Education & Society

FSU sport psychology researchers receive prestigious NCAA grant

The life of a student-athlete is hectic. The competitive nature of college-level sports requires hours of practice and travel — and balancing a rigorous schedule with schoolwork while still making time to rest can often seem unrealistic. As a result, there has been a large push by the NCAA in recent years to promote the […]

FSU researchers pursue the truth about cats and dogs … and older adults

Many believe that owning pets can be beneficial for older adults. But is it true that a dog or a cat can make life better for older family members, or is this simply a comfortable myth? Two researchers with Florida State University’s Institute for Successful Longevity intend to find out with the support of a […]

FSU alumnus wins national teaching award

Florida State University alumnus Bobbie Cavnar said he never dreamed that his passions for education and Shakespearian literature would lead to him being named the best teacher in the nation. Cavnar, 40, recently told The Charlotte Observer he was astounded when he discovered he was being awarded $35,000 by the National Education Association Foundation and […]

Florida State University Schools opens new playground

Administrators, teachers and parents of Florida State University Schools gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 14 to recognize the official opening of a new playground for students. FSUS is the FSU College of Education’s developmental research school. FSUS parents started the fundraising initiative for the new playground, and then FSU President John Thrasher stepped in […]

FSU to host second Sports Talk Series on diversity and inclusion

As part of its Sports Talk Series, Florida State University’s Foundation for Diversity & Inclusion in Sport will host a talk focusing on leadership and managing diversity in the locker room. The event will feature speakers Becky Burleigh, head coach of the University of Florida’s soccer team, and Celia Slater, founder of True North Sports, […]

Policy Pub looks at water crisis: Can it happen here?

One of the biggest stories of the past few years has been the water crisis in Flint, Mich., where due to insufficient water treatment, more than 100,000 residents were potentially exposed to high levels of lead in the drinking water. The crisis would seem to be almost out of character in a country as developed […]

Lead us not into temptation: Predictors for infidelity, divorce highlighted in new FSU research

As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s reassuring to know many of us are equipped with the basic psychological instincts to have a successful intimate relationship that lasts. New research from Florida State University highlights ways to keep love and also identifies clear predictors for failed relationships. In a study published in the Journal of Personality and […]

FSU Pepper Institute and Center to host radio segments on aging

Florida State University’s Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy and the Claude Pepper Center, along with support from the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at FSU, will sponsor weekly “Aging Today” segments on 88.9, WFSU-FM, beginning Feb. 6. The one-minute segments will highlight critical aging-related […]

FSU College of Social Work hires director to lead newly established center

The Florida State University College of Social Work has chosen an accomplished expert in nonprofit leadership to direct its new Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children. Ellen Piekalkiewicz begins her role as director of the center this month. The center was established in the fall of 2017 through the support […]

FSU to host national human trafficking conference Feb. 1-2

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. Over the past 20 years, human trafficking cases have been reported in every state in the country. Florida is considered one of the top three “destination states” for trafficking within the United States.   The Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights will host […]

New grant funds training on human trafficking for Emergency Medical Services

Florida State University’s Institute for Family Violence Studies (IFVS) at the College of Social Work recently received a $25,000 grant from the Office of the Florida Attorney General to help stem the tide of human trafficking. The funds helped create an online training to help Emergency Medical Services personnel recognize the signs of human trafficking […]