Florida State University

FSU earns distinction as a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars

Florida State University has been named one of the nation’s top research institutions for producing Fulbright U.S. Scholars by the U.S. State Department. Nine faculty scholars, a record for Florida State, were awarded Fulbright grants for 2018-2019. The annual list was published today by The Chronicle of Higher Education. FSU ranks second in the nation […]

FSU researchers receive $3M to create national repository for data on learning disabilities

The federal government will award nearly $3 million over five years to researchers at Florida State University, so they can build a first-of-its-kind national data repository that aims to inspire innovative research that helps children with learning disabilities. The ambitious project, supported by FSU Libraries, is led by Sara Hart, associate professor of psychology and research […]

Jim Moran Institute recognizes scholarship recipients

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship in the Florida State University College of Business recognized freshmen Jerry Jean-Pierre and Robel Mechal as 2018 Jim Moran Scholars Wednesday evening. The special reception, led by FSU President John Thrasher and Jan Moran at the Jim Moran Building in downtown Tallahassee, also celebrated the accomplishments of Hakeem […]

Travis Burhart

Florida State University junior Travis Burhart has spent his time as a student pursuing his commitment to leadership and love for the outdoors. Through research and unique experiences at FSU, Burhart has paved his own path to align with his interests. Burhart, a resident of Franklin, Tennessee, knew Florida State was the place for him […]

Ashley Dawdy

Senior Ashley Dawdy has taken huge strides in developing her love for marine biology during her time at Florida State University, including taking advantage of hands-on opportunities to conduct shark surveys in the Gulf of Mexico. That kind of field work was made possible after Dawdy completed the requirements at FSU to become a certified […]

FSU gathers to say farewell to President Emeritus T.K. Wetherell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Hundreds of mourners gathered at Florida State University’s Ruby Diamond Concert Hall Friday to say farewell to the university’s 13th president, Thomas Kent “T.K.” Wetherell. Wetherell passed away Dec.16 at the age of 72. FSU President John Thrasher paid tribute to his friend and the former university president with tales of Wetherell’s […]

FSU doctoral graduate overcomes odds with perseverance, power of higher education

When Pablo Correa walked across the stage to accept his third degree from Florida State University during commencement Friday night, he completed a long, improbable college journey that started more than 20 years ago in a crime- and drug-ridden neighborhood in South Florida. His latest academic achievement, earning a doctorate in communication, exemplified perseverance, redemption, […]

FSU alum makes ‘thrilling debut’ at world-renowned opera house

Florida State University alumnus Alexander Birch Elliott will not forget a chaotic, but thrilling, evening last month when he was unexpectedly thrust into the bright spotlight of the nation’s premier opera house. Elliott, a talented baritone who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from FSU, had been hired as the understudy for a lead […]

FSU research guides nation’s libraries on serving students with autism

New research designed to help libraries better serve people with autism is making Florida State University a national leader in developing ways to connect with the growing population of students on the autism spectrum. The autism rate — estimated at one in 59 children, or 1.7 percent, according to the latest statistics from the U.S. […]

FSU honors President and Dean Emeritus Sandy D’Alemberte

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State University’s beloved and brilliant President and Dean Emeritus Sandy D’Alemberte feels like he’s back home. D’Alemberte, now 85 years old and still teaching law courses, greeted friends and colleagues with his signature bright smile and cheerful style at a ceremony Nov. 18, commemorating the relocation of the “D’Alemberte Statue” from […]

FSU professor available to discuss legacy of the Beatles’ ‘White Album’ on its 50th anniversary

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — On Nov. 22, the Beatles’ eponymous double album, arguably one of the best records ever recorded and better known as the “White Album,” will mark the 50th anniversary of its release in Britain. The eclectic and colossal collection of 30 songs, which generated passionate debate in 1968 — and still does among […]