The Florida Board of Governors has confirmed the selection of Richard McCullough, vice provost for research at Harvard University, as Florida State University’s 16th president. McCullough’s first day in office will be Monday, Aug. 16. He succeeds John Thrasher, who became president in 2014.
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Florida State University will host two summer commencement ceremonies as the university confers nearly 3,000 degrees Friday, July 30, at the Donald L. Tucker Center. FSU President John Thrasher will preside over commencement for the final time of his presidency, and he also will deliver the commencement address to Summer 2021 graduates.
Roughly 1 out of 15,000 people born suffer from Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD), a rare disease that starts with the progressive weakening of facial muscles and then the shoulders and upper body. By the time patients reach their 50s, around one-fifth of them are wheelchair bound.
After a year’s delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tokyo Olympics will commence at the end of July to much fanfare, but with no actual fans in the stands. The games begin July 23 and run through Aug. 8. Florida State University researchers are available to assist reporters who are covering the Summer Olympics.
Sometimes the path to tackle one question in science leads to an answer on a totally different question. That is what happened when a team of Florida State University researchers began looking for ways to synthesize natural products that could potentially serve as a treatment for cancer and neurological diseases.