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Issues over ideology: FSU researcher finds polarized candidates can still represent constituents best

America’s seemingly polarized elected officials might be the best representation of their constituents, according to a new study out of Florida State University. Researchers found politicians’ stances on issues such as immigration and abortion matter more to voters than their overarching ideologies. Doug Ahler, an assistant professor of political science, and his colleague David Brockman […]

FSU College of Social Work launches inaugural lecture series

Florida State University’s Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children will launch its inaugural research lecture series, “Engage, Inform, & Influence,” this month. The series commences with a lecture by Samantha Goldfarb, an assistant professor in the FSU College of Medicine and the College of Human Sciences. She’ll present, “Substance Use […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: August 2018

HONORS AND AWARDS Matthew T. Pietryka, Ph.D. (Political Science) won the Heinz I. Eulau Award from the American Political Science Association for his article “It’s Not Just What You Have, but Whom You Know: Networks, Social Proximity to Elites, and Voting in State and Local Elections,” published in American Political Science Review. The $750 award, […]

FSU Faculty Luncheon Series announces fall lineup

The Florida State University Faculty Luncheon Series has announced its lecture schedule for Fall 2018. Established in 1981, the series is Florida State’s longest-running, regularly occurring, interdisciplinary lecture series and encourages the FSU and Tallahassee communities to learn about the research and creative activities of FSU’s distinguished faculty, while enjoying lunch. The Fall 2018 schedule features the following distinguished […]

FSU philosophy professor receives interdisciplinary fellowship

Florida State University Philosophy Professor John Schwenkler has received a prestigious fellowship to support cross-disciplinary study in psychology beginning Fall 2018. The Academic Cross-Training Fellowship, awarded by the John Templeton Foundation, is designed for recently tenured philosophers and theologians to expand their knowledge base in areas such as biology or physics. The award provides up […]

FSU faculty awarded $226M in research dollars

Florida State University researchers brought in more than $226 million in the 2018 fiscal year from federal, state and private sources to support investigations into areas such as nuclear science, climate change, the effect of deep space travel on human health and much more. This is a $16 million increase over the prior fiscal year […]

FSU names new dean of University Libraries

Florida State University has named Gale S. Etschmaier as dean of University Libraries, effective Sept. 7. Etschmaier has served as the dean of library and information access at San Diego State University since 2011. “Florida State is pleased to welcome Gale Etschmaier as our next dean of libraries,” said Sally McRorie, provost and executive vice […]

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 […]