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Expert Pitch: FSU experts available to tackle Super Bowl LII

The Super Bowl is the largest single sporting event in American culture and is also quite popular internationally. As the nation gears up for Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, experts from Florida State University’s Department of Sport Management are available to comment on the popularity and importance of the Super Bowl.   Jeffrey James, Mode L. Stone […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: January 2018

HONORS AND AWARDS Steven Pfeiffer, Ph.D. (Education) was honored with the 2017 National Research Award from the Research Council of Oman for his article “Identification of Gifted Students in Oman: Gender and Grade Differences on the Gifted Rating Scales–School Form,” on Dec. 10 in Muscat, Oman. Helen Li, Ph.D. (Electrical and Computer Engineering) has been […]

New Policy Pub sessions focus on climate, health and economic equality

Policy Pub, the popular public forum series at Backwoods Bistro, returns for three new sessions this semester with topics that address key issues affecting everyone’s lives. The monthly sessions include brief, plain-language talks by faculty of the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy followed by questions and discussion from the public. […]

Professor named fellow for work on urban economics

Keith Ihlanfeldt, the DeVoe Moore Eminent Scholar and Professor of Economics at Florida State University, has been named a Halbert Smith Honorary Fellow of the Weimer School of the Homer Hoyt Institute. The Hoyt Institute, located in North Palm Beach, is an independent, nonprofit research and educational foundation established in 1967 to help improve the […]

FSU social work faculty amp up international collaboration in 2017

The Florida State University College of Social Work made new international connections and developed collaborations around the world in 2017. Social work faculty partnered with universities and colleagues at leading institutions from other continents to create innovative scholarship, training and dialogue. “FSU social work faculty have taken the social work scholarship they’ve developed at the […]

FSU research: 2017 marks new highs for university scientific, creative endeavors

Florida State University researchers pushed their work to new heights in 2017, engaging in research and creative activity that produced extraordinary work and made international headlines. Here are some of the highlights of the past year: FSU HITS RECORD NIH FUNDING Florida State University researchers brought in record funding of $35.8 million from the National […]

Expert Pitch: FSU experts available to comment on trending topics in 21st century caregiving

As families come together this holiday season, the topic of elderly loved ones and their care may come up at the dinner table. Are they fit to live alone? Should they be placed in a home? Is at-home care an option? How much will it cost? These are important questions to consider when faced with […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: December 2017

HONORS AND AWARDS Antonio Méndez Esparza, (College of Motion Picture Arts) Filmmaker in Residence, was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award for his feature film “Life and Nothing More,” which follows a young African-American man on the edge of adulthood who is searching for his purpose in today’s America. The movie also received a Best […]

Expert Pitch: FCC’s decision to repeal net neutrality will change Internet dramatically

The Federal Communications Commission voted on party lines Thursday to repeal the broad framework of Obama-era regulations known as net neutrality. Critics worry that this step could empower Internet service providers to create Internet “fast lanes” that favor certain sites and disadvantage others. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai argues that net neutrality represented heavy-handed government regulation […]

FSU researcher receives National Geographic grant

Florida State University Assistant Professor of Geography Stephanie Pau has been awarded a National Geographic grant for her research on tropical forest phenology and climate change by the organization’s Committee for Research and Exploration. Phenology, often referred to as “nature’s calendar,” is the study of periodic plant and animal life cycle events, such as the […]

FSU researcher: Pearl Harbor anniversary a day for reflection, remembrance

On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, a fleet of more than 300 Japanese Imperial aircraft launched a devastating attack against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. As the nation prepares to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Florida State University Associate Professor of History and Director of […]

Researchers first to unlock key molecular mystery of premature aging syndromes

New research from Florida State University is beginning to piece together the stubborn puzzle posed by a family of rare and debilitating premature aging disorders. Most of these diseases, called progeroid syndromes, share physiological symptoms characterized by the appearance of accelerated aging, such as skin disorders, loss of hair, skeletal and dental abnormalities and cardiovascular […]