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FSU College of Social Work to host South African human rights scholar

The Florida State University College of Social Work will host Vishanthie Sewpaul, international social work expert and professor at the University of Stavanger, Norway, Jan. 22 through Feb. 1. While at Florida State, Sewpaul will meet with various communities and organizations and deliver two free, public lectures on the topics of social justice and transformation […]

FSU researchers partner to improve statewide assessment for persons with disabilities

The Florida Center for Reading Research at Florida State University along with the FSU College of Social Work is partnering with Florida’s Agency for Persons with Disabilities to evaluate and improve their assessment tool for people with developmental disabilities. The Questionnaire for Situational Information (QSI), administered by the agency, provides a way to determine the […]

FSU online graduate programs are among nation’s best in latest U.S. News rankings

Florida State University’s online graduate programs are some of the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Online Programs. Four of the university’s graduate programs are ranked in the Top 20, including FSU’s master’s degree in criminal justice studies, which moved up to No. 6 nationally and No. 5 among public […]

FSU partners with Civitas Learning to provide undergraduate students with efficient new academic planning tool

Florida State University is helping to streamline its students’ academic experience by enabling them to more easily explore academic and degree pathways. Through a partnership with Civitas Learning, FSU undergraduate students will soon have access to Degree Map, an online tool that provides undergraduate students and their advisors with information to aid academic progress and […]

FSU to host 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. week

Florida State University will honor the legacy of the late Martin Luther King Jr. during its 31st Annual MLK Week from Tuesday, Jan. 15, through Tuesday, Jan. 22. The weeklong celebration will include events inspired by the theme “More than the Dream.” The goal of the week is to bring the FSU and Tallahassee communities […]

FSU to co-host ‘Experience Tallahassee’ Jan. 12

Florida State University, Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College are partnering with the Knight Creative Communities Institute to keep Tallahassee’s best and brightest university and college students in the community. The institutions and the 2018 KCCI Catalyst class, a group of community members selected to develop project ideas to attract and retain young professionals, […]

FSU hires new associate vice president for Information Technology Services

Florida State University announced today the appointment of Jane Livingston as its chief information officer and associate vice president for Information Technology Services (ITS). Livingston will oversee IT services for a diverse FSU community of more than 50,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni and retirees. ITS is dedicated to providing an effective, comprehensive and secure technology […]

Longtime FSU supporter George Langford dies

The Florida State University community expressed sadness Friday at the passing of civic leader George Langford and deep appreciation for his untiring leadership and loyal support of FSU for more than five decades. “George earned admiration and respect not only for the countless ways he served FSU but also for his integrity and great love […]

FSU Faculty Luncheon Series announces spring lineup

The Florida State University Faculty Luncheon Series has announced its lecture schedule for Spring 2019. Established in 1981, the series is Florida State’s longest-running, regularly occurring, interdisciplinary lecture series and encourages the FSU and Tallahassee communities to learn about the research and creative activities of FSU’s distinguished faculty, while enjoying lunch. The Spring 2019 schedule features the following speakers: […]

FSU gathers to say farewell to President Emeritus T.K. Wetherell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Hundreds of mourners gathered at Florida State University’s Ruby Diamond Concert Hall Friday to say farewell to the university’s 13th president, Thomas Kent “T.K.” Wetherell. Wetherell passed away Dec.16 at the age of 72. FSU President John Thrasher paid tribute to his friend and the former university president with tales of Wetherell’s […]

FSU researchers push creative, scientific accomplishments in 2018

Florida State University researchers pushed their work to new heights in 2018. Our faculty members were engaged in research and creative activity at the highest levels and produced extraordinary work that made international headlines. Here are some highlights of the past year. FSU Faculty Awarded $226 Million in Research Dollars Florida State University researchers brought […]

Year in Review: Florida State shows its strength in 2018

Florida State University experienced a year of remarkable triumph in 2018 as it continued to build upon its rising reputation as a national leader in student success. The university jumped seven spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, saw marked increases in admissions applications, created initiatives to support student resilience and engagement and won two […]