Skip to main content Skip to main content

Florida State University News

The Official News Source of Florida State University


University News

National MagLab rolls out the red carpet for Open House

The Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory is rolling out the red carpet for science at its upcoming annual Open House. On Feb. 25, the largest, highest-powered magnet lab in the world will open its doors for thousands of science fans. The region’s largest science event, the Open House will feature 100 hands-on […]

FSU lecture to explore Germany’s refugee challenge

The Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy presents “Germany’s Refugee Challenge,” a lecture by Anke Culver of the West Coast University of Applied Sciences in Heide, Germany. The lecture will examine the challenges Germany has faced and what the country has been able to do to assimilate refugees and help ease […]

InternatioNole: FSU Faculty Conduct Research Around the World

Mark Twain once said, “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” That is certainly true for the life of a researcher. Though Florida State University researchers teach and live in Tallahassee, the world is their laboratory. Here are […]

Healing generations: FSU center tackles heart health in African-American churches

As the nation recognizes American Heart Month this February, Florida State University’s Center on Better Health and Life for Underserved Populations has successfully helped 36 black churches in Leon and Gadsden counties set a foundation for healthier living. Penny Ralston is the center’s director and dean emeritus of FSU’s College of Human Sciences. She and […]

Recent FSU graduate awarded Scoville Peace Fellowship

Florida State University graduate Jesse Marks has been awarded the highly competitive Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, which provides recent college and graduate school alumni with funding and the opportunity to work with senior-level policy experts. Marks is one of three spring 2017 Scoville Fellows chosen from among 124 applicants from 81 universities. He will […]

How untreated water is making our kids sick: FSU researcher explores possible climate change link

A Florida State University researcher has drawn a link between the impact of climate change and untreated drinking water on the rate of gastrointestinal illness in children. Assistant Professor of Geography Chris Uejio has published a first-of-its-kind study, “Drinking-water treatment, climate change, and childhood gastrointestinal illness projections for northern Wisconsin (USA) communities drinking untreated groundwater,” […]

Future Physicists of Florida chapter named for donors

The Florida State University Panama City local chapter of the Future Physicists of Florida announced Saturday will be renamed in honor of James T. and Jana L. Cook in recognition of the Cook’s $100,000 gift that will provide lasting support for STEM education initiatives at FSU Panama City. The chapter is now named the Dr. […]

FSUPD partners with local organization to give back to special members of the community

The Florida State University Police Department has partnered with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows for an outreach effort that provides community members with disabilities the gift of nature. This is the fifth year the two organizations have donated scholarship money to the Florida Disabled Outdoor Association (FDOA) to support five FSU students and community […]

FSU interior design among nation’s top programs for fifth consecutive year

Florida State University’s Department of Interior Architecture and Design has once again been recognized as one of the top interior design programs in North America by DesignIntelligence.   DesignIntelligence, the respected industry journal of the Design Futures Council, serves as a regular source of information for publications such as Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune and NPR. The rankings have served […]

Fairy Tales and Fables: FSU celebrates storytelling at sixth annual Reading Marathon

The Florida State University community will come together for the sixth annual Reading Marathon to celebrate storytelling by reading aloud fables, fairy tales and myths continuously in a 24-hour time period. Volunteers are encouraged to participate in the marathon that begins 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, and is expected to run until 10 a.m. Thursday, […]

FSU freshmen who ‘Take 15’ credits more likely to excel

The results are in: Florida State University freshmen who took 15 credit hours or more in the fall semester posted an overall higher grade point average (GPA), on average, than those who took a lighter course load. The “Take 15” campaign, launched in 2015 by FSU Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally […]