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Florida State to hold fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 14, 15

Florida State University’s national champion softball coach Lonni Alameda and Pamela Perrewé, a pioneering business administration professor, will be the featured speakers at fall commencement ceremonies. FSU President John Thrasher will preside over both ceremonies. They will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, and 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Donald L. […]

State of the University: FSU builds on rising reputation as it looks to future

Florida State University demonstrated its enduring strength during a year of remarkable tragedy and triumph, according to President John Thrasher, who presented his annual State of the University address to the Faculty Senate on Wednesday, Dec. 5. While the university was profoundly affected by the impact of Hurricane Michael and a shooting at a local […]

FSU’s Garnet and Gold Scholar Society honors new inductees

Florida State University welcomed 59 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this fall. 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. “We […]

FSU sustainability leader recognized as TIAA difference maker

Florida State University’s Elizabeth Swiman is one of 100 individuals from across the country recognized as a Difference Maker by the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America. Swiman is the director for Campus Sustainability at Florida State. The TIAA Difference Maker Award honors people who have devoted their lives to improving the world and shaping […]

Recent FSU graduate scores another prestigious fellowship

Florida State University graduate Jesse Marks added another honor to his long list of accolades Monday as he was selected to the newest cohort of Schwarzman Scholars. One of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships, the Schwarzman Scholars program was inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship and is designed to prepare future global leaders to meet […]

Ten FSU faculty recognized for inspiring and motivating students

Ten Florida State University faculty members were honored by the Transformation Through Teaching program for their actions to foster meaning and purpose among their students. The award recipients were recognized Thursday, Nov. 29, with a dinner at the President’s house, where students and faculty met to reflect and honor their achievements. Faculty members were nominated […]

Moving translational research forward: Noted scientist joins College of Medicine faculty

Award-winning biological chemist Zucai Suo, whose discoveries helped the development of two blockbuster antiviral drugs, has joined the Florida State University College of Medicine as Eminent Professor and the Dorian and John Blackmon Endowed Chair in Translational Research. His laboratory’s new ground-floor home at the medical school marks a figurative and literal expansion of the […]

Florida State Faculty Senate lauds six with Torch Awards

The Florida State University Faculty Senate honored six members of the university family with Torch Awards, an annual recognition of those who have contributed to the university’s academic excellence. The awards were presented Wednesday, Nov. 28, during a reception and dinner. Named for the trio of torches depicted in the university’s seal, the three categories […]

FSU biology student takes top prize at Three Minute Thesis competition

Florida State University doctoral student Eve Humphrey left judges and attendees with a smile as she closed her Three Minute Thesis speech at the annual competition, Tuesday, Nov. 27. “When under pressure, just keep swimming and getting it on,” she said. Humphrey, a biological science student, took home the $1,000 prize and will represent Florida […]

Seminole Dining secures No. 45 spot in recent ranking

Seminole Dining is ranked among the best food service providers for colleges and universities in the country. In October, The Daily Meal, an all-encompassing food website popular for its coverage of food and beverages, ranked Florida State University No. 45 in its annual “75 Best Colleges for Food for 2018 Ranking.” The article can be […]

Florida State Graduate School applications and enrollment reach historic levels

Applications for graduate education — and graduate student enrollment — at Florida State University are on the rise. Application numbers are up 11 percent over the Graduate School’s record high of 8,749 applications in 2012. The total number of applications — more than 9,700 — received in Fall 2018 also represents a 26 percent increase over those submitted […]

Two FSU researchers named fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science

Two distinguished Florida State University researchers have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of their work to advance science and its application. Professor of Chemistry Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt and Professor of Biological Science Kimberly Hughes are being elevated to the rank of fellow this year for their accomplishments […]