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•  MAY 3, 2016 •

FSU experiences a weekend of triumph ...

Nearly 6,200 students graduated from Florida State University this weekend, and more than 4,730 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral candidates took part in the three ceremonies held at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. Full FSU coverage ... 

... and enormous loss

The Florida State University community is mourning the loss of a scientific giant, FSU Professor and Nobel Laureate Sir Harold Kroto. Kroto died Saturday at the age of 76. FSU remembers Sir Harry ... 

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NY Times: Florida State is a leader in the growing 'gap year' trend

Malia Obama's announcement over the weekend that she will be taking a 'gap year' before heading to Harvard in 2017 drew lots of attention. Joe O'Shea, the director of Florida State University's Center for Undergraduate Research & Academic Engagement, is one of the nation's leading experts on gap years and talked to several media outlets about the topic, including the New York Times. (Photo credit: White House) 

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Garnet and Gold Scholar Society welcomes record number of new inductees

FSU welcomed a record-breaking 201 new inductees into the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society this spring. The society recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, internship, leadership, research and service. Watch!

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Seminole Trombone Quartet to play NYC's historic Carnegie Hall

Florida State University College of Music doctoral students Dunwoody Mirvil, David Ellis, Stephen Ivany and Christopher Brown — also known as the Seminole Trombone Quartet — have been selected to perform at the prestigious Carnegie Hall as a part of the “Noles in NYC” event Friday, May 6. For tickets to the Carnegie Hall recital, visit carnegiehall.org or call (212) 247-7800. Tickets are $10 general admission and $8 for students, seniors and alumni.

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