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Tropical soil disturbance could be hidden source of CO2

Thousand-year-old tropical soil unearthed by accelerating deforestation and agriculture land use could be unleashing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to a new study from researchers at Florida State University. In an investigation of 19 sites in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, researchers discovered that heavily deforested areas leach organic carbon that is […]

Researcher documents cascading effects of parasites on underwater ecosystems

Research by an evolutionary biologist from Florida State University has shown parasites have important and far-reaching effects on predatory fish and the ecosystems they inhabit. These findings, published this week in the journal Ecology, provide important evidence for the little-studied role of parasites in trophic cascades, which are powerful, indirect interactions that can affect entire […]

Florida State scores 10 U.S. Fulbright student awards

Ten outstanding Florida State University graduate students and recent alumni will spend the 2019-2020 academic year teaching English or conducting research projects abroad as a part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The program, administered by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, offers grants for graduating college seniors, graduate students, young […]

Marching Chiefs to perform at special D-Day ceremonies in France

Florida State University’s world-renowned Marching Chiefs will be the only collegiate band to participate in France’s official D-Day Normandy Parade, marking the 75th anniversary of the bold mission and honoring the brave soldiers who helped win World War II. The weeklong trip to Paris and the beaches of Normandy from June 3-10 will mark the […]

FSU World Affairs Program moves up in global ranking

The Florida State University World Affairs Program within the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy has lept four spots in the rankings of a globally respected organization for their success in Model UN competitions. The program capped one of its most successful years ever in achieving the No. 8 spot in world rankings by […]

Three recent FSU grads win Humanity in Action fellowships

Three recent graduates of Florida State University received 2019 fellowships from Humanity in Action, an international organization that educates and inspires young leaders who are passionate about changing the world. Beginning this summer, fellowship winners Brandon Brown, Saleshia Ellis and Kiara Gilbert will participate in the one-year program, which brings together international groups of university […]

FSU receives national recognition for commitment to international education

Florida State University’s commitment to increasing the number of students studying abroad earned national recognition from the Institute of International Education (IIE). Florida State received the IIE Seal of Excellence during the IIE Summit 2019: The Future of International Education Feb. 18 in New York City for its strategic commitment to the Generation Study Abroad […]

Florida State receives inaugural leadership award from PeaceJam

Florida State University students are serving as a model for the world as they inspire a new generation of leaders through their work with PeaceJam. PeaceJam, an international education program built around Nobel Peace Prize laureates who work personally with youth, awarded Florida State the organization’s inaugural Innovative Leadership Award for the university’s outstanding PeaceJam student leadership […]

PeaceJam Southeast to host Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman

Florida State University to Receive Inaugural Leadership Award from PeaceJam  Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman will speak at Florida State University on Friday, April 5, before spending the weekend with students from across the region for PeaceJam Southeast’s annual conference. The theme for this year’s conference is “Stand Out, Speak Up.” During the event, […]

Florida State to take part in global celebration of influential American dance artist, Merce Cunningham

Florida State University will host a series of events as part of a global celebration of the life and work of one of the greatest American dance artists, Merce Cunningham. The events — a collaboration between the FSU School of Dance, the FSU College of Music, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Student Life Cinema and the […]

Florida State students curate exhibit of Polynesian women’s art 

Florida State University’s College of Fine Arts and the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship Textile and Apparel Historic Costume Collection will present “Treasured Cloth: Women’s Art of Polynesia” featuring textiles created by Samoan and Tongan women and explores the cultural and historical significance of the objects. The exhibit, which opens April 4 at the William Johnston […]

FSU students honored during 2019 President’s Humanitarian Luncheon

From ratifying amendments to registering bone marrow donors to teaching courses in Kenya and rural India, students at Florida State University have done more than just balance studies and a social life; they’ve changed lives. President John Thrasher recognized 14 undergraduate students at the Humanitarian Luncheon Tuesday, March 26, as part of the annual President’s […]