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A new National Law Journal report rates Florida State as Florida’s #1 law school, and the nation’s 25th best, in terms of the percentage of 2013 graduates employed nine months after graduation in full-time, long-term, bar passage-required jobs not funded by the school. The report, which was published April 21, is based on American Bar Association data.
The Center for Intensive English Studies celebrated its new home in the historic Hecht House on Friday, April 11th.
Following a beautiful renovation of the historic building, CIES faculty, staff and students celebrated their new home by holding an Open House that featured food and fun from all over the world.
FSU's Great Give is a 36-hour online giving campaign in support of academic programs and scholarships at Florida State University. Starting on Thursday, April 17, at 9 a.m., supporters of Florida State can make gifts to any of the many projects created specifically for FSU's Great Give.
The Florida State University honored the achievements of its graduate students at the annual Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence on April 9that the new Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House. This event sponsored by The Graduate School, the Office of Research, and the Congress of Graduate Students, recognizes FSU’s graduate students for excellence in teaching, research and creativity, and leadership.
The Florida Book Awards exists for one purpose--to honor the best work written by Florida authors and about Florida culture in the previous year. Begun in 2006, the Florida Book Awards is the most comprehensive state book awards program in the United States, and the only one with a Spanish Language category. The successes and growth the Florida Book Awards have enjoyed in the last six years are testimony to the quality of authorship and the rich culture of books that exists and continues to prosper in the Sunshine State.
Florida State University’s graduate programs in education, law, statistics, chemistry and physics continue to move up in national rankings and are listed among the best graduate and professional programs in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.”
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February 25, 2014, the Graduate School conducted its first Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Finalist competition at the FSU College of Medicine, with an audience of over 250 people.
Dr. Patrick Taylor, an FSU Meteorology M.S. and Ph.D. graduate, has been "named one of 102 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers"
Merry Lynn Morris danced in a professional ballet company and studied at USF and Florida State, and more recently, invented the Rolling Dance Chair.
The newest group of Florida State University graduate students join The Graduate School Dean, Nancy Marcus, for an orientation to the university. The annual event features tours of the campus and Strozier Library as well as informational sessions on professional development opportunities, funding sources and academic and social opportunities.
This summer, Florida State’s Frederick L. Jenks Center for Intensive English Studies is hosting a group of 19 Brazilian high school English teachers who have come to the United States to improve their English fluency and the quality of their English language teaching.
Christine Helfrich, a Fulbright scholar and Florida State University doctoral candidate, realized her passion for family therapy in 2008 after reading a thought-provoking publication by psychologist Peter Fraenkel.
Office aims to expand the academic horizons of graduate students by encouraging them to think about issues in a broader context.
Events planned for the week of April 15th through April 19th aim to highlight and reward FSU graduate student work.
In the past month, graduate student Brad Hostetler has received three fellowships for his dissertation research on Byzantine reliquaries in Europe.
Florida State University doctoral student Deirdre Carter has been awarded a prestigious fellowship to complete detailed study of late medieval artworks.
Article published in Protein Science selected as one of two to be presented at annual symposium.
For many Americans, the word “Vietnam” just refers to a long-ago war or a third-world country that makes much of today’s clothing, but the country also produces a growing number of young scientists and researchers.
The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) is pleased to announce that the 10th Annual VEF Fellows and Scholars Conference will be hosted this year by Florida State University January 3 - 5, 2013. The theme of the Conference is Leading the Change.
A second-year student in the Florida State University College of Medicine, has been named one of only 40 students nationwide to receive a 2012 Tylenol Future Care Scholarship.
Students were selected based on a competitive application process and their ability to show strong leadership, written and oral communication skills, community activism, and a desire to serve the people of Florida.
Florida State University reached a new high in the number of doctoral degrees awarded over the past year — a result of The Graduate School's effort to focus on recruitment and retention of doctoral students.
Jane McPherson, principal organizer of One Million Bones/Tallahassee, heads up a project that is intertwined with a national art-and-action effort intended to create awareness about the horrors of genocide and raise money for survivors.
Florida State University honored the achievements of its graduate students during the annual Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence April 11. Students were recognized for excellence in teaching, research, creativity and leadership.
Three Florida State University students have received Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation for 2012.
The Council of Graduate Schools is awarding grants of $30,000 to 21 institutions, which will participate in a qualitative investigation of the experiences of minority graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, commonly referred to as STEM fields.
Graduate students from Florida State University's College of Motion Picture Arts can mark "raise $20,000 for thesis projects" off their to-do lists.
Beautification efforts at homeless shelter provide lessons beyond the classroom walls.
Seven Florida State University students have been selected by Gov. Rick Scott to be part of the 13-member 2011-2012 class of Florida Gubernatorial Fellows.
