College of Arts and Sciences

FSU expert investigating impact of prescribed burns

Prescribed burns are an important tool for limiting the harmful effects of wildfires, but they require planning and proper conditions. The U.S. Forest Service recently announced a pause in the use of prescribed fire on National Forest System lands while the agency conducts a review of protocols and practices. The announcement comes as firefighters continue […]

FSU statistician named fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics

A Florida State University statistician has been named a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), one of the most esteemed designations in the field. Anuj Srivastava, a distinguished research professor in the Department of Statistics, has been elected as a 2022 IMS Fellow, joining a class of 39 other researchers from around the […]

European Geosciences Union names FSU assistant professor Outstanding Early Career Scientist

A Florida State University faculty member has been named a 2022 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist by the European Geosciences Union (EGU). Richard Bono, an assistant professor in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, received the award in the EGU’s Earth magnetism and rock physics division. “Richard is a fantastic example of a […]

Research with a peel: FSU study on banana browning could help tackle food waste

New research from Florida State University won’t only help you nail the timing for your banana bread — it could also help reduce millions of tons of food waste from the widely cultivated fruit. A team of FSU researchers investigated the formation and spread of brown spots on bananas, a striking case of biological pattern […]

FSU neuroscientist awarded $1.8M NIH grant to study brain’s influence on eating habits

A researcher in Florida State University’s Program in Neuroscience has received a $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate how the brain encodes information about food and how this information affects an individual’s overall eating habits and food choices. Roberto Vincis, an assistant professor of Biological Science and Neuroscience, will lead […]

FSU astrophysicist chosen for key role in international science collaboration mapping remnant light from the Big Bang

A Florida State University cosmologist has been selected to co-lead a Department of Energy and National Science Foundation project investigating the faint leftover radiation from the Big Bang known as the cosmic microwave background, or CMB. FSU Associate Professor of Physics Kevin Huffenberger and University of Chicago Associate Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics Jeff McMahon […]

10 ways FSU is changing the world

Florida State University researchers are driving innovation and creating new forms of art while using their knowledge to contribute to Florida and beyond. Take a look at a few ways in which FSU faculty members are changing the world around us. Salvaging Critical Floridian Ecosystems Apalachicola Bay once yielded 90% of oysters harvested in Florida […]

Run for the roses: FSU professor reflects on history of the Kentucky Derby

All eyes are on Churchill Downs this week as the horse racing industry prepares for the 148th Kentucky Derby. Associate Professor of History Katherine Mooney is available to provide expert commentary to reporters covering the event. Mooney is the author of “Race Horse Men,” which examines the generations of Black men who built the racing […]

Ecologist receives 2021-22 FSU Distinguished Teacher Award

Florida State University · Ecologist receives 2021-22 FSU Distinguished Teacher Award Long before she taught at Florida State University, Professor of Biological Science Nora Underwood led science field trips for elementary school students at a national park. Learning how to work with children gave her the first glimpse at how to clearly communicate with different […]

FSU team wins global competition to develop next-gen tools, improve public health solutions

A Florida State University team has won an international competition for developing software tools that generate visual aids demonstrating the complex connections among vast amounts of biomedical research. The team of 12, led by FSU Professor of Statistics Jinfeng Zhang, took home first place in the LitCoin Natural Language Processing (NLP) Challenge, organized by the […]

FSU expert available for context on early climate change research

Earth Day marks a time to consider the environmental challenges facing humanity, including our changing climate. Through the efforts of scientists around the planet, the understanding of those changes is constantly being refined. A wealth of our knowledge about how the climate works is due to the interest of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), […]

FSU Environmental Science and Policy student named Truman Scholar

Abril Hunter, a decorated Florida State University Environmental Science and Policy student, has been named a 2022 Truman Scholar, among the most coveted undergraduate awards in the country. The merit-based Truman Scholarship awards up to $30,000 to undergraduate students who desire financial support to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government, […]