University News

A Message from President John Thrasher: New Zealand mosque shooting

“I am deeply saddened and troubled by the terror attacks at the mosques in New Zealand. I would like our Muslim community to know that we stand with you and offer our support as we mourn the loss of so many innocent lives. Hatred, terror and violence have no place in a civil society, and I know […]

Florida State University College of Medicine announces Match Day results

Graduating students in the Florida State University College of Medicine Class of 2019 received notification today of where they will enter residency training this summer. Of the 114 graduating students who registered in the matching program, 63 (57 percent) matched in a primary care specialty, including internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology. Other students […]

FSU lecture series to discuss substance abuse in the criminal justice system

Florida State University’s Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, and Children will tackle the issue of substance abuse in the criminal justice system for the final installment of its inaugural lecture series, “Engage, Invest, Respond.” FSU Social Work faculty member Tanya Renn will present, along with Michele Staton from the University of […]

FSU graduate programs leap in U.S. News rankings

Florida State University’s graduate programs are on the rise, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.” FSU’s graduate programs in social work, public affairs and education all made significant jumps in the publication’s annual rankings, released March 12. “Florida State University’s continued upward trajectory in the U.S. News & […]

FSU WWII Institute preserves memories of the war through new exhibit, performance

Florida State University’s Institute on World War II and the Human Experience is set to present its newest exhibit, “Love, Dolly: Letters Home in World War II,” at the Chipola Center for the Arts in Marianna. The exhibit will feature six collections of letters and historical artifacts on loan from the institute. Highlights include letters […]

FSU hosts “Father of Environmental Justice”

Robert Bullard, a noted scholar and author, often described as “The Father of Environmental Justice,” visited Florida State University Wednesday, March 6, to discuss environmental justice issues taking place around the world. Bullard, a distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy at Texas Southern University, first participated in a panel discussion with the faculty […]

Florida Institute for Child Welfare director at FSU to join national advisory board

Jessica Pryce, the director of the Florida Institute for Child Welfare at Florida State University, has been appointed to the advisory board of the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute. The board, established this month, will be a nationally-representative panel for expert consultation to guide the development and effectiveness of child welfare professionals. Board members will […]

Maura’s Voice: FSU partners with foundation to research systemic violence

Florida State University President John Thrasher and FSU College of Social Work Dean Jim Clark joined the family and friends of FSU student Maura Binkley as the family launched a new foundation, Maura’s Voice, Monday, March 4. Maura was killed during a shooting at a Tallahassee yoga studio in November, along with FSU faculty member […]

Recent FSU graduate wins prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Recent Florida State University graduate David “Gil” Damon has been selected for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship — the University of Cambridge’s most prestigious international postgraduate scholarship. The goal of the Gates Cambridge program is to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others. “It’s such an exciting opportunity to collaborate […]

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 […]