College of Communication and Information

FSU College of Communication and Information establishes professorship honoring Jay Rayburn

The Florida State University College of Communication and Information announced the creation of a new professorship in honor of the late Jay D. Rayburn II, who passed away on Monday, July 12. Today, Sept. 21, would have been his 74th birthday. Serving as a lasting tribute to his devotion for advancement in the public relations […]

Six FSU professors receive McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowships

Six Florida State University assistant professors have received the Florida Education Fund’s (FEF) McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship, a program that promotes excellence in teaching and research by underrepresented minorities and women. Fellows receive a one-year sabbatical to engage in research and training projects related to securing tenure and promotion. “I am proud of the ongoing commitment […]

McDowell to serve as interim dean of FSU’s College of Communication and Information

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has appointed Stephen McDowell to serve as interim dean of the College of Communication and Information. McDowell succeeds Larry Dennis, who has returned to the faculty after 12 years as dean of the college. Dennis also served five years as dean of […]

CCI’s Larry Dennis returns to faculty after 17 years of service as dean

As a nuclear physicist with an interest in information technology education, it’s safe to say that Larry Dennis likes to wrestle with complex, ambiguous problems. Now, after more than a decade as dean of the College of Communication and Information, Dennis has returned to the faculty to spend more time focusing on and solving intricate […]

Derica Parathundil

When Derica Parathundil chose to attend Florida State University, she wasn’t entirely sure what she wanted to study. But she knew that Florida State — a top 20 public university — had the perfect mix of opportunities that would allow her to explore and discover as a student. “I saw FSU as the college that […]

FSU professor connects students through virtual reality

While most students taking remote classes are meeting via Zoom, a professor in Florida State University’s School of Communication has been using virtual reality (VR) to simulate a classroom space. Professor Andy Opel developed the Immersive Media Production class four years ago, and the technology has advanced exponentially since then. When faced with having to […]

FSU shines in latest U.S. News graduate school rankings

Florida State University’s graduate and professional programs continue to rank among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.” More than 30 graduate programs at FSU are ranked in the top 25 according to the publication’s annual rankings, released March 30. FSU’s criminology, real estate, […]

Florida Center for Reading Research forms partnership to establish National Center for Reading in India

The Florida Center for Reading Research at Florida State University and University of St. Francis have partnered with education officials in India to establish the National Center for Reading Interventions and Research (NCRIR) in India. The new center will bring together educators from around India and provide them with career development opportunities focused on teaching reading. FCRR researchers — […]

Erin Murphy

Erin Murphy has made sure to seize every opportunity that has come her way at Florida State University. A native of St. Petersburg, Fla., she came to FSU after graduating from St. Petersburg Collegiate High School as a salutatorian and with an associate’s degree in hand. Murphy initially chose to attend FSU after being recruited to play Division I beach volleyball. She was impressed with the program’s resources and emphasis on the value of hard work. During her senior year of high school, Murphy also applied for FSU’s Honors Program and was […]

FSU to host seventh annual South Asian Media & Cultural Studies conference

Florida State University will host its seventh annual South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference (SAMCS) virtually Feb. 4-6. The annual SAMCS conference is an alliance of scholars, academicians and practitioners dedicated to fostering greater understanding of the South Asia region’s issues and global importance. This year’s theme, “South Asia: Beyond Borders,” is focused on sharing […]

FSU experts available for context on Black History Month

Black History Month is an observance to celebrate the accomplishments of Black Americans and a time to examine how race continues to influence the country today. The predecessor to the event began in the 1920s. In 1976, President Gerald Ford recognized Black History Month on the federal level. The United States now has a Black […]

FSU team earns Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns prize for Fannie Lou Hamer film

A new national fellowship will help a Florida State University alumna tell the story of Fannie Lou Hamer via documentary, an important addition to the growing body of work at Florida State aimed at shedding light on the civil rights activist. Joy Elaine Davenport, a two-time graduate of the School of Communication, is one of […]