Education & Society

FSU project to prepare future Southeast Florida library leaders

Florida State University’s College of Information has been awarded a grant to help build the next generation of library leaders. The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded $559,872 to Professor John Bertot and Assistant Professor Michelle Kazmer for the project "Southeast Florida Library Leaders: Building the Next Generation of Service to Underserved Populations." […]

FSU researcher studies Harry Potter’s magical hold on young readers

The recent release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" marked the magic moment for millions of Harry Potter fans worldwide. The seventh and final book in the wildly popular series signaled the end of a literary global phenomenon. At Florida State University, a graduate student is researching how the Harry Potter series has enchanted […]

$800,000 grant will help train FSU students for early intervention in diverse communities

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Florida State University has been awarded a four-year, $800,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Education to train doctoral students in providing services to infants and toddlers who have, or are at risk for, disabilities. Emphasis will be placed on children and families from diverse cultural, linguistic and socioeconomic […]

No satisfaction zaps motivation, FSU psychologist says

You can’t always get what you want, as the song goes, but if a Florida State University researcher’s new theory on motivation holds true, you may not want it anymore anyway. Francis Eppes Professor Roy Baumeister, a renowned social psychologist, has conducted several experiments to learn how satisfaction influences motivation. Baumeister will present his theory […]

Computer-based programs help college couples build better relationships

Like the proverbial apple a day, a pair of computer-based programs developed by Florida State University researchers may help young adults keep relationship trouble away. College students in committed romantic relationships reported significantly reduced relationship dysfunction as well as depression and anxiety symptoms after participating in either of the two computer-based interventions, says a study […]

FSU Program in Higher Education ranked 18th in nation

The Florida State University College of Education’s Program in Higher Education is ranked 18th in the United States among all higher-education administration programs in the U.S. News & World Report publication "America’s Best Graduate Schools 2008." The rankings were released on Sunday, April 1. "Faculty and students in this program are conducting research that is […]

FSU researchers participate in Indonesian partnership

Florida State University’s Learning Systems Institute and College of Education will receive a federal grant to help improve educational quality in the nation of Indonesia through attention to teacher training and improving the school learning environment. FSU received the roughly $700,000 grant as part of a greater multi-million dollar project to conduct research in conjunction […]

At FSU, a ‘revolutionary’ approach to science education

In a basement on the Florida State University campus, one of the world’s foremost scientists is working to ignite a revolution. But Sir Harold Kroto’s mission isn’t the overthrow of a government; instead, he is making use of modern technology to launch what he calls a "revolution" in the way schoolchildren all over the world […]

College of Information wins $1.4 million grant to study Internet use at public libraries

As a student at Florida State University, Jamie Linden read an article about an aviation catastrophe that turned into a tragedy for Marshall University of Huntington, W.Va. Linden, who was moved by the events of the 35-plus-year-old crash, researched the details and never forgot them. During his early career as a screenwriter in Los Angeles, […]

FSU professor receives grants to study teacher preparation, training

A professor in Florida State University’s College of Education who is working to develop more-effective models for teacher preparation and professional training has received two grants totaling more than $600,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF). With the NSF grants, "We hope to get a better understanding of what changes can be made to the […]

New York City to use FSU professor’s scale to identify gifted students

A diagnostic test developed by a Florida State University education professor has been selected by the New York City Department of Education for use in determining whether students in that city’s schools are gifted. "It was extremely gratifying and humbling that New York City schools—the largest school district in the United States, with 1.2 million […]

Federal grant at FSU to help science teachers foster ‘inquiry learning’

Three Florida State University programs have joined forces to research how to better prepare teachers to combat science illiteracy in the United States—and they are receiving a helping hand from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Through a $2.4-million award, FSU’s College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education and National High Magnetic Field Laboratory will […]