Attracting and training the best minds in the rapidly growing field of advanced materials science is the goal of a new partnership between Florida State University and Cytec Industries Inc., a global specialty chemicals and materials company.
FSU Graduate students are recipients of some of the nation’s most prestigious fellowships and awards.
In 2011, five Research and Creativity Award recipients were recognized for superior scholarship.
David L. Albright was announced as the winner of the 2011 Leadership Award.
Dance critic Joan Acocella's story Bare Truths: Eiko and Koma in “Naked” quotes from Shoko Letton's MA American Dance Studies thesis on Eiko & Koma.
A recent graduate of The Florida State University College of Music has been selected as one of five winners in the 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Students in FSU's 'Writing for Stage' Program Sweep Category at 'Kennedy Center Amercian College Theater Festival'
All five Master of Fine Arts (MFA) students in Florida State University’s Stage and Screen Writing program who participated in competition received recognition.
Former Meteorology Graduate Student wins the second TV news Emmy award of his career for a 2009 story about Hurricane Ida.
Computer Science Department Wins $1.85 Million Grant To Offer Scholarships in Exchange for Government Service
Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences Awards Micah Ranum $30,000 For ‘A Good Hunter’ Script
Hispanic Business magazine has named Florida State University College of Law the sixth best law school in the nation for Hispanics in its September 2010 issue.
A Florida State University doctoral student is the only recipient in the state of Florida to have been awarded the prestigious P.E.O. Scholar Award.
World-Renowned Scholars, Private Donations Fuel Rise to Pre-eminence
Eight Florida State University students have been selected by Gov. Charlie Crist as 2010 Gubernatorial Fellows.
The Graduate School is excited to share with you the spring 2010 edition of the Grad Connection newsletter.
With the latest Hollywood success of its alumni, the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts has burnished its reputation as one of the nation’s leaders in film education.
The six Research and Creativity Award recipients were recognized for superior scholarship.
The ten Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award recipients were recognized for excellence in teaching.
The Florida State University honored the achievements of thirty-five of its best graduate students at the annual Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence.
At this year's Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence, Layal Rouhana and Sheau Ching Chai were announced as the 2010 winners of the Graduate Student Leadership Award.
This year’s Preparing Future Faculty Fellows are Justin Michael Conrad, Political Science, and Yvonne C. Earnshaw, Educational Psychology & Learning Systems.
Seven alumni of the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts made a film that was just selected by international film critics to screen at the 49th Cannes Critics’ Week, one of the world’s most prestigious film competitions. This is the only feature from the United States selected for the competition since 2005.
A record number of Florida State University students have been selected to receive highly competitive and valuable National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships.
A faculty member in the Florida State University College of Business is being recognized for his more than three decades of contributions to the development of scholars in the field of management, as well as the impact of his and his students’ research in the field.
A recent doctoral graduate of The Florida State University has earned top honors in his discipline as the author of the nation’s best doctoral dissertation in nuclear physics.
Florida State University's Congress of Graduate Students, The Graduate School, and The Libraries invite applications for the third FSU Dialogues Conference. FSU graduate students are invited to present their interdisciplinary research on the theme of "We don't do this in my discipline."
The Florida State University ranks 44th among doctorate-granting institutions in terms of number of research doctorates produced in 2008, according to a new report released by the National Science Foundation.
Graduate student Nicole Stroud of the Florida State University College of Communication & Information’s School of Library & Information Studies was chosen for the American Library Association (ALA) 2010 Emerging Leader program.
Two Florida State University College of Medicine students have been awarded scholarships that cover the entire cost of their remaining time in medical school in exchange for service in medically underserved areas.
The Graduate School will no longer provide a DVD copy of the final dissertation, thesis, or treatise to the graduate student author and the major professor.
A Florida State University doctoral student who studies DNA sequence data has won a prestigious award in evolutionary biology, marking the first time an FSU student has received the award.
Florida State University graduate Masood Raja (Ph.D. 2006), along with some friends, has created Pakistaniaat.org, an online, academic journal of Pakistan studies.
Recent accomplishments of graduate students from the Department of English.
A large group of faculty, students, and colleagues of The Florida State University College of Communication & Information are presenting research at the upcoming 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), Nov. 6–9, Vancouver, BC.
The article, published in First Monday, questions how successful Latina IT professionals construct and reconstruct their conceptions of gender before, during, and after contact with the information world of the IT industry.
Florida State University's colleges of law and medicine are among the Top 10 best in the nation for Hispanics, according to Hispanic Business magazine, which has published its annual rankings of graduate schools in the magazine's September issue.
Congratulations to Shirin Hooshmand and Girdhari Sharma of the Department of Nutrition, Food, & Exercise Sciences on their recent awards.
Recent Florida State University graduate student accomplishments.
