University News

FSU receives proclamation from Leon County Board of County Commissioners in honor of No. 18 ranking

The Leon County Board of County Commissioners recognized Florida State University’s contributions to higher education in the state of Florida with a proclamation during the board’s regular public meeting Dec. 10. The proclamation acknowledged Florida State’s rise in the national rankings, record number of admissions applications, all-time high graduate student enrollment rates, best four-year graduation […]

FSU Faculty Luncheon Series unveils Spring 2020 lineup

The Florida State University Faculty Luncheon Series has announced its lecture schedule for Spring 2020. Established 1981, the Faculty Luncheon Series is Florida State’s longest-running, regularly occurring, interdisciplinary lecture series. This is a unique opportunity for the university and Tallahassee communities to enjoy lunch while learning about the research and creative activities of FSU’s faculty. […]

FSU student receives prestigious Boren Scholarship

Florida State University Presidential Scholar Maddy Johnson has been awarded the prestigious Boren Scholarship to study Arabic next year in Amman, Jordan. Boren Awards, offered through an initiative of the National Security Education Program, allow students to study abroad for up to a year in areas of the world critical to U.S. national security and […]

Florida State’s student success practices a model for the nation

Florida State University’s student success initiatives are showcased as a national model for increasing completion rates and reducing inequities in a video released by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The video highlighting FSU is one of three videos focused on the national priorities set forth by the Academy’s Commission on the Future of […]

FSU faculty participate in Florida-Dominican Republic Higher Education Summit

Five Florida State University faculty members presented at the Florida-Dominican Republic Higher Education Summit held in Santo Domingo last month. U.S. Ambassador Robin S. Bernstein reached out to FSU President John Thrasher to invite FSU faculty to participate in the summit hosted by the Embassy of the United States and the Dominican-American Cultural Institute. The […]

Researchers named to National Academy of Inventors

A Florida State University professor and the dean of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have been named to the National Academy of Inventors. Michael Blaber, a professor of Biomedical Sciences in the FSU College of Medicine, and Murray Gibson, dean of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, have been named fellows of the academy, which highlights […]

State of the University: Thrasher applauds FSU’s culture of excellence

Florida State University students, faculty and staff are achieving at the highest levels, according to President John Thrasher, who presented his annual State of the University address to the Faculty Senate on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Thrasher said a culture of excellence is the reason why Florida State is now recognized as the 18th best public […]

The Ringling receives significant gift from Stanton and Nancy Kaplan

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art received a significant gift from Stanton B. Kaplan and Nancy W. Kaplan, a couple with a long history of volunteering at and providing financial support to the museum. This gift includes a major photography collection that features more than a thousand photographs by over 30 prominent artists […]

Florida State to hold fall commencement Dec. 13, 14

An accomplished chemist who has helped steer the direction of chemical and biological research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and the first Ethiopian-born person to serve as a judge in the United States will be the featured speakers at Florida State University’s fall commencement ceremonies. FSU Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Timothy Cross […]

‘GradWorld FSU’ showcases Florida State’s global community of scholars

Florida State University is a global community of students, scholars, researchers and alumni. Now, FSU’s international reach will be accessible around the globe through the new, revolutionary website “GradWorld FSU.” Similar to Google Earth, GradWorld FSU displays a variety of personalized videos from a number of departments and colleges on campus for the purpose of showcasing […]

FSU Faculty Senate presents 2019 Torch Awards at annual reception

Florida State University’s Faculty Senate presented five members of the FSU community with Torch Awards for their contributions to further the academic excellence of the university. The awards were presented Thursday, Nov. 21, during the annual reception and dinner. Named for the trio of torches depicted in the university’s seal, the three categories of Torch […]

Historic Florentine palace to become new home of FSU International Programs Italy

Early next summer, Florida State University International Programs Italy will enter the future by stepping 500 years into the past. In June, renovations are to be completed on the Palazzo Bagnesi Falconeri, a 37,000-square-foot palace in the heart of Florence that dates to the time of Michelangelo. FSU will move its Florence study center to […]