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Volcanic activity, declining ocean oxygen triggered mass extinction of ancient marine organisms

Global climate change, fueled by skyrocketing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, is siphoning oxygen from today’s oceans at an alarming pace — so fast that scientists aren’t entirely sure how the planet will respond


Two from College of Arts and Sciences win prestigious Fulbright awards

Six exceptional Florida State University graduate students and recent alumni, including two from the College of Arts and Sciences, will spend the 2018-2019 academic year teaching English or conducting research projects abroad as a part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.


Two Arts and Sciences students receive prestigious Boren Awards

Two students from Florida State University’s College of Arts and Sciences are among five from FSU who will study abroad for up to a year in areas of the world critical to U.S. national security and economic prosperity thanks to prestigious Boren Awards, offered through an initiative of the National Security Education Program.


FSU ranked among top patent-producing universities

FSU is ranked 79th in the world for the number of patents granted in 2017.


Biomathematics student awarded highly selective Hollings scholarship

A rising junior in Florida State University’s College of Arts and Sciences is among two FSU students chosen from a competitive pool of national applicants to receive the Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship from the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).


Life recovered rapidly at impact site of dino-killing asteroid

While the asteroid killed off scores of species, a new study from Florida State University scientists, in collaboration with lead researchers from The University of Texas at Austin, has found that the crater it left behind was home to sea life less than a decade after impact, and contained a thriving ecosystem within 30,000 years — a much quicker recovery than other sites around the globe.


Four Arts and Sciences faculty members receive prestigious NSF awards

A record number of Florida State University faculty members have received the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER Award this year for researchers in the early stages of their careers.


Three Arts and Sciences teaching assistants recognized during awards ceremony

Three graduate teaching assistants from Florida State University’s College of Arts and Sciences — two from the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics and one from the Department of Psychology — were among six recognized by the university with Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards for 2017-2018.


Worm-eating mice on small island hold clues to evolution

Australia has several types of kangaroos and Madagascar has many different lemurs. But just how much space a given species needs in order to evolve is a looming question.


Two Arts and Sciences students receive national scholarships to study critical languages

Florida State University student William “Brett” Crawford has been selected to receive a 2018 Critical Language Scholarshipfrom the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The scholarship will enable him to study Arabic abroad this summer.


Two Arts and Sciences students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Four Florida State University students — two of them from the College of Arts and Sciences— and three recent graduates have received the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.


FSU psychology student receives prestigious Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Keanan Joyner, a graduate student in the Florida State University Department of Psychology, is one of 70 students nationwide selected to receive a 2019 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.