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FSU research documents link between nightmares and self-harm

New research from Florida State University finds a link between nightmares and self-injurious behavior, such as cutting or burning oneself. The findings are similar to previous research showing other sleep problems, such as nightmares, insomnia and trouble falling asleep, are linked to suicide and attempted suicide. “We’re seeing sleep disturbances linked to so many psychological […]

Expert Pitch: Trends and Truths about Black Friday

Stores and consumers are gearing up for Black Friday on Nov. 24, but the truth is bargains will start days before then and last through the end of the year. Experts from Florida State University are available to talk about Black Friday and holiday shopping trends: Mike Brady, Carl DeSantis Professor, chair of Department of […]

FSU French history professor awarded prestigious national book prize

A Florida State University professor has received the prestigious J. Russell Major Prize from the American Historical Association for the year’s best book in English on French history. Rafe Blaufarb, professor in the Department of History and director of the Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution, was recognized by the AHA for his book […]

FSU engineering professors win $1.7M NIH grant to search for stroke treatments

Two Florida State University researchers have received a $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to find new treatments for stroke. In the United States, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and one of the primary causes of disability, with more than 795,000 individuals experiencing an attack each year. But the […]

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 […]

FSU professor serves up expert pitch on business of baseball

Florida State University Professor Mike Brady is watching the World Series between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers with keen interest. Brady, FSU’s Carl DeSantis Professor and chair of the Department of Marketing, played in the Dodgers’ minor league system in the early 1990s after graduating from FSU and wrapping up a successful four-year […]

Researcher reveals how beetles bounce back from forest fires

For decades, forestry services have used prescribed burns to promote ecological resilience in areas vulnerable to wildfires. Now, research from Florida State University has illuminated the piecemeal patterns of recolonization among a hardy species of beetle regularly affected by these managed burns. Using herbivorous tortoise beetle populations in Florida’s Apalachicola National Forest — where management […]

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 […]

FSU removes barriers to the college application process

With initial application deadlines quickly approaching, Florida State University is making it easier for Seminole hopefuls to apply to the university by implementing new features to assist in their higher education endeavors. FSU will now waive the $30 application fee for prospective students who self-report their financial need. Previously, students were required to go through […]

New FSU partnership to provide homestay programs for international students

Have you ever had the desire to connect with new friends around the world and experience a new culture, while staying in the comfort of your own home? Florida State University’s Center for Intensive English Studies can help make that happen. The center recently partnered with the American Homestay Network, an organization that provides homestay […]