Education & Society

Think you’re a comic genius? Maybe you’re just overconfident, psychology researcher says

Knock, knock! Who’s there? Cows go. Cows go who? No, cows go moo! OK, OK. So it’s not a side-slapper — especially if the teller has zero sense of comic timing. But most likely the person sharing the joke over the water cooler thinks he or she is pretty funny. No matter how badly the […]

Assistant professor honored for contributions to research in science education

Victor Sampson, a faculty associate with the Florida State University Learning Systems Institute’s Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, has received the Early Career Research Award for 2012 from the National Association for Research in Science Teaching for his work on classroom education in the sciences. The award goes to the […]

Arts and athletics: Winning combination for new College of Social Work camp

The Florida State University College of Social Work has concluded its first two-week summer camp for middle-school children that served as the pilot project for CSW Arts & Athletics, a new program focusing on positive youth development. The program brought together 20 young people from June 18-29 for the opportunity to benefit from arts, athletics […]

Educational policy professor to serve as co-editor of top research journal

One of the nation’s foremost experts on the politics and policies of educational reform has received an honor befitting her status. Carolyn Herrington, a professor of educational policy in Florida State University’s College of Education, has been named co-editor of the scholarly journal Educational Researcher for the 2013-2015 volume years. The journal is considered the […]

Scholar, author and filmmaker Joel Bakan to speak at international media conference

Renowned author, filmmaker and legal scholar Joel Bakan will be the keynote speaker May 11 at the 2012 Union for Democratic Communications international conference hosted by Florida State University’s School of Communication. The conference theme is “Climates of Change: Democracy Movements, Media and Global Environments.” It will be held at the Augustus B. Turnbull III […]

Institute receives $1 million gift to support ‘lifelong learning’

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida State University (OLLI at FSU) — a scholarly and engaging program of classes and programs targeted to people over 50 who want to enhance their education in a stress-free environment — has been awarded a highly competitive $1 million endowment from the Bernard Osher Foundation. “OLLI at FSU’s […]

$8.5 million NIH grant may help decipher dyslexia

If you can read this sentence with ease, consider yourself fortunate: Millions of Americans with dyslexia cannot. In the hope of improving the lives of those struggling readers, a team of experts at Florida State University is working to better understand and diagnose dyslexia and other learning disabilities with a new, $8.5 million grant from […]

Study: State University System degree in Florida can mean huge boost in lifetime earnings

A new economic study suggests that having a degree from one of Florida’s 11 state universities can be a financial lifesaver — equivalent to more than $1 million in a worker’s lifetime earnings. The Board of Governors of the State University System (SUS) requested the economic study to update earlier figures, said Julie Harrington, director […]

$100,000 to FSU-Teach will boost training of math, science teachers

The Florida State University FSU-Teach program — which trains math and science majors to become much-needed math and science classroom teachers — has received a $100,000 share of a $500,000 donation from AT&T to the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI). Florida State is one of five universities among which the AT&T contribution to NMSI […]

Security and humanitarian issues in the Americas of relevance to Florida to be focus of Jan. 23 lecture

U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Steven Ratti, the United States Southern Command’s director of plans and operations and a Florida State University alumnus, will discuss security and humanitarian issues within the Caribbean, Central and South America, as well as the situation in Haiti two years after its devastating earthquake, at Florida State University on Monday, […]

Training more educators for special-needs children in high-risk families is goal of $1.2 million grant to Florida State

For the increasing number of “high-risk” families in Florida facing the complex challenges of infants and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays, additional help is on the way. Two Florida State University professors have received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to train more educators in specialized early intervention and support. […]