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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 […]

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, […]