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FSU College of Social Work hires director to lead newly established center

The Florida State University College of Social Work has chosen an accomplished expert in nonprofit leadership to direct its new Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children. Ellen Piekalkiewicz begins her role as director of the center this month. The center was established in the fall of 2017 through the support […]

Have a heart: FSU nursing researcher says social support key to heart failure management

The Heart Failure Society of America marks Heart Failure Awareness Week Feb. 11-18, 2018, to promote heart failure awareness, patient education and heart failure prevention. Heart failure is a progressive condition in which the heart’s muscle gets injured from something like a heart attack or high blood pressure and gradually loses its ability to pump enough […]

FSU to host International Women in French conference

Florida State University will host the 2018 International Women in French Conference Feb. 8-10. The three-day conference, hosted by the Winthrop-King Institute at Florida State, will focus on “Le bruit des femmes” or “women and noise” as the #MeToo movement shines a light on women speaking out in the public sphere, particularly in the workplace. […]

FSU to celebrate Black History Month during February

Florida State University’s Black Student Union and the entire university community will come together during the month of February to celebrate Black History Month. This year’s theme, “The New Harlem Renaissance,” reflects the goal of highlighting the social and artistic excellence within the modern black community. The monthlong journey will feature programming that celebrates the “golden age […]

Dance Marathon at FSU announces record-breaking fundraising goal

Dance Marathon at Florida State University is challenging the student body and community to reach new heights by setting the bar to raise a record-breaking $2 million for charity, benefiting Shands Children’s Hospital in Gainesville and the FSU College of Medicine’s Pediatric Outreach Programs. A program of the national Miracle Network Dance Marathon, Dance Marathon […]

World-class researcher leads new campuswide center on behavioral health

Florida State University’s research reputation is set to receive a boost with the arrival of a highly regarded behavioral researcher whose focus includes improving the health of minority adolescents. Sylvie Naar, described as a “force of nature” by her department head in the College of Medicine, has been hired to direct FSU’s new Center for […]

New FSU student organization addresses diversity, inclusion in sport

A new Florida State University student organization will host the Sports Talk Series, an event designed to expose students to polarizing issues in the sports world that arise each year. The Foundation for Diversity & Inclusion in Sport will host the event with the mission of providing attendees with a greater understanding and appreciation of […]

FSU announces reforms for Greek Life

University Institutes New Policies and Procedures to Ensure Student Safety Florida State University President John Thrasher announced today that significant policy changes designed to create a healthier campus community and produce safer, more responsible student behavior will begin immediately. Thrasher instituted an interim suspension of Greek Life activities on Nov. 6, 2017, after the death […]

FSU ‘checks up’ on students during mental health awareness event

Florida State University students came out to enjoy the festivities and learn about mental health during Fresh Check Day, an event designed to bring the campus community together to ‘check in’ on the mental health and wellness of students. “There has been such a great turnout today for this wonderful event,” said Sue Shapiro, coordinator […]

FSU professor offers students unique course on North Korea

Professor Available to Discuss North Korean Politics, History When Florida State University Associate Professor of History Annika A. Culver surveyed the state of Florida for examples of college courses on the history and culture of North Korea, she was surprised to come up empty. “I couldn’t find many opportunities for students to learn about North […]

FSU to host national human trafficking conference Feb. 1-2

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. Over the past 20 years, human trafficking cases have been reported in every state in the country. Florida is considered one of the top three “destination states” for trafficking within the United States.   The Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights will host […]