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Miracle in the making: FSU student pushing to qualify for U.S. Olympic Team

Florida State University business management student Josh Williamson is a miracle in the making. The Florida-born-and-bred athlete from Lake Mary never played any ice sports growing up, much less even tried, yet he’s a contender for a spot on the USA Bobsled Team at the Winter Olympics next February. “This all happened way faster than […]

Florida State University focuses on energy conservation with new partnership

Florida State University has entered into a multiyear contract with Cenergistic LLC to build a customized energy conservation program that is projected to save the university millions in energy costs. The agreement, which began Sept. 1, outlines four specific goals that will focus on organizational and behavioral changes within the university. Those goals include conserving […]

Researcher sheds new light on how brain operates like GPS

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Every time you walk out of a building, you immediately see where you’re at and then step toward a destination. Whether you turn left, right or go straight ahead, you don’t even think about it. Simple, right? Not exactly. The brain performs a complex calculation that works a lot like the Global […]

Retired dean Nancy Marcus receives stellar send off

It was a standing-room-only crowd at the Honors, Scholars and Fellows House Wednesday, Sept. 6, as students, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the retirement of Nancy Marcus. Marcus is stepping down after 30 years at Florida State University, including the past 12 as dean of the Graduate School. She previously served as chair of […]

FSU Fallen Officer Memorial dedication cancelled

NOTE: Fallen Officer Memorial Dedication Cancelled After much deliberation, the Fallen Officer Memorial Dedication scheduled for this Friday, September 8th has been cancelled. The uncertainty of the impending impact by Hurricane Irma as well as travel and lodging issues for many out of town guests has forced this unforeseen and disappointing decision. We plan to reschedule this […]

First class starts at FSU’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship

John Breed just couldn’t stay away. The former Florida State University entrepreneurship faculty member, a successful entrepreneur himself in the private sector, is back teaching at FSU after working the past year at a large IT company. The opportunity to help launch FSU’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship was irresistible for someone with an entrepreneurial […]

Educational programs at FSU aim to increase minority women in higher education

Florida State University hosted two intense, one-week programs designed to help women of color, particularly black women, thrive in academia earlier this month.  Nearly 100 women, including undergraduates, postgraduates and faculty members, participated in the Sisters of the Academy (SOTA) Research BootCamp and the Priming the Pipeline mentoring program held July 30 – Aug. 5, […]

Expert Pitch: Back-To-School 2017

As schools across the nation begin a new academic year, there are a variety of education issues students and teachers will face in the coming weeks, including reading and math development, standardized testing and behavioral issues in the K-12 classroom. Experts from Florida State University are available to comment on these topics: READING AND MATH […]

Applications open for entrepreneurship sessions in South Florida

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida State University’s College of Business is accepting applications through Sept. 30 for its Small Business Executive Program and Nonprofit Executive Program in Broward and Palm Beach counties. The Small Business Executive Program, offered at no cost to participants, provides valuable training to leaders of small businesses. […]

FSU named diversity champion by insight into diversity

For a second consecutive year, Florida State University has been recognized by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine as a “Diversity Champion” in higher education. FSU is one of only 10 colleges and universities nationwide receiving the award by the magazine, which is the nation’s largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. “Diversity enriches […]

Coach Martin inspires graduates to look to the future and reflect on the past

Florida State University head baseball coach Mike Martin treated the summer graduating Class of 2017 to his signature sense of humor as he urged the graduates to remain true to themselves, strive for success and give back to their communities. “I see a lot of smiling faces here today,” he said. “You all look awfully […]