Education & Society

Human Sciences dean receives lifetime achievement award

Billie J. Collier, who has served as dean of Florida State’s College of Human Sciences since 2006 and has given a lifetime of service to the field of human sciences, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Board on Human Sciences at its annual awards breakfast Nov. 11. Each year, the board — part of […]

Few older drivers discuss driving safety with physician, survey finds

Although motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of injury-related deaths among adults 65 years and older, very few older Floridians have discussed driving safety with a physician, according to a new survey conducted by Florida State University to support the Florida Department of Transportation’s Safe Mobility for Life Program. Only 5 percentage of survey […]

Textile and apparel industry professor awarded teaching prize

Eundeok Kim, associate professor in Florida State University’sDepartment of Retail Merchandising and ProductDevelopment, was honored with an award atthe 2013 International Textile and Apparel Association’s annual conference in New Orleans Oct. 15-18. Kim won theLectra Innovation Award for Teaching for her paper “Community Service Projects Integrated into Product Innovation and Management Class.” The recognition comes […]

Professor developing project to authenticate human rights abuse evidence

Social media and smartphone technology have become important tools for sharing real-time news and first-hand accounts of world events, and digital evidence is becoming useful in identifying human rights abuses. A Florida State University political science professor has entered into a joint effort with Amnesty International to develop a volunteer network that will work to […]

Local civil rights activists honored with memorial sidewalk

Fifty-eight civil rights activists from Tallahassee were honored Sept. 30 with the unveiling of a commemorative sidewalk panel made by artisans at Florida State University’s Master Craftsman Studio. Florida State University student Lyrica Peterson was part of the craftsman team that helped construct the panels on the Heritage Walk. “I’m proud to now be a […]

Psychology researcher recognized with two major honors

A faculty member in Florida State University’s College of Arts and Sciences is the recipient of two major honors relating to his research in the field of cognitive science. Mike Kaschak, an associate professor in the college’s Department of Psychology, has been elected a fellow of the Association of Psychological Science (APS), the largest international […]

Library and Information Studies professor to represent U.S. in international librarianship association

Nancy Everhart, associate professor at the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS), Florida’s iSchool, was recently elected to serve as the regional director of the International Association of School Librarianship representing the United States. Everhart is also the director of the PALM Center (Partnerships Advancing Library Media) and conducts research into the leadership role […]

Injuries from teen fighting deal a blow to IQ

A new Florida State University study has found that adolescent boys who are hurt in just two physical fights suffer a loss in IQ that is roughly equivalent to missing an entire year of school. Girls experience a similar loss of IQ after only a single fighting-related injury. The findings are significant because decreases in […]

Troops to Teachers program helps veterans transition into careers as school teachers

CONTACT:Amber Smalley(850) 228-5943; A U.S. Department of Defense program and Florida State University will help veterans transition into new careers as school teachers. Troops to Teachers and Florida State’sCollege of Education assists military personnel who wish to work in public education as Florida teachers. The Office of Academic Support and Intern Services (OASIS) at […]

Center for Intensive English Studies hosting Brazilian educators

This summer, Florida State’s Frederick L. Jenks Center for Intensive English Studies is hosting a group of 19 Brazilian high school English teachers who have come to the United States to improve their English fluency and the quality of their English language teaching. During their six-week stay from June 23 to Aug. 5, the Brazilian […]

Florida businesses are marketing Florida State University research

Florida State University research is behind products that are being marketed by Florida businesses that enhance the state’s economy and economic development. On July 9, Gov. Rick Scott went to Tallahassee-based Bing Energy to sign HB 705 that creates the Florida Capital Technology Seed Fund to foster greater private-sector investment funding, encourage investments in start-up […]

Florida State experts take part in development of Ethiopia’s literacy program

Experts from Florida State University are working with educators in Ethiopia to develop a nationwide reading and writing program that could reach 15 million students in the African nation. “Our team is currently conducting an assessment of pre-service teacher education programs in Ethiopia and will offer recommendations for training teachers to implement a comprehensive, nationwide […]