Education & Society

FSUS seniors take top honors in contest highlighting state’s economic history

Seniors at Florida State University Schools (FSUS) swept the top three spots in their region in a statewide video contest for high school students to illustrate — with creativity and historical knowledge — the state’s economic past. The contest, “Florida’s Financial History Challenge,” was hosted by state government in honor of the 500thanniversary of Ponce […]

Domestic violence prevention resources available to law enforcement officers

The Institute for Family Violence Studies in Florida State University’s College of Social Work has partnered with the Center for Public Safety Innovation at St. Petersburg College to create a Spanish-language version of an online training program to prevent domestic violence in the homes of law enforcement officers. The Spanish-language online training went live March […]

Researchers to study developmental education reform

Under a new state law, Florida high school graduates can avoid college placement exams and opt out of remedial education courses — no matter their academic ability orpreparationfor college — when enrolling in a Florida College System school. State legislators have drastically restructured remedial, or developmental, education, and a Florida State University research team will […]

Town hall meeting set with higher education leader

As Florida State prepares to develop a new strategic plan in 2014, the university will host a town hall meeting with Kevin Kruger, president of NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education). Kruger will discuss challenges and opportunities facing higher education in the future. He will also take questions from the audience. Open to all […]

Improving children’s lives through early intervention

Mimi Graham’s work is never done. But the director of Florida State University’s Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy can mark a milestone: The center’s Partners for a Healthy Baby Curriculum passed $10 million in sales in 2013, making it the university’s second most successful research endeavor behind the cancer drug Taxol. “And we’re […]

Florida State literacy researcher selected for Presidential Early Career Award

Florida State University researcher Young-Suk Kim has been honored with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for her research in language and literacy development. President Barack Obama named 102 of the nation’s top researchers winners of the award. It is the highest honor bestowed by departments of the U.S. government on scientists […]

Lucky ’13: Florida State University had an outstanding year

In 2013, Florida State University increased its national and state prominence, made strides in research capacity, brought the artistic works of one of the world’s masters to campus, supported students in a variety of ways and continued its tradition of competing at the highest levels of intercollegiate sports. Here is a compilation of some of […]

FSU’s new Institute for Successful Longevity wraps up inaugural lecture series

A burgeoning research center on personal longevity concluded its Fall 2013 lecture series with a discussion on the quality of life as we age by Dr. Peter Whitehouse, a neurologist from Case Western Reserve University. Neil Charness, interim director of Florida State University’s new Institute for Successful Longevity, organized the lecture series as a way […]

Florida State names new dean of the College of Human Sciences

Florida State University has named Michael Delp dean of the College of Human Sciences. Delp, currently chair of the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida, will lead Florida State’s fourth largest college, which is composed of multidisciplinary academic units that address the health and development of individuals, families and communities. […]

Partnership with Westminster Oaks poised to produce dynamic research opportunities

Florida State University’s broad range of faculty expertise could help maximize the quality of life of senior adults, according to President Eric J. Barron. During a Dec. 9 event at Westminster Oaks, he praised a groundbreaking partnership between the university and the Tallahassee retirement community and the possibilities it presents for a vast array of […]

University leads effort to train K-12 math, science teachers

As Florida’s schools emphasize science and mathematics, Florida State University is leading efforts to provide K-12 teachers the support they need to succeed in the classroom. FSU’s Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (FCR–STEM) and its partners are building FCR–STEMLearn with $14.3 million in new grants from the Florida Department of […]

New FSU study: Follow your gut down the aisle

Although newlyweds may not be completely aware of it, they may know whether their march down the aisle will result in wedded bliss or an unhappy marriage, according to new study led by a Florida State University researcher. Associate Professor of Psychology James K. McNulty and his colleagues studied 135 heterosexual couples who had been […]