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Moving translational research forward: Noted scientist joins College of Medicine faculty

Award-winning biological chemist Zucai Suo, whose discoveries helped the development of two blockbuster antiviral drugs, has joined the Florida State University College of Medicine as Eminent Professor and the Dorian and John Blackmon Endowed Chair in Translational Research. His laboratory’s new ground-floor home at the medical school marks a figurative and literal expansion of the […]

Florida State Faculty Senate lauds six with Torch Awards

The Florida State University Faculty Senate honored six members of the university family with Torch Awards, an annual recognition of those who have contributed to the university’s academic excellence. The awards were presented Wednesday, Nov. 28, during a reception and dinner. Named for the trio of torches depicted in the university’s seal, the three categories […]

FSU biology student takes top prize at Three Minute Thesis competition

Florida State University doctoral student Eve Humphrey left judges and attendees with a smile as she closed her Three Minute Thesis speech at the annual competition, Tuesday, Nov. 27. “When under pressure, just keep swimming and getting it on,” she said. Humphrey, a biological science student, took home the $1,000 prize and will represent Florida […]

Seminole Dining secures No. 45 spot in recent ranking

Seminole Dining is ranked among the best food service providers for colleges and universities in the country. In October, The Daily Meal, an all-encompassing food website popular for its coverage of food and beverages, ranked Florida State University No. 45 in its annual “75 Best Colleges for Food for 2018 Ranking.” The article can be […]

Florida State Graduate School applications and enrollment reach historic levels

Applications for graduate education — and graduate student enrollment — at Florida State University are on the rise. Application numbers are up 11 percent over the Graduate School’s record high of 8,749 applications in 2012. The total number of applications — more than 9,700 — received in Fall 2018 also represents a 26 percent increase over those submitted […]

Two FSU researchers named fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science

Two distinguished Florida State University researchers have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of their work to advance science and its application. Professor of Chemistry Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt and Professor of Biological Science Kimberly Hughes are being elevated to the rank of fellow this year for their accomplishments […]

FSU honors President and Dean Emeritus Sandy D’Alemberte

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State University’s beloved and brilliant President and Dean Emeritus Sandy D’Alemberte feels like he’s back home. D’Alemberte, now 85 years old and still teaching law courses, greeted friends and colleagues with his signature bright smile and cheerful style at a ceremony Nov. 18, commemorating the relocation of the “D’Alemberte Statue” from […]

Devoted humanitarian Samantha Kunin recognized as Rhodes Scholar finalist

Florida State University senior Samantha Kunin is an accomplished scholar, dedicated humanitarian and an avid rower. Those achievements put her on an exciting journey as a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship this fall. Kunin, 20, interviewed Saturday in Birmingham, Alabama for the world’s oldest and most celebrated international fellowship award. While she was not one […]

Helping the whole student: Health and Wellness Center dedicated in honor of longtime administrator Mary B. Coburn

The place where thousands of Florida State University students come to heal, recover and prosper now has a new name. FSU President John Thrasher and members from the Florida State community gathered for a dedication ceremony to formally establish The Mary B. Coburn Health and Wellness Center, Friday, Nov. 16. Thrasher opened the event with […]

Florida State joins national effort to improve college access, student success

Florida State University is one of 130 public universities and systems collaborating with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) on a new initiative to improve college access and equity and produce more college graduates. “Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success” — the nationwide effort to improve college access, advance equity and increase college […]

FSU professor named fellow of prestigious criminology society

A Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice faculty member has been named a fellow of the prestigious American Society of Criminology. Daniel Mears, the Mark C. Stafford Professor of Criminology, is one of four highly distinguished criminologists who will be honored during the society’s annual conference Nov. 14 in Atlanta. “It is […]