Education & Society

FSU professor leads mission to teach civil rights history to students and teachers in the Mississippi Delta

A Florida State University professor is leading an effort to bring to life and celebrate the powerful contributions of 1960s civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, while empowering youth through the art of filmmaking. Davis W. Houck, FSU’s Fannie Lou Hamer Professor of Rhetorical Studies in the College of Communication and Information, helped conduct a […]

FSU study finds religious involvement does little to prevent opioid abuse

Does going to church help people avoid struggles with opioid abuse? New research from Florida State University says no. In a new study published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, a team of researchers led by FSU Associate Professor Amy Burdette examined the correlation ­— or lack thereof — between drug use […]

Florida State alumnus named dean of FSU College of Education

Florida State University has named alumnus Damon Andrew as dean of the College of Education, effective Aug. 7. Andrew, who earned a doctorate in sport administration from Florida State in 2004, has served as the first permanent dean of Louisiana State University’s College of Human Sciences and Education and the E.B. “Ted” Robert Endowed Professor […]

FSU researchers find religious involvement deters recreational and medical marijuana use

Although marijuana use for medical and recreational purposes is at an all-time high in the United States, a team of researchers led by a Florida State University professor has found those who hold strong religious beliefs are choosing to stay away from weed. FSU Associate Professor of Sociology Amy Burdette and her team found that […]

FSU-Teach program celebrates 10 years of success

The FSU-Teach program is celebrating 10 years of offering students an innovative way to maximize their time at Florida State University. The joint program between the College of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences enables students working on bachelor’s degrees in math or science to receive a degree in secondary teaching at the […]

FSU to host lecture on religious violence

The Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy and the Center for Global Engagement will present a lecture by Mark Juergensmeyer, distinguished professor in the Department of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Juergensmeyer’s lecture, “The Global Rise of Religious Violence,” will explore the complexities of whether religion is the […]

FSU to feature University of Virginia athletic director in Sport Talk Series

Florida State University’s Foundation for Diversity & Inclusion in Sport will feature Carla Williams, athletic director at the University of Virginia, in its upcoming Sport Talk Series. Williams will discuss her journey of becoming the first African-American woman to hold the title of athletic director at a Power 5 school. The talk will be held […]

FSU Multidisciplinary Center hosts grand open house

The Florida State University College of Social Work celebrated the new location of the FSU Multidisciplinary Evaluation and Consulting Center on Wednesday, March 28. The new site is located just west of the main campus. Previously, the Multidisciplinary Center (MDC) occupied space on Gaines Street in Collegetown. “The staff and faculty and students who train […]

FSU to feature Jacksonville Jaguars chief legal officer in Sport Talk Series

Florida State University’s Foundation for Diversity & Inclusion in Sport will feature Megha Parekh, senior vice president and chief legal officer for the Jacksonville Jaguars, in its upcoming Sports Talk Series. Parekh will discuss her role as a woman in a male-dominated sports industry and her responsibilities as a young professional in a high-level executive […]

50 years later: FSU professor reflects on how MLK, RFK assassinations changed civil rights movement

In the midst of an eventful decade for the United States, 1968 proved to be one of the most tumultuous years in history. With the deaths of Martin Luther King Jr. (April 4, 1968) and Robert F. Kennedy (June 5, 1968) occurring only two months apart, the civil rights movement experienced a drastic shift. As […]

College of Social Work celebrates ‘100 Years of Social Work’ at Florida State University

The FSU College of Social Work will commemorate “100 Years of Social Work at FSU” with a celebratory dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the University Center Club’s Champions Club. The event will include opportunities to explore and celebrate the past, present and future of the college. The celebration will feature live music […]

FSU and UF colleges of education to compete in scholarship fundraising campaign

Florida State University’s College of Education will go head-to-head with the College of Education at the University of Florida in the “Duel of the Schools” — a two-week pledge drive to encourage alumni engagement and raise money for student scholarships. For the past two years, FSU’s College of Education has awarded more scholarships than any […]