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Profiles in Leadership: Driscoll optimistic about future of college, education

Florida State University College of Education Dean Marcy Driscoll smiles as she reflects on her journey with FSU. The petite woman’s passion for education shines even brighter than her signature red hair. Dean Driscoll is a longtime faculty member at FSU; she joined the garnet and gold family in 1980. “A friend who graduated from […]

Super Bowl equals super stress for some players

The Super Bowl is one of the most watched events on the planet. When the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons face off in Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Feb. 5, in Houston, Texas, millions will be watching and rooting for their favorite teams or players. For fans, their pregame ritual may center around […]

Annual student affairs conference to explore inclusion on college campuses

  Student affairs professionals, faculty and students from across the nation will discuss current topics related to diversity and inclusion when they gather for Florida State University’s 27th Annual Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values Feb. 2-4. Florida State will host about 180 participants and volunteers for the 2017 Dalton Institute — or […]

Make 2017 your year of success: FSU professor’s research reveals the path to peak performance

So, how are your 2017 resolutions going? If one of your goals is to further develop a skill — maybe something that will help you do your job with more expertise, or perhaps you finally want to run that marathon — then a Florida State University professor has tips that could help you succeed in […]

FSU scholar plays role in telling Emmett Till story at historic Mississippi courthouse

The work of Florida State University Professor Davis Houck has helped secure a $500,000 National Park Services grant for the Emmett Till Memorial Commission of Tallahatchie County, a project that seeks to preserve and examine the legacy of the young black boy whose gruesome murder in 1955 helped to catalyze the American civil rights movement.  […]

FSU hires alumna to lead statewide institute for child welfare

Florida State University has chosen university alumna Jessica Pryce to lead the Florida Institute for Child Welfare. The institute was created by the Florida Legislature in June 2014 to conduct research, policy analysis and program evaluation of child protection and child welfare services. The measure, Senate Bill 1666, was drafted in response to what lawmakers […]

Eminent psychologist, National Academy member to join FSU

Norman Anderson, an eminent psychologist and member of the National Academy of Medicine, will join the Florida State University faculty with primary appointments as a research professor in both the College of Social Work and the College of Nursing. He also will serve as assistant vice president for research and academic affairs.  “We are extremely excited […]

Sociology professor addresses caregiving burden from personal perspective

It’s not every day researchers draw from their own experiences as the basis for a published study but that’s exactly what Miles Taylor, associate professor of sociology at Florida State University, has done in her latest paper addressing what she calls the structural burden of caregiving. The study, “The Structural Burden of Caregiving: Shared Challenges […]

2016: An extraordinary year for Florida State

It’s been another outstanding year for Florida State University with accomplishments in 2016 that have set the university on a path to greater national prominence. Florida State rose five places in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, published groundbreaking research, continued to be a national leader in the arts world and reiterated its commitment […]

An eye for fashion: Researcher finds optical illusion garments can improve body image

A dress with optical illusion patterns such as stripes or color blocking can alter how women see their bodies, according to a new study by a Florida State University researcher. “The goal of this research study was to investigate whether women experience increase body satisfaction through clothing, specifically through optical illusion garments,” said Jessica Ridgway, […]

FSU faculty, students connect with prison choir through power of music

When Judy Bowers was first asked if Florida State University’s choral education program would work with the choir at the Gadsden Correctional Facility, the longtime professor hesitated. She was uncomfortable with prison culture, and there was no chance she was going to send her students into that environment. Instead, Bowers made a solo visit to […]

FSU invites students and professionals to participate in first education hackathon

The Florida State University College of Education invites innovators and entrepreneurs to hack some of education’s biggest challenges at its first ever education hackathon, “HackEd: Brainstorming Solutions to Issues in Education.” HackED will take place at 8 a.m, Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center.  HackEd is a unique, daylong competition designed […]