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Florida State University celebrates newly tenured faculty through library endowment book collection

Florida State University Libraries, the Office of Faculty Development and Advancement, and the Office of the President honored newly tenured faculty through the Celebration of Newly Tenured Faculty and Showcase of the Library Endowment Book Collection. Each of the 54 faculty members — the most awarded tenure during any academic year to date — picked […]

FSU exhibit celebrating 50th anniversary of Earth Day goes virtual

April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and to commemorate the occasion, Sustainable Campus and Florida State University Libraries’ Special Collections have partnered on an online, virtual exhibit.   Organizers took a local perspective with the curated collection by highlighting the history of Earth Day at FSU and the greater Tallahassee area and celebrating alumni who have made significant, positive impacts on the environment.    Titled “Earth Day 50: […]

FSU Libraries announces winner of Alumni Award for Distinguished Writing

Branko Milanovic, a Serbian-American economist best known for his work on income distribution and inequality, has been selected as the recipient of this year’s Alumni Award for Distinguished Writing. Milanovic will receive the award from Florida State University Libraries in conjunction with delivering the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy’s Broad Lecture on International […]

2019 Florida Book Awards winners announced

With its 14th annual competition now complete, the Florida Book Awards has announced winners for books published in 2019. More than 175 eligible publications were submitted across the 11 categories of competition. The Florida Book Awards, coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries, is the nation’s most comprehensive state book awards program. It was established […]

FSU researchers receive NEH grant to strengthen data sharing in the humanities

A Florida State University team of researchers has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to determine what a data repository for a specific subset of the humanities might look like. The grant will fund the project “Data Repository Infrastructure for Prosopographic Data,” which proposes a three-day working meeting to convene […]

FSU to hold forum for faculty, students looking to publish first book

Florida State University Libraries, in partnership with the FSU Office of Research Development and the Office of Faculty Development, presents the First Book Forum, an event catered to researchers and scholars interested in turning their research into book publications. The First Book Forum is open to FSU faculty and graduate students who are new to […]

FSU Libraries to host esteemed Emmett Till scholar

It’s been 64 years since 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi after allegedly offending a white woman in her family’s grocery store, but University of Kansas Professor Dave Tell has worked diligently to preserve Till’s story and legacy. Florida State University Libraries will host Tell for an evening of conversation and learning surrounding his […]

2019 Florida Book Awards competition opens with call for entries

Deadline for Submissions is Jan. 13, 2020 The Florida Book Awards kicks off its 14th annual competition with a call for entries in 11 categories. The Florida Book Awards competition is coordinated through the Florida State University Libraries, with the support of partner organizations from across the state. Established in 2006, the Florida Book Awards […]

FSU Libraries publishes open access textbook by mathematics professor

The Florida State University Libraries has published an open access mathematics textbook in collaboration with Giray Ökten, associate chair for Graduate Studies and professor of mathematics at Florida State University. The textbook, “First Semester in Numerical Analysis with Julia,” was published thanks to an Alternative Textbook Grant Ökten received from FSU Libraries in 2018 to […]

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 […]

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. […]

Florida State launches new Civil Rights Institute

Florida State University administrators, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters gathered for a powerful evening of reflection and inspiration at the Dunlap Champions Club Thursday, Nov. 1. The event launched a new institute dedicated to the study of civil rights in America and the promotion of social change. The new FSU Civil Rights Institute is the […]