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FAMU-FSU researcher awarded NSF funding for COVID-19 impact on municipal solid waste management facilities

A FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researcher is studying the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on municipal solid waste management systems with the help of a  Rapid Response Research grant from the National Science Foundation.  “There has been a lack of understanding of how the COVID-19 pandemic affects our waste management industry,” Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Juyeong Choi said.  Choi and fellow researcher, Professor of Civil Engineering Tarek Abichou, will examine waste-management system-related […]

Study finds that uploading photos to social media leaves self-image starving

Editing and uploading those flattering selfies in the hopes of appearing your best actually leaves you feeling worse and increases the risk of an eating disorder, Florida State University researchers have found.  Clinical psychology doctoral candidate Madeline Wick and Professor of Psychology Pamela Keel studied 80 college students’ responses to uploading photos of themselves to Instagram, the dominant photo sharing platform.  The study, published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, reveals a […]

Florida State University celebrates newly tenured faculty through library endowment book collection

Florida State University Libraries, the Office of Faculty Development and Advancement, and the Office of the President honored newly tenured faculty through the Celebration of Newly Tenured Faculty and Showcase of the Library Endowment Book Collection. Each of the 54 faculty members — the most awarded tenure during any academic year to date — picked […]

FSU researchers study Gulf of Mexico in international collaboration

When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig suffered a blowout in 2010 and began spilling oil into the Gulf of Mexico, scientists got to work understanding the effects of that disaster. But limited data on the typical conditions in the Gulf made understanding the potential changes from the spill more difficult. To make sure scientists weren’t […]

Seven FSU students win prestigious NSF graduate fellowships

Seven Florida State University students have received the highly competitive Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.   The fellowship program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees.   “Florida State has extraordinary students who are the next generation of faculty […]

Florida Bar Foundation bestows Medal of Honor on FSU center director

Mimi Graham, the director of Florida State University’s Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy, has received the Florida Bar Foundation’s Medal of Honor for a non-lawyer. It’s the foundation’s highest award and acknowledges Graham’s decades-long efforts helping to introduce intervention-based policies and trauma-informed programs into Florida courts. FSU Law Professor Paolo Annino, the director […]

Update: Governor’s Phase 1 Plan to Reopen Florida

This message to all faculty and staff has been approved by Renisha Gibbs, Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Finance & Administration Chief of Staff. On April 29, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-112 and unveiled the first step of a phased approach to re-opening the state. Phase 1 became effective May […]

FSU mourns Dean Karen Laughlin

Members of the FSU family pay tribute to Dean Laughlin on social media Florida State University is mourning the loss of Dean of Undergraduate Studies Karen Laughlin — an influential, tireless and dedicated educator who, for almost four decades, helped define the very nature of an undergraduate education earned by countless FSU students. “I was so […]

FSU hurricane experts available to provide analysis throughout the season

From prediction to insurance consideration to ecological aftermath, Florida State University experts are among the world leaders in the study of hurricanes and their impact on people, property and the environment. These experts are available to answer media questions and provide perspective for news stories throughout the 2020 hurricane season, which runs from June 1 […]

FSU College of Nursing faculty, graduates focus on service during COVID-19 pandemic

Instead of celebrating the end of rigorous core learning at the College of Nursing’s emblematic pinning ceremony last week, graduating nursing students at Florida State University are bracing to face the COVID-19 pandemic and preparing to hit the ground running as they start their careers. When FSU’s classes moved to remote delivery in March due […]

Early career faculty win prestigious NSF award

Three Florida State University faculty members have received the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for significant early career achievements in research and teaching.   The CAREER award is one of the most prestigious awards granted to junior faculty by the NSF. It supports scholars in the early stages of their careers and helps them […]

FSU Experts ready to comment on the ramifications of reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic

As social distancing and lockdown policies enter their second month, some states and cities are considering reopening and attempting to return to life as normal. Recommendations from the medical community call for a continuation of distancing policies and come with warnings that reopening too soon could wipe out whatever progress has been made in limiting the spread […]