A Florida State University early American history researcher has received an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities for his groundbreaking work on the monetary policy impact of one of the nation’s founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin.


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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Edward Gray, a professor in the FSU Department of History, was selected as a recipient of the American Philosophical Society-National Endowment for the Humanities Sabbatical Fellowship for his project, “Benjamin Franklin’s Money: A Financial Life of the First American.”


The assassination Friday of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe happened in a country that boasts exceptionally low levels of violent crime. But Abe’s murder by a gunman in Nara, a city near Osaka and Kyoto, prompted recollection of a time when political violence ran rampant in Japan.  

Appearance isn’t the only thing identical twins Ethan and Noah DuBroff have in common.

Because the DuBroff twins, Ethan and Noah, say that being twins doesn’t make them the same person, they find it humorous their argument is undermined by the fact that they happen to like all the same things.

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All eyes are on Churchill Downs this week as the horse racing industry prepares for the 148th Kentucky Derby. Associate Professor of History Katherine Mooney is available to provide expert commentary to reporters covering the event.


Students and scholars from Florida State University and Florida A&M University met on April 7 for “Focus on the Gulf,” the first collaborative event in the FAMU and FSU Gulf Scholars Programs.

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A wealth of our knowledge about how the climate works is due to the interest of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), said Ron Doel, a Florida State University associate professor who researches the history of science and technology. He is available to comment on how interest from the U.S. military funded Earth sciences research that has shaped our current understanding of climate change.

Alumna Angel Purganan highlights how humanistic skills support data analysis, tech success

Saying Angel Purganan has a broad range of interests is a bit of an understatement. When the Tampa, Fla., native graduated from Florida State University this spring, it was with dual degrees in philosophy and political science and minors in Middle Eastern studies and history.

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Alumna Sarah Patterson uses research expertise to help identify missing World War II personnel

The past has always been part of Sarah Patterson’s future. “I think there are several motivations that drive me to focus on history,” said the two-time Florida State history alumna. “In part, I’m very curious. Doing historical research allows me to ask questions and then go look for answers. It’s an unending process of learning.”

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Anasa Hicks is an assistant professor of Caribbean history in the Department of History, part of Florida State University’s College of Arts and Sciences.


As millions of people across the United States prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, Florida State University experts are available to talk with reporters working on articles about gratitude, the myth and reality of the holiday and the role turkeys have played for Indigenous peoples long before Europeans settled the U.S. Eastern Seaboard.

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