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FSU research links common sweetener with anxiety

Florida State University College of Medicine researchers have linked aspartame, an artificial sweetener found in nearly 5,000 diet foods and drinks, to anxiety-like behavior in mice. Along with producing anxiety in the mice who consumed aspartame, the effects extended up to two generations from the males exposed to the sweetener. The study is published in […]

Blackstone LaunchPad grant will help Jim Moran College build entrepreneurial mindset across campus

One of the world’s largest investment firms is partnering with the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship at Florida State University to help spark student startups and grow the campus’s entrepreneurial spirit. Blackstone Charitable Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Blackstone, is providing its Blackstone LaunchPad program through a grant to the Moran College.  LaunchPad is an entrepreneurial […]

FSU to hold two fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 9

Two distinguished alumni will be the featured speakers at Florida State University’s two fall commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 9. Dr. William T. Hold, the namesake of the College of Business’s Risk Management and Insurance program, will address graduates at the 2 p.m. ceremony, while Dr. Maxine Montgomery, professor of English and this year’s Robert O. […]

‘Our time is now’: President McCullough optimistic about FSU’s future

Florida State University President Richard McCullough reflected on the remarkable achievements of the past year and said that he is filled with optimism about leading the university to greater heights during his State of the University address Wednesday. “We are an academic powerhouse on the rise, and I look to the future with confidence and […]

The ‘jewels in the crown’ of FSU’s International Programs: European study centers 

Florida State University treasures its European study centers for what they give its students — opportunities to live and study in vibrant, diverse and culturally rich cities across the Atlantic Ocean. FSU’s centers in the United Kingdom, Spain and Italy feature classrooms, libraries, study spaces, computer labs, administrative offices and modern living accommodations, and they […]

Florida State University ranked No. 13 in ‘Niche’ best public colleges list

Florida State University ranked No. 13 among all public universities in the United States by Niche, a research company that produces an annual ranking of colleges and universities. “That’s a very big deal,” said FSU President Richard McCullough. “People are taking notice of the things that we’re doing at Florida State.” Niche produces in-depth profiles […]

FSU researchers among most cited worldwide for their academic work

Several Florida State University researchers are among the most cited academics worldwide, according to the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2022 list from Clarivate, a data and analytics company. The annual list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. […]

FSU biological scientist named president-elect of Animal Behavior Society

A Florida State University biologist has been named president-elect of the Animal Behavior Society, a prominent professional organization that advances research and education in the field of animal behavior. Professor of Biological Science Emily DuVal will take over as president in 2026. “I’m humbled and inspired by this election,” DuVal said. “Being president of the […]

International Education Month: FSU celebrates Fulbright students and scholars

Florida State University President Richard McCullough recognized students and faculty who received a Fulbright award during a reception on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Dodd Hall.  The event was part of International Education Month, which FSU celebrates throughout November. Fulbrights are among the world’s most widely recognized and prestigious scholarships and grants, and FSU has been […]

Board of Governors appoints alumnus Justin Roth to FSU Board of Trustees

The Florida Board of Governors confirmed the appointment of Justin Roth to Florida State University’s Board of Trustees Nov. 9. The FSU alumnus begins his term immediately. Roth, a Miami native, is a partner at LINK Public Affairs, where he leads the Washington, D.C. office and provides strategic advice and counsel to clients on public […]