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More than two dozen Florida State University undergraduate researchers are set to present their work this week during one of the university’s premier academic traditions, the President’s Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence.

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The Florida State University Alumni Association will recognize 22 young alumni for their contributions to their professions, communities and alma mater at the 10th annual Young Alumni Awards on Thursday, Sept. 29. The 2022 Young Alumni Awards will honor 2022 Notable Noles and Reubin O’D. Askew honorees, and the ceremony will take place the day before the FSU Alumni Association kicks off its inaugural Young Alumni Reunion.

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Two trailblazing Florida State University researchers have been selected for membership in the Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida. Sylvie Naar, a distinguished endowed professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine, and Thomas Joiner, the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology, will be formally inducted into the academy in November.  

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Engineers and technicians from the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory were recognized with a 2022 R&D 100 Award for the design and construction of the 32 tesla (T) Superconducting Magnet. The R&D 100 recognizes revolutionary ideas in science and technology, and the 32T magnet is the world’s most powerful all-superconducting magnet.

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The Florida State University Alumni Association will recognize six distinguished alumni during its annual Alumni Awards Gala on Friday, Sept. 30, the evening before FSU’s homecoming football game against Wake Forest.

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Florida State University celebrated its Summer 2022 graduates on Friday through two commencement ceremonies at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, with graduates from the FSU College of Arts and Sciences crossing the stage at 7 p.m.

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Florida State University President Richard McCullough announced today the selection of Marla Vickers as the university’s next vice president for University Advancement and president of the FSU Foundation. Vickers starts Oct. 1.

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Florida State University President Richard McCullough announced Tuesday that Stacey Patterson will serve as the university’s next vice president for research. Patterson, a microbiologist, has served as the vice president for research, outreach and economic development in the University of Tennessee system and as president of the UT Research Foundation since 2017.

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A Florida State University student has been named a John Robert Lewis Scholar, the Washington-based Faith and Politics Institute announced. Rawan Abhari, a rising senior from Ft. Myers, Florida, is one of 10 scholars selected from a field of more than 105 applicants from across the country.

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Dazi Lenoir, an Orlando-based lawyer and two-time graduate of Florida State University, has been named chair of the FSU Alumni Association’s board of directors, effective July 1.

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Florida State University’s High Energy Physics Group, part of the Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, will gather Thursday, June 30, to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the discovery of the Higgs boson, a fundamental building block of our universe. The local gathering, from 1-3 p.m., in Room 701 of the Keen Building, will coincide with a larger virtual event hosted by a consortium of global institutions at that same time.

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A team of Florida State University researchers has uncovered a way to use low-energy light to manipulate photopolymers or plastic films — a finding that has implications for a wide range of technologies that use light as an energy source to create shape-shifting structures.

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