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FSU researcher receives National Geographic grant

Florida State University Assistant Professor of Geography Stephanie Pau has been awarded a National Geographic grant for her research on tropical forest phenology and climate change by the organization’s Committee for Research and Exploration. Phenology, often referred to as “nature’s calendar,” is the study of periodic plant and animal life cycle events, such as the […]

FSU researchers: Deer antlers played large role in Cherokee society

It’s not uncommon to see a person holding onto a rabbit’s foot key chain for good luck, but in the traditional Cherokee homelands of the southern United States, deer antlers were a symbol of luck and heritage. In a new paper in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Associate Professor of Anthropology Tanya Peres and […]

FSU faculty member to be honored as fellow of American Society of Criminology

A Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice faculty member has been named a fellow of the prestigious American Society of Criminology. Eric Stewart is one of four highly distinguished criminologists who will be honored during the society’s annual conference Nov. 15 in Philadelphia. The honor recognizes scholars who have made significant contributions to […]

Research team receives grant to study new urban infrastructure systems

A multidisciplinary team of researchers, including faculty and graduate students from the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, has been awarded a $2.5 million grant for the project “Urban Infrastructure Systems Framework to Advance Access and Well-being in Communities.” The project falls under the National Science Foundation’s Smart & Connected Communities […]

FSU research team nets $8M grant to focus on students with learning disabilities

A Florida State University-based research team studying the best ways to help students with learning disabilities has received an $8 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Led by Richard Wagner, the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Eugenia and Russell Morcom Chair, the grant […]

Driving the conversation: FSU researcher finds media impacts public expression

Most people probably think the media drives public conversation — that when people read things in newspapers or online, it helps set the agenda for what they are talking about with their peers. Now, a team of researchers including a Florida State University professor have the numbers to back the idea up.  The five-year study, […]

Policy Pub tackles persistent ageism in our aging society

Our population is aging. Birthday celebrations for those reaching their 80s, 90s and even beyond are now commonplace. But ageism targeting these adults — and even those decades younger — remains persistent. The next session of the popular Policy Pub public forum series presented by the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public […]

Environmental journalist to speak on national parks

The Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy will present a lecture by Jordan Fisher Smith, a former park and wilderness ranger turned award-winning environmental journalist, as part of its Anderson-Ashby Lectureship in Public Policy Journalism. Smith’s lecture “Engineering Eden: Do we know enough to operate ecosystems?” will focus on national parks […]

College of Social Sciences launches blog on ‘Wicked Problems’

Florida State University’s College of Social Sciences and Public Policy has launched a new blog, “Wicked Problems, Wicked Solutions,” a forum for the college’s faculty and students to talk about their research and teaching regarding the many challenges faced by contemporary society. Wicked problems, such as climate change and social injustice, are very difficult issues […]

Annual Cresse Lecture focuses on public service

Florida State University’s Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy will examine the topic of public service as part of its annual Joe Cresse Ethics in Government Lecture Series.  Jon Van Til, professor emeritus of urban studies and community planning at Rutgers University, will deliver the lecture “Society’s Third Space: Where Public and […]

Florida State’s College of Education Week to highlight impact of research on community

Florida State University’s seventh annual College of Education Week will feature events from Monday, Oct. 30, through Saturday, Nov. 4, to celebrate the college’s students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends.  This year’s theme, “Research in Action,” will be highlighted at the Dean’s Breakfast that will take place at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30 at the FSU Alumni […]