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Educational programs at FSU aim to increase minority women in higher education

Florida State University hosted two intense, one-week programs designed to help women of color, particularly black women, thrive in academia earlier this month.  Nearly 100 women, including undergraduates, postgraduates and faculty members, participated in the Sisters of the Academy (SOTA) Research BootCamp and the Priming the Pipeline mentoring program held July 30 – Aug. 5, […]

USAID and Florida State University researchers partner to establish Nigerian Center for Reading Research And Development

Acquiring reading skills can be difficult in an ideal setting, let alone an environment affected by crisis or conflict. That, however, is the harsh reality more than 2 million children living in northern Nigeria face each day. With the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), a new partnership between researchers at Florida […]

FSU researchers find school board diversity reduces school suspensions

A new study from criminology researchers at Florida State University reveals that a more diverse school board can lead to more equitable school punishment among black, white and Hispanic students. The team found that black and Hispanic students were more likely to be suspended in schools with larger minority populations. However, white students attending schools with larger […]

FSU Research: Florida’s college continue to make student-centered changes based on 2013 legislation

A new report by Florida State University’s Center for Postsecondary Success found that institutional transformation remains the focus of institutions in the Florida College System as they continue to respond to a state law intended to address student success and developmental education reform in Florida’s colleges.    Researchers at the Center for Postsecondary Success have […]

Florida State leads research to strengthen advanced manufacturing education in rural areas

Florida State University’s College of Communication and Information is teaming up with Chipola College to better prepare students for careers in advanced manufacturing. A three-year study, funded with $800,000 from the National Science Foundation, will measure the effectiveness of the classroom-to-career path offered by advanced manufacturing programs at Chipola College and collaborating colleges in Northwest […]

FSU student and alumnus selected to attend prestigious economics meeting

A graduate student and an alumnus from the Florida State University Department of Economics have been selected to participate in the 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in Lindau, Germany, taking place Aug. 22-26. Graduate student Steven Landgraf from DeForest, Wis., and alumnus Phil Brookins of Largo, Fla., will meet with Nobel laureates in their […]

FSU researchers receive $1M federal grant to enhance diversity in higher education

Florida State University researchers, in partnership with Florida A&M University, have received a $1 million federal grant to support the recruitment and academic success of doctoral students from underrepresented populations. The five-year grant from the Institute of Education Sciences, the independent, nonpartisan statistics, research and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education, is intended […]

FSU College of Education alumni among highest impact teachers in Florida

Seventy-one graduates of Florida State University’s College of Education have been recognized by the Florida Department of Education as some of the highest impact teachers in the state. A recent analysis of their former students’ performance on statewide standardized tests found the effect these teachers had on student growth is among the most positive in […]

New report identifies needed resources for Florida’s developmental education reform

A report released today by Florida State University’s Center for Postsecondary Success found a sharp decline in the percentage of administrators who think a state law intended to address concerns about the cost and effectiveness of the Florida College System’s developmental education is working.  The report, “Continuing Adaptations: Administrators’ Perceptions of the Third Year of […]

Florida State University Schools moves full STEAM ahead with new state funding

Florida State University Schools received $7.5 million in state legislative funding to create a new Science, Technology Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) facility. The new space will improve crucial STEAM training facilities, provide innovative classroom space and enhance communication through a new school auditorium. The STEAM building will be located on the FSUS campus and […]

FSU researchers find plus-size fashion models help improve women’s psychological health

A new study by Florida State University researchers reveals women are more likely to pay attention to and remember average and plus-size models in the media compared to thin models. Women also experience enhanced psychological health after viewing plus-size models, according to the study published this week in the journal Communication Monographs. Russell Clayton, assistant […]

FSU named an age-friendly university for its outreach to Florida’s older adults

Florida State University has been named a member of the Age-Friendly University Initiative, an international effort to highlight the role higher education plays in meeting the challenges and opportunities of an aging population. FSU is the first Southern university to obtain Age-Friendly University status from the initiative, which is led by Dublin City University with […]