University News

Six FSU professors receive McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowships

Six Florida State University assistant professors have received the Florida Education Fund’s (FEF) McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship, a program that promotes excellence in teaching and research by underrepresented minorities and women. Fellows receive a one-year sabbatical to engage in research and training projects related to securing tenure and promotion. “I am proud of the ongoing commitment […]

Peter Collins elected chair of FSU Board of Trustees

The Florida State University Board of Trustees unanimously elected Trustee Peter Collins as its chair during its meeting Aug. 27.  Collins succeeds Ed Burr who has served as chair since 2015.  “It’s a big responsibility but we have a great board, and we have a great new president,” Collins said. “My job will be to marshal all the resources to […]

A Welcome Message from President McCullough

This message to all students, faculty and staff has been approved by President Richard McCullough. Dear Members of the Florida State University Community, As we begin the fall semester, I want to welcome our new students, faculty and staff to Florida State University, and welcome back all of those who are returning to campus. I’m […]

FSU Libraries chosen to participate in OpenStax’s Institutional Partner Program

Florida State University Libraries will expand its efforts to increase awareness for the textbook affordability movement and promote the adoption of open educational resources (OER) through a new partnership with OpenStax. FSU is one of 12 universities that’s been chosen to participate in the 2021-2022 OpenStax Institutional Partner Program. As a participant in the network’s […]

FSU names senior research executive to lead collaboration with Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare

Florida State University has hired a former National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientist and executive with one of the nation’s largest nonprofit research organizations to lead its research collaboration with Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH). Joseph Frascella will serve as chief clinical research officer for the FSU/TMH research collaboration starting with the fall semester. In this […]

Richard McCullough takes the helm as Florida State University’s 16th president 

Florida State University began a new chapter in its history Monday as Richard McCullough began his tenure as the university’s 16th president. McCullough, who served as vice provost for research at Harvard University since 2012, spent his first day meeting with senior staff, monitoring a tropical storm, greeting the media and getting settled in his […]

A Farewell Message from President John Thrasher

This message to all students, faculty and staff has been approved by President John Thrasher. Dear Florida State University Family, This Sunday marks my last day as president of Florida State University — a place that has held my heart since the first day I arrived on campus as a 17-year-old freshman. To say this has […]

FSU Panama City honors Jim and Jan Cook with Naming of Library and Learning Center

Florida State University Panama City announced the naming of the Library and Learning Center as the “Dr. and Mrs. James T. Cook Library and Learning Center” in honor of Jim and Jan Cook during the annual Welcome Back Fall Symposium for faculty and staff Wednesday. Randy Hanna, dean of FSU Panama City, made the announcement with members of the Development Board and Dean’s Council […]

McDowell to serve as interim dean of FSU’s College of Communication and Information

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has appointed Stephen McDowell to serve as interim dean of the College of Communication and Information. McDowell succeeds Larry Dennis, who has returned to the faculty after 12 years as dean of the college. Dennis also served five years as dean of […]

CCI’s Larry Dennis returns to faculty after 17 years of service as dean

As a nuclear physicist with an interest in information technology education, it’s safe to say that Larry Dennis likes to wrestle with complex, ambiguous problems. Now, after more than a decade as dean of the College of Communication and Information, Dennis has returned to the faculty to spend more time focusing on and solving intricate […]

FSU awards research funding to help faculty bring ideas from lab to market

A project to develop better solar cells, a new treatment for delivering medicine to the brain and a method for detecting viral and genetic mutations were among the projects that received funding from a Florida State University program that helps researchers develop their academic work into commercial enterprises. FSU’s Office of the Vice President for […]