FSU experts available to comment on 20-year anniversary of 9/11 attacks

Twenty years ago, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks shocked the world. The attacks led to profound changes in American society, two decades of war in Afghanistan and ramifications that continue to be felt today. Florida State University’s nationally regarded experts in emergency management, homeland security, grief, trauma and religion are available to speak to media […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: August 2021   

HONORS AND AWARDS   Inika Pierre Williams (Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement) has been selected as a Leadership Tallahassee Class 39 member. She has also been awarded $20,000 from the City of Tallahassee to combat the disparate impact that COVID-19 has had on learning for students in our community. Patricia Homan, Ph.D. (Department of Sociology) received the Distinguished […]

FSU expert available to comment on hurricane evacuations

For many people, choosing whether to evacuate in the face of an incoming hurricane or other natural disaster is not an easy decision. Hurricanes threaten people and property, but evacuation also carries risks and costs, especially if a would-be evacuee has difficulty moving or caring for themselves without help. Engineers with the Resilient Infrastructure and […]

Six FSU professors receive McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowships

Six Florida State University assistant professors have received the Florida Education Fund’s (FEF) McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship, a program that promotes excellence in teaching and research by underrepresented minorities and women. Fellows receive a one-year sabbatical to engage in research and training projects related to securing tenure and promotion. “I am proud of the ongoing commitment […]

The Ringling to host week of events highlighting climate change and environmental justice

“Ecoperformance Week” will run from Sept. 6-12, 2021 The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art will host a week of arts-driven events focused on conversations, performances, activities and films about ecology, climate, culture and environmental justice. “As an arts institution in a region shaped by culturally diverse migration, agricultural and tourist economies and systemic racial inequality, The Ringling […]

Peter Collins elected chair of FSU Board of Trustees

The Florida State University Board of Trustees unanimously elected Trustee Peter Collins as its chair during its meeting Aug. 27.  Collins succeeds Ed Burr who has served as chair since 2015.  “It’s a big responsibility but we have a great board, and we have a great new president,” Collins said. “My job will be to marshal all the resources to […]

FSU’s University Health Services achieves national accreditation

University Health Services (UHS) at Florida State University has been accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). This accreditation distinguishes UHS from many other facilities through its adherence to rigorous standards of care and safety. Status as an accredited organization means UHS has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality […]

FSU Panama City students move into first on-campus residential housing facility 

Students moved into Seminole Landing at Florida State University Panama City on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 20-21, in advance of Sunday’s Welcome Convocation. “This is a big year for FSU Panama City,” said Randy Hanna, dean of FSU Panama City. “We just opened our first on-campus residential housing and welcomed the largest first-year student class to the […]

FSU expert available to discuss wildfire modeling

Every summer, communities across the country are threatened by wildfires. To help firefighters and land managers mitigate the destructiveness of fires, one of the tools they use is modeling software that predicts what a fire is likely to do next. Bryan Quaife, an assistant professor in the Florida State University Department of Scientific Computing and […]

FSU professor available to provide comment on infrastructure needs as Congress debates bipartisan package

The federal government is debating billions of dollars of investment in infrastructure that would develop roads, bridges, public transit, high-speed internet and more. Eren Ozguven, an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, researches how infrastructure contributes to communities’ abilities to respond to emergencies in his role as the director of the […]

FSU Policy Pub returns with virtual ‘Pubinars’ for fall

The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University announced Wednesday a slate of three speakers for its Policy Pub speaker series this fall. The monthly public forum series brings together scholars and the general public for relaxed, interactive discussions about issues that affect everyone. The series will continue this fall as […]

FSU/Asolo Conservatory director to retire after 17-year tenure

Greg Leaming, director of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training program and associate director of the Asolo Repertory Theatre, will retire at the conclusion of the academic year after 17 years of teaching, directing and leading the MFA Acting Program at Florida State University’s School of Theatre. “Working with the FSU/Asolo Conservatory and Asolo Repertory […]