Education & Society

Environmental journalist to speak on national parks

The Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy will present a lecture by Jordan Fisher Smith, a former park and wilderness ranger turned award-winning environmental journalist, as part of its Anderson-Ashby Lectureship in Public Policy Journalism. Smith’s lecture “Engineering Eden: Do we know enough to operate ecosystems?” will focus on national parks […]

College of Social Sciences launches blog on ‘Wicked Problems’

Florida State University’s College of Social Sciences and Public Policy has launched a new blog, “Wicked Problems, Wicked Solutions,” a forum for the college’s faculty and students to talk about their research and teaching regarding the many challenges faced by contemporary society. Wicked problems, such as climate change and social injustice, are very difficult issues […]

Annual Cresse Lecture focuses on public service

Florida State University’s Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy will examine the topic of public service as part of its annual Joe Cresse Ethics in Government Lecture Series.  Jon Van Til, professor emeritus of urban studies and community planning at Rutgers University, will deliver the lecture “Society’s Third Space: Where Public and […]

Florida State’s College of Education Week to highlight impact of research on community

Florida State University’s seventh annual College of Education Week will feature events from Monday, Oct. 30, through Saturday, Nov. 4, to celebrate the college’s students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends.  This year’s theme, “Research in Action,” will be highlighted at the Dean’s Breakfast that will take place at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30 at the FSU Alumni […]

Evacuating older adults and their furry friends: FSU study finds Florida needs more pet-friendly shelters

Florida needs more pet-friendly shelters, especially for older adults who represent 50 to 75 percent of deaths following disasters like hurricanes, according to a recent study from Florida State University. A multidisciplinary team of FSU researchers examined the most densely populated area of Florida, Miami-Dade County. The study, published in the Journals of Gerontology, found […]

Critical thinking and civil discourse conference challenges conventional wisdom

In order to create positive change, conventional wisdom often needs to be reconsidered. Are low-carbohydrate diets an effective remedy for obesity? Do patients have a right to self-medicate? Are psychiatric drugs effective over the long term? The Florida State University College of Social Work will host a daylong conference to explore these questions and more. The conference, “Critical […]

Policy Pub looks at state laws on controversial issues

Policy Pub, the popular public forum series at Backwoods Bistro hosted by the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, kicks off the fall season discussing the topic of controversial state laws. Frances Berry, the Frank Sherwood Professor of Public Administration and Askew Eminent Scholar Chair in the college’s Askew School of […]

FSU criminologists partner with Palm Beach County to address victim services related to impaired driving deaths

Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice is partnering with Palm Beach County Victim Services to address the emotional, psychological, physical and financial aftermath associated with DUI/impaired driving-related deaths.  The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Victims of Crime has awarded a grant called Vision 21: Multidisciplinary Responses to Families in Complex Homicide […]

FSU College of Education to introduce accelerated teacher education programs

The College of Education at Florida State University will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony in conjunction with the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce to introduce the new accelerated bachelor’s/master’s programs in the School of Teacher Education.  “Today’s teachers are more than just subject matter experts,” said Marcy Driscoll, dean of the FSU College of Education. “They are […]

FSU Emergency Management on the front lines of hurricane recovery efforts

The Florida State University Emergency Management and Homeland Security program has been busy in recent weeks helping to serve storm-damaged areas after major hurricanes left vast devastation in Texas and Florida. Most recently, the FSU Emergency Management and Homeland Security (EMHS) program was activated by the Florida Division of Emergency Management to support statewide preparations […]

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 […]