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FSU to feature Jacksonville Jaguars chief legal officer in Sport Talk Series

Florida State University’s Foundation for Diversity & Inclusion in Sport will feature Megha Parekh, senior vice president and chief legal officer for the Jacksonville Jaguars, in its upcoming Sports Talk Series. Parekh will discuss her role as a woman in a male-dominated sports industry and her responsibilities as a young professional in a high-level executive […]

Some gut feelings are a red flag, according to new FSU research

Are you guided by gut feelings? A Florida State University neuroscientist concludes you are, if not by choice then perhaps subconsciously. Research by psychology professor Linda Rinaman finds gut-to-brain signals are a powerful influence on emotions, mood and decisions — typically by prompting you to avoid certain situations. The paper, published in Physiology and co-authored […]

FSU professor offers expertise on project honoring civil rights icon

Davis W. Houck, Florida State University’s Fannie Lou Hamer Professor of Rhetorical Studies, is offering his expertise to help guide the production of a new documentary and curriculum about civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. Houck, whose research interests include the Black Freedom Movement, is teaming up with Tougaloo College in Mississippi and the Kellogg […]

FSU researcher aims to better protect nation’s first responders

Technology breakthroughs in clothing materials and design have benefited all of us, but perhaps none more so than first responders. Burn injuries among firefighters have plummeted in the past decade. There’s just one problem: cases of heat stroke, exhaustion and cardiac arrest deaths have spiked upward because protective gear is much more insulated. New research […]

Florida State receives record-breaking number of admissions applications

The demand for a Florida State University education is on the rise with a record number of first-year applicants seeking admission. Florida State received more than 48,000 first-year applications for admission to the 2018 summer and fall semesters before the first round of decisions that were released January 25. That number is already ahead of […]

New FSU student organization addresses diversity, inclusion in sport

A new Florida State University student organization will host the Sports Talk Series, an event designed to expose students to polarizing issues in the sports world that arise each year. The Foundation for Diversity & Inclusion in Sport will host the event with the mission of providing attendees with a greater understanding and appreciation of […]

Profiles in Leadership: FSU Panama City leader crafts ambitious vision for future

Randy Hanna is excited as he talks about the future of Florida State University Panama City. In his inimitably go-getter style, the dean of FSU Panama City is using his wide-ranging, 30-plus years of experience as a lawyer, educator, business manager/consultant and administrator to craft new alliances between education, business and government. The collaborations offer […]

‘Exciting’ breakthrough in effort to help children with hearing loss

A Florida State University researcher joined an international team using brain scans and machine-learning algorithms to determine which areas of the brain were most associated with learning speech among deaf children with cochlear implants. The breakthrough, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, puts the […]

FSU speech pathology program lifts students and impoverished children

A federal grant helped Florida State University speech-language pathology student Denisha Campbell learn one of her most valuable academic lessons during her internship working with preschoolers. Campbell, a graduate student in the School of Communication Science and Disorders, recalled an eye-opening experience in which a 3-year-old boy felt painfully embarrassed in class every day because […]

Resolving to have a happier, healthier 2018? Reshape your body attitudes

Put together a list of New Year’s resolutions yet? Every year, many of us pledge to work harder at being healthy, losing weight or eating more veggies. A Nielsen survey showed about one-third of Americans resolved to shed a few pounds and reshape their bodies. Here’s a better resolution: Lose the critical thoughts about your […]

Florida State again one of the nation’s most efficient universities

For the sixth consecutive year, Florida State University is among the most efficient of the nation’s highest ranked universities, according to a new list by U.S. News & World Report. The list is based on the operating efficiency of the schools in the top half of U.S. News’ 2018 Best Colleges rankings. Florida State is […]

Florida State to hold commencement ceremonies Dec. 15, 16

Florida State University’s two fall commencement ceremonies will feature keynote addresses by an internationally renowned climate scientist and a top executive of a multibillion dollar retailer. Jeffrey Chanton, professor of oceanography and FSU’s Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor, will address graduates during the first ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at the Donald L. […]