medallions to spring graduates

Florida State University awarded honors medallions to 383 high-achieving graduates — the university’s largest class to date — during a virtual ceremony on Thursday, April 30. The FSU Honors Program supports the efforts and talents of the university’s most intellectually curious students who have the potential, dedication and drive for creating change. The virtual ceremony […]

FSU Research: For better emergency management planning, consider stress and frustration

When a hurricane is dangerous enough to prompt evacuations, thousands of people find themselves fleeing at once. Emergency planning officials want to know the best ways to safely and quickly evacuate their residents. That’s often meant focusing on a single objective, like moving people out of danger in the fastest way possible. But researchers at […]

FAMU-FSU researcher awarded NSF funding for COVID-19 impact on municipal solid waste management facilities

A FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researcher is studying the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on municipal solid waste management systems with the help of a  Rapid Response Research grant from the National Science Foundation.  “There has been a lack of understanding of how the COVID-19 pandemic affects our waste management industry,” Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Juyeong Choi said.  Choi and fellow researcher, Professor of Civil Engineering Tarek Abichou, will examine waste-management system-related […]

Study finds that uploading photos to social media leaves self-image starving

Editing and uploading those flattering selfies in the hopes of appearing your best actually leaves you feeling worse and increases the risk of an eating disorder, Florida State University researchers have found.  Clinical psychology doctoral candidate Madeline Wick and Professor of Psychology Pamela Keel studied 80 college students’ responses to uploading photos of themselves to Instagram, the dominant photo sharing platform.  The study, published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, reveals a […]

Florida State University celebrates newly tenured faculty through library endowment book collection

Florida State University Libraries, the Office of Faculty Development and Advancement, and the Office of the President honored newly tenured faculty through the Celebration of Newly Tenured Faculty and Showcase of the Library Endowment Book Collection. Each of the 54 faculty members — the most awarded tenure during any academic year to date — picked […]

FSU researchers study Gulf of Mexico in international collaboration

When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig suffered a blowout in 2010 and began spilling oil into the Gulf of Mexico, scientists got to work understanding the effects of that disaster. But limited data on the typical conditions in the Gulf made understanding the potential changes from the spill more difficult. To make sure scientists weren’t […]

Seven FSU students win prestigious NSF graduate fellowships

Seven Florida State University students have received the highly competitive Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.   The fellowship program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees.   “Florida State has extraordinary students who are the next generation of faculty […]

Florida Bar Foundation bestows Medal of Honor on FSU center director

Mimi Graham, the director of Florida State University’s Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy, has received the Florida Bar Foundation’s Medal of Honor for a non-lawyer. It’s the foundation’s highest award and acknowledges Graham’s decades-long efforts helping to introduce intervention-based policies and trauma-informed programs into Florida courts. FSU Law Professor Paolo Annino, the director […]