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FSU to offer new bachelor’s degree in human rights

Florida State University will welcome a unique, timely and urgent new major to its curriculum this fall when students can begin pursuing an undergraduate degree in Human Rights and Social Justice.  The new interdisciplinary major will be based in the Department of Religion and draw from more than 50 courses taught across the university, each […]

FSU faculty expert discusses Florida’s fragile homeowners-insurance market

A recent news report said about 70,000 Florida policyholders will lose their homeowners insurance just as the Atlantic hurricane season begins. And one financial-news organization asked whether the state’s homeowners insurance market teetered on the brink of collapse. Such headlines come as Florida lawmakers prepare for a special session next week to consider legislation related […]

Hollings Scholarship will help FSU student pursue her passion for weather

A Florida State University student with a lifelong passion for weather has won a Hollings Scholarship, bestowed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Hanna McDaniel, a meteorology major from Atlanta, called the scholarship a dream come true and noted that, as a toddler, her parents used to turn on The Weather Channel to help […]

Four Florida State University students earn fellowships from the National Science Foundation

Four Florida State University students have earned research grants through the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP).  The GRFP recognizes and supports students in STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees. The fellowship includes three years of financial support toward a doctoral degree, including an annual stipend of $34,000 […]

Dedman College of Hospitality receives anonymous $4.15 million donation to support renovations and establish endowment

Florida State University’s Dedman College of Hospitality announced a $4.15 million gift by an anonymous donor for building renovations and to establish a scholarship program for first-generation students. A significant portion of the gift will establish an endowment fund to support the new scholarship program for first-generation students majoring in hospitality. FSU President Richard McCullough […]

FSU sociology professor named director of FSU’s Claude Pepper Center

The Claude Pepper Center at Florida State University has a new director.  Dawn C. Carr, a professor in Florida State University’s Sociology Department and faculty associate for the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, will now oversee the center, which has one of FSU’s largest endowments. The Pepper Center at FSU promotes the late […]

Three Florida State University students earn Critical Language Scholarships

Three Florida State University students have earned Critical Language Scholarships through the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to help further their study of foreign languages and cultures.  According to the State Department, the CLS provides “rigorous academic instruction in 15 languages that are critical to America’s national security and economic […]

FSU among Top 20 of The Princeton Review’s Best Value Colleges

Florida State University remains one of the nation’s top academic institutions for students who seek an excellent education with strong career preparation at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review. FSU ranks No. 18 for “Best Value” among public schools in the education-services company’s Best Value Colleges for 2022. The rankings also include FSU […]

FSU awards honors medallions to spring 2022 graduates

Florida State University awarded honors medallions to 363 high-achieving graduates during an April 25 ceremony in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. The FSU Honors Program supports the efforts and talents of the university’s most intellectually curious students who have the potential, dedication and drive for creating change. The ceremony included remarks by FSU President Richard McCullough; […]

10 ways FSU is changing the world

Florida State University researchers are driving innovation and creating new forms of art while using their knowledge to contribute to Florida and beyond. Take a look at a few ways in which FSU faculty members are changing the world around us. Salvaging Critical Floridian Ecosystems Apalachicola Bay once yielded 90% of oysters harvested in Florida […]

FSU hires new Opening Nights director

Florida State University on Monday announced Jennifer Wright Allen as its new director of Opening Nights following an extensive national search. She will start June 6. Wright Allen comes to FSU from the Angelina Arts Alliance in Lufkin, Texas, where she has served as executive director since 2016. “FSU’s Opening Nights has a storied history […]

Research program unites faculty, local leaders tackling community problems

Florida State University · Research program unites faculty, local leaders tackling community problems A project using artificial intelligence to aid older adults with Alzheimer’s disease earned the top prize at a Florida State University competition designed to develop interdisciplinary research teams tackling complex issues. The project, which unites faculty and staff members from the College […]