University News

Provost candidates on campus this week

The Florida State University has undertaken a search to replace long-time provost Lawrence G. Abele. The search is being conducted by a committee made up of faculty, staff and students, with the services of the national executive search firm Witt/Keiffer. The following candidates are being interviewed on campus this week: David Rosowsky — Tuesday, April […]

Noles invited to FSU Day at the Capitol Tuesday

FSU Day at the Capitol is Tuesday, April 12. This event has become a popular tradition during the legislative session and a wonderful opportunity to bring Florida State University to Seminole friends in the Legislature. Friends and fans are invited to attend the event–a day filled with informative displays in the plaza level, second and […]

Florida State University trustees to meet March 4

The Florida State University Board of Trustees will meet on Friday, March 4, at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center. The trustees will consider several items, including approval of the final 2011-12 student housing rates and other business. The general meeting will be preceded by committee meetings. The Finance, Business, and Audit […]

Florida State answers president’s call to improve digital learning

The Florida State University College of Education has unveiled a graduate/undergraduate certificate program designed to train K-12 teachers in online instruction — the only program of its kind in the southeastern United States. Consisting of four online courses, the Blended Online Learning and Teaching (BOLT) program is directly in step with the Obama administration’s charge […]

Burr and Camps appointed to FSU Board of Trustees

Two Florida State University alumni — a real estate developer and a surgeon — are the newest members of the university’s Board of Trustees. Edward E. Burr, president and CEO of GreenPointe Holdings of Jacksonville, Fla., and Dr. Joseph L. Camps Jr., a physician with the Southeastern Urological Center in Tallahassee, were appointed to five-year […]

Interim dean chosen for FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

John R. Collier, a professor of chemical and biomedical engineering at the Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering, has been named interim dean of the college. Collier succeeds Ching-Jen “Marty” Chen, who has served as dean since 1992. Chen, who will assume the titles of dean emeritus and professor emeritus, expects to remain […]

Carnegie Foundation recognizes Florida State for community engagement

The Florida State University is receiving national recognition for its many efforts to engage the world around it through teaching, research, service and partnerships. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, an independent policy and research center that supports “needed transformations in American education,” has announced that it selected FSU for inclusion in its […]

2010 a banner year at Florida State

As the new year begins, here’s a look at some of Florida State University’s top news stories of 2010. Scientific discoveries, multimillion-dollar grants, student and faculty recognitions, premieres in the arts and even a new president were among the highlights. Visit for a year of news and features. 1. Alumnus Eric J. Barron takes […]

Fulbright-winning faculty share, gain knowledge worldwide

Over the past 12 months, Florida State University faculty in biology, public policy, human sciences and education have received Fulbright scholarships to teach and conduct research at universities overseas to promote leadership, learning and understanding between cultures. As Florida State’s newest Fulbright Scholar, biologist Brian D. Inouye will use his 2010-2011 award for research in […]

Lawton professor, trial lawyer to speak at commencement ceremonies

Florida State University’s Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Thomas Joiner and Florida State alumnus and trial lawyer Eugene E. Stearns will speak at fall commencement ceremonies. About 1,800 of more than 2,700 graduating students will participate in two ceremonies, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, and 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. […]

Robert Bradley named interim provost

Florida State University President Eric J. Barron has announced that Vice President for Planning and Programs Robert B. Bradley will serve as interim provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs effective Dec. 12. Bradley will serve while a national search continues for a permanent successor to Lawrence G. Abele, who will step down to […]

University Center named for longtime benefactor DeVoe Moore

The University Center at Florida State University has been renamed the "DeVoe L. Moore University Center," carrying the name of a Tallahassee businessman who distinguished himself through a lifetime of giving to Florida State. "DeVoe, along with his wife, Shirley, has been instrumental in so much progress at the university through his exceptionally generous support […]