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FAMU-FSU College of Engineering recognized nationally for diversity, inclusion efforts

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering earned a Bronze award and Exemplar status from the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) in the inaugural year of the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program. The college is one of only two engineering programs in Florida to earn the distinctions. “This is a fantastic achievement for the FAMU-FSU College of […]

FSU Faculty Luncheon Series announces fall lineup

The Florida State University Faculty Luncheon Series has announced its lecture schedule for Fall 2019. Established in 1981, the series is Florida State’s longest-running, regularly occurring, interdisciplinary lecture series and encourages the FSU and Tallahassee communities to learn about the research and creative activities of FSU’s distinguished faculty, while enjoying lunch. The Fall 2019 schedule features the […]

FSU summer commencement speakers encourage graduates to plan and persevere

Florida State University graduates celebrated milestones and reflected on the opportunities FSU provided them during summer commencement held Friday, August 2, and Saturday, August 3. Degrees were awarded to 2,673 students, with more than 1,400 graduates participating in two ceremonies at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. President John Thrasher presided over commencement and introduced […]

International doctoral student makes FSU history as first black female graduate in nuclear physics

Kalisa Villafana will make history when she is hooded in front of thousands Friday evening during the first of two summer commencement ceremonies at Florida State University. Villafana will be FSU’s first black female graduate to earn a doctoral degree in nuclear physics and only the 96th black woman in the country with a Ph.D. […]

FSU’s Garnet and Gold Scholar Society honors 16 new inductees

Florida State University welcomed 16 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this summer. 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 […]

Florida State to hold summer commencement Aug. 2, 3

Florida State University will host summer commencement ceremonies Friday, Aug. 2, and Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. Allan Bense, a former chair of the FSU Board of Trustees and former Speaker of the Florida House, will deliver the keynote address Friday evening. Retired Lt. Col. John Crowe, who served as a […]

Florida State lands Top 10 spot on Kiplinger’s best values list

Florida State University offers a high-quality education at an affordable price, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, one of the nation’s leading publications in personal finance and business forecasting. Florida State cracked the Top 10 of Kiplinger’s annual list of Best Values in Public Colleges, moving up five spots to No. 9 from the publication’s previous rankings. “We are […]

President Thrasher awarded Sigma Phi Epsilon’s highest professional honor

Florida State University President John Thrasher received Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity’s highest professional honor July 27 during the organization’s biennial meeting in Houston. Sigma Phi Epsilon Citations are presented to alumni who have achieved extraordinary success and stature in their careers and professional ventures, and by doing so, have brought honor to themselves and to […]

FSU Police win traffic safety award

The Florida State University Police Department has been recognized for its commitment to traffic and pedestrian safety. FSUPD placed first in traffic safety in the University Police Division of the 2019 Florida Law Enforcement Challenge, a Florida Department of Transportation program rewarding agencies that are leaders in traffic safety. The challenge supports the goal of encouraging […]

Early career faculty members recognized with prestigious NSF awards

Five Florida State University assistant professors have received highly competitive CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation for their significant early career accomplishments in research and education. The CAREER award, one of the most prestigious granted to junior faculty by the NSF, supports scholars in the early stages of their careers as they develop their […]

National organization to honor FSU research administrator

A Florida State University administrator will be honored by the National Council of University Research Administrators for her work in educating research administrators around the country. Assistant Vice President for Research Administration and Finance Kerry Peluso has been named as an NCURA Distinguished Educator and will be recognized at the organization’s annual meeting in August. […]

Researchers awarded $233.6 million, breaking FSU’s single-year funding record

Florida State University researchers received a record level of funding from federal, state and private sources in the 2019 fiscal year, bringing in $233.6 million to the university to support investigations into areas such as health sciences, high energy physics and marine biology. This is a $7 million increase over the prior fiscal year. “Florida […]