The Florida State University College of Medicine is naming its auditorium for the late Florida Sen. Durell Peaden, a Crestview physician who sponsored the legislation creating the medical school in 2000. Also being named for Peaden is the college’s Rural Medical Education Program.
10/05/2015 - Student Profile: Reema Tawfiq
Reema Tawfiq has always been fascinated by science. While she originally considered studying biology, Tawfiq wanted a field that was more specifically focused on the human body. She decided to study exercise science to begin working toward her dream of becoming a physician.
The showcase is the culmination of the Undergraduate Summer Research Award experience and features students sharing their research and creative projects through poster and oral presentations. The summer awards are a reflection of the university's commitment to developing students as scholars and innovators, and are a testament to the stimulating education undergraduates receive at FSU. These students' projects share in FSU’s mission of nurturing independent thinkers who are learning to create solutions that enrich society.
Florida State University is a partner in the $17.5 million award that the University of Florida has received to translate medical research discoveries more quickly into healthier Florida communities. The four-year project is funded by the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, which supports a nationwide network of about 60 CTSA hubs.
Members of the College of Medicine and local health organizations gathered this week as the executive team of Dance Marathon FSU presented the college with a check for more than half a million dollars. The money was raised during the philanthropic groups 2015 campaign, which brings awareness and funds to help provide research, medical care, and treatment at Children's Miracle Network Hospital and FSU's College of Medicine. The largest student philanthropy group at FSU presents the check to the College of Medicine every fall to help bring awareness to the campaign as students are settling back in to campus. Read more about the presentation at news.fsu.edu.
09/23/2015 - FSUPC Welcomes Carol Edwards as New Dean
Florida State University welcomes a distinguished educator and administrator as the dean of FSU Panama City — its Panama City, Fla., campus — and the College of Applied Studies located there. Carol D. Edwards, who has served as dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts and professor of art education at Texas Tech University since 2007, began work at Florida State in August. For more visit fla.st/1PsFujG
A collaborative team between Florida State University and the University of Alaska Fairbanks has spent the last five years digging in a remote bone-bed of dinosaur remains in the remote Prince Creek Formation in Alaska. FSU Professor Gregory Erickson is excited for the new species of duck-billed dinosaurs uncovered in the dig and believes it opens up a lost province of arctic adapted dinosaurs. The new dino, Ugrunaaluk kuukpikensis, is closely related to Edmontosauras, another duck-billed dinosaur found further south near Alberta, Montana, and South Dakota, but several structural differences in adult skeletons helped Erickson and Pat Druckenmiller of the University of Alaska Fairbanks determine it is in fact a different species.
09/18/2015 - Experience Disney's Art of Animation on FSU's Campus
The William-Johnston Building Art Gallery is brimming with what doctoral candidate Mery-Et Lescher describes as art and artifacts from the Disney Animation Renaissance. The blanket and movie posters strategically placed to be seen through the floor to ceiling glass walls over looking the atrium capture the attention of student making their way to the second floor, and Mery-et is happy to share with each and every one of them what her exhibit is all about. Each piece in the gallery is from the former Disney Animators personal collection and part of her research on the Disney Feature Animation Studio in Orlando where she worked for more than 15 years. Dr. Robert Nueman and Mery-et teamed up to display how the animation process is art itself and has a place in museums. Read more about the exhibit here and be sure to visit before it leaves the WJB Gallery on October 1st.
09/17/2015 - OLLI back at FSU this fall
Aimed at mature learners, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute classes to be offered this fall cover history and current events, humanities, personal enrichment and science and technology, along with a wide range of other topics. There are no educational prerequisites, no grades, no tests, no required homework or reading — just learning for the love of learning. The full schedule of 40 classes, taught by instructors from FSU, plus FAMU and TCC faculty, as well as community experts, is available online at www.olli.fsu.edu.
Florida State University’s ongoing mission to promote diversity and inclusion has earned national recognition for the second consecutive year. Florida State received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.