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Psychology researcher: Fifty years of research fails to improve suicide prediction

Florida State University researcher Joseph Franklin made a startling discovery during an exhaustive examination of hundreds of suicide prediction studies conducted over the past 50 years: Science is still not very good at predicting who will kill themselves.


Shaking up Shakespeare: English professor’s research revelations get worldwide attention

It’s been a crazy few weeks for Gary Taylor, a Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of English at Florida State University, after his hand-picked team of New Oxford Shakespeare researchers decided 16th-century playwright Christopher Marlowe should get credit for co-writing William Shakespeare’s “Henry VI” plays.


Researchers net $1.1 million grant to introduce middle school students to coding

A multidisciplinary team of Florida State University researchers is trying to make coding cool for middle school students.


A forecasting force: FSU meteorology grads lead weathercasting field

We’re in the home stretch of an above-average hurricane season that has kept weather forecasters busy. Through the end of October, 14 named storms had formed in the Atlantic, six of them spun into hurricanes.


Department of Computer Science wins $4.6 million grant to support cybersecurity scholars

A new multimillion-dollar grant to Florida State University's Department of Computer Science will help dozens of students finance their education and help prepare them for careers in cybersecurity.

The National Science Foundation awarded the department a $4.6 million grant to help fund the education of students who are specifically pursuing cybersecurity studies. It is the largest grant in the department’s history.


FSU breaks ground on new Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science building

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A rendering of FSU's new Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science building.

FSU physics highlighted in national physics education report

A new joint report from the American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers puts the spotlight on Florida State University’s physics program as a model for other institutions around the nation.


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.