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09/02/2015 - FSU Researcher to Examine Early Childhood Learning Issues

Assistant Professor Arielle Borovsky received a nearly half million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate early childhood language skills and find specific signs that children are learning words at a normal rate. Borovsky and a team of researchers will use eye-tracking technology with children 16 to 18 months old, until the are three years old, to better understand early language growth and learning capabilities.

Learn more about the grant, research, and how to become involved in the study at

08/31/2015 - FSU Researchers Study Cave Collapses

Thanks to the research of Professor Doron Nof and colleagues at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute, a decades old mystery surrounding the death of a Florida cave diver has been solved and looks to increase the knowledge and safety of cave divers.

Read more about research at

08/27/2015 - Presidential Scholars Summit 2015

The highly competitive Presidential Scholars Program attracts the best and brightest students to the university, but it doesn’t just concentrate solely on academics. The program also offers support to help students shape their entire college experience. In addition to covering most tuition expenses, the scholarship provides $12,000 for educational enrichment opportunities such as international experiences and service learning projects.

08/26/2015 - Researchers uncover new pathways for diabetes research

A new Florida State University study is changing how scientists look at diabetes research and the drugs used to treat the disease. In a recent issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Associate Professor of Chemistry Brian Miller and post-doctoral researcher Carl Whittington report that a key enzyme involved in the body’s response to glucose can essentially be corrupted by a new mechanism that scientists have not seen before. This discovery shifts the current understanding of how this enzyme participates in certain diseases, including hyperinsulinemia and diabetes.

08/25/2015 - New Graduate Student Orientation Fall 2015

Starting graduate school is often as exciting and unnerving as arriving to campus as a freshmen. Many times students are in a new environment and know very little about the university outside their program. Florida State University welcomes new graduate students with a full day orientation to introduce them to the multitude of campus resources with a panel discussion, a campus & community resource fair, tours of campus & the libraries, as well as scheduled times to speak with Financial Aid, the Registrar, and other pertinent student offices. Check out a video of the events during New Student Graduate Orientation at

08/24/2015 - New Student Convocation Ceremony Fall 2015

More than 5,000 of the nearly 6,200 incoming freshmen to Florida State University convened Sunday, August 23rd to be welcomed by President John Thrasher, Congresswoman Gwen Graham, along with administrators, upperclassmen, and Kyle Doney of the Seminole Tribe of Florida who all contributed in teaching the new students the history and traditions of FSU. From reciting the Seminole Creed, Academic Honor Policy, and singing the Alma Matter as a group, and more, the students shed their high school graduation class of 2015 and are now the Florida State Seminoles Class of 2019.

Read more about Congresswoman's Grahams advice to the newest members of the Seminole family at, and watch a video of the Convocation Ceremony at

08/21/2015 - FSU Service Leadership Seminar 2015

Before the start of the fall semester, Florida State University's Center for Leadership and Social Change hosts a week long intensive for incoming freshman. The Service Leadership Seminar is a way for these new college students to get to know campus, fellow classmates, and develop important skills to enhance their college experience and carry with them into the future. From team building activities with the FSU Reservation Challenge team, workshops from campus and community leaders, and volunteer service projects, this group of fledgling Florida State Seminoles set a strong foundation for their college career. 

08/19/2015 - Florida State College of Medicine White Coat Ceremony 2015

Members of the Florida State University College of Medicine Class of 2019 receive white coats in a traditional ceremony symbolizing the importance of compassionate care for patients and the scientific proficiency expected of physicians.

08/12/2015 - FSU Museum of Fine Art 2015 Summer Student Exhibit

At the end of each semester the FSU Museum of Fine Arts host the Graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition. As part of the BFA program, seniors in their last semester must complete a thesis project and exhibition practicum. Jenna Caire is the only graduate for the Summer 2015 semester, and worked with Senior Preparator Wayne Vonada in preparing, installing, and taking down her project. Check out a video of Jenna's project at

08/11/2015 - Florida State University 2015 Summer Commencement

Florida State University celebrates the class of 2015 during its Summer Commencement Ceremonies.
The graduates hear words of encouragement from Dr. Gail Skofronick Jackson, Project Scientist for the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Florida State Alumna.

To read more about the ceremony and see a video from the celebration visit