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Socially minded FSU student selected 2017 Humanity in Action fellow

Florida State University rising senior Roberto Flores has received a 2017 fellowship by Humanity in Action an international organization that educates and inspires young leaders who are passionate about changing the world.  Flores, 21, is one of 30 undergraduate students and recent graduates from the United States and Europe who were selected as winners of […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: June 2017

HONORS AND AWARDS Dawn Carr, Ph.D. (Sociology), Miles Taylor, Ph.D. (Sociology) and Walter Boot, Ph.D. (Psychology) have been elected as fellows of the Gerontological Society of America, the world’s oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education and practice in the field of aging. Fellowship is an acknowledgement of outstanding and continuing work 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 […]

Zika researcher to co-lead NIH center project on viruses, brain development

A Florida State University scientist pioneering research to fight Zika and West Nile virus is part of a multimillion project to investigate how quickly the viruses attack human brain cells and how the brain reacts to infection at different stages of development. FSU Professor of Biological Science Hengli Tang will receive $1.8 million of a […]

Riding a romantic roller coaster? Relationship anxiety may be to blame

Loves me, loves me not. Turns out that anxiety over that very question may be detrimental to the long-term success of a relationship. In a recent study in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Florida State University graduate student Ashley Cooper explores how high levels of fluctuation in how secure an individual feels in […]

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 researcher wins fellowship to resurrect Native American hymns

A Florida State University musicology professor has won a prestigious fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for her efforts to revive some special Native American hymns from the 18th century. Sarah Eyerly, assistant professor of musicology and director of FSU’s Early Music Program, is the recipient of an ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship. The […]

Real life role models: FSU hosts free summer camp for youth

For the sixth consecutive year, Florida State University’s College of Social Work brought dozens of middle school students to campus for a free, week-long summer camp from June 5 to June 9. The brainchild of Dean Emeritus Nick Mazza, the CSW Arts and Athletics camp introduces youth from various backgrounds to the university environment 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 faculty win GAP awards to take science from lab to market

Three Florida State University faculty members will receive financial support from the university to transport their innovative research from the laboratory to the marketplace. The Office of the Vice President Research will split a pot of $110,000 among three researchers to build a new education application, a technology to track ocean currents and a novel […]

FSU ranked among world’s top patent-producing universities

Florida State University is ranked as one of the most successful producers of groundbreaking technologies in a new report from the National Academy of Inventors® and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. FSU ranks 49th in the organizations’ “Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2016.” The annual report, which is compiled with data […]

Florida Center for Reading Research, Opening Nights Performing Arts promote summer reading

‘Summer Arts Adventure’ Booklet Available Free Throughout Community Florida State University’s Florida Center for Reading Research and Opening Nights Performing Arts have developed the “Summer Arts Adventure” activity booklet to encourage elementary school-age students to read and engage with the arts during the summer break. Students can get their free copy at all Leon County […]