Florida State University retained its place in the Top 20 among national public universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, while improving in several key measures considered in the publication’s methodology.
A team of evolutionary biologists and ecologists, led by Florida State University researcher and Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Sophie McCoy, has a new idea for how scientists should classify algae species.
A Florida State University faculty member in the Department of Classics has been invited to present a series of lectures at Aarhus University’s Centre for Urban Network Evolutions in Denmark this fall. Assistant professor of classics Elizabeth Murphy’s series, “Socially Re-constructing the Late Roman City: Labor, Networks, Economy, and Narratives of Urban Decline,” is funded by a $22,500 award.
Nine Florida State University faculty members have been selected as U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program award recipients, setting a new FSU record for most Fulbright Scholars in one year. These individuals plan to teach and conduct research as part of opportunities funded by the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program during the 2020-2021 school year.
A Florida State University faculty member has become the first in the university’s history to receive the American Chemical Society’s Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, one of the most prestigious awards in organic chemistry. Igor Alabugin, a professor at FSU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, was selected for the 2021 edition of the international award for excellence in organic chemistry.
The Gulf of Mexico receives considerable levels of nutrients from the rivers that empty into it, especially the Mississippi River, causing the Gulf’s northern shelf waters to become overly enriched and more susceptible to algae growth. But scientists remained unsure whether a significant portion of those nutrients ever leave the Gulf to potentially impact the chemistry of the North Atlantic Ocean.
One-hundred million light years away from Earth, an unusual supernova is exploding. That exploding star — which is known as “supernova LSQ14fmg” — was the faraway object discovered by a 37-member international research team led by Florida State University Assistant Professor of Physics Eric Hsiao.