FSU College of Arts and Sciences

FSU expert available to discuss German reunification on 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

When the Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago, it marked the opening of a border that had divided the German city for decades and a milestone on the way to the reunification of East Germany and West Germany the following year. “When the wall fell, Germans thought they were the happiest people in the world,” said […]

FSU experts available to discuss life of Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman was born into slavery and spent her life fighting it. After fleeing to freedom in Philadelphia, she returned south several times to help other slaves escape, ferrying them to safety through the Underground Railroad. Florida State University experts are available to discuss Tubman’s life ahead of the upcoming movie “Harriet.” Born Araminta Ross […]

FSU researchers receive $2 million grant to conduct high-energy physics research

A team of Florida State University researchers has received more than $2.2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to conduct research in experimental and theoretical high-energy physics. The grant supports the work of eight faculty members who are part of the high-energy physics group. They are Professors Todd Adams, Harrison Prosper and Laura Reina; […]

FSU Research: Strong storms often generate earthquake-like seismic activity

A Florida State University researcher has uncovered a new geophysical phenomenon where a hurricane or other strong storm can spark seismic events in the nearby ocean as strong as a 3.5 magnitude earthquake. “We’re calling them ‘stormquakes,’” said lead author Wenyuan Fan, an assistant professor of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science. “This involves coupling of […]

FSU professor to be honored for contributions to psychological science

A Florida State University professor is being recognized for his groundbreaking work in psychology, specifically in the areas of eating disorders, depression and suicide. Thomas Joiner, FSU’s Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychology, has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award from the Association of Psychological Science. The […]

The FSUshadow Program helps students cultivate career paths with confidence

The Career Center at Florida State University is making it possible for students to test drive a career by connecting them with employers, community partners, alumni and friends of the university for one-day job shadowing opportunities. The program, FSUshadow, exposes students to a wide variety of career fields and helps them cultivate their career path […]

FSU physics researchers break new ground, explore unknown energy regions

Florida State University physicists are using photon-proton collisions to capture particles in an unexplored energy region, yielding new insights into the matter that binds parts of the nucleus together. “We want to understand not just the nucleus, but everything that makes up the nucleus,” said FSU Professor of Physics Paul Eugenio. “We’re working to understand […]

FSU doctoral student receives national Gabriela Mistral award

A Florida State University graduate student has received a prestigious award for her work in a national honor society. Esther Hernández-Esteban, a third year doctoral student studying Hispanic literature and cultural studies, is the 2019 recipient of the Gabriela Mistral Award. The recognition is given by Sigma Delta Pi, a national collegiate Hispanic honor society. […]

Nia Harmon

Senior Nia Harmon is on the fast track to success, and one of the main reasons why is her intellectual curiosity. The chemistry major wants clear answers to complex questions — often complicated queries — and that mindset has propelled her personally and academically. Harmon loves science and hopes to turn that passion into a […]

Physics undergraduate student wins prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

A Florida State University student who conducts research in theoretical physics has received a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, awarded to the nation’s brightest mathematics, science and engineering college sophomores and juniors. Shae Machlus, a rising senior from New Port Richey, will receive $7,500 from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation to cover the […]

FSU siblings train to be educators through decade-old FSU-Teach

Florida State University student Kayleigh Wilson always knew she wanted to be a teacher, so when she learned there was a program that combined her love of math with teaching, she knew in an instant that Florida State University and the FSU-Teach program were right for her. FSU-Teach, which recently celebrated its 10th year, is […]

Better than a Lecture: Nobel Laureate sheds light on scientific teaching

Florida State University hosted Nobel laureate Carl Wieman, a renowned physicist and educator, Thursday, Feb. 14, to discuss his research-based approach to science education and how new practices can provide more effective learning for college-level science students. The College of Medicine Durell Peaden Auditorium was nearly standing room only as Wieman presented his lecture, “Taking a Scientific Approach to Science Education,” to FSU faculty, staff and […]