A year and a half after Jan Moran and The Jim Moran Foundation gifted a record $100 million to FSU, the support is transforming the university and creating opportunities for students and business owners for generations to come.
The Big Story
The FSU baseball team claimed its second Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship in three years, culminating with a 7-3 victory in Sunday’s title game at Louisville Slugger Field. This weekend, the Seminoles will host an NCAA Regional for the seventh consecutive year and 19th time in the past 21 years.
The giant Tyrannosaurus rex pulverized bones by biting down with forces equaling the weight of three small cars while simultaneously generating world record tooth pressures, according to a new study led by Florida State University Professor of Biological Science Gregory Erickson.
President John Thrasher presided over three commencement ceremonies May 5 and 6 as Florida State University awarded degrees to about 6,800 students this spring. Commencement speakers shared their wisdom and graduates provided some incredible moments, giving the Class of 2017 a lifelong memory.
A record number of Florida State University students have received the highly competitive Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.
FSU College of Education Dean Marcy Driscoll is encouraged by the college’s rise in the national rankings, collaborative research and work with the region’s underserved populations. “People remember the people who made a difference for them — and they’re almost always teachers,” Driscoll said. View the newsletter.
The acclaimed film, “Moonlight,” from Florida State University graduate Barry Jenkins and his crew of FSU Film School alumni, has been nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Alumna Joi McMillon became the first African-American woman nominated for an Oscar in film editing. View the newsletter.
Barry Jenkins (’03) and a team of fellow FSU College of Motion Picture Arts alumni have received international praise for their film “Moonlight.” The film and its FSU alumni team had a big night on Sunday, winning Best Motion Picture – Drama at the Golden Globes. FSU film professor Valliere Richard Auzenne remembers Jenkins as a “dream student.”