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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 […]

Researchers receive major federal grant to study developmental education reform

Florida State University researchers have received a five-year, $3.3 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to assess the long-term outcomes of recent developmental education reform of the Florida College System. In 2013, the Florida Legislature restructured developmental, or remedial, education across the 28 institutions of the Florida College System — the state’s former […]

FSU researcher to serve as sport psychologist for USA Track and Field

Elite athletes know that sometimes mastering the mental aspect of the game can be the difference between the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Chris Stanley — a researcher at Florida State University’s Florida Center for Reading Research — is hoping to give athletes that winning mental edge as one of two sport […]

FSU-FAMU partnership program helps curb children’s summer reading loss

A new summer program created through a partnership between Florida State University and Florida A&M University is aiming to curb summer learning loss and close achievement gaps for local at-risk children. In its inaugural year, North Florida Freedom Schools (NFFS) is operating two Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom School program sites that are providing about […]

Social Work dean shares expertise in aftermath of Pulse nightclub attack

Jim Clark is no stranger to dealing with high-stress, traumatic events. Clark, who has served as the dean of Florida State University’s College of Social Work for about a year, lent his expertise in Orlando after the recent terrorist attack at the Pulse nightclub that devastated the LGBTQ community. In the days following the largest […]

FSU researchers assess Florida developmental education reform

Two years after state-mandated developmental education reform to the Florida College System, Florida State University researchers say there are both positive and negative student outcomes as a result of the changes. The findings were a part of a research report released by FSU’s Center for Postsecondary Success assessing the effects of a 2013 state law […]