MBAs in marketing Professor Mike Hartline's Corporate Affairs class offered this past spring said not only did they ask questions, but they received precious insight into running multi-million-dollar corporations that will benefit them for years to come.
Florida State University's College of Business this year altered its Master of Business Administration program in a way that further drives home FSU's practice of providing all MBA students the same quality degree, regardless of whether they're on campus or online.
This summer, 23 students started in the College of Business' new MSF program. It's an elite group of students with an average GMAT score of 602 and an average grade-point average of 3.6. They will spend the next 10 months boosting their quantitative and analytical skills through hands-on application and exposure to the best faculty and speakers the finance department has to offer.
The Florida State University College of Business’ new Global Experience Seminar for master’s students culminated in a weeklong trip to Chile in March to study international commerce and corporate social responsibility.
Amid the national debate on health care quality and access, $2.3 million in new grants to The Florida State University College of Nursing will support a unique Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program that aims to increase the number of advanced practice nurses and see them lead and manage health care delivery in poor, underserved areas.
Florida State University has created a site to share information about the H1N1 virus and the University's plans for handling the expected issues this fall term.
The Graduate School at The Florida State University has announced the opening of the Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards, a new resource designed to assist graduate students in identifying external funding opportunities.
Florida State University’s fall 2009 New Graduate Student Orientation will take place Tuesday, Aug. 18, from noon to 5 p.m. in the New Classroom Building (HCB) on the FSU main campus.
Shoko Letton, in conjunction with the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC), was recognized nationally by Dance Films Association at the 2009 Dance On Camera Festival for their “Research Highlight” videos and podcasts.
Master of Fine Arts graduates Geoffrey Kershner (Directing, 2006) and Krista Franco (Scene Design, 2006) founded Endstation Theatre when they graduated from FSU.
Information on Florida State University's Electronic Theses, Treatises, and Dissertations (ETDs) is becoming more available with pages now on Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace.
Sergio Iñiguez is one of Florida State University’s outstanding graduate students.
For the second year in a row, an FSU graduate student has been awarded a fellowship at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece.
Psychological Services in Education (PSE) Graduate Students Well Represented at the National Career Development Association’s Global Conference in St. Louis
Fifteen graduate students in counseling psychology and career counseling were involved in making presentations at the National Career Development Association’s annual conference held in St. Louis, July 1-3.
Two graduate students from the Florida State University's Department of Marketing are recent recipients of the Valuing Diversity Scholarship from the American Marketing Association.
In 2009 three Graduate Student and two Postdoc Large Hadron Collider Theory Initiative (LHC-TI)Fellowships were awarded nationwide. One of the recipients is Benjamin Thayer, from Florida State University's Department of Physics.
Congratulations to Jeremy Serna and Daniel Scheller of the Department of Political Science on their recent awards.
Laci Rogers, a second-year doctoral student in Management (Organizational Behavior), has been selected as a 2009 Outstanding Reviewer.
Meteorology graduate student recent publications and awards.
Doctoral student, Shun-Yung (Kevin) Wang has just been awarded a National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellowship.
The Florida State University is one of the nation’s most prolific research institutions in the arts, according to rankings recently released by Science Watch that place Florida State third among the universities with the most published papers in the field of performing arts between 2003 and 2007.
The brainchild of FSU MBA alumnus Alex Miningham (class ’08) and FSU Associate Professor Molly Wasko, inDegree is the first and only website that uses the power of professional networking to create an enterprise solution for graduate student placement and alumni services.
Linda Most, a doctoral candidate at The Florida State University College of Information, has been awarded the Norman Horrocks Leadership Award from the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE).
Annette Goldsmith, who successfully defended her dissertation here at the Florida State University College of Information a few months ago, received Honorable Mention in the Jeanne Teague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Research Poster Contest on Jan. 21, 2009.
Two graduate students in FSU’s Program in Higher Education received fellowships for graduate study from the Association of Institutional Research (AIR) and the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES).
Sociology graduate student recent publications, presentations, awards, and grants.
FSU graduate students are doing great things - here are a few noteworthy stories.
This last spring, a team of Instructional Systems Students from Dr. Aubteen Darabi’s course on Performance Systems Analysis participated in a national University Case Study competition sponsored by International Society of Performance Improvement (ISPI).
This new graduate certificate is designed to recognize graduate students who, through their experiences, research, and courses, have become cross-culturally and globally competent.
Here's an update on recent awards, grants, presentations, and publications of the College of Business graduate students.
The Anthropology graduate students have been awarded NSF pre-dissertation research fellowships.
Two outstanding Florida State University graduate students have won $15,000 scholarships to pursue research for their doctoral degrees.
Issy Masduki and Jennifer Myers, doctoral graduate students in the Florida State University College of Education’s Program in Instructional Systems, were recently awarded a top prize for the PacifiCorp Design and Development Award that recognizes the most innovative solution to a business problem dealing with learning and performance.
