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FSU Encourages Mental Health Awareness and Support at Fresh Check Day

Florida State University hosted its second annual Fresh Check Day to promote mental health, alert students to campus resources and lessen the stigma associated with mental illness. Students, faculty and staff gathered on Landis Green to learn how FSU addresses mental wellness and how to better support their peers. Organizers aimed to provide the community […]

Nursing Professor receives $1.275M Federal Grant to Reduce Health Risks of Native American Youth

A Florida State University nursing professor is working toward reducing health risks among Native American and Alaska Native young adults in urban Florida thanks to a new federal grant. John Lowe, the McKenzie Endowed Professor for Health Disparities Research in the College of Nursing, received the $1.275 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental […]

FSU Physics Faculty Welcome Community to Classroom

The Saturday Morning Physics program introduces local students and community members to current topics in the physical sciences, presented by scientists active in research. We seek to educate, entertain, and inspire. We offer this program as a community service free to the participants; it is completely funded by Florida State University. Over the years, thousands […]

FSU fully launches Student Resilience Project

After a successful soft launch this summer, Florida State University fully rolled out its Student Resilience Project Sept. 26, including more interactive videos, audios and resources for all FSU students. The project encourages wellness by helping students learn to manage stress in healthy ways and increase their sense of belonging.

Florida State completes first billion-dollar fundraising campaign in university history

Florida State University has announced that it has successfully completed the most ambitious fundraising campaign in university history. Florida State launched ‘Raise the Torch: The Campaign for Florida State’ in July 2010 with a goal of raising $1 billion. FSU reached and exceeded that lofty goal with $1,158,665,865 in gifts and pledges received from donors […]

Florida State welcomes president of Botswana for official visit

Florida State University welcomed His Excellency President Mokgweetsi Masisi of the Republic of Botswana for an official visit, where he was greeted by President John Thrasher while the Marching Chiefs played “Seminole Uprising” and Botswana’s national anthem on the steps of Ruby Diamond Concert Hall.

Keeping The Beat: Turtle Shells Served as Symbolic Musical Instruments

Turtles served as more than tasty treats for many Native American tribes throughout North America. In fact, turtle shells were used as rattles and other musical instruments, said FSU Associate Professor of Anthropology Tanya Peres. “Music is an important part of many cultures in ways we may not realize,” Peres said. “Musical instruments have a […]

FSU Researchers: Most Fires in Florida Go Undetected

A new study from Florida State University researchers indicates that common satellite imaging technologies have vastly underestimated the number of fires in Florida. Their report, published in collaboration with researchers from the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy, challenges well-established beliefs about the nature and frequency of fire in the Sunshine State. While there […]

African Arts Lecture Series to Debut at FSU

Whether you’re into art….or art history, the Florida State College of Fine Arts, has something for everyone. The department of art, the department of art education…and then there’s the department of art history…which regularly brings in esteemed scholars from around the world to talk about art. The first of three lectures will begin Wednesday, September […]

FSU Research Highlights the Love-Hate Relationship Between Testosterone and Marriage

Conflict in marriage can trigger testosterone surges in men, but not women, and these divergent hormonal reactions may highlight why marital arguments can escalate and cause chronic relationship problems. That’s according to first-of-its-kind research from Florida State University’s Anastasia Makhanova, a doctoral student in FSU’s Department of Psychology. The study, published in the journal Hormones […]