Education & Society

FSU signs agreement to make Resiliency Project available nationwide

The Resiliency Project, an online health and wellness kit created at Florida State University to help provide students with the tools to build coping and stress management skills, is now available nationwide to colleges and universities that asked for help to achieve similar successes. “Shortly after the campus launch of the FSU Student Resilience Project, […]

FSU expert available to speak about Flint water crisis and fallout

It’s been seven years since the city of Flint, Michigan responded to a budget shortfall by switching its water source from Detroit, which draws from Lake Huron, to the Flint River. That move set off a years-long health crisis that has devastated lives and led to the indictment of the state’s former governor and eight other public officials. Florida State […]

Social Work researcher advances literature on pediatric quality of life in organ transplant patients

A Florida State University professor is paving the way for social workers, psychologists and transplant teams across the country to increase the quality of life for children who have received organ transplants. Assistant Professor of Social Work Michael Killian has published a new study that takes a step back and examines current data related to […]

A year of COVID-19: Researchers pivot to answer questions raised by the pandemic

When news started circulating early last year about a virus in China that was spreading like wildfire, Associate Professor of Biological Science Jonathan Dennis was in the middle of his normal spring semester activities.  He was teaching classes and working on several projects in his lab related to the role of chromatin in gene regulation.   But when the […]

Deep dive into bioarchaeological data reveals Mediterranean migration trends over 8,000 years

A team of international researchers led by a Florida State University assistant professor has analyzed reams of data from the Neolithic to Late Roman period looking at migration patterns across the Mediterranean and found that despite evidence of cultural connections, there’s little evidence of massive migration across the region. “Because of the prevailing scholarly attitude of the […]

FSU researcher investigates whether city investments in green space help human health

A new NASA grant is facilitating a four-year Florida State University project to investigate whether city investments in green space helps lower temperatures and thus reduce heat-related health problems. Associate Professor of Geography Chris Uejio received $400,000 from NASA to look at New York City’s investments in green space infrastructure and the effects of that investment. “Due to how we construct our cities, these areas […]

Social Work faculty elected chair of global consortium dedicated to student resiliency efforts

A Florida State University faculty member has been elected to lead an international organization that is shaping and leading college student resilience efforts in the United States and worldwide. Karen Oehme, who will serve as chair of the Academic Resilience Consortium is director of the Institute for Family Violence Studies at FSU and a research […]

FSU research study addresses effects of client violence on child protection workers

Florida State University College of Social Work researchers have found a link between work-related violence and poor health outcomes for child protection workers. The new study, recently published online by the Journal for the Society of Social Work and Research, focused on the events that occur after a child protection worker has experienced violence perpetrated […]

FSU Real Estate Center names Franklin Street’s Baker as new executive director

An award-winning real estate expert with more than three decades of industry experience will be the next executive director of the Florida State University Real Estate Center.  Michael Hartline, dean of the College of Business where the center is housed, announced Wednesday that Yvonne Baker, most recently a regional managing partner at Franklin Street in […]

FSU researcher finds restoring trust in government can help limit crises like COVID-19

A Florida State University researcher has found that trust in government can be restored even in places where it’s lagged for decades and in the process help limit the impact of crises like the COVID-19 pandemic.  Dotan Haim, assistant professor of political science, studied war-torn villages in the rural Philippines where residents have little faith in the […]

FSU to host seventh annual South Asian Media & Cultural Studies conference

Florida State University will host its seventh annual South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference (SAMCS) virtually Feb. 4-6. The annual SAMCS conference is an alliance of scholars, academicians and practitioners dedicated to fostering greater understanding of the South Asia region’s issues and global importance. This year’s theme, “South Asia: Beyond Borders,” is focused on sharing […]

FSU planning lab awarded state grant for disaster mitigation

The Florida State University Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) has received an award of $348,898 through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s Rebuild Florida General Planning Support Program. The funds are allocated through a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development mitigation program formed in response to the 2016-2017 presidentially declared disasters and are used […]