The Big Story

The Big Story: May 16, 2016

The discovery of stone tools alongside mastodon bones in the Aucilla River — about 45 minutes from Tallahassee — shows that humans settled the southeastern United States as much as 1,500 years earlier than scientists previously believed, according to a research team led by FSU Assistant Professor of Anthropology Jessi Halligan. The site is now […]

The Big Story: May 9, 2016

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida State University has been recognized for its excellence with a $1 million endowment from the Bernard Osher Foundation of San Francisco. The highly competitive award, attained only by the elite institutions of the 119 OLLIs throughout the country, required meeting stringent criteria, including membership of more than 1,000, […]

The Big Story: March 21,2016

While 116 graduating students from FSU’s College of Medicine Class of 2016 learned Friday where they will enter residency training this summer, the college also received word it is the second-most competitive medical school in the country for admissions according to U.S. News & World Report. “We clearly have become a medical school of choice […]

The Big Story: March 14, 2016

How does one juggle the demanding schedule of a top NCAA student-athlete while studying for a doctorate in the challenging field of chemistry? Florida State University’s Stefan Brits says, “It’s not easy, but it’s definitely not impossible.” And, on Friday, he landed his best-ever finish at NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships.

The Big Story: March 7, 2016

New FSU research suggests the Zika virus is directly targeting brain development cells and stunting their growth. “We’re literally the first people in the world to know this, to know that this virus can infect these very important cells and interfere with their function,” FSU Professor of Biological Science Hengli Tang said of his team’s […]