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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 […]

Keeping the code: How cultural beliefs affect police, court decisions

LL Cool J’s 1991 rap lyrics in his song “Mama Said Knock You Out” are about defending yourself and making sure you are not messed with. Florida State University researchers have found that when individuals adopt this outlook — referred to as a “code of the street” — it can increase their probability of arrest […]

Making history: Students create world’s largest human FSU torch

UPDATE:  More than 300 FSU students successfully formed the world’s largest human “FSU Torch” on campus on April 6. It stretched across Landis Green from near Strozier Library to Landis Hall. A camera-equipped drone flying 400 feet overhead captured the unique moment. The historic photo will become part of a student-produced video spotlighting FSU’s innovators […]

Expert Pitch: FSU researchers work to narrow the gender gap in engineering, computer science

Two Florida State University researchers are determined to chip away at a stubborn problem that has vexed concerned social scientists for decades: why is there such a vast and enduring gender disparity in STEM fields? Lara Perez-Felkner, assistant professor of higher education and sociology, and Roxanne Hughes, director of the Center for Integrating Research and […]

FSU creates user-friendly digital system for faculty promotion and tenure

Florida State University is preparing to launch a new, custom-designed system that digitizes its faculty promotion and tenure process. Staff members across campus have gone through training for the online system and their feedback is upbeat, according to Jennifer Buchanan, associate vice president for Faculty Development and Advancement. “At the end of the first training […]

FSU’s Office of Inspector General Services seeks accreditation

On Wednesday, April 26, the Office of Inspector General Services will undergo a rigorous onsite inspection by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) to assess the Office’s compliance with specific requirements and prescribed standards as set forth by the CFA, Florida statutes and the Principles and Standards for Offices of Inspector General. The […]

Military service is a bridge to better pay for some women

Minority women who traditionally earn less than their white and Asian counterparts can earn just as much money, if not more, after serving in the military, according to a new Florida State University study.      Irene Padavic, FSU’s Claude & Mildred Pepper Distinguished Professor of Sociology, and former FSU graduate student Anastasia Prokos found […]

How artificial intelligence will save lives in the 21st century

FSU Researcher Uses Machine Learning to Improve Suicide Prediction A groundbreaking project led by a Florida State University researcher makes an exponential advance in suicide prediction, potentially giving clinicians the ability to predict who will attempt suicide up to two years in advance with 80 percent accuracy. FSU Psychology researcher Jessica Ribeiro feels an urgency […]