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FSU religion student wins 2021 Master’s in Four competition

1 week 3 days ago

A graduate student from the Department of Religion won first place in Florida State University’s third-annual Master’s in Four (Min4) competition sponsored by the university’s Graduate School. Guanxiong Qi, an international student from China pursuing a master’s degree in religion, won first place for the presentation, “How Buddhist Monasteries Became Tourist Destinations in 17th-Century China.” […]

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Kelsey Klopfenstein

Virtual International Coffee Hour connected FSU’s global community through pandemic

1 week 6 days ago

This past year, the Center for Global Engagement’s (CGE) Virtual International Coffee Hour has showcased more than 45 unique recipes from around the world with multicultural Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) and international students, serving approximately 2,000 participants. CGE transitioned the program to a virtual space in March 2020 to provide the FSU community with an […]

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Kelsey Klopfenstein

FSU scholar’s photography exhibition documents previously unseen threat along Amazon

2 weeks 6 days ago

When Marcos Colón, a Florida State University Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics postdoctoral scholar and documentary filmmaker, set off on a research trip to the Amazon at the beginning of March 2020, his plan was to finish a documentary in progress about environmental issues in the world’s most biodiverse location. What he experienced instead forced him into […]

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Anna Prentiss

International study discovers ancient meteoritic impact over Antarctica 430,000 years ago

2 weeks 6 days ago

A Florida State University geochemist and postdoctoral scholar were part of an international research team that has found new evidence of a low-altitude meteoritic touchdown event reaching the Antarctic ice sheet 430,000 years ago. The geological record has long shown evidence of meteorite collisions with Earth, but scientists had previously only known of two airbursts […]

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Bill Wellock

Florida Center for Reading Research forms partnership to establish National Center for Reading in India

4 weeks ago

The Florida Center for Reading Research at Florida State University and University of St. Francis have partnered with education officials in India to establish the National Center for Reading Interventions and Research (NCRIR) in India. The new center will bring together educators from around India and provide them with career development opportunities focused on teaching reading. FCRR researchers — […]

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Kathleen Haughney

FSU Classics professor awarded Shelby White-Leon Levy grant to publish research

4 weeks 2 days ago

Florida State University Associate Professor of Classics Andrea De Giorgi has been awarded a $20,000 Shelby White-Leon Levy grant for his publication on the archaeology of Daphne by Archaeological Publications at Harvard University. “This is one of the most prestigious and competitive awards available to archaeologists of the eastern Mediterranean,” said Christopher Nappa, chair of […]

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Anna Prentiss

A Message from President Thrasher in Support for Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

4 weeks 2 days ago

Dear FSU Family,    As the nation continues to grieve over the shootings in Atlanta that killed eight people, including six women of Asian descent, I want to share my own feelings of anger and sadness about this horrific act of violence. Across the country there has been an alarming increase in the number of violent and xenophobic incidents targeting Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and I […]

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Amy Farnum Patronis

FSU celebrates Peace Corps 60th anniversary

1 month 3 weeks ago

The Peace Corps is celebrating 60 years since President John F. Kennedy established the agency on March 1, 1961, and Florida State University alumni are proud to continue being a vital part of this historic organization. The anniversary of the Peace Corps commemorates international peace and friendship, volunteerism and service. In that time, Florida State […]

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Anna Prentiss

Mayor of Florence Italy says FSU students signal the city’s recovery

1 month 3 weeks ago

Florida State University’s Study Abroad program in Florence, Italy, is one of just a handful of international programs currently operating in the country.  For the Mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, that’s a fact worth celebrating, even if it’s a modest, mask-wearing, socially distanced affair.  On Feb. 12, Nardella stood inside of FSU’s newly renovated study center […]

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Mark Blackwell Thomas

Eight FSU students receive Gilman scholarship to study abroad

1 month 3 weeks ago

Eight Florida State University students hope to study or intern abroad this summer as part of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program from the U.S. Department of State, barring any COVID-19 travel restrictions. The Gilman Scholarship gives students the opportunity to study or intern abroad and emphasizes learning about culture and language to prepare […]

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Kathleen Haughney

FSU Middle East Center presents 12th annual film festival

2 months ago

Florida State University’s Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics and the FSU Middle East Center will host the 12th annual Middle East Film Festival, showcasing films that represent perspectives rarely seen in mainstream media. The festival, which runs from Feb. 21 through March 21, is sponsored by the Middle East Center and the Student Life Cinema and features five films over the course of five Sundays. “Our selection offers cultural […]

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Anna Prentiss

Social Work faculty elected chair of global consortium dedicated to student resiliency efforts

2 months ago

A Florida State University faculty member has been elected to lead an international organization that is shaping and leading college student resilience efforts in the United States and worldwide. Karen Oehme, who will serve as chair of the Academic Resilience Consortium is director of the Institute for Family Violence Studies at FSU and a research […]

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Kelsey Klopfenstein

FSU’s Winthrop-King Institute hosts symposium to explore connections between cognitive science and transcultural literature

2 months 1 week ago

Florida State University’s Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies and the FSU Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics will explore the connections between cognitive science and transcultural literature in the Francophone world through a one-day virtual symposium. “Cognitive Decoloniality: Two Cultures and the Transcultural, Exploring the Mental Experiences of Transcultural Literature from the Caribbean to the […]

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Anna Prentiss

International study shows asteroids as past, possible future water source

2 months 1 week ago

A Florida State University geochemist was part of an international team that published startling evidence that a type of meteorite — fragments of ancient asteroids that land on Earth — shows signs it contained liquid water no more than a million years ago. Scientists have long hypothesized meteorites delivered water from asteroids to Earth in the solar system’s infancy. […]

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Kathleen Haughney

FSU to launch ‘Diversity Talks’ podcast

2 months 2 weeks ago

Two Florida State University faculty members in the Center for Global Engagement are joining the massive podcast industry this semester with “Diversity Talks,” a show centered around diversity, inclusion and intercultural competence at FSU. Elcin Haskollar, Ph.D., program director of the Global Citizenship Certificate, and Tanu Kohli Bagwe, Ph.D., teaching faculty for the Global Citizenship […]

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Kelsey Klopfenstein

FSU to host seventh annual South Asian Media & Cultural Studies conference

2 months 3 weeks ago

Florida State University will host its seventh annual South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference (SAMCS) virtually Feb. 4-6. The annual SAMCS conference is an alliance of scholars, academicians and practitioners dedicated to fostering greater understanding of the South Asia region’s issues and global importance. This year’s theme, “South Asia: Beyond Borders,” is focused on sharing […]

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Kelsey Klopfenstein
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