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Social Work dean, professor share award for child welfare article

Florida State University College of Social Work Dean C. Aaron McNeece and Professor Bruce A. Thyer have received one of North America’s premier literary awards in the field of child welfare for an article they wrote about the importance of practicing social work based on evidence of what works. McNeece and Thyer received a Herbert […]

Cyberstalkers beware: New toolkit nabs online predators

Researchers at Florida State University are developing a computer system designed to help law enforcement agents thwart cyberstalking. Computer science Professor Sudhir Aggarwal and members of the Florida Cybersecurity Institute have built a hardware and software prototype called the Predator and Prey Alert (PAPA) system. The forensic toolkit is designed to provide high-quality evidence for […]

FSU food scientist is lead scholar in trade negotiations with China

After mad cow disease was twice detected in North American livestock in 2003, The People’s Republic of China banned imports of all U.S. meat by-products. The cost to U.S. industry: 25 percent of meat-bone-meal (MBM) exports and almost $30 million a year. A possible key to resumption of that once-burgeoning trade: FloridaState University researcher Yun-Hwa […]

Free Internet available at nearly all U.S. libraries, FSU study finds

Researchers at Florida State University have found that nearly all libraries around the country have free public Internet access and an increasing number are offering wireless connections. According to the study, conducted by the Information Use Management and Policy Institute in the College of Information, 98.9 percent of libraries offer free public Internet access, up […]

FSU professor’s book on slave patrols is focus of documentary

A Florida State University history professor whose ground-breaking book on the “slave patrols” that terrorized slaves throughout the pre-Civil War South will be featured in an upcoming History Channel documentary. The program, “Slave Catchers, Slave Resisters,” takes a look at a little-known aspect of the United States’ ignominious history of slavery — the brutal system […]

Negative expectations color racial interactions, FSU study says

Despite a culture that increasingly values diversity, many people still find interacting with those from another racial group tense and awkward. Florida State University psychology Professor E. Ashby Plant has found that people’s concerns about racial bias predicted their level of anxiety about dealing with members of another race and whether they subsequently had positive […]

Driscoll named dean of FSU College of Education

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President Lawrence G. Abele has announced the appointment of longtime FSU professor Marcy P. Driscoll as dean of the College of Education. Driscoll, the college’s Leslie J. Briggs Professor of Educational Research and its associate dean for administration and research, succeeds Richard Kunkel, dean of the college since […]

Information security conference offers scholarship, job opportunities

As society’s dependence on computers grows, so does the need for specialists trained to secure them. That’s why Florida State University’s computer science department and the National Science Foundation are once again teaming up to host the Information Security Summer School on May 3-5. The three-day conference is designed to attract undergraduate and graduate students […]

Issues in Education looks at FSU film school

Dean Frank Patterson and MFA film student Susan Bell from FSU’s acclaimed film school are President T.K. Wetherell’s guests for this month’s Issues in Education program, which will air at 7:30 PM Monday, March 7, on WFSU-TV. Bell has been selected to write and direct one of the school’s master thesis films. The program offers […]

It’s pure poetry: FSU outreach targets kids at-risk, raises scores and more

In 1991, at a Panama City shelter for runaways and other abused and abandoned teens, Florida State University associate professor of English Joann Gardner and graduate program alumnus Janet Heller held their first “Runaway with Words” writing workshop. These kids had a lot to say, and poetry helped them say it. The poetic outreach to […]