College of Arts and Sciences

FSU professor awarded international fellowship for work in French cultural studies

A Florida State University researcher has received a prestigious fellowship from the Collegium de Lyon in France. Aimée Boutin, a professor of French in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics in the College of Arts and Sciences, was selected for her innovative research on the impact of the railway on women’s artistic expression in […]

American Heart Month: FSU experts available to comment on heart disease topics

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. About 3,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, and about 92.1 million American adults are living with some form of cardiovascular disease or the after-effects of a stroke, according to the American Heart Association’s 2018 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update. The […]

Florida State cuts ribbon on new Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science building

Florida State University marked the official opening of its state-of-the-art Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science Building and paid tribute to one of the university’s former presidents during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday. “We would not be here today if Dr. Barron did not recognize the need for this facility and make it a priority,” President John […]

FSU researchers look to natural products to shed light on protein interactions in cancer, neurological diseases

A fungus that attacks almond and peach trees may be key to identifying new drug targets for cancer therapy. A team of Florida State University researchers from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry found that a natural product from the fungus Fusicoccum amygdali stabilizes a family of proteins in the cell that mediate important signaling […]

FSU experts available to discuss coronavirus

A new strain of coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, China, has prompted a massive public health effort to contain the pathogen and treat patients. These Florida State University experts are available to comment on coronavirus and the public health challenges it presents. Alan Rowan, teaching professor, Public Health Program (850) 645-8741; arowan@fsu.edu Rowan […]

FSU Research: Despite less ozone pollution, not all plants benefit

Breathe easy: Concentrations of ozone in the air have decreased over large parts of the country in the past several decades. But not too easy. Policies and new technologies have reduced emissions of precursor gases that lead to ozone air pollution, but despite those improvements, the amount of ozone that plants are taking in has […]

FSU researcher receives NSF funding to make higher-performing computer apps

A Florida State University researcher is working to make computer processors execute applications in a more energy-efficient manner with the help of a new $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation. “The general goal is to increase performance but to do it in a manner that is more energy efficient than the dominant computer processors […]

FSU researchers push scientific, creative boundaries in 2019

Florida State University faculty engaged in research and creative activity at extraordinary levels in 2019. FSU faculty achieved record funding, produced outstanding artistic works and made international headlines with their work. Here are some highlights of the past year. FSU faculty bring in record $233.6M in external funding Florida State University researchers received a record […]

Fishing for answers: Researchers develop tool to incorporate social, cultural concerns in resource management

For years, fisheries managers have struggled to find a delicate balance between competing financial and ecological needs. Now, a team of researchers led by a Florida State University faculty member is working toward integrating a third factor — the social and cultural needs of different groups of people. “Everyone wants their piece of the pie […]

The FSUshadow Program helps students cultivate career paths with confidence

The Career Center at Florida State University is making it possible for students to test drive a career by connecting them with employers, community partners, alumni and friends of the university for one-day job shadowing opportunities. The program, FSUshadow, exposes students to a wide variety of career fields and helps them cultivate their career path […]

A molecular metamorphosis: Researcher develops method to change fundamental architecture of polymers

A Florida State University research team has developed methods to manipulate polymers in a way that changes their fundamental structure, paving the way for potential applications in cargo delivery and release, recyclable materials, shape-shifting soft robots, antimicrobials and more. “We are making a polymer completely change its architecture through a chemical response,” said FSU Assistant […]