Education & Society

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 […]

New Policy Pub sessions focus on climate, health and economic equality

Policy Pub, the popular public forum series at Backwoods Bistro, returns for three new sessions this semester with topics that address key issues affecting everyone’s lives. The monthly sessions include brief, plain-language talks by faculty of the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy followed by questions and discussion from the public. […]

FSU speech pathology program lifts students and impoverished children

A federal grant helped Florida State University speech-language pathology student Denisha Campbell learn one of her most valuable academic lessons during her internship working with preschoolers. Campbell, a graduate student in the School of Communication Science and Disorders, recalled an eye-opening experience in which a 3-year-old boy felt painfully embarrassed in class every day because […]

Professor named fellow for work on urban economics

Keith Ihlanfeldt, the DeVoe Moore Eminent Scholar and Professor of Economics at Florida State University, has been named a Halbert Smith Honorary Fellow of the Weimer School of the Homer Hoyt Institute. The Hoyt Institute, located in North Palm Beach, is an independent, nonprofit research and educational foundation established in 1967 to help improve the […]

In a league of their own: FSU Sport Management program ranked No. 1 in the nation

The Florida State University master’s degree program in Sport Management is the top program in the nation according to College Choice, a leading online authority on college rankings and resources. The No. 1-ranked sport management program is housed in FSU’s College of Education. “We are incredibly proud of the recognition our program has received,” said […]

FSU social work faculty amp up international collaboration in 2017

The Florida State University College of Social Work made new international connections and developed collaborations around the world in 2017. Social work faculty partnered with universities and colleagues at leading institutions from other continents to create innovative scholarship, training and dialogue. “FSU social work faculty have taken the social work scholarship they’ve developed at the […]

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 […]