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FSU researchers push scientific, creative boundaries in 2019

Florida State University faculty engaged in research and creative activity at extraordinary levels in 2019. FSU faculty achieved record funding, produced outstanding artistic works and made international headlines with their work. Here are some highlights of the past year. FSU faculty bring in record $233.6M in external funding Florida State University researchers received a record […]

Year in Review: Reaching new heights in 2019

Florida State University achieved at the highest levels in 2019, bolstered by its academic and research excellence, its strong commitment to student success and a robust culture of entrepreneurship and innovation. The university jumped eight spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, posted the best four-year graduation rate in the state, became the only institution […]

FSU fall graduates ready to make their mark around the world

The cool temperatures and gray skies that hovered over Tallahassee couldn’t put a damper on festivities this weekend as commencement ceremonies honored the 2,700 students who earned degrees from Florida State University this fall. President John Thrasher presided over FSU’s two fall commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Donald L. […]

Inaugural graduate of FSU School of Physician Assistant Practice finds path back to medical career

Fifteen years and nearly 7,000 miles separate Tamer Tadros from the joy of a medical school graduation that was supposed to launch a long and prosperous career as a physician. On Saturday in Tallahassee he’ll graduate once more, marking an earnest rebirth for his career in medicine. Tadros, 38, is one of the 37 members […]

FSU receives proclamation from Leon County Board of County Commissioners in honor of No. 18 ranking

The Leon County Board of County Commissioners recognized Florida State University’s contributions to higher education in the state of Florida with a proclamation during the board’s regular public meeting Dec. 10. The proclamation acknowledged Florida State’s rise in the national rankings, record number of admissions applications, all-time high graduate student enrollment rates, best four-year graduation […]

FSU Faculty Luncheon Series unveils Spring 2020 lineup

The Florida State University Faculty Luncheon Series has announced its lecture schedule for Spring 2020. Established 1981, the Faculty Luncheon Series is Florida State’s longest-running, regularly occurring, interdisciplinary lecture series. This is a unique opportunity for the university and Tallahassee communities to enjoy lunch while learning about the research and creative activities of FSU’s faculty. […]

FSU student receives prestigious Boren Scholarship

Florida State University Presidential Scholar Maddy Johnson has been awarded the prestigious Boren Scholarship to study Arabic next year in Amman, Jordan. Boren Awards, offered through an initiative of the National Security Education Program, allow students to study abroad for up to a year in areas of the world critical to U.S. national security and […]

Florida State’s student success practices a model for the nation

Florida State University’s student success initiatives are showcased as a national model for increasing completion rates and reducing inequities in a video released by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The video highlighting FSU is one of three videos focused on the national priorities set forth by the Academy’s Commission on the Future of […]

FSU faculty participate in Florida-Dominican Republic Higher Education Summit

Five Florida State University faculty members presented at the Florida-Dominican Republic Higher Education Summit held in Santo Domingo last month. U.S. Ambassador Robin S. Bernstein reached out to FSU President John Thrasher to invite FSU faculty to participate in the summit hosted by the Embassy of the United States and the Dominican-American Cultural Institute. The […]

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 […]