Business, Law & Policy

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 […]

Florida State law grads earn top passing rate on Florida Bar exam

Florida State University College of Law graduates ranked first among the state’s 10 law schools on the February 2008 administration of the Florida Bar exam. Florida State graduates have ranked first in the state on four of the last five administrations of the exam. FSU graduates taking the February 2008 General Bar Examination for the […]

FSU College of Business rises in BusinessWeek rankings

The undergraduate program at Florida State University’s College of Business took the No. 30 spot among public institutions, moving up 12 places on BusinessWeek magazine’s just-released rankings of "The Top Undergraduate Business Programs." The college also secured the No. 13 spot among public business schools based on a 50-question student survey that covered everything from […]

FSU professor examines jihad in new book, ‘Arguing the Just War in Islam’

“The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies—civilians and military—is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it ….” With that command, a group of Islamic militants led by Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri declared a jihad, or holy war, […]

Retired generals to lead FSU forum on U.S. torture policy

A panel of retired military leaders are gathering at Florida State University on Jan. 23 to discuss U.S. interrogation policies and the importance of the commander-in-chief setting the highest standards for the treatment of prisoners. Lt. Gen. Harry E. Soyster, Maj. Gen. Fred E. Haynes and Brig. Gen. David R. Irvine will discuss the importance […]

Bank of America establishes Center for Banking and Financial Studies at FSU’s College of Business

Florida State University’s College of Business has announced a $2-million grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to establish the Gene Taylor/Bank of America Center for Banking and Financial Studies. Housed in the college’s Department of Finance, the center will be used to encourage excellence in education, and fund research and service activities related […]

FSU’s Pepper Center to host world leaders at international conference

World leaders from Africa and the Middle East will gather at Florida State University for a first-of-its-kind intercultural dialogue designed to support a United Nations initiative, the Alliance of Civilizations. The FSU Claude Pepper Center for Intercultural Dialogue will hold “Bridging Civilizations” on Feb. 11 at the FSU Alumni Center. The conference is intended to […]

FSU accounting programs rank among nation’s best

The undergraduate and graduate professional accounting programs at the Florida State University College of Business were ranked among the nation’s best in new surveys released by Public Accounting Report, an independent newsletter of the accounting profession. Moving up one spot, the graduate accounting program ranked 23rd according to Public Accounting Report’s 26th annual survey of […]

FSU law prof says Mississippi River still polluted, 35 years after Clean Water Act

Thirty-five years after Congress enacted the Clean Water Act, America’s most storied river—the Mississippi—is still not safe for swimming or fishing, according to a National Research Council committee that included a Florida State University law professor. Robin Kundis Craig served on the NRC’s 13-member Committee on the Clean Water Act and the Mississippi River, which […]

Workplace woe: Are abusive bosses or inferior employees to blame?

Considerable attention, both in blogs and in popular media, has been given to abusive bosses over the past few years. (See the Web sites and, for example.) Less discussed are employees’ responses to such behavior. How do employees react to abusive supervisors? Do they simply take what is dished out, or do they […]

FSU law grads earn top passing rate on Florida Bar exam

Florida State University College of Law graduates ranked first in the state on the July 2007 administration of the Florida Bar exam. For three of the last four administrations of the exam, FSU graduates have been first in the state. FSU grads taking the July 2007 General Bar Examination test for the first time passed […]

When criminal label closes doors, felons more likely to re-offend

A convicted felon sentenced to probation for a violent, property or drug felony is more likely to re-offend within two years if he or she leaves court with an official "convicted felon" label and its barriers to employment and civil rights, according to a landmark study of nearly 96,000 probationers by Florida State University criminologists. […]