Education & Society

FSU Center for Advancement of Human Rights marks 20th anniversary

As the world recognizes International Human Rights Day Thursday, the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights at Florida State University is in the midst of commemorating its own milestone — its 20th anniversary. Twenty years ago, funds from an anonymous donor helped found the center. From those beginnings steeped in anonymity, the center’s work is now known around the world.  It has […]

FSU College of Education to honor 2020 distinguished alumni

The Florida State University College of Education has named its Distinguished Alumni for 2020. The college will be recognizing eight individuals for their achievements in the field of education during a virtual ceremony. “I am honored to welcome the newest class of Distinguished Alumni back to the College of Education,” said Damon Andrew, dean of […]

Moran College to honor ‘7 Under 30’ entrepreneurs

The Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship at Florida State University is set to honor seven recent graduates who are making their mark as entrepreneurs.  The annual “7 Under 30” event will take place at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18. The event acknowledges seven successful FSU alumni entrepreneurs who started businesses before the age of 30. This will be the ninth year […]

Ready To Learn grant helps WFSU reach and teach the region’s children

Thousands of parents know WFSU Public Media for its educational programming aimed at young children. The station recently announced it is again the recipient of a Ready To Learn grant, which will help its young viewers get the most from that programming.  The grant is funded by U.S. Department of Education through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and helps […]

FSU’s Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching to partner with National Collegiate Equestrian Association

Florida State University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching, known as FSU COACH, has formed a new partnership with the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA). As part of the partnership, FSU COACH will be the official coach education provider for the NCEA. “As NCAA Equestrian continues to expand and grow each year, the need for quality […]

FSU launches new professional certification in human trafficking prevention and intervention

Florida State University has launched a new online certification in human trafficking prevention and intervention to help professionals develop skills to better understand the dynamics of the various types of human trafficking. “The Professional Certification in Human Trafficking Prevention and Intervention certification offers an economical way to provide access to much-needed knowledge and skills to […]

FSU presents symposium on crisis facing Amazonia

Florida State University’s Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics and College of Arts and Sciences will welcome experts from around the world for an interdisciplinary symposium on critical issues affecting the future of the Amazon Monday, Nov. 16, through Thursday, Nov. 19, via Zoom. The symposium, “Amazonia Now: Perspectives on a Region in Crisis,” will […]

FSU study finds it’s time to rethink suicide interventions

After scouring data from nearly 600 studies conducted through the past 50 years, a team of Florida State University researchers has found that interventions struggle to reduce suicide and self-injury.  The team, led by FSU researchers working with colleagues from the University of Denver and Columbia University, found that interventions are no more effective today than they were five decades ago.  With that in mind, FSU Assistant Professor of Psychology Joseph Franklin, who was senior […]

Jim Moran Institute completes inaugural R.I.S.E program serving military veteran business owners during COVID-19 pandemic

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, in the Florida State University College of Business, graduated 37 military veterans and veteran family members who run small businesses from its inaugural Resilience. Innovate. Sustain. Evaluate. (R.I.S.E.) program Friday.  The online program is focused on sustainability and its first class centered on challenges small businesses have faced […]

COVID-19 is an ideal classroom tool for FSU’s public health students

Nearly a year after first learning of a new coronavirus emerging in China, Florida State University teaching professor Alan Rowan said COVID-19 has proven to be a brutal virus but an efficient teaching tool.  Rowan teaches courses on infectious and chronic disease and epidemiology in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. As the virus began its spread through China […]

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 take a virtual tour of FSU’s campus, as well as the Stone […]

USAID-Florida State University partnership set to boost teacher training systems in Zambia

The Learning Systems Institute (LSI) at Florida State University will lead a five-year, $15 million project sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve pre-service teacher training in Zambia. LSI faculty, in collaboration with partners School-to-School International and the University of Zambia, will work with 12 universities and colleges of education in […]