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FSU Fulbright Scholar to teach universal language of music at Russian conservatory

Florida State University Professor Iain Quinn will teach organ lessons, give lectures and play concerts this semester at the distinguished Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia, through a U.S. Fulbright Scholar Award. The conservatory is one of the largest and most prestigious music schools in Eurasia and the world. “I’m thrilled at this opportunity,” […]

Sociology professor addresses caregiving burden from personal perspective

It’s not every day researchers draw from their own experiences as the basis for a published study but that’s exactly what Miles Taylor, associate professor of sociology at Florida State University, has done in her latest paper addressing what she calls the structural burden of caregiving. Continue reading about her research here fla.st/2jzKoF1

FSU scholar plays role in telling Emmett Till story at historic Mississippi courthouse

The work of Florida State University Professor Davis Houck has helped secure a $500,000 National Park Services grant for the Emmett Till Memorial Commission of Tallahatchie County, a project that seeks to preserve and examine the legacy of the young black boy whose gruesome murder in 1955 helped to catalyze the American civil rights movement.  […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: January 2017

HONORS AND AWARDS  Lisa Schelbe, Ph.D. (Social Work), has been selected as a member of the 2017 class of fellows of the Society for Social Work and Research. This distinction recognizes members of the society who have furthered its mission to advance, disseminate and translate research that addresses issues of social work practice and policy […]

FSU hires alumna to lead statewide institute for child welfare

Florida State University has chosen university alumna Jessica Pryce to lead the Florida Institute for Child Welfare. The institute was created by the Florida Legislature in June 2014 to conduct research, policy analysis and program evaluation of child protection and child welfare services. The measure, Senate Bill 1666, was drafted in response to what lawmakers […]

Eminent psychologist, National Academy member to join FSU

Norman Anderson, an eminent psychologist and member of the National Academy of Medicine, will join the Florida State University faculty with primary appointments as a research professor in both the College of Social Work and the College of Nursing. He also will serve as assistant vice president for research and academic affairs.  “We are extremely excited […]

Engineering professor elected as fellow for medical and biological engineering

A Florida A&M-Florida State University College of Engineering Professor has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Teng Ma, professor and chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, said it was gratifying to have his work recognized by his peers. “This fellowship not only […]

Sociology professor addresses caregiving burden from personal perspective

It’s not every day researchers draw from their own experiences as the basis for a published study but that’s exactly what Miles Taylor, associate professor of sociology at Florida State University, has done in her latest paper addressing what she calls the structural burden of caregiving. The study, “The Structural Burden of Caregiving: Shared Challenges […]

FSU researcher’s discovery of new crystal structure holds promise for optoelectronic devices

A Florida State University research team has discovered a new crystal structure of organic-inorganic hybrid materials that could open the door to new applications for optoelectronic devices like light-emitting diodes and lasers. The research was published today in the journal Nature Communications. FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Associate Professor Biwu Ma has been working with a […]

Virtual science classes revolutionizing teaching methodology at FSU

Imagine exploring the Great Barrier Reef for an environmental science class or investigating a real-life crime for your introductory chemistry course. That’s the vision two Florida State University professors had when they created new virtual life classrooms for their students that allow them to learn essentially by playing in a 3-D virtual world. William Landing, […]

How long did it take to hatch a dinosaur egg? FSU research says 3-6 months

A human typically gives birth after nine months. An ostrich hatchling emerges from its egg after 42 days. But how long did it take for a baby dinosaur to incubate? Groundbreaking research led by a Florida State University professor establishes a timeline of anywhere from three to six months depending on the dinosaur. In an […]