Around the College


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.

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