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Meet Stacey Pierre, FSU’s new student body president

Stacey Pierre has been developing her voice and refining her leadership from the day she set foot on Florida State University’s campus. A first-generation student from Miramar, Florida, Pierre now stands at the helm of FSU’s Student Government Association, serving as the chief student advocate.

Spanish professor wins prestigious journal article award

A Spanish professor at Florida State University has earned accolades for an article he authored that was recently published in the academic journal Colonial Latin American Review.

Classics professor named director of excavations at longest-running American archaeological project in Greece

A Florida State University faculty member has achieved a top honor in the field of classical archaeology. Christopher A. Pfaff, an associate professor in FSU’s Department of Classics, was recently named director of excavations at Ancient Corinth by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

Chemistry professor to travel to United Kingdom after being named a Fulbright scholar

Igor Alabugin is planning a busy year of travel, lectures and collaborations with British peers after the Florida State University chemistry professor was named a Fulbright Scholar for 2018.

FSU ROTC to host fifth annual 2LT Justin Sisson 5K to honor fallen alumnus March 24

For its fifth consecutive year, the Florida State University Army ROTC program will host the annual 2LT Justin Sisson 5K for the Fallen Run/Walk on Saturday, March 24.

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FSU’s Great Give: University’s 36-hour online giving campaign set for March 22-23

The Florida State University community will unite to support the university by participating in the seventh annual FSU’s Great Give, a 36-hour online giving campaign that raises funds for a wide variety of academic projects, programs, scholarships and student activities at FSU.

Classics professor has her pick of three prominent fellowships

Erika Weiberg is having the sort of year that most scholars can only dream of. Weiberg, an assistant professor in Florida State University’s Department of Classics, has, in a matter of months, been awarded three prestigious fellowships: one from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), another from the Loeb Classical Library Foundation, and a third from the Center for Hellenic Studies.

Some gut feelings are a red flag, according to new FSU research

A Florida State University neuroscientist concludes you are, if not by choice then perhaps subconsciously. Research by psychology professor Linda Rinaman finds gut-to-brain signals are a powerful influence on emotions, mood and decisions — typically by prompting you to avoid certain situations.

English professor earns top award in field of composition studies

A professor in Florida State University’s Department of English has received a top honor in her field, having been selected as the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Exemplar Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication.

FSU biology professor uses Wikipedia in a pioneering approach to teaching

With a little help from Wikipedia, a Florida State University professor is taking an innovative approach to teaching that may offer a glimpse at the future of education.

Diabetes researcher recognized for distinguished chemistry career

A Florida State University chemistry professor whose research delves into the mechanisms at work behind the metabolic disorder known as Type 2 diabetes has received a prestigious honor for his work.

FSU researchers pursue the truth about cats and dogs… and older adults

Many believe that owning pets can be beneficial for older adults. But is it true that a dog or a cat can make life better for older family members, or is this simply a comfortable myth?