Education & Society

Grant team receives $1.25 million to conduct language and literacy research

A research team led by Carla Wood Jackson, associate professor in Florida State University’s School of Communication Science and Disorders, has received a $1.25 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to study language and literacy interventions for bilingual elementary school children. The project, known as Bridging for Language Outcomes in the Classroom […]

Claude Pepper Library acquires Bess L. ‘Budd’ Bell Collection

The Claude Pepper Library, a satellite library of the Florida State University Libraries’ Division of Special Collections and Archives, has received the papers of Bess L. “Budd” Bell, a noted volunteer advocate and founder of the Clearinghouse on Human Services. Born in Winnipeg, Canada, Budd Bell immigrated to the United States with her husband, William […]

Renowned education professor and statistician selected as AERA fellow

Betsy Becker, the Mode L. Stone Distinguished Professor of Educational Statistics and chair of the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems at Florida State University, has been selected as one of 23 scholars to become a fellow of the American Educational Research Association. The AERA Fellows Program recognizes individuals for their significant scientific or […]

New study offers insight into how to best manage workaholics

Workaholics tend to live in extremes, with great job satisfaction and creativity on the one hand and high levels of frustration and exhaustion on the other hand. Now, a new Florida State University study offers managers practical ways to help these employees stay healthy and effective on the job. Wayne Hochwarter, the Jim Moran Professor […]

Two Social Work faculty members named ‘Educator of the Year’

Two faculty members of the Florida State University College of Social Work — Claire Calohan and Pam Graham — have been named Social Work Educator of the Year by their respective units of the National Association of Social Workers, Florida Chapter. Calohan, a research associate at Florida State’s Panama City Campus, received the distinction from […]

Educator receives children’s advocacy award

Mimi Graham, director of Florida State’s Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy, received the Joy Aukema Taps Children’s Advocate of the Year Award on May 7. The award, sponsored by Legal Services of North Florida, is given annually to an individual who has shown leadership and compassion for children throughout LSNF’s regional service area. […]

Noted food scientist selected for FSU’s highest faculty honor

Shridhar K. Sathe, a food scientist in the Florida State University College of Human Sciences, has been named the 2013-2014 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor, the highest honor the university faculty bestows on one of its own. Sathe will be recognized during the university’s spring commencement ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, at the […]

New collaboration aims to reduce homelessness in Tallahassee

The Florida State University College of Social Work is combining its expertise in providing professional social work skills with community resources in a first of a kind initiative using student-developed entrepreneurial business models to aid social services organizations and the Tallahassee community in identifying comprehensive solutions to local homelessness. Florida State students are an integral […]

On your mark! Inaugural ‘Social Work Scurry’ to highlight college’s community outreach

The Florida State University College of Social Work will host its first Social Work Scurry 5K and BBQ on Sunday, April 14, to raise money and awareness of the college’s mission to positively affect the Tallahassee community through service projects and outreach. The event will bring students, alumni, faculty, staff, community partners and friends together […]

Florida State’s graduate programs in library and information studies highly ranked by national organization

Florida State University’s School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) was ranked 13th in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 edition of “Best Graduate Schools” published in March. The school’s graduate programs were also highly ranked, with its school library media program ranked No. 1 in the nation, its services for children […]

Researcher finds that happiness increases with age, across generations

Psychological well-being has been linked to many important life outcomes, including career success, relationship satisfaction and even health. But it’s not clear how feelings of well-being change as we age, as different studies have provided evidence for various trends over time. A new report published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological […]

Psychology professor wins prestigious early career award

Florida State University Professor Jon Maner describes himself as a careful observer of the world around him — a trait that has served him well as a social psychologist. Maner’s natural curiosity has led him to ask, ‘Why do people take risks? Why do certain people grab our attention? Why do some people desire power, […]