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FSU professor helping find solutions to Florida’s insurance woes

It is the most expensive natural disaster ever to hit the United States. When all is said and done, experts estimate that Hurricane Katrina will cost insurers between $40 billion and $60 billion. The state of Florida is well aware of the monetary effects of hurricanes, and how crucial insurance is to ease the burden […]

FSU management professors write the book on ‘political skill’

A coworker soars to success within your company while you continue to toil away in obscurity. Wonder why? Your coworker’s superior “political” skill could be the difference, say two Florida State University researchers. Gerald R. Ferris and Pamela L. Perrewé, professors of management within FSU’s College of Business, have written the book, literally, on organizational […]

FSU again ranked as one of top 10 law schools for Hispanics

For the second consecutive year, Hispanic Business magazine has ranked the College of Law among the Top 10 law schools in the nation for Hispanics. For the academic year 2004-2005, Hispanics made up 9 percent of the school’s 748-member student body and received 11 percent of the 205 law degrees awarded to the class of […]

FSU researcher: Many employees feel guilty about working too much

Feeling pangs of conscience about the hours you spend at work instead of home with the family? You’re far from the only one. Research by a Florida State University management professor shows many U.S. workers feel guilty that their jobs don’t allow them to spend as much time at home as they would like. Wayne […]

FSU Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research helps cut crime in all 50 states

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, every year for the past 10 the victim costs of crime in America have exceeded $450 billion, a staggering figure that doesn’t calculate the human misery or the dollars needed to run the nation’s juvenile and adult justice systems. Each year, 600,000 prisoners are released; within three, roughly […]

FSU to assist with search for Alabama teen in Aruba

A special unit of Florida State University’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice has been asked to assist with search and recovery efforts in the case of missing Alabama teen Natalee Holloway. The Underwater Crime Scene Investigation (UCSI) program, based at FSU’s Panama City campus, received the request for assistance from the prime minister of […]

FSU College of Law alumni endow $1 million chair to honor dean

Florida State University Provost Larry Abele has appointed Dean Don Weidner to the newly created Alumni Centennial Chair at the College of Law. The Chair—endowed in excess of $1 million—was established by several alumni to honor Weidner for his many years of leadership at the law school. Weidner will hold the Chair for as long […]

FSU on track with high speed LambdaRail network

This is not your father’s Internet. The Florida LambdaRail Network, a next-generation Internet that is faster than any other education-based network in the Southeast and is among the top in the nation in speed and capacity, is now operating at Florida State University and nine other universities in the state. FSU was a leader in […]

More cops on beat reduce crime on street, FSU study shows

Do police deter crime? A Florida State University law professor who studied the effects of an increased police presence during high terror alert in Washington, D.C., says they do. And not by just a little bit either. Jonathan Klick, the Jeffrey A. Stoops Professor of Law at FSU, and Alexander Tabarrok of George Mason University, […]

FSU researcher: employers can minimize hurricane-related stress

Florida was pummeled by four major hurricanes during last year’s hurricane season. Those four storms proved tremendously damaging — and intensely stressful — for millions of Florida residents. Unfortunately for many, that stress only seemed to increase when they returned to work. As the 2005 hurricane season begins, a Florida State University professor is examining […]

Legal scholars, judges give advanced praise for new book by Professor Jim Rossi

Jim Rossi, the Harry M. Walborsky Professor of Law and associate dean for research at Florida State University College of Law, has just published a new book, Regulatory Bargaining and Public Law (Cambridge University Press 2005). The book is receiving advanced praise from some of the leading legal scholars and judges in the United States. […]

Law school rises in U.S. News & World Report rankings

Florida State University College of Law has jumped 11 slots in the latest edition of the influential national rankings of law schools by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine’s 2006 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools also ranks the College of Law as one of the most diverse in the country. Compared to last […]