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FSU experts available to discuss coronavirus

A new strain of coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, China, has prompted a massive public health effort to contain the pathogen and treat patients. These Florida State University experts are available to comment on coronavirus and the public health challenges it presents. Alan Rowan, teaching professor, Public Health Program (850) 645-8741; arowan@fsu.edu Rowan […]

FSU College of Education launches interdisciplinary center for athletic coaching

Florida State University’s College of Education strives to prepare students and professionals to serve in any number of roles at educational institutions, from teachers and principals to counselors and more. Now, the new Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching, known as FSU COACH, aims to prepare individuals interested in working in schools and beyond in a […]

Rapid weather swings increase flu risk

New research from a team of Florida State University scientists shows that rapid weather variability as a result of climate change could increase the risk of a flu epidemic in some highly populated regions in the late 21st century. The research was published today in the journal Environmental Research Letters. Zhaohua Wu, an associate professor […]

FSU experts available to comment on the upcoming electoral season

On Feb. 3, the Iowa Caucuses will formally kick off the 2020 electoral season. In addition to gubernatorial and state houses, seats in the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives and the presidency are up for grabs this year. The shifting political and media landscape coupled with the growing influence of social media, means clarity and […]

Master of Applied American Politics and Policy celebrates 20 years with day at the Florida Capitol

In a recent survey of U.S. adults, 64 percent of respondents said they would not want their children going into politics, yet after 20 years as a graduate degree track at Florida State University, the Master of Applied American Politics and Policy (MAAPP) program remains strong, counting 400-plus alumni and no shortage of students seeking […]

FSU researchers find certain clinical steps can reduce firearm-related suicide

About 47,000 Americans die by suicide annually; more than half are by firearm. Now, researchers at Florida State University have found that certain clinical steps that encourage basic firearm safety could reduce that number. Their study, published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, focused on young adults with a history of suicidal thoughts and […]

FSU to honor 100 outstanding seniors through new awards program

Florida State University has launched a new awards recognition program that will honor a diverse group of 100 seniors who have shown exceptional leadership during their collegiate careers. The awards program, named the Torchbearer 100, is intended to thank and celebrate these students’ leadership and legacy. Honorees will be recognized for their notable impact within […]

XPRIZE Foundation founder to be featured at Power Forward event

An international pioneer in innovation and commercial space travel will be the featured speaker at the annual Power Forward speaker series. Peter Diamandis, founder and executive chairman of the XPrize Foundation, will speak on Feb. 4 at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall at Florida State University in an event organized by First Commerce Credit Union and […]

Profile in Leadership: James Frazier comes ‘home’ in new role as dean of FSU’s College of Fine Arts

More than 30 years ago, an undergraduate at Florida State University named James Frazier was running errands to and from the dean’s office of the College of Fine Arts, then the School of Visual Arts and Dance, as a work-study student. Today, Frazier occupies that same office, but as dean of the College of Fine […]

Five new police officers, two K-9s join FSUPD

Florida State University Police Chief Terri Brown swore in five new police officers and the department’s first two K-9s during a ceremony Jan. 24. Officers Tiffany Spears, Craig Kistner, Matt Hedges, John Beeman and David Taczak, along with K-9s Tomahawk and Nera, have joined the force. “FSUPD is excited about the addition of its newest […]

FSU professor discusses Brexit and its consequences

On Jan. 31, after a national referendum, elections, negotiations and delays, the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union. The date marks the end of one political process and the beginning of another. When Brexit is official, the United Kingdom and the European Union will begin negotiating a new trading agreement. Sean Ehrlich, […]

FSU lecture series to discuss the technology and data-driven innovations of criminal justice reform

Florida State University’s Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, and Children welcomes FSU College of Social Work Associate Professor Carrie Pettus-Davis for the center’s latest presentation of its “Engage, Invest, Respond,” lecture series. She will present on her work harnessing technology to expand the scope of data-driven solutions to criminal justice reform. […]