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FSU researchers find school board diversity reduces school suspensions

A new study from criminology researchers at Florida State University reveals that a more diverse school board can lead to more equitable school punishment among black, white and Hispanic students. The team found that black and Hispanic students were more likely to be suspended in schools with larger minority populations. However, white students attending schools with larger […]

FSU Research: Florida’s college continue to make student-centered changes based on 2013 legislation

A new report by Florida State University’s Center for Postsecondary Success found that institutional transformation remains the focus of institutions in the Florida College System as they continue to respond to a state law intended to address student success and developmental education reform in Florida’s colleges.    Researchers at the Center for Postsecondary Success have […]

Expert Pitch: Back-To-School 2017

As schools across the nation begin a new academic year, there are a variety of education issues students and teachers will face in the coming weeks, including reading and math development, standardized testing and behavioral issues in the K-12 classroom. Experts from Florida State University are available to comment on these topics: READING AND MATH […]

Fruit fly mutation foretells 40 million years of evolution

Small, seemingly insignificant mutations in fruit flies may actually hold clues as to how a species will evolve tens of millions of years in the future. That’s the focus of a new study by a Florida State University researcher who raised 200 generations of fruit flies to examine how they changed both in the short […]

FSU named diversity champion by Insight into Diversity

For a second consecutive year, Florida State University has been recognized by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine as a “Diversity Champion” in higher education. FSU is one of only 10 colleges and universities nationwide receiving the award by the magazine, which is the nation’s largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. “Diversity enriches […]

Coach Martin inspires graduates to look to the future and reflect on the past

Florida State University head baseball coach Mike Martin treated the summer graduating Class of 2017 to his signature sense of humor as he urged the graduates to remain true to themselves, strive for success and give back to their communities. “I see a lot of smiling faces here today,” he said. “You all look awfully […]

Guadalcanal anniversary: FSU expert available to discuss significance of historic battle

Aug. 7, 2017, will mark 75 years since the beginning of the battle of Guadalcanal, the first significant Allied offensive against the Empire of Japan and a major strategic turning point in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Florida State University Associate Professor of History and Director of the Institute on World War II […]

FSU Research: Chemical weathering could alleviate some climate change effects

There could be some good news on the horizon as scientists try to understand the effects and processes related to climate change. A team of Florida State University scientists has discovered that chemical weathering, a process in which carbon dioxide breaks down rocks and then gets trapped in sediment, can happen at a much faster […]

FSU researcher paves new path toward preventing obesity

People who experience unpredictable childhoods due to issues such as divorce, crime or frequent moves face a higher risk of becoming obese as adults, according to a new study by a Florida State University researcher. Professor of Psychology Jon Maner found that people who had an unpredictable childhood tended to overeat, while those who experienced […]

FSU researcher develops art therapy best practices for children with autism

A Florida State University researcher is working with art therapists to find better ways to treat children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Theresa Van Lith, assistant professor of art therapy in FSU’s Department of Art Education, led a study that surveyed art therapists working with children with ASD to develop a clearer understanding of […]

Heat tweet: Users flock to Twitter when temperatures rise

For more than a decade, people have used social media to express themselves and inform and engage users across the globe. Now, a new study by Florida State University researchers examines the impact rising temperatures have on Twitter activity, and how government officials use the social media tool to warn the general public of heatwave […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: July 2017

  HONORS AND AWARDS James Bowman, Ph.D. (Public Administration) was awarded the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society for Public Administration, Section on Ethics and Integrity in Governance. Jeffrey D. James, Ph.D. (Education) received the 2017 Earle F. Zeigler Lecture Award and delivered the Zeigler keynote address at the North American Society for Sport Management […]