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Six graduate students from Florida State University are among seven students in the state of Florida to earn prestigious Scholar Awards from the Philanthropic Educational Organization. The P.E.O. Scholar Awards are one-time, competitive, merit-based awards intended to recognize and encourage academic excellence and achievement by women in doctoral-level programs.

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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.

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Florida State University researchers are helping to write the “cookbook” describing the properties of vitrimers, a promising material that combines the benefits of different types of polymers.

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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.

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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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Unconquered Scholars Program supports formerly at-risk students in pursuit of an FSU degree

"When I was battling homelessness, I felt like Atlas, the ancient Greek Titan, carrying the world on his shoulders, as I tried to hold myself and my family together,” said Isaac Parfait. Thanks to the Florida State University Unconquered Scholars Program and his own determination to succeed, Parfait, a 2020 alumnus of the Program in Interdisciplinary Humanities, now works in Chicago for Three Point Media, a digital production firm for state and national political ads.

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As the pandemic passes the one-year mark, FSU continues to lead in the fight against COVID-19

When the sun rose over the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center in Tallahassee April 17, the air crackled with anticipation. For the first time in over a year, Florida State University was hosting in-person commencement ceremonies.

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Alumnus Clay Ingram returns to campus as FSU’s chief lobbyist

Like many Florida State alumni, Clay Ingram first became a Seminole standing next to his mailbox, reading a letter. The difference, however, was Ingram’s letter arrived when he was a junior in high school. And it came from Bobby Bowden.

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Postdoctoral scholars contribute to Florida State’s research excellence

Roberta Tatti is essential to the research pursuits in Florida State’s interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, but she’s not a faculty member. Or a staff member. Or a student. Tatti and nearly 250 other researchers at FSU hold a role unlike any other at the university — they are postdoctoral scholars.

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Florida State University has launched a new initiative designed to amplify centers and institutes that are doing high-profile, public-impact research and connect them with donors interested in pursuing big questions. The initiative, Big Bets, is being led by interim Vice President for Research Laurel Fulkerson.

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The Florida State University Board of Trustees has unanimously selected Richard McCullough, vice provost for research at Harvard University, to serve as the university’s 16th president. McCullough will succeed John Thrasher, who will retire later this summer after serving as president since 2014. The appointment is subject to approval by the Florida Board of Governors, which meets June 23.

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More than 500 College of Arts and Sciences Class of 2020 graduates will be recognized at FSU commencement ceremonies this weekend!

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