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Profiles in Leadership: Marcus reflects on 30 years of research, students and service

When Nancy Marcus arrived at Florida State University in 1987, she didn’t have plans to stay very long. Thirty years later, the oceanographer-turned-administrator has left an indelible mark at FSU — as a pioneer in her field, as a role model for women in STEM and as the dean of the Graduate School for the past […]

Closing the deal: Florida State Real Estate program shines at national competition

Florida State University’s Real Estate program has established itself as one of the nation’s most successful programs over the past 40 years and has been consistently ranked in the Top 10 for education and faculty research. The latest example of the program’s national prominence comes from a talented group of students in the College of […]

FSU President Thrasher returns to middle school to recognize outstanding STEM-teaching program

Florida State University President John Thrasher donned a middle school teacher’s hat as he stepped to the front of a sixth-grade class to teach a science lesson on convection. Thrasher taught the class at Fairview Middle School in Tallahassee Thursday to recognize the continuing success of the FSU-Teach program, which encourages science and math students […]

FSU Symphony Orchestra closes season with world premiere

The final orchestral concert of the Florida State University College of Music’s 2016-2017 concert season will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. The concert promises to be a spectacular musical event highlighting the quality of the college’s orchestral and composition programs and celebrating the contributions of several of […]

Think brain games make you smarter? Think again, FSU researchers say

Be skeptical of ads declaring you can rev up your brain’s performance by challenging it with products from the growing brain-training industry. Science does not support many of the claims. That’s according to a new study published in the science journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience from a team of Florida State University researchers. Neil Charness, […]

DIGITECH 2017: A fascinating futurescape of robots, apps and engineering marvels

Florida State University’s DIGITECH conference transformed a 5,000-square-foot auditorium into a fascinating futurescape of technological innovation as students put their ingenious dreams on display Wednesday. The Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center buzzed with the energy of gleaming, humming and noisy inventions created by enthusiastic aspiring entrepreneurs. They were eager to show off […]

International business group honors FSU chapter

A new student group at Florida State University has been honored with multiple awards from a century-old international organization. The Society for Advancement of Management (SAM) — a nonprofit that shares management expertise in a variety of fields — recently recognized Florida State’s chapter of SAM. The group was organized by the Jim Moran School […]

Florida State ranks among top universities with the most doctorate recipients in the humanities and arts

Florida State University is ranked among the top universities in the nation with the most recipients of doctoral degrees in the humanities and arts for the 2014-2015 academic year. FSU ranked No. 14 in a survey of 237 public and private institutions nationwide. Florida State granted 85 doctorates in the humanities and arts in the […]

FSU promotes diversity through largest cohort of McKnight fellows in recent history

Florida State University is helping cultivate some of FSU’s best and brightest minority doctoral students in partnership with the Florida Education Fund’s McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Program. In one of its biggest cohorts in recent years Florida State University currently has 10 doctoral fellows and four dissertation fellows within the 2016-2017 McKnight Fellows class. The goal […]

Under challenge: Girls’ confidence level, not math ability hinders path to science degrees

When it comes to mathematics, girls rate their abilities markedly lower than boys, even when there is no observable difference between the two, according to Florida State University researchers. “The argument continues to be made that gender differences in the ‘hard’ sciences is all about ability,” said Lara Perez-Felkner, assistant professor of higher education and […]

FSU alumni earn place in College of Business 2017 Hall of Fame

Four new members will be inducted into the Florida State University College of Business Alumni Hall of Fame April 6 at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center. The four will join 43 other individuals inducted since the Hall of Fame was created in 2003 to honor alumni who have excelled in their […]

Florida State leaps ahead in new national rankings

Florida State University moved up seven spots on a new national list of best public universities and colleges. FSU climbed to No. 29 out of 499 public institutions in the Business First rankings of academic excellence, affordability, diversity and economic strength. This latest report reflects Florida State’s continuing upward momentum in national rankings: The university […]