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National organization honors Family and Child Sciences chair for mentoring work

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) has selected Joe Grzywacz, the Norejane Hendrickson Professor of Family & Child Sciences at Florida State University, as a 2019 recipient of the Felix Berardo Scholarship Award in recognition of his outstanding mentorship to students and colleagues during his career. Grzywacz was one of two NCFR members to […]

Florida State launches professional certification in trauma and resilience

Florida State University has launched a new online curriculum for a professional certification in trauma and resilience. The curriculum was developed by the Clearinghouse on Trauma and Resilience within the Institute for Family Violence Studies at the FSU College of Social Work in conjunction with the FSU Center for Academic and Professional Development. “This training […]

Renovated Suwannee Room wins prestigious dining award

Florida State University’s renovation of the historic Suwannee Room has earned national recognition from the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS). Florida State’s Seminole Dining — operated by food service provider Sodexo — picked up a silver award in the Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards program July 11 at the NACUFS annual […]

Fulbright-winning FSU faculty to share expertise worldwide

Seven Florida State University faculty members will fan out across the world during the 2019-2020 school year to teach and conduct research as part of opportunities funded by the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program. Nancy Everhart, professor in the College of Communication and Information, will be based at China’s Beijing Normal University for the school’s fall semester from Aug. […]

FSU College of Education dean receives distinguished service award

Damon Andrew, dean of the Florida State University College of Education, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of University Administrators. “AAUA is an amazing organization that has played a significant role in my professional development over the years,” Andrew said. “It has been a true joy to serve AAUA’s membership over […]

A great privilege: Coonan leads center in