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FSU explores collaboration with Botswanan universities

When Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi visited Florida State University last September, he expressed his hopes of reinvigorating relations between his alma mater and the African country. This summer, two FSU professors got the ball rolling with visits to Botswana to explore potential collaboration with the University of Botswana, the nation’s first institute of higher education, […]

FSU presents inaugural Latinx Cultural Celebration

Florida State University will host its inaugural Latinx Cultural Celebration, an opportunity to gather in honor of Latinx members, their contributions and history, on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The goal of the Latinx Celebration is to bring the university and Tallahassee communities together to enhance cultural awareness, increase knowledge and share untold stories of the Latinx […]

College of Medicine’s Bridge Program recognized as diverse and inspiring for STEM students

The Florida State University College of Medicine’s Bridge Program has been honored for demonstrating that the school’s mission statement is more than just words. The Bridge program recently received a 2019 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The award goes annually to “programs that encourage and inspire a new generation of […]

Ice sheets underpin core elements of the Earth’s carbon cycle

Scientists once believed that the ice sheets covering about 10 percent of Earth’s land surface were frozen wastelands, devoid of life and with supressed chemical weathering — irrelevant parts of the Earth’s carbon cycle. Now, a world-leading international team including researchers from Florida State University and the University of Bristol have pulled together a wealth […]

FSU students seize the summer with real-world experiences

What did you do this summer? Attend class on the side of a volcano? Work with a German student affairs organization? Curate an exhibit of 19th-century French paintings? Those are just some of the hands-on, real world experiences that Florida State University students took advantage of during their summer break. Internships, service learning, undergraduate research […]

FSU researchers find depleted seamounts near Hawaii recovering after decades of federal protection

For decades, overfishing and trawling devastated parts of an underwater mountain range in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii, wrecking deep-sea corals and destroying much of their ecological community. But now, after years of federally mandated protection, scientists see signs that this once ecologically fertile area known as the Hawaiian-Emperor Seamount Chain is making a comeback. […]

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering recognized nationally for diversity, inclusion efforts

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering earned a Bronze award and Exemplar status from the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) in the inaugural year of the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program. The college is one of only two engineering programs in Florida to earn the distinctions. “This is a fantastic achievement for the FAMU-FSU College of […]

Fulbright-winning FSU faculty to share expertise worldwide

Seven Florida State University faculty members will fan out across the world during the 2019-2020 school year to teach and conduct research as part of opportunities funded by the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program. Nancy Everhart, professor in the College of Communication and Information, will be based at China’s Beijing Normal University for the school’s fall semester from Aug. […]

A great privilege: Coonan leads center in global human rights mission

Terry Coonan sits behind a big desk. Hundreds of sheets of paper are organized into neat stacks on top of it, and he’ll tell you that there’s a special story attached to each one. Coonan is director of the Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, an entity dedicated to human rights […]

FSU students awarded record number of Gilman Scholarships

A record number of Florida State University students are studying or interning around the world this summer thanks to prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State. FSU’s 28 Gilman Scholars are the most in school history. The Gilman Scholarship is a grant program that gives students the opportunity to study […]