Education & Society

FSU English professor wins prestigious Chicago Folklore Prize for Boxing Day monograph

Seventeen years ago, Professor of English Jerrilyn McGregory traveled to the Bahamas to observe the traditional Junkanoo Parade on Boxing Day. She was particularly taken by the expressive style of drumming she heard performed throughout the day. Later, McGregory asked one of her students to describe Boxing Day, to which the student replied, “it’s one […]

Fannie Lou Hamer documentary by FSU students, faculty and alumni wins top IDA award

A documentary touched by Florida State University students, faculty and alumni telling the story of Fannie Lou Hamer earned one of the top awards at the 38th Annual International Documentary Association (IDA) Awards. “Fannie Lou Hamer’s America” won Best TV Feature Documentary or Mini-Series during the ceremony, which took place Saturday, Dec. 10, in Los […]

FSU College of Education ranks among the world’s best in Times Higher Education rankings

Florida State University’s College of Education has climbed the national rankings over the past few years. Now, the college is doing the same on the international scale, moving up 8 spots to No. 38 in the 2023 Times Higher Education rankings. The Times Higher Education list includes 655 universities from around the world that are […]

Learning Systems Institute and School of Teacher Education to collaborate on the Teacher Excellence Initiative project in Egypt

Florida State University researchers will help improve teacher education in Egypt as part of a new project sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Faculty from the Learning Systems Institute (LSI) and the School of Teacher Education at FSU will work with the Education Development Center (EDC) on the Teacher Excellence Initiative, a […]

FSU researchers receive National Institutes of Health grant to study effects of resiliency

Researchers in Florida State University’s College of Social Sciences and Public Policy received a grant from the National Institutes of Health for more than $400,000 to study the health effects of psychological resiliency. Dawn Carr, an associate professor of sociology and the director of FSU’s Claude Pepper Center, and Miles Taylor, a professor of sociology […]

Education doctoral student earns top honors at FSU’s Three Minute Thesis competition

 Selecting the right face mask. Examining the potential of human brands in sport.  Sonically exploring La Paz, Bolivia. These were just some of the topics presented at Florida State University’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) competition. The event, a presentation of The Graduate School, took place Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Durell Peaden Auditorium at […]

From Tallahassee to the world: Learning Systems Institute working in seven countries around the globe

A Florida State University research center is making an impact on education across the planet. Faculty at the Learning Systems Institute, or LSI, have worked with 44 countries during the center’s 53-year history, helping to train educators in all manner of academic subjects and at levels ranging from early childhood education to adult learners. “By […]

FSU reaps No. 3 rankings in ‘Open Doors’ study-abroad report

Florida State University has earned additional recognition for its rich history of supporting internationalization, with top-five rankings in multiple categories in a new report from the Institute of International Education. In the IIE Open Doors report for 2020-21, FSU ranks third in overall study-abroad enrollments and long-term study-abroad enrollments, plus fourth in short-term study-abroad enrollments, […]

FSU researcher gets $750K grant to diversify food research

A Florida State University researcher received a $750,000 grant to recruit, train and prepare traditionally underrepresented students for nutrition and food science research and graduate programs at FSU. The three-year grant was awarded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Qinchun Rao, associate professor at […]

FSU Art History professor carves out stunning Ph.D. classroom in Türkiye 

Türkiye is home to more than 600 churches carved directly out of rock and volcanic ash. These places of worship, located in the mountainous Cappadocia region, are remnants of a once-flourishing Byzantine Empire. A Florida State University professor and her graduate students traveled to Türkiye in August to establish records of the churches before the […]

Askew School of Public Administration and Policy celebrates 75th anniversary

More than 150 students, faculty and alumni gathered recently as the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University celebrated its 75th anniversary. Alumni in attendance included Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey and Leon County Administrator Vince Long, the keynote speaker. “Florida State University was one of the first colleges in the U.S. […]