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World’s top minds to celebrate ‘The Birth & Life of Beginnings’

For two weeks in March, some of the greatest names in science and the humanities will come to Tallahassee to take part in public discussions on how fundamental discoveries in science, religion, philosophy, history and the arts have shaped our understanding of life and civilization — and our grasp of what lies ahead. Titled "Origins […]

Four Florida State professors join prestigious ranks of AAAS fellows

The Florida State University has long been recognized internationally for the high quality of scientific research conducted on its campus in numerous disciplines. That preeminence has been affirmed as four Florida State professors were recently elevated to the rank of fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a fellow […]

Florida State Distinguished Professor, ‘Black Hawk Down’ colonel to speak at Commencement

Out of 3,000 fall 2008 graduates of The Florida State University, more than 1,800 will participate in two commencement ceremonies at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. Graduates will represent 15 of the university’s 16 colleges. Florida State President T.K. Wetherell will preside at both events. […]

FSU professors win prestigious Fulbright grants for study abroad

Florida State University professors are doing their part to promote leadership, learning and understanding between cultures, thanks to Fulbright Scholar grants that are allowing them to study abroad this year. The Fulbright Scholars are Joseph Hellweg, assistant professor of religion, and Marcia Rosal, professor and director of the art therapy program in the art education […]

The Florida State University and the University of Florida launch ‘SOS’ to support governor’s plan to reform higher education

They may be gridiron rivals, but the presidents of The Florida State University and the University of Florida are jointly asking for public support of Gov. Charlie Crist’s new comprehensive approach to improve the quality of education for the 300,000 students enrolled in Florida’s state universities. Florida State President T.K. Wetherell and University of Florida […]

Noted for service to students, faculty, Matherly is 2008 Ross Oglesby Award winner

Associate Professor Timothy A. Matherly, a respected colleague and dedicated teacher in the Florida State University College of Business for more than 28 years, has been named the 2008 Ross Oglesby Award winner. Tim Matherly (photo: Michele Edmunds/ FSU Photo Lab) Each year during Homecoming since 1973, FSU’s student-run leadership honor society "Garnet and Gold […]

Grads Made Good, D’Alemberte, Dix honored at Homecoming

As alumni returned to Florida State University from around the nation to reconnect with their alma mater during Homecoming 2008: "Unconquered Legacy," President Emeritus Talbot "Sandy" D’Alemberte, former Florida State sprinter turned Olympic medalist Walter Dix, and nationally syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker were among those honored at the FSU Alumni Association Homecoming Awards Breakfast. Talbot […]

“Unconquered Legacy”: Florida State Homecoming 2008

Homecoming at Florida State University has always been an exciting time for alumni to return to campus and join current students in celebration of an extraordinary university and its unconquered spirit, and soon they’ll do it again during Homecoming 2008: "Unconquered Legacy." Events planned for this year’s FSU Homecoming Week are expected to provide the […]

Florida State faculty honors three with Torch Awards

The Florida State University Faculty Senate has honored three individuals — investment banker Clifford Hinkle, quintessential Florida State ambassador Betty Lou Joanos, and talented administrator Jo Ann Blackwell — with Torch Awards for their contributions to excellence at the university. The Torch Awards were established in 1996 as a way for faculty to honor those […]

Knight Foundation gives $1 million to renovate Ruby Diamond lobby

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has announced a $1 million gift to Florida State University to restore and expand the lobby area of the venerable Ruby Diamond Auditorium to better serve the local community and the university. In appreciation, the university will name the new lobby the "John S. and James L. […]

Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida State University receives $1.8 million gift

A $1.8 million gift to the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship will bolster the Florida State University College of Business’ services, especially to entrepreneurs in economically disadvantaged communities in South Florida. The donation given by Jan Moran, JM Family Enterprises, Inc. and The Jim Moran Foundation will provide $600,000 annually for the next three […]

FSU faces limited enrollment, lean budget year

Reflecting the proactive stance they have taken all year, the Florida State University Board of Trustees has unanimously adopted a budget for 2008-09 and taken the unprecedented step of also approving a budget plan for 2009-10. Dealing with a $31-million loss in state funding, the trustees and the FSU administration have unveiled actions designed to […]