Education & Society

FSU College of Education to participate in statewide giving challenge

The Florida State University College of Education will join eight other education colleges around the state in the first-ever ElevatED Challenge — a donor participation competition aimed at raising money in support of education. From Nov. 22 through Nov. 30, eight of the nine Colleges of Education in the State University System of Florida will […]

FSU interdisciplinary study aims to understand psychological effects of existential relatedness following recent Cat 5 hurricanes 

In recent years, the world has seen a dramatic increase in extreme natural disasters that greatly impact communities around the globe. A new Florida State University interdisciplinary study explores resilience outcomes within communities affected by deadly hurricanes, with a particular interest in the protective role of faith and positive personality traits. “Amy Ai and her research team have […]

FSU College of Education to host COE Preview Week

Florida State University’s College of Education is hosting COE Preview Week, a virtual graduate programs open house. At this event, prospective students will be able to learn more about the college’s graduate programs and certificate programs from faculty, admissions staff and students. They’ll also be able to take both virtual and on-campus tours of FSU’s campus, as well as the […]

FSU College of Education to honor 2021 distinguished alumni

The Florida State University College of Education has named its Distinguished Alumni for 2021. The college will recognize six individuals for their achievements in the field of education during a ceremony to be held Friday, Oct. 22, as a part of Homecoming Week. “I am honored to welcome the newest class of Distinguished Alumni to the College of Education,” said Damon Andrew, dean of the College of Education. “We are excited to have them on […]

FSU College of Social Work study examines incel terrorism with an eye on violence prevention

A recent study from Florida State University’s College of Social Work examined the 2018 incel-related violence that took place at a local yoga studio, utilizing case study methodology to provide a fuller description and deeper understanding of the event. “Incels represent a growing population of men who hold anti-feminist views and rely heavily on the internet […]

FSU, FAMU researchers receive National Academy of Sciences grant to form new Gulf Scholars program

Researchers from Florida State University and Florida A&M University have launched the FAMU-FSU Gulf Scholars Program with a $1 million grant from the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to support students who are interested in tackling longstanding social, economic, environmental and justice-related challenges facing the Gulf of Mexico region. The program will provide unique learning and research […]

FSU Social Work study explores how COVID-19 influenced decisions of resource-limited mothers

The unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic has left many families feeling vulnerable. A new Florida State University study suggests single mothers have been put in a particularly tough spot when choosing childcare or schooling. Melissa Radey, a professor in the College of Social Work, and Joedrecka Brown Speights, a professor in the College of […]

FSU launches Journal of Postsecondary Student Success

At Florida State University, student success means success for all — including achieving equity for students of different backgrounds. Now, as part of the university’s ongoing commitment to student success, Florida State has launched the Journal of Postsecondary Student Success (JPSS), a quarterly, open-access, interdisciplinary journal that publishes peer-reviewed research, editorials and practitioner reports related […]

Equipping the workforce: Triumph Gulf Coast Board approves $11.5M grant for FSU PC’s ASCENT project

Today, the Board of Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc., approved an $11.5 million grant to provide partial funding to Florida State University Panama City’s Advancing Science and Career Education in New Technologies (ASCENT) project during a meeting in Crestview. “We are excited to partner with Triumph Gulf Coast to develop our regional workforce,” said Randy Hanna, […]

FSU symposium to explore substance use disorder curriculum and community behavioral health in Florida

A group of Florida State University researchers is bringing together experts from around the country for a one-day symposium focused on substance use disorder. The Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children at Florida State University is hosting “Substance Use Disorder Symposium: Emerging Trends and Critical Issues” in collaboration with the Florida […]

FSU selected as Special Olympics National Banner School

Florida State University has been selected as a National Banner School for 2021-2022 by the Special Olympics, the first university in Florida to achieve this recognition. Founded in the fall of 2019, the Special Olympics at FSU club promotes inclusion both at Florida State and in the community through sports training, competitions and campaigns for […]

Back to school: Florida State University center provides resources for families to help young learners

As children across the country prepare to go back to the classroom — some for the first time since the COVID-19 global pandemic began — the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) at Florida State University has launched a resource section specifically for families navigating those crucial early years of learning. The “For Families” section […]