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Seeing through her subject: FSU graduate student finds passion in study of fluorescent frogs

Courtney Whitcher always loved biology and learning about how things work. Little did she know that she’d find an interest in the world of biofluorescence and the world of amphibians. “And then a biofluorescent frog brought my two worlds together,” she said. Whitcher indeed has hopped into a glowing field as a doctoral candidate in […]

The ‘jewels in the crown’ of FSU’s International Programs: European study centers 

Florida State University treasures its European study centers for what they give its students — opportunities to live and study in vibrant, diverse and culturally rich cities across the Atlantic Ocean. FSU’s centers in the United Kingdom, Spain and Italy feature classrooms, libraries, study spaces, computer labs, administrative offices and modern living accommodations, and they […]

International Education Month: FSU celebrates Fulbright students and scholars

Florida State University President Richard McCullough recognized students and faculty who received a Fulbright award during a reception on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Dodd Hall.  The event was part of International Education Month, which FSU celebrates throughout November. Fulbrights are among the world’s most widely recognized and prestigious scholarships and grants, and FSU has been […]

FSU reaps No. 3 rankings in ‘Open Doors’ study-abroad report

Florida State University has earned additional recognition for its rich history of supporting internationalization, with top-five rankings in multiple categories in a new report from the Institute of International Education. In the IIE Open Doors report for 2020-21, FSU ranks third in overall study-abroad enrollments and long-term study-abroad enrollments, plus fourth in short-term study-abroad enrollments, […]

‘Coffee and Conversations’ perks up global interest in FSU

With a smile as wide as Florida State University’s global reach, Honorine Rouiller welcomes her guest to The Graduate School’s YouTube channel. “Today, I’m with Claudio Robelo Guzman, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in political science,” she says. “He is also the president of HiGSA and grew up in Argentina.” “That’s right,” says Guzman, who […]

FSU professors awarded grant to study climate change and health equity

Two professors in Florida State University’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning received a collaborative grant for over a half-million dollars from the Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions team at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to pursue research on community climate change and health equity. Assistant Professor Tisha Holmes, the project’s principal investigator, and Associate […]

FSU student team wins silver medal for manatee research at Paris competition

A group of undergraduate Florida State University researchers studying manatee deaths traveled to Paris, where they earned a silver medal at an international competition dedicated to innovation in synthetic biology. FSU’s International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team tied with eight other U.S.-based universities, including Yale, Duke and Stanford, in the annual iGEM Giant Jamboree at […]

FSU Art History professor carves out stunning Ph.D. classroom in Türkiye 

Türkiye is home to more than 600 churches carved directly out of rock and volcanic ash. These places of worship, located in the mountainous Cappadocia region, are remnants of a once-flourishing Byzantine Empire. A Florida State University professor and her graduate students traveled to Türkiye in August to establish records of the churches before the […]

Three FSU faculty members earn Fulbright Fellowships

Three Florida State University researchers have earned prestigious Fulbright Scholar Fellowships that will see them take their research abroad in the coming year.  This year’s winners from FSU are:  Carl Schmertmann, the William J. Serow Professor of Economics and the director of FSU’s Center for Demography and Population Health. Schmertmann is heading to Belo Horizonte, […]