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FSU researchers awarded more than $250 million, a new single-year funding record

Florida State University researchers received a record level of funding in the 2020 fiscal year, bringing in $250.1 million in grants from federal, state and private sources. The quarter-billion milestone in research funding is more than $16 million higher than the previous record, which FSU posted in fiscal year 2019. “Florida State is a trusted […]

Hamilton urges hard work, unity in address to 2020 summer graduates  

While the nation grapples with both a global pandemic and social unrest, Florida State University men’s basketball head coach Leonard Hamilton urged summer graduates to put in the extra effort, learn how to communicate with others, and be part of the solution.  Hamilton delivered the commencement address at Friday’s virtual commencement ceremony. President John Thrasher presided over the ceremony, which took place at […]

FSU awards honors medallions to Summer 2020 graduates

Florida State University awarded honors medallions to 27 high-achieving graduates during a virtual ceremony on Thursday, July 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 included remarks by Provost Sally McRorie, Dean of […]

Florida State to celebrate virtual summer commencement July 31

Florida State University men’s basketball Coach Leonard Hamilton will headline FSU’s virtual summer commencement ceremony as the keynote speaker Friday, July 31. President John Thrasher will preside over the ceremony, which will be streamed on the university’s website, Facebook and YouTube channels and simulcast locally on 4FSU (Comcast Channel 4). The ceremony will begin at […]

Garnet & Gold Scholar Society welcomes 17 new inductees in virtual ceremony

 Florida State University welcomed 17 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this summer. Established in 2010, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society facilitates student involvement and recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, internship, leadership, research and service. […]

A Message from President John Thrasher: Members Appointed to President’s Task Force on Anti-Racism, Equity & Inclusion

Dear FSU Family, As many of you know, I’ve been engaging in dialogue with students, faculty, staff, alumni and community leaders regarding recent acts of racism nationally, as well as historical racial injustices. As a result of those conversations, in my message to you on July 6, I announced the creation of the President’s Task […]

Jhanji appointed interim vice president for University Advancement

Florida State University President John Thrasher announced today that Andy A. Jhanji, executive vice president of the FSU Foundation, will serve as interim vice president for University Advancement, effective Aug. 10. Jhanji will succeed Tom Jennings, who announced in June that he accepted a position as vice president for University Advancement at Washington and Lee […]

CARE bridges the gap for FSU’s first-generation students

Beginning college can be an overwhelming experience for first-year students. And starting college amid a pandemic can make the experience more intimidating. For first-generation students, it can be an even bigger challenge. To help ease the transition to college for first-generation students, Florida State University’s Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE) provides a foundation […]

President Thrasher Announces Special Task Force on Anti-Racism and Racial Equality

Dear FSU Family, The past month has provided each of us an opportunity to confront and reflect on our weaknesses and aspirations related to racism and racial equity. The recent sobering and horrifying moments of violence and racial injustices have profoundly impacted me and the students, faculty and staff of Florida State University. I have […]

FSU claims three national awards for excellence in communications and advancement

Florida State University’s Office of University Communications garnered two national awards and the FSU Foundation claimed another in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s (CASE) Circle of Excellence Awards competition.   The Circle of Excellence awards showcase outstanding work in advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising, and marketing. The awards are open to professionals working at member colleges, universities, independent schools and […]

Psychology Professor Anders Ericsson — the world’s top expert on expertise — dies

Florida State University Professor K. Anders Ericsson, an internationally renowned psychologist who pioneered the concept that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert, died June 17. He was 72. Ericsson, the Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology, spent much of his career studying what makes the world’s top athletes, chess players, […]

Florida Board of Governors approves FSU’s Fall 2020 plan

The Florida Board of Governors approved Florida State University’s plan for Fall 2020 during its meeting Tuesday at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.  FSU faculty, staff and administrators consulted with state and local authorities and health experts to develop a detailed but flexible plan that allows the university to adjust its strategy if the situation in the community changes in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan […]