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The Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and the Tallahassee-based MagCorp have inked a five-year agreement to share resources and intellectual property rights in an effort to strengthen relationships between the university and private industry.

An applied and computational mathematician in the Department of Scientific Computing at Florida State University has been named one of the world’s most influential researchers by a prominent global citation database. Web of Science, a platform that includes nearly 1.9 billion cited references from more than 171 million records, noted Max Gunzburger, Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor and Krafft Professor of Scientific Computing, was among a select few researchers most frequently cited by their peers over the past decade.

A two-degree graduate of Florida State University is now the president of the American Psychological Association. Jennifer Kelly, who earned her master’s degree in psychology from FSU in 1984 and then her doctorate in clinical psychology in 1987, assumed the president’s post at the APA on Jan. 1, after spending a year as the organization’s president–elect.

The mystery of how supernovae fully form and function is one of many secrets of the universe that scientists have yet to unravel, but new work by a Florida State University research team has used theory and computations to show how one class of these luminous stellar explosions go from a slow burn to a brilliant explosion.

After months in pandemic quarantine you might think you’ve gained weight or put on the ‘quarantine 15′ but a study by a Florida State University researcher shows that your perception might not match reality. In a study published by the International Journal of Eating Disorders, Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology Pamela Keel gathered information on changes in weight and weight perceptions from a sample of college students from January to April 2020.

Joe Tatelbaum has a passion for ocean research. He seeks out where it’s being conducted and supports it. The Boston native is a co-principal of Pearl Street Holdings, Ltd., a firm involved in investing, manufacturing and consulting, along with his wife, Grace Wang. Though he had no previous ties to Florida State University, Tatelbaum did his “homework,” was impressed by an FSU ecologist and decided to make a transformative gift to her lab.

Florida State University awarded honors medallions to 77 high-achieving graduates during a virtual ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 10. The FSU Honors Program supports the efforts and talents of the university’s most intellectually curious students who have the potential, dedication and drive for creating change.

Through a collaborative effort with faculty members across the college, we’ve created a video honoring each of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Class of 2020 fall graduates by name. The video is organized by department, degree type (doctorates, master's, bachelor's) and then alphabetically by last name.

When she is sworn in next month, Kamala Harris will become the first woman to serve as vice president of the United States. Harris has a long political career, having served as district attorney of San Francisco, attorney general of California and a U.S. senator before this position. Florida State University faculty members are available to speak about the history of women in politics and offer context to coverage of this historic first.

Charlotte Puopolo graduated in Spring 2020 with dual bachelor’s degrees from both the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, part of the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. Poupolo majored in Spanish and international affairs, with minors in French and law and philosophy.

The John D. Fox Superconducting Linear Accelerator Laboratory at Florida State University knows a little something about long-term success. For 60 years, it has been an incubator for cutting-edge experimentation in fundamental and applied physics and launched the careers of innovative faculty researchers and bright new students. The lab brought in over $15 million in external grant funding in the last decade alone, an affirmation of its quality research and student outcomes.

Graduating Arts and Sciences graduate students and undergrads have received emailed invitations with ceremony details and a link to register.