January 2015

Actors Danny Glover, Felix Justice to perform at MLK Celebration

Paying homage to the late Martin Luther King Jr., Florida State University will host its 27th Annual MLK Week beginning Wednesday, Jan. 14, through Tuesday, Jan. 20. Headlining the week is “An Evening with Martin and Langston” featuring actors Danny Glover and Felix Justice.

Are all rattlesnakes created equal? No, maybe not

If you’re one of the unfortunate few to be bitten by a venomous snake, having access to effective antivenom to combat the swelling, pain and tissue damage to these bites is critical. But new research by a team of biologists at Florida State University has revealed that creating antivenom is a bit tricky. 

Blueberries: Small fruit delivers big reward

Thinking about topping your morning cereal with a cup of blueberries? Do it. Just one cup of blueberries per day could be the key to reducing blood pressure and arterial stiffness, both of which are associated with cardiovascular disease.

College of Law Cuban American Bar Association wins national award

Florida State University's College of Law Cuban American Bar Association (CABA) received the 2014 CABA Student Chapter of the Year award from the Cuban American Bar Association.

FSU Black Law Students Association sweeps regional competitions

Florida State University College of Law’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) won two major advocacy competitions and a Chapter of the Year award at the Southern Region Black Law Students Association (SRBLSA) Regional Convention held Jan. 21-25 in Columbia, S.C.

FSU Law School ranked No. 1 in Florida, one of best nationally

Business Insider has ranked Florida State University College of Law as Florida’s No. 1 law school and No. 32 nationally on the publication’s “50 Best Law Schools in America” list. Florida State is the only Florida law school in the top 50.

FSU to 'Lift Every Voice' during Black History Month

Florida State University’s Black Student Union and the entire university community will come together in February to celebrate Black History Month with activities centered on the theme “Lift Every Voice.”

FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training receives grant for theater renovations

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training is the recipient of a $22,250 grant from the William G. Selby and Marie Selby Foundation, which will provide funding to fully repaint the Conservatory's Jane B. Cook Theatre's interior and refurbish the stage's proscenium arch.

FSU’s Relay for Life wins national American Cancer Society award

The student-led event wins first place in a national competition among community-, collegiate- and youth-led Relay for Life events because of its focus on "mission delivery."

Florida State's online graduate programs among best in nation

Florida State University’s online graduate programs in education, criminal justice, information technology and business are among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 Best Online Program Rankings.