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FSU hosts lecture on presidential rating game

It’s a perennial pastime to compare U.S. presidents, but according to an upcoming guest lecturer at Florida State University, our current ranking systems are flawed and even our most admired leaders are due for some new critical consideration. Alvin Felzenberg will deliver the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy’s Anderson-Ashby lecture “Rethinking the Presidential […]

FSU faculty and students team up to help save a river

A unique team of Florida State University faculty and students is working with concerned citizens to put the spotlight on a critically endangered river ecosystem in Florida. The Apalachicola River Project is an effort at FSU that draws upon the talents of students and faculty from multiple departments, including Digital Media Production, Media and Communication […]

FSU presents symposium on hip hop and education

The Florida State University Department of Sociology will host its second Symposium on Hip Hop and Education, bringing together educators who use innovative and culturally relevant instructional methods to enhance student engagement. The symposium will feature a panel discussion focused on an approach to education that seeks to empower students by relating course content to […]

Military service is a bridge to better pay for some women

Minority women who traditionally earn less than their white and Asian counterparts can earn just as much money, if not more, after serving in the military, according to a new Florida State University study.      Irene Padavic, FSU’s Claude & Mildred Pepper Distinguished Professor of Sociology, and former FSU graduate student Anastasia Prokos found […]

Florida State welcomes education policy expert Sara Goldrick-Rab for lecture

As part of its special lecture series, the Florida State University College of Education will present “Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid and the Betrayal of the American Dream,” a lecture by Sara Goldrick-Rab a scholar-activist at Temple University. Goldrick-Rab’s lecture will draw from her latest Amazon best-selling book by the same title and […]

How artificial intelligence will save lives in the 21st century

FSU Researcher Uses Machine Learning to Improve Suicide Prediction A groundbreaking project led by a Florida State University researcher makes an exponential advance in suicide prediction, potentially giving clinicians the ability to predict who will attempt suicide up to two years in advance with 80 percent accuracy. FSU Psychology researcher Jessica Ribeiro feels an urgency […]

FSU lecture to explore Germany’s refugee challenge

The Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy presents “Germany’s Refugee Challenge,” a lecture by Anke Culver of the West Coast University of Applied Sciences in Heide, Germany. The lecture will examine the challenges Germany has faced and what the country has been able to do to assimilate refugees and help ease […]

2016 Florida Book Awards Winners Announced

With its 11th annual competition now complete, the Florida Book Awards has announced winners for books published in 2016. More than 200 eligible publications were submitted across the ten categories of competition. Coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries, the Florida Book Awards is the nation’s most comprehensive state book awards program. It was established […]

Policy Pub looks at sea level rise and how to deal with it

The effects of climate change will likely impact Florida more than any other state, and faculty researchers at the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy continue to work to address the challenges of a changing climate. The college’s informal, interactive Policy Pub series will discuss one climate change effect — sea […]

Education professor receives national student affairs award

A Florida State University faculty member has been recognized for his outstanding work in the student affairs profession by the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA).  Robert Schwartz, professor and chair of the FSU College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Robert […]

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 […]