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Researchers named to National Academy of Inventors

A Florida State University professor and the dean of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have been named to the National Academy of Inventors. Michael Blaber, a professor of Biomedical Sciences in the FSU College of Medicine, and Murray Gibson, dean of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, have been named fellows of the academy, which highlights […]

State of the University: Thrasher applauds FSU’s culture of excellence

Florida State University students, faculty and staff are achieving at the highest levels, according to President John Thrasher, who presented his annual State of the University address to the Faculty Senate on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Thrasher said a culture of excellence is the reason why Florida State is now recognized as the 18th best public […]

The Ringling receives significant gift from Stanton and Nancy Kaplan

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art received a significant gift from Stanton B. Kaplan and Nancy W. Kaplan, a couple with a long history of volunteering at and providing financial support to the museum. This gift includes a major photography collection that features more than a thousand photographs by over 30 prominent artists […]

Florida State to hold fall commencement Dec. 13, 14

An accomplished chemist who has helped steer the direction of chemical and biological research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and the first Ethiopian-born person to serve as a judge in the United States will be the featured speakers at Florida State University’s fall commencement ceremonies. FSU Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Timothy Cross […]

‘GradWorld FSU’ showcases Florida State’s global community of scholars

Florida State University is a global community of students, scholars, researchers and alumni. Now, FSU’s international reach will be accessible around the globe through the new, revolutionary website “GradWorld FSU.” Similar to Google Earth, GradWorld FSU displays a variety of personalized videos from a number of departments and colleges on campus for the purpose of showcasing […]

FSU Faculty Senate presents 2019 Torch Awards at annual reception

Florida State University’s Faculty Senate presented five members of the FSU community with Torch Awards for their contributions to further the academic excellence of the university. The awards were presented Thursday, Nov. 21, during the annual reception and dinner. Named for the trio of torches depicted in the university’s seal, the three categories of Torch […]

Historic Florentine palace to become new home of FSU International Programs Italy

Early next summer, Florida State University International Programs Italy will enter the future by stepping 500 years into the past. In June, renovations are to be completed on the Palazzo Bagnesi Falconeri, a 37,000-square-foot palace in the heart of Florence that dates to the time of Michelangelo. FSU will move its Florence study center to […]

Physics student and Biomedical Sciences student share top honors at FSU’s Three Minute Thesis competition

Florida State University’s annual Three Minute Thesis competition is an opportunity for doctoral students to practice explaining their work to a non-specialized audience, whether that’s a group of business executives, legislators who want to know more or a student’s curious grandparents at Thanksgiving dinner. “It’s critical that all of us do a better job at […]

FSU students use resilience training for global impact

Florida State University launched the Student Resilience Project just last year, but its impact is already long-lasting and wide-ranging. The online toolkit, which teaches students stress reduction techniques and coping skills and provides an interactive platform for learning how to heal from trauma and improve mental health, started as a required course for new FSU […]

FSU’s study-abroad programs rank No. 11 in nation

Florida State University’s efforts to expand its global reach are working, according to a new report by the Institute of International Education (IIE) released Nov. 18. The university’s study-abroad programs rank No. 11 in the nation in IIE’s Open Doors annual report, which included a category documenting the number of students studying abroad. The rankings […]

FSU innovations in criminal justice nationally recognized

Carrie Pettus-Davis, the executive director and founder of Florida State University’s Institute for Justice Research and Development, has received the 2019 Marguerite Q. Warren and Ted B. Palmer Differential Intervention Award, presented by the American Society of Criminology. Pettus-Davis, who joined FSU as an associate professor in 2018, received the award during the society’s annual […]

FSU welcomes largest cohort of FAMU Feeder Scholars

Florida State University is continuing its long-standing relationship with neighboring Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University with the acceptance of its largest class of new graduate students involved in the FAMU Graduate Feeder Scholars Program. This year, FSU awarded a record four fellowships to FAMU students seeking master’s or doctoral degrees. Through the Graduate Feeder Scholars […]