FSU hosts Nobel winner for lecture on science education

Florida State University is set to host Nobel laureate Carl Wieman Thursday, Feb. 14, to discuss his research-based approach to science education and how new practices can provide more effective learning for college-level science students. The lecture, sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and FSU-Teach, is slated for 11 a.m. at the FSU College of Medicine Durell Peaden Auditorium, in Tallahassee, Florida. 

Seasons Change: FSU researchers provide new definition for major Indian monsoon season

Toward the end of every year, the Northeast Indian Monsoon batters southern India with torrents of driving rain, but climatologists have never precisely defined when the monsoon begins and ends. 

Underwater archaeology student awarded Women Divers’ Hall of Fame scholarship

Analise Hollingshead, a graduate student in the Florida State University Department of Anthropology, part of the College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the 2019 Women Divers’ Hall of Fame Cecelia Connelly Scholarship in Underwater Archaeology. 

FSU to host Nobel winner for lecture on science education

Florida State University will host Nobel laureate Carl Wieman, a renowned physicist and educator, to discuss his research-based approach to science education and how new practices can provide more effective learning for college-level science students.

FSU researchers receive $3M to create national repository for data on learning disabilities

The federal government will award nearly $3 million over five years to researchers at Florida State University, so they can build a first-of-its-kind national data repository that aims to inspire innovative research that helps children with learning disabilities.

Faculty Spotlight: Mark LeBar, Professor of Philosophy

Mark LeBar is a professor in the Department of Philosophy, part of Florida State University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Langford gift revamped FSU classics department

The word “transformative” tends to be overused, but there is perhaps no better way to describe the significance of George and Marian Langford’s gift to Florida State University’s Department of Classics.

A&S grads chase their passions around the world

For some Florida State University grads, the road less traveled is by far the more interesting path. Two such adventuresome alumnae of the College of Arts and Sciences are featured in the Fall/Winter 2018 issue of Vires, the magazine of the FSU Alumni Association.

For these critically endangered marine turtles, climate change could be a knockout blow

Hawksbill turtles aren’t the only marine turtles threatened by the destabilizing effects of climate change, but a new study from researchers at Florida State University shows that this critically endangered species could be at particular risk.

FSU creator of life-saving breast cancer drug elected to National Academy of Inventors

A Florida State University professor who created a synthetic version of a life-saving breast cancer drug making it widely available to patients has been elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Symposium addresses 21st-century colonialism in the Caribbean

Florida State’s Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies and its Literature, Media, and Culture program came together Dec. 7 to sponsor an academic symposium, “It Has to Come from Here: Protesting Twenty-first Century Caribbean Colonialism.”

Faculty Spotlight: Amy Baco-Taylor, Associate Professor of Oceanography

Amy Baco-Taylor is an associate professor in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, part of Florida State University’s College of Arts and Sciences.