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FSU Alumni Association celebrates 10 years of honoring young alumni

The Florida State University Alumni Association will recognize 22 young alumni for their contributions to their professions, communities and alma mater at the 10th annual Young Alumni Awards on Thursday, Sept. 29. The 2022 Young Alumni Awards will honor 2022 Notable Noles and Reubin O’D. Askew honorees, and the ceremony will take place the day […]

FSU to host ‘Fresh Check Day’ mental health event 

Florida State University will host Fresh Check Day — an uplifting event that aims to create a community of caring in support of important mental health issues. Fresh Check Day strives to nurture a welcoming and informative atmosphere where students engage together in open and constructive dialogue. Students will learn the warning signs and symptoms […]

Two FSU researchers tapped for membership in Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida

Two trailblazing Florida State University researchers have been selected for membership in the Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida.   Sylvie Naar, a distinguished endowed professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine, and Thomas Joiner, the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology, will be formally inducted into […]

FSU researcher finds forest canopies are warmer than previously thought

A study by a Florida State University researcher finds that temperatures in forest canopies are higher than previous estimates, threatening forests’ vital role in mitigating global warming.  Stephanie Pau, an associate professor in the Department of Geography, was part of a team whose study was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  Pau […]

Academic excellence fuels FSU’s recognition as Top 20 public university

Fueled by a steadfast commitment to student success and academic excellence, Florida State University continued its reign as a Top 20 national public university, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2022-2023” guidebook released Monday. Florida State reaffirmed its No. 19 spot in the rankings, appearing in the Top 20 for the fourth […]

FSU expert: Economic freedom in the U.S. drops to its lowest point in four decades

The U.S. slid one spot to No. 7 in the Economic Freedom of the World 2022 Annual Report, but Florida State University economics professor James Gwartney said the dip is more drastic than it looks.    The U.S. rating, based on 2020 data, fell from 8.25 to 7.97 on the index’s 10-point scale.  “While the […]

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute announces its slate of fall classes and activities

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida State University is back for its fall semester and offering an extensive curriculum of courses and activities designed for people over 50 who love to learn.     After several semesters of meeting mostly online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OLLI offers both in-person and Zoom classes for the […]

FSU ranked among top 100 universities for patent production

Florida State University is ranked among the world’s top universities for creating patented technology, according to a new report from the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. FSU was ranked 57th worldwide among universities for producing U.S. utility patents in 2021, up from its previous ranking of 84th. The university produced […]

FSU to celebrate 74th annual Homecoming Week Sept. 26-Oct. 1

UPDATE: The FSU Alumni Association has postponed this week’s events and activities associated with Homecoming between Thursday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Oct. 2, until April 2023, including Friday’s parade. Student Affairs is working to move some student-oriented Homecoming events to Friday, Sept. 30, in addition to Homecoming Live scheduled at 8 p.m. The FSU-Wake Forest […]

Seminole artist shares folktales of Seminole Tribe of Florida

Seminole artist Brian Zepeda delighted guests at Tallahassee’s Blue Tavern on Thursday evening in an exploration of narratives and musical traditions of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Zepeda, who calls himself “a traditional Seminole arts teacher and student,” shared folktales and songs that emphasized his people’s vibrant present and rich history. “Seminole Legends and Songs” […]

Jazz vocalist returns to FSU as featured guest in faculty concert

Florida State University alumna Inga Swearingen will kick off the College of Music’s 2022-23 University Musical Associates (UMA) concert season as featured guest vocalist in a Friday, Sept. 9, jazz faculty concert in Opperman Music Hall. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free for FSU students with an ID, $7 for seniors and […]

Working at high speed: Associate dean makes mark in 29-year career at FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

Farrukh Alvi thought he’d spend one year, maybe two, in Tallahassee after coming to Florida State University as a postdoctoral researcher in 1993. Now, almost 30 years later, having served as a tenured faculty member, director of the Florida Center for Advanced Aero Propulsion, associate dean for research at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and […]