Arts and Sciences

In the ocean’s twilight zone, tiny organisms may have giant effect on Earth’s carbon cycle

Deep in the ocean’s twilight zone, swarms of ravenous single-celled organisms may be altering Earth’s carbon cycle in ways scientists never expected, according to a new study from Florida State University researchers. In the area 100 to 1,000 meters below the ocean’s surface — dubbed the twilight zone because of its largely impenetrable darkness — […]

Archaeologists investigate history of Mission San Luis

Back in a corner of the grounds of a 17th century Spanish mission, FSU students and their professor have been spending a lot of time digging in the dirt. The site is Mission San Luis and the students and their professor are working on the first archaeological dig in 10 years at the living history museum […]

FSU students win scholarships to pursue graduate degrees at world-renowned Oxford

Two Florida State University graduating seniors will study at the University of Oxford this fall thanks to the Frost Scholarship Programme. Joe Pelt and Matthew Martinez are among 10 recipients of scholarships through the Frost Scholarship Programme, which funds current State University System of Florida and University of Miami students for one-year, full-time master’s courses in […]

FSU research: Zika suppresses virus-fighting cells

New Study Examines Cellular, Molecular Differences Between Dengue, Zika More than two years after reports of skyrocketing Zika rates surfaced worldwide, questions still loom about this complicated virus. Florida State University researchers are one step closer to finding answers. In an article published today in the journal Stem Cell Reports, Professor of Biological Science Hengli […]

Shining the light: FSU researchers use photons to separate metal ions

A Florida State University research team is using a simple, readily available energy source to separate metal ions, a process that could help purify water or even recycle nuclear waste. The source? Light. Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Kenneth Hanson and postdoctoral researcher Sahan Salpage outline their strategy in a new journal article published […]

Profiles in Leadership: Sam Huckaba listens, learns and leads Florida State’s largest college

Sam Huckaba is a quiet visionary with a talent for solving problems — a down-to-earth guy with a doctorate in mathematics who revels in tackling an equation, considering the variables and finding the right solution. As dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Huckaba leads the largest college at Florida State University with 11,000 […]

Breakthrough synthesis strategy could mean wave of new medicinal compounds

In pharmacology, not all molecular structures are created equal. Some frameworks are overrepresented in nature, making them especially attractive to scientists on the hunt for more effective drugs. One such structure, known to scientists as the carbocyclic 5-8-5 fused ring system, is notoriously difficult to produce using conventional laboratory methods, and researchers have therefore been […]

Defying gravity: FSU professor’s work to be conducted at International Space Station

A Florida State University professor’s latest experiments will take place far above the Earth when astronauts at the International Space Station begin working with FSU on what’s called a chemical garden. Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Oliver Steinbock will send materials for experiments to the International Space Station in June aboard a Falcon 9 rocket […]

Volcanic activity, declining ocean oxygen triggered mass extinction of ancient marine organisms

Global climate change, fueled by skyrocketing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, is siphoning oxygen from today’s oceans at an alarming pace — so fast that scientists aren’t entirely sure how the planet will respond. Their only hint? Look to the past. In a study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy […]

Six FSU graduate students, recent alumni win prestigious Fulbright Awards

Six exceptional Florida State University graduate students and recent alumni will spend the 2018-2019 academic year teaching English or conducting research projects abroad as a part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The program, administered by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, offers grants for graduating college seniors, graduate students, young […]

Students receive national scholarships to study critical languages

Four Florida State University students will study abroad in an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program thanks to the prestigious Critical Language Scholarship, offered through the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The scholarships are an effort by the federal government to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering […]

FSU ranked among top patent-producing universities

Florida State University is ranked among the top producers of patented technologies in a new report from the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. FSU is ranked 79th in the world for the number of patents granted in 2017. The annual report is compiled from data from the U.S. Patents and Trademark […]