For New Yorkers, Janice Huff is a household name. At Florida State University’s Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, she is nothing short of a legend.
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The Florida State university seal is shown inset from FSU alumna Artemis Skevakis Jegart’s “The University Sunrise to Sunset,” 2001, oil on canvas. The mural was a gift from the classes of 1949 and 1950 and the artist’s patrons, and is installed on the first floor of Dodd Hall, home to the FSU College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Classics and Department of Religion.
Photo by Colin Hackley.
Dr. David James “D.J.” Kennedy loves a challenge. A two-time state weight-lifting champion at Wakulla High School, he came to Florida State University in 1996 knowing he wanted to be involved in the Seminoles’ strength and conditioning program under legendary football coach Bobby Bowden.
A funny thing happened to Kalisa Villafana a few months before earning her Ph.D. in nuclear physics at Florida State University. She discovered she was making history.
When Florida State University graduates Madison and Jesse Marks talk about the countries they’ve visited and the experiences they’ve had, it’s hard to believe the siblings have yet to reach their 30th birthdays.
“I think the day I got an offer from IBM, I also got an invitation to interview at Google, but I turned them down,” recent Florida State University graduate Randy Bruno-Piverger said, with a soft laugh of disbelief.
Ellen Cecil-Lemkin’s life at Florida State University is all about accessibility: creating accessibility in her classroom, advocating to make education accessible to all students, and asserting herself for the accessibility she needs to live with a disability.
Mike and Mark Zamani share everything — from their DNA and intended careers to their love of running and professional boxing.
Florida State University students are making their mark around the globe, thanks to the esteemed Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. The program provides students the opportunity to study or intern abroad, gaining proficiency in critically-important academic and career development skills.
Sept. 11, 2001 was a pivotal day for many, but for Michael McVicar, associate professor of religion at Florida State University, it was a catalyst for his academic career.
From a terrace along Doak Campbell Stadium, Florida State University students can now get an up-close view of planets, stars and other astronomical objects that are normally too faint to see with the human eye. These awesome views are possible thanks to the new modern astronomical observatory constructed by FSU’s physics department.
Jennifer Koslow vividly remembers a fourth- grade field trip to New Jersey’s Fort Lee while studying the American Revolution. The class was divided into two groups, one working inside to prepare a stew using only implements colonists used. The other — Koslow’s group — had to gather wood for the fire that snowy afternoon. Then they had to march in formation.
The group’s weekly “#FluorescenceFriday” photos of glowing chemicals and lasers are dazzling enough make social media followers stop mid-scroll, to stare in wonder at the captivating technicolor curiosities.