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FSU researcher: Women do get better with age

A Florida State University researcher has found that younger women’s concerns about wrinkles and deteriorating health cause them to have lower emotional well-being than those women who’ve passed the so called ‘midlife crisis’ phase. Anne Barrett, sociology professor and director of FSU’s Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, found that young women’s greater anxieties […]

Coercion conference looks at the use of force in helping professions

Coercive practices and treatments in social services are common but seldom subjects of critical public discussion. Florida State University is changing the conversation by taking a look at the pros and cons of coercive approaches in the helping professions and institutions relevant to students, academics, local and state government, private agency professionals, clinicians and interested […]

FSU researcher: Plan ahead for successful aging

For many people, the prospect of aging is scary and uncomfortable, but Florida State University Assistant Professor Dawn Carr says that research reveals a few tips that can improve our chances of a long, healthy life.  Carr, who joined FSU’s Department of Sociology and the Pepper Institute on Aging and Social Policy this fall, is […]

FSU professor receives $300K to study autism in college students

A Florida State University researcher has received a National Science Foundation grant to study how autism-related characteristics in college students influence their performance in STEM courses.  Brad Cox, associate professor in the College of Education, will use the three-year, $300,000 award to conduct the largest ever study on autism-related characteristics among college students in the […]

Symposium highlights hip hop culture’s social impact

More than simply a style of music and fashion, hip hop is a phenomenon with broad social and cultural impact. Florida State University’s Department of Sociology in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy will highlight and examine the genre in an upcoming symposium.  “Hip Hop Is Life” will bring together educators, cultural critics, […]

FSU College of Social Work celebrates distinguished alumni, student scholars

Florida State University College of Social Work’s best and brightest gathered Thursday, Sept. 29 for an evening celebrating five distinguished graduates for their significant accomplishments and contributions to the field of social work. Sixty-five social work scholarship recipients also were honored for their academic achievement. “This event is especially important because it gathers the College […]

FSU geography professor receives $1M CDC grant to address climate impact on health

A Florida State University professor has received a $1.07 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help county health departments across Florida adapt to problems created by changing environmental factors such as climate change. Assistant Professor of Geography Chris Uejio and his students will work with individual Florida counties to assess […]

FSU researchers win grant to better serve library patrons on the autism spectrum

Florida State University’s College of Communication and Information is spearheading Project A+ — research that aims to create strategies for academic librarians to serve patrons on the autism spectrum (ASD). The Institute of Museum and Library Services — the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums — has awarded $400,000 to researchers from FSU’s […]

FSU panel to feature former child slave and activist

Brigitte Perenyi, a young woman who was taken from her parents to be a “trokosi” — the child slave of a priest — in rural Ghana, will be part of a panel at Florida State University discussing child slavery. The panel, “Wife of the Gods: From Child Slave to International Human Rights Activist,” will also […]

FSU College of Education Week to explore postsecondary student success

Florida State University’s sixth annual College of Education Week will feature events Monday, Sept. 26, through Saturday, Oct. 1, to celebrate the college’s students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends, including the 10th Annual Dean’s Symposium. The symposium, “Increasing Momentum for Postsecondary Success,” will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at the Augustus […]

Social Work faculty member appointed to National Council on Field Education

Katrina Boone, the director of field education for the FSU College of Social Work, has been appointed to a three-year term with the Council on Field Education, a group within the national Council of Social Work Education (CSWE). “Field education is the signature pedagogy for social work education as established by the Council of Social […]

FSU urban planning professor receives Fulbright Scholar Award

A Florida State University professor in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy has received a U.S. Fulbright Scholar Award that will support her research to study healthy aging in India. Rebecca Miles, a faculty member in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning who is affiliated with FSU’s Pepper Institute on Aging and […]