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Profiles in Leadership: Reb Braddock’s 30-year mission to build the ultimate film school

The narrative of Reb Braddock’s life as a filmmaker, teacher and creator reads a little like a Hollywood script you couldn’t write because no one would believe it. “A story about a guy who starts out working in the film equipment room signing out cameras and ends up in the dean’s office in charge of […]

Leading the way to student success: How FSU’s data-driven approach is turning heads across the nation

More Florida State University students than ever are graduating in four years, but the university’s upward trajectory in student success hasn’t happened overnight.    As a result of careful and strategic investments over the past two decades, Florida State’s four-year graduation rate is No. 1 in the state of Florida and one of the best in the nation.   Of the freshmen who entered the […]

Better than a Lecture: Nobel Laureate sheds light on scientific teaching

Florida State University hosted Nobel laureate Carl Wieman, a renowned physicist and educator, Thursday, Feb. 14, to discuss his research-based approach to science education and how new practices can provide more effective learning for college-level science students. The College of Medicine Durell Peaden Auditorium was nearly standing room only as Wieman presented his lecture, “Taking a Scientific Approach to Science Education,” to FSU faculty, staff and […]

Florida State becoming a driving force in electric-vehicle technology

The campus of Florida State University will soon be cleaner, greener and quieter as a fleet of zero-emission electric buses rolls into Tallahassee and makes the university a national model for campus transportation systems. Florida State has signed a 10-year contract with StarMetro, the city of Tallahassee’s public bus system, to operate an all-electric university […]

Message from President John Thrasher: Remembering Parkland shooting

Dear FSU Community, One year ago today, a senseless act of gun violence occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Many in our Florida State family were — and still are — affected by this horrific event. We have hundreds of alumni and 240 current students who graduated from Stoneman Douglas — 47 […]

Florida State selected for new national effort to develop diverse, inclusive STEM faculty

Florida State University is one of 15 public research universities selected to participate in the National Science Foundation-funded INCLUDES Alliance inaugural three-year institutional change effort to improve recruitment, hiring and retention practices. “Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty” is aimed at ensuring all STEM faculty use inclusive teaching practices and that […]

FSU hosts higher education administrators with focus on readying veterans to pursue college degrees

Florida State University reaffirmed its ongoing commitment to veteran success Tuesday as it hosted the Veterans Higher Education Collaborative at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center. Chief administrators from about 30 colleges and universities met to discuss how to better prepare military members in their transition from the military to higher education. […]

FSU center supports faculty with learning-centered approach

A Florida State University center dedicated to innovative, effective teaching is helping faculty engage their students using the latest research-based learning strategies. The Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT), created in 2017, curates and translates the most recent research on learning and classroom interventions to help faculty design more learning-centered classroom experiences for FSU […]

Florida State University continues partnership to develop Nigerian reading center

Florida State University hosted a delegation of senior administrators and faculty from Nigeria’s Bayero University-Kano last month to continue their efforts in developing the Nigerian Center for Reading Research and Development. Florida State’s Learning Systems Institute entered a collaborative agreement with the Bayero University-Kano in May 2017 to form the center aimed at strengthening the […]

FSU earns distinction as a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars

Florida State University has been named one of the nation’s top research institutions for producing Fulbright U.S. Scholars by the U.S. State Department. Nine faculty scholars, a record for Florida State, were awarded Fulbright grants for 2018-2019. The annual list was published today by The Chronicle of Higher Education. FSU ranks second in the nation […]

FSU faculty make new connections at interdisciplinary research event

Florida State University faculty members intellectually collided this week at a special event designed to showcase research from across disciplines. Collaborative Collision, a regular event held by the Office of Proposal Development, is an interdisciplinary networking event for FSU researchers. This particular event focused on funding opportunities from the U.S. Department of Defense. “U.S. defense […]

Florida State shatters admission applications record, again

Florida State University accepted another excellent class of students after receiving a record number of applicants for the second consecutive year. Florida State received nearly 57,000 first-year applications for admission to the 2019 summer and fall semesters before early notifications on Jan. 31. That’s already an 11.9 percent increase over last year’s record number of […]