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FSU announces dates of Anti-Racism task force meetings

Florida State University will hold an organizational session of the President’s Task Force on Anti-Racism, Equity & Inclusion this week as the group begins to address racial and ethnic disparities on campus and accelerate the university’s goal to strengthen diversity. The meeting will take place virtually at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19. To register for […]

FSU engages students through reimagined ‘Welcome FSU’ activities

Each year, Florida State University presents “Welcome FSU,” a week of engaging events to promote student involvement and inclusion on-campus. This fall, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Division of Student Affairs revised the traditional ways to foster a sense of community to keep students safe and socially distant. The reimagined Welcome FSU aligns with […]

Florida State develops COVID-19 training for faculty and staff 

The health and safety of the Florida State University community is the university’s top priority as it works to combat the threat of COVID-19.  Now, the Office of Human Resources has developed a comprehensive training to prepare employees for what to expect amid the COVID-19 pandemic.   “The Stay Healthy FSU: COVID-19 Training for Faculty and Staff guidance serves as a resource that employees can reference for information […]

A Message from President John Thrasher: An Update on Antisemitism and Religious Discrimination

Dear FSU community, I am writing today to update you on our efforts to address concerns expressed by our Jewish community and others and to reaffirm that Antisemitism and religious discrimination have no home at Florida State University. As a minority group, the Jewish people have faced bias and discrimination and have been marginalized for […]

FSU celebrates largest cohort of McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowships in recent history

Six Florida State University assistant professors have received the Florida Education Fund’s (FEF) McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship. It is the largest cohort of FSU McKnight Fellows to date. The FEF’s McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship Program promotes excellence in teaching and research by underrepresented minorities and women. Fellows receive a one-year sabbatical to engage in research […]

Florida State University and Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare team up to turn around COVID-19 tests in 24 hours or less

The longer a patient must wait for the results of a COVID-19 test, the less effective it is as a tool for preventing the spread of the disease. Having to wait days to learn results means they could be out-of-date by the time they reach a patient. Long delays could also mean asymptomatic carriers are […]

FSU researchers awarded more than $250 million, a new single-year funding record

Florida State University researchers received a record level of funding in the 2020 fiscal year, bringing in $250.1 million in grants from federal, state and private sources. The quarter-billion milestone in research funding is more than $16 million higher than the previous record, which FSU posted in fiscal year 2019. “Florida State is a trusted […]

Hamilton urges hard work, unity in address to 2020 summer graduates  

While the nation grapples with both a global pandemic and social unrest, Florida State University men’s basketball head coach Leonard Hamilton urged summer graduates to put in the extra effort, learn how to communicate with others, and be part of the solution.  Hamilton delivered the commencement address at Friday’s virtual commencement ceremony. President John Thrasher presided over the ceremony, which took place at […]

FSU awards honors medallions to Summer 2020 graduates

Florida State University awarded honors medallions to 27 high-achieving graduates during a virtual ceremony on Thursday, July 30. 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 virtual ceremony included remarks by Provost Sally McRorie, Dean of […]

Florida State to celebrate virtual summer commencement July 31

Florida State University men’s basketball Coach Leonard Hamilton will headline FSU’s virtual summer commencement ceremony as the keynote speaker Friday, July 31. President John Thrasher will preside over the ceremony, which will be streamed on the university’s website, Facebook and YouTube channels and simulcast locally on 4FSU (Comcast Channel 4). The ceremony will begin at […]

Garnet & Gold Scholar Society welcomes 17 new inductees in virtual ceremony

 Florida State University welcomed 17 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. […]

A Message from President John Thrasher: Members Appointed to President’s Task Force on Anti-Racism, Equity & Inclusion

Dear FSU Family, As many of you know, I’ve been engaging in dialogue with students, faculty, staff, alumni and community leaders regarding recent acts of racism nationally, as well as historical racial injustices. As a result of those conversations, in my message to you on July 6, I announced the creation of the President’s Task […]