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Florida State helps lead effort to digitize 1 billion biological specimens

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Sparnodus elongatus agassiz, 1839: Fossilized fish from the Paleogene

FSU creative writing grad Anthony Cormier awarded Pulitzer Prize

Florida State University alumnus and Tampa Bay Times reporter Anthony Cormier recently accepted a Pulitzer Prize at a ceremony in New York City for his investigative reporting on Florida’s broken mental health system.


FSU alumna Georgiana Fry Vines honored for accomplishments in journalism

Florida State University alumna Georgiana Fry Vines, a pioneer among women journalists and an unwavering supporter of FSU’s physics program, has been honored for a long and extraordinary career. Vines, 76, was recently inducted into the Tennessee Press Association’s 50-Year Club at the group’s summer meeting in Franklin, Tennessee.


FSU celebrates new pathway into health professions

Seven FSU colleges, including the College of Arts and Sciences, were involved in creating the new degree track, which provides students with more time to explore opportunities and a more effective way to choose a career in health care.

Florida State University officially launched an innovative new pathway into health care careers by honoring the program’s first students at an Oct. 14 celebration at the College of Medicine.


FSU geologist explores minerals below Earth’s surface

A Florida State University geology researcher is going deep below the Earth’s surface to understand how some of the most abundant minerals that comprise the Earth’s crust change under pressure.


Study: No convincing evidence that brain-training games lead to cognitive gains

A new study by a multiuniversity team, including Florida State University, found there is no convincing evidence that brain-training programs work to enhance cognitive abilities.


Giant Thai insect reveals clues to human heart disease

What can a Thai water bug teach us about our muscles, especially the heart?


FSU donates $40,000 of lab equipment to boost physics enrollment in Bay County high schools

Florida State University has purchased $40,000 worth of physics lab equipment that will be loaned to Bay County high schools to enhance teaching capabilities.


During Hurricane Hermine, FSU meteorology student took weather world by storm

Florida State University meteorology student Matt Reagan has been fascinated with weather, especially the fearsome power of hurricanes, since he was 7 years old. He dreamed maybe one day he’d be able to watch the weather, analyze it, and talk about it for a living.


A onetime speakeasy, Tennessee cave has complex human history

A Tennessee cave with a colorful history as a speakeasy, dance hall and hideout during the Civil War was originally a native burial ground 8,500 years ago.


Biology professor receives $1.14 million from NIH to study epigenetics

A Florida State University scientist has received $1.14 million from the National Institutes of Health to study a little understood area of human epigenetics.


Fruit flies yield clues on cancerous tumor 'hot spots'

Florida State University researchers have found that the epithelial tissues that line the surfaces of organs throughout the body intrinsically have "hot spots" for cancerous tumors.