Alisa Brink won the 2008 Best Emerging Scholar Paper at the Accounting, Behavior, and Organizations Conference held October 9-11, 2009, in Providence, Rhode Island.
College of Information graduate student serves young adults; nominated fro president of American Library Association division.
From Argentina to Russia, eight Florida State University students will be traveling to locations all over the world after winning prized and highly competitive Fulbright grants this year.
Preparing Future Faculty Fellows are dedicated and have a commitment to the profession of teaching, research and service. This year’s PFF Fellows are DeAnna Gore, Sociology, and Christopher Griffin, History.
Dustin Anderson of the Department of English is the winner of the 2009 Graduate Student Leadership Award.
The ten Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award recipients were recognized for excellence in teaching.
The Florida State University’s colleges of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Information, Education and Law are among the best graduate and professional programs in the nation, according to new rankings in U.S. News and World Report’s 2010 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” on newsstands April 28.
Once again, a top national prize has gone to an extraordinary graduate of The Florida State University College of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts -- best known as The Film School.
Governor Charlie Crist announced the opening of the application process for the Gubernatorial Fellows program, providing Florida university students with firsthand, high-level experience and insight into how government operates. This program, established in 2004 and endowed by Al and Dawn Hoffman in 2005, gives college and university students around the state the unique opportunity to spend a semester working alongside state government’s top staff.
A former fellow, Scott McLeod, shares an update on the current happenings in his career since graduating from Florida State University.
CAMBRIDGE, MA - Michael Pasquier, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Louisiana State University, is among eight individuals who have been awarded fellowships as part of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences' Visiting Scholars Program. Dr. Pasquier received his Ph.D. from Florida State University's Department of Religion and was a Research and Creativity Award winner.
Hispanic Business magazine has ranked Florida State University’s College of Law the fifth best law school in the nation for Hispanics, while also giving a nod to the FSU College of Medicine. The rankings appear in the magazine’s September issue.
Arthur Clements, M.D., Ph.D, an alumni from the class of ’73 and native of Tallahassee was elected President of the FL/OBGYN Society.
Florida State Law’s Student Bar Association was named "SBA of the Year" by the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division at the 2008 ABA Annual Meeting in New York City.
Nine months after graduation, 99.6 percent of the Florida State University College of Law Class of 2007 was employed, pursuing a graduate degree or not seeking work, according to official data released by the National Associate for Legal Career Professionals.
FSU Psychology Professor Natalie Sachs-Ericsson and graduate student Kathryn Sawyer have found that a gene that was believed to be only a risk factor for whites is also a risk factor for African-Americans.
Students at Florida State University are filling some of Florida's most desirable internships in 2008. Four FSU students were chosen for the Gubernatorial Fellowship Program and two for Disney's sports management internship.
For the fifth time in four years, a Student Academy Award has gone to a film written and directed by a student from Florida State University's renowned College of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts -- best known as The Film School.
Donna Duncan, a 2008 graduate of the Florida State University College of Law, has received the Clinical Legal Education Association's Outstanding Student Award. The award is presented annually to law students who have excelled in clinical education.
A Florida State University doctoral candidate in Religion has received the renowned Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.
Elizabeth Barre, finishing her final year of dissertation writing in law and religion, has been selected a Newcombe Fellow -- an honor that recognizes graduate students who have an interest in the study of ethical or religious values.
A Florida State University doctoral student has been awarded a prestigious scholarship to further the clinical psychology studies that she hopes will allow her to one day literally save lives.
Kimberly Van Orden, 28, has received a $15,000 P.E.O. Scholar Award from the International Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood for the 2008-09 academic year.
A L’Oreal USA Fellowship for Women in Science has been awarded to Florida State University alumna Laura Lapham, one of just five young women scientists in the nation selected for the prestigious $40,000 prize.
Kelly Smith, College of Education Graduate Student, Selected for Prestigious James Madison Memorial Fellowship
A student in FSU’s College of Education has been awarded a national competitive fellowship to support graduate study of American history, to include a concentration of courses on the history and principles of the United States Constitution.
Ten Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award recipients were recognized for excellence in teaching.
At the annual Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence held at Dodd Hall Auditorium on April 2nd, the University honored graduate students for excellence in teaching, research and creativity, leadership, contributions to the university and community, and service to fellow graduate students.
This year, the Graduate Student Research and Creativity Awards were presented to two winners for each of the three broad disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS), and Arts and Humanities (AH). These awards recognize students for their outstanding research and creative productivity within their programs.
The Graduate Student Leadership Award is given to a graduate student leader who is making a positive difference in their scholarly/creative, campus, and wider communities. The 2008 winner is Carolyn Sloane Sawtell.