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FSU film student wins national award for documentary on ‘bionic woman’

A Florida State University film student has won a prestigious award from the Television Academy Foundation for his documentary about a Florida woman who lives with a bionic arm and considers herself a human cyborg. Chris Violette, a junior in the College of Motion Picture Arts, was named the winner of the Loreen Arbus Focus […]

Heart health education can positively influence underserved, rural populations

Improving dietary habits and learning skills such as reading food labels and recognizing the signs of a heart attack have the potential to improve cardiovascular health among underserved rural populations, according to newly published research from Florida State University. Laurie Abbott, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing, found significant improvements in food-related behaviors […]

FSU graduate Barry Jenkins earns another Oscar nomination

Florida State University film school phenom and Academy Award winner Barry Jenkins has earned his third Oscar nomination. When the 2019 Academy Award nominations were announced today, the movie director and screenwriter received a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for his film “If Beale Street Could Talk.” Jenkins adapted the screenplay from the 1974 novel […]

FSU research sheds light on spinal cord injuries

Thousands of people worldwide suffer severe spinal cord injuries each year, but little is known about why these injuries often continue to deteriorate long after the initial damage occurs. Yi Ren, a professor of biomedical sciences at the Florida State University College of Medicine, is making progress in understanding why such significant harm is inflicted […]

FSU College of Social Work to host South African human rights scholar

The Florida State University College of Social Work will host Vishanthie Sewpaul, international social work expert and professor at the University of Stavanger, Norway, Jan. 22 through Feb. 1. While at Florida State, Sewpaul will meet with various communities and organizations and deliver two free, public lectures on the topics of social justice and transformation […]

Jim Moran Institute recognizes scholarship recipients

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship in the Florida State University College of Business recognized freshmen Jerry Jean-Pierre and Robel Mechal as 2018 Jim Moran Scholars Wednesday evening. The special reception, led by FSU President John Thrasher and Jan Moran at the Jim Moran Building in downtown Tallahassee, also celebrated the accomplishments of Hakeem […]

Noted behavioral scientist joins College of Nursing faculty

Frank Y. Wong, a National Institutes of Health-funded researcher investigating sexual health and substance use/abuse among Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the United States, has joined the Florida State University College of Nursing. Wong is an expert in community-based research targeting racial/ethnic and underserved populations, including immigrants, refugees, and linguistic and sexual minorities with […]

FSU researchers partner to improve statewide assessment for persons with disabilities

The Florida Center for Reading Research at Florida State University along with the FSU College of Social Work is partnering with Florida’s Agency for Persons with Disabilities to evaluate and improve their assessment tool for people with developmental disabilities. The Questionnaire for Situational Information (QSI), administered by the agency, provides a way to determine the […]

Personality type could shape attitudes toward body weight of others, researchers say

Studies show there is a major link between personality traits and personal body image, but the relationship between personality and attitudes toward others’ bodies has gone largely unexplored. Now, Florida State University researchers suggest that the specific alchemy of an individual’s personality — their distinct blend of conscientiousness, agreeableness, openness, neuroticism and extraversion — is […]

Researchers at FAMU-FSU Engineering use metric specific technology to keep seniors safer on the road

A FAMU-FSU College of Engineering research team is taking a hard look at car crashes involving drivers 65 and older to see if infrastructure changes could be made to keep that population safer. Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Eren Ozguven and graduate student Mehmet Baran Ulak published a new study in the journal Accident Analysis […]

FSU online graduate programs are among nation’s best in latest U.S. News rankings

Florida State University’s online graduate programs are some of the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Online Programs. Four of the university’s graduate programs are ranked in the Top 20, including FSU’s master’s degree in criminal justice studies, which moved up to No. 6 nationally and No. 5 among public […]

Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship appoints Central Florida director of operations

Entrepreneur and marketing professor Shane Smith has joined the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship as director of Central Florida operations. “I am thrilled to join the Jim Moran Institute team,” said Smith, who holds a doctorate in marketing. “I was attracted to the Jim Moran Institute’s mission of training and inspiring entrepreneurs throughout Florida, […]