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.
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A study by Florida State University researchers shows that the decline of living hard coral on reefs around the world doesn’t signal a threat to the entire reef’s future. Assistant Professor of Geography Sarah Lester, along with Assistant Professors of Biological Science Andrew Rassweiler and Sophie McCoy, helped lead the study, published in the journal Global Change Biology.
To help ease the transition to college for first-generation students, Florida State University’s Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE) provides a foundation of support along with opportunities for campus engagement through its annual Summer Bridge Program (SBP). This year’s cohort will be the first in the program’s history to complete it virtually.
The newly installed seismometer at Florida State University’s Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science is already helping scientists detect and analyze earthquakes around the globe.
Florida State University Professor K. Anders Ericsson, an internationally renowned psychologist who pioneered the concept that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert, died June 17. He was 72.
James P. “Jim” Jones, a retired Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of History who fascinated generations of Florida State University students with his astonishing knowledge of the American Civil War and World War II, died Saturday. He was 89.
More than 2,000 freshmen will start their college careers at Florida State University during Summer Session C, which begins Monday, June 22. While they will not be together in the traditional sense, FSU’s Division of Student Affairs is aiming to foster a sense of community through a virtual version of Welcome FSU.
Florida State University men’s basketball Coach Leonard Hamilton will headline FSU’s virtual summer commencement ceremony as the keynote speaker Friday, July 31.
Nine Florida State University graduate students and recent alumni will conduct research or have the opportunity to teach English abroad during the 2020-2021 academic year as a part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
Graduates of the nurse anesthesia program at Florida State University’s Panama City campus are uniquely positioned to help hospitals across the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Assistant Provost Joe O’Shea has helped guide the university’s nationally recognized student success initiatives since 2016. Now, with the addition of his duties as dean of Undergraduate Studies, he will continue to focus on student-centered challenges and opportunities.
Florida State University is mourning the loss of Dean of Undergraduate Studies Karen Laughlin — an influential, tireless and dedicated educator who, for almost four decades, helped define the very nature of an undergraduate education earned by countless FSU students.