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FSU produces a record eight Fulbright scholars

Florida State University can add a new distinction to its academic record books as eight faculty members have earned grants from the Fulbright Scholar Program this year. The Fulbright scholars will head out during the 2018-2019 school year to locations around the world to teach and conduct research in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Poland, Malawi, […]

Profiles in Leadership: Sam Huckaba listens, learns and leads Florida State’s largest college

Sam Huckaba is a quiet visionary with a talent for solving problems — a down-to-earth guy with a doctorate in mathematics who revels in tackling an equation, considering the variables and finding the right solution. As dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Huckaba leads the largest college at Florida State University with 11,000 […]

Changing a path: FSU social work camp inspires students to succeed

Local middle schoolers got a chance to experience life on a college campus for a week in June thanks to the Florida State University College of Social Work’s annual Arts and Athletics Summer Camp. Now in its seventh year, the camp touts the benefits of higher education and transforms the mindsets of students who might […]

FSU study finds religious involvement does little to prevent opioid abuse

Does going to church help people avoid struggles with opioid abuse? New research from Florida State University says no. In a new study published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, a team of researchers led by FSU Associate Professor Amy Burdette examined the correlation ­— or lack thereof — between drug use […]

FSU College of Education dean leaves lasting legacy

Marcy Driscoll has dedicated nearly 40 years of service and scholarship to Florida State University. The longtime FSU educator and administrator will retire as dean of the College of Education on June 30. Known for her strong leadership and forward-thinking philosophy, she has led the College of Education for 13 years and is one of […]

FSU leaders complete Advance Leadership Development Program

Congratulations to the Florida State University faculty and staff who recently completed the 2017-2018 FSU Advance Leadership Development Program (ALDP). The ALDP is a professional development training program sponsored by the Office of Human Resources designed to foster the growth and development of high performing and emerging leaders at Florida State University. In April, 25 […]

FSU researchers find religious involvement deters recreational and medical marijuana use

Although marijuana use for medical and recreational purposes is at an all-time high in the United States, a team of researchers led by a Florida State University professor has found those who hold strong religious beliefs are choosing to stay away from weed. FSU Associate Professor of Sociology Amy Burdette and her team found that […]

Florida Institute for Child Welfare hosts Child Abuse Prevention Research Symposium

Experts from across the state gathered last month at Florida State University in an effort to improve the standards of child abuse prevention services in Florida. The FSU-headquartered Florida Institute for Child Welfare hosted the Child Abuse Prevention Research Symposium April 26-27 at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center. “With this event, […]

Biological science professor wins FSU’s 2018 Distinguished Teacher Award

Professor of Biological Science Gregory Erickson received Florida State University’s 2018 Distinguished Teacher Award during the annual Faculty Awards Dinner May 2. The Distinguished Teacher Award is the university’s most prestigious honor for teaching and includes a $7,500 stipend. Erickson, a paleontologist, joined the FSU faculty in 2000 as an assistant professor and was promoted […]

FSU celebrates 40 years of African-American Studies

“American history that doesn’t incorporate the black experience is a false history.” Those words were uttered by the late William Jones, Florida State University’s first director of the Black Studies Program at FSU. This year, the program celebrates 40 years of educating students on the wide-ranging contributions of people from the black diaspora, as well […]

Riley named dean of FSU Graduate School

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has appointed Mark Riley dean of the Graduate School, effective May 7. Riley is a longtime faculty member in the Department of Physics at Florida State. He has served as interim dean of the Graduate School since August 2017 when former dean, […]

FSU’s Hilton Center to host international economics conference

A major annual economics conference that has been held for more than 50 years is being hosted for the first time at Florida State University. The L. Charles Hilton Jr. Center for the Study of Economic Prosperity and Individual Opportunity will host the 2018 Cliometric Conference in Tallahassee, April 27-28. The conference is designed to […]