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FSU researcher finds reforestation efforts must start at the roots

Successful land restoration efforts depend on the people who live in those spaces, a Florida State University researcher has found.   The findings upend previous research advocating top-down policy approaches to restore land as part of global land-conservation efforts.   Professor of Political Science Eric Coleman co-authored the study, which was published in the journal […]

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin to speak at FSU

Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin will speak at Florida State University at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall.    FSU’s Institute of Politics (IOP@FSU), in collaboration with Opening Nights, presents “Leadership in Turbulent Times: An Evening with Doris Kearns Goodwin” as part of the IOP@FSU’s Strengthening American […]

FSU center announces initiative to advance pediatric transplant health

A new partnership between the Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities Families and Children at Florida State University and UF Health at the University of Florida aims to improve outcomes for pediatric transplant patients and their families.   The Initiative for the Advancement of Pediatric Transplant Health Research maximizes the interdisciplinary nature of research […]

Summer commencement speaker trumpets power ‘to change the world’

Melanie Griffin implored graduating Florida State University students to embrace their “power to overwhelm” through consideration of others, confidence in themselves and devotion to a career that “brings you joy and passion in how you’re going to change the world.” Griffin, a triple graduate of Florida State University and the secretary of the Florida Department […]

‘Breaking barriers’: Marketing professor Maura Scott named Rockwood Eminent Scholar

Florida State University marketing professor Maura Scott, a pioneer in her field and a scholarly champion of the underserved, finds herself reflecting on the legacy of Persis Rockwood — the late FSU marketing professor who established so many firsts that she might as well have trademarked the word. Rockwood became the first woman to earn […]

FSU selects alumna to serve as next vice president for University Advancement

Florida State University President Richard McCullough announced today the selection of Marla Vickers as the university’s next vice president for University Advancement and president of the FSU Foundation. Vickers starts Oct. 1. Vickers, an FSU alumna who currently serves as associate vice president of Advancement in the Division of Advancement & Alumni Engagement at Emory […]

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 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 […]