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World War II image collection captures attention of Tokyo tastemakers

Tokyo tastemakers are delving into a Florida State University collection of images detailing the postwar U.S. occupation of a defeated Japan.


Psychology professor honored by American Psychological Association

A division of the American Psychological Association has honored Neil Charness, director of Florida State University’s Institute for Successful Longevity, for outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of applied experimental and engineering psychology.


FSU colleges collaborate to pave smoother pathway into health professions

Every year, thousands of new students arrive at Florida State University hoping to enter a career in health care. For a variety of reasons, most of these would-be physicians, nurses, pharmacists and others wind up in different careers — and communities lose out on the health care they could have provided.


Oil from 2010 oil spill lingering in Gulf of Mexico, says oceanography professor

A team of scientists working in the Gulf of Mexico have found that contaminants from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Spill were transported by phytoplankton and associated materials from the ocean surface to the seafloor, according to a Florida State University oceanographer.


Biochemistry researcher wins Carnegie fellowship to help South African university

A Florida State University researcher is headed to South Africa on an international fellowship to collaborate with researchers at the University of Johannesburg to help them develop an integrated lab system for university researchers that will better allow faculty to collaborate and innovate.


Religion student named a 2016 Humanity in Action fellow

Florida State University student Micah Friedman has been named a 2016 fellow by Humanity in Action, an educational organization that brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore past and present examples of resistance to intolerance.


Professor of French awarded two preeminent fellowships

A Florida State University professor who specializes in medieval and early modern French literature has earned back-to-back honors after receiving two of the most prestigious fellowships in the humanities.


Researchers to explore food choices after gastric bypass surgery

A Florida State University researcher has won part of a $2.8 million grant to explore the diets of people who undergo gastric bypass surgery in order to find less invasive ways to achieve similar weight-loss benefits.


FSU-Cornell team defines meaningful part of maize genome

Using a genetic mapping technique developed at Florida State University, FSU and Cornell University researchers have shown that a small percentage of the entire maize genome is responsible for almost half of a plant’s trait diversity.


Ancient tools and bone found in North Florida river could help rewrite the story of the first Americans

The discovery of stone tools alongside mastodon bones in a Florida river shows that humans settled the southeastern United States as much as 1,500 years earlier than scientists previously believed, according to a research team led by a Florida State University professor.


Doctoral student recognized by Hispanic honor society

A Florida State University doctoral candidate has been recognized by Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.


FSU research: Saharan dust makes big impact on Caribbean waters

Dust from the Saharan desert is bringing needed iron and other nutrients to underwater plants in the Caribbean, but bacteria may be the first thing to prosper from that dust.