Business, Law & Policy

FSU receives $8.5 million for defense-related research

Two Florida State University research centers that are working to develop new advanced materials and design new energy technologies for the U.S. military will receive $8.5 million in federal funding under a bill signed into law by President George W. Bush. FSU’s Center for Advanced Power Systems will receive $6.1 million and the university’s High-Performance […]

Study identifies gene in young men with delinquent peers

Birds of a feather flock together, according to the adage, and adolescent males who possess a certain type of variation in a specific gene are more likely to flock to delinquent peers, according to a landmark study led by Florida State University criminologist Kevin M. Beaver. Kevin M. Beaver "This research is groundbreaking because it […]

Florida Tourism Hall of Fame honors Florida State’s Mark Bonn

A Florida State University scholar already recognized as one of the world’s top tourism researchers has received an honor a bit closer to home. Mark Bonn, the Robert H. Dedman Professor in Hospitality Administration in FSU’s College of Business, has been inducted into the Florida Tourism Hall of Fame by the Florida Commission on Tourism. […]

FSU launches stormrisk.org for one-stop property insurance information

Florida State University’s Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center has launched a comprehensive Web site (www.stormrisk.org) designed to serve as a one-stop shop for citizens, policymakers, the news media and others seeking to learn about Florida’s property insurance issues, especially in relation to hurricanes. “Florida has struggled to address homeowner insurance issues since Hurricane Andrew […]

Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida State University receives $1.8 million gift

A $1.8 million gift to the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship will bolster the Florida State University College of Business’ services, especially to entrepreneurs in economically disadvantaged communities in South Florida. The donation given by Jan Moran, JM Family Enterprises, Inc. and The Jim Moran Foundation will provide $600,000 annually for the next three […]

FSU research cited in landmark Supreme Court decision on gun control

Research by Gary Kleck, a professor at Florida State University’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, played a key role in the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision on the Second Amendment right to bear arms. Gary Kleck Kleck’s research is cited multiple times and extensively discussed in Justice Stephen G. Breyer’s dissent in the 5-4 […]

Democracies with separation of powers less likely to end torture

A system of checks and balances in government is usually regarded as a good thing, except when it comes to the probability that a nation will stop its use of government-sanctioned torture, according to a Florida State University study. Will Moore As repugnant as torture is, the fact is most countries — even those with […]

FSU launches stormrisk.org for one-stop property insurance information

Florida State University’s Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center has launched a comprehensive Web site (www.stormrisk.org) designed to serve as a one-stop shop for citizens, policymakers, the news media and others seeking to learn about Florida’s property insurance issues, especially in relation to hurricanes. “Florida has struggled to address homeowner insurance issues since Hurricane Andrew […]

FSU Law graduates achieve more than 99% placement rate

Nine months after graduation, 99.6 percent of the Florida State University College of Law Class of 2007 was employed, pursuing a graduate degree or not seeking work, according to official data released by the National Association for Legal Career Professionals. The percentage represents 230 of the 231 members of the Class of 2007. This is […]

Disabled vets turn to FSU College of Business “bootcamp”

Florida State University’s College of Business is bringing the national Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities to Tallahassee. The program, which is free of charge, serves soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines disabled as a result of their service supporting operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom by opening doors to entrepreneurship and small business ownership. “It […]

FSU student of religion and law wins renowned Newcombe Fellowship

A Florida State University doctoral candidate in Religion has received the renowned Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. Elizabeth Barre, finishing her final year of dissertation writing in law and religion, has been selected a Newcombe Fellow—an honor that recognizes graduate students who have an interest in the study of ethical or religious values. “I’m […]

FSU researcher: As gas prices climb, employee productivity plummets

Rising gas prices are affecting more than the family budget. More pain at the pump results in more employee stress on the job, says Wayne Hochwarter, the Jim Moran Professor of Management at Florida State University’s College of Business. “People concerned with the effects of gas prices were significantly less attentive on the job, less […]