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Garnet & Gold Scholar Society celebrates summer 2022 inductees

Florida State University welcomes nine new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society. The students were inducted into the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society during a virtual ceremony on Tuesday. Established in 2010, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society facilitates student involvement and recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom […]

Opening Nights at FSU’s 25th anniversary season features Emmylou Harris, Jay Leno

Singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris, comedian Jay Leno, novelist Colson Whitehead and tribute group ABBA The Concert highlight the coming 25th anniversary season of Opening Nights at Florida State University. The 2022-2023 season begins Aug. 3 with a performance from ABBA The Concert at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall – the pinnacle of a ‘70s Summer Celebration evening […]

FSU Panama City to offer financial planning degree

Florida State University Panama City has received recognition as a registered program with the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Board to offer a new bachelor’s degree in financial planning. The new FSU financial planning degree includes the CFP curriculum for financial planning and trains students in additional finance-related areas, such as financial advising, investments, portfolio management, […]

Florida’s Certified Public Manager program adding 335 new graduates

The Florida Certified Public Manager (CPM) program this summer is honoring 335 graduates — about half of them in a ceremony that took place Thursday at Florida State University’s Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. The CPM program, housed in FSU’s Florida Center for Public Management, is a nationally recognized leadership development program, currently delivered in 38 states. The program […]

Fertility of the sea: FSU researchers study how nutrient sources make it to the base of the food web

Virtually all marine life — fish, turtles, sharks, whales and more — depend on the marine food web for survival. The foundation of this immense flow of energy, however, rests on the shoulders of the microscopic, but mighty, phytoplankton. Without vital nutrients such as phosphorus, the growth of these tiny floating ocean plants is limited, […]

FSU triple graduate to speak at summer commencement ceremonies

Melanie Griffin, a triple graduate of Florida State University and the secretary of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, will serve as commencement speaker as the university hosts two summer commencement ceremonies on Friday, July 29. FSU President Richard McCullough will preside over both ceremonies. The ceremonies will take place at 2 p.m. […]

Dedman College of Hospitality continues climb, cracks nation’s Top 5

Florida State University’s Dedman College of Hospitality is now a Top 5 college of hospitality in the U.S., according to the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy.  The organization’s 2022 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects places Dedman No. 4 in the U.S. and No. 13 in the world for hospitality and tourism management.  This marks the sixth consecutive year […]

FSU dance professor wins prestigious Gish Prize as awards continue to flow

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, a Lawton Distinguished Professor at Florida State University and the founder of New York-based dance company Urban Bush Women, has been awarded the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize — one of the most prestigious awards in the American arts. Zollar will receive a cash award of approximately $250,000 for her groundbreaking […]

FSU researcher: Make it your business to see stress as enhancing

You own a small business, and you find yourself stressing about, among other things, staffing, payroll, supply chains, the economy and the latest strain of COVID-19. Sure, you’re overwhelmed, and you see the stress as debilitating. You’re probably doing it wrong, says Samantha Paustian-Underdahl. Paustian-Underdahl, an associate professor in the Department of Management at Florida […]

Florida State University names new vice president for research

Florida State University President Richard McCullough announced Tuesday that Stacey Patterson will serve as the university’s next vice president for research. Patterson, a microbiologist, has served as the vice president for research, outreach and economic development in the University of Tennessee system and as president of the UT Research Foundation since 2017. “Dr. Patterson’s stellar […]

‘Taking a stand’: FSU student named John Lewis Scholar

A Florida State University student has been named a John Robert Lewis Scholar, the Washington-based Faith and Politics Institute announced. Rawan Abhari, a rising senior from Ft. Myers, Florida, is one of 10 scholars selected from a field of more than 105 applicants from across the country. The Faith and Politics Institute established the John […]

FSU team makes discovery advancing epilepsy research

A team of Florida State University College of Medicine researchers has found a link between a specific protein in the brain and increased vulnerability to neurodegeneration for individuals with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Their findings are published in the Journal of Neurophysiology. TLE is the most common form of epilepsy in adults and is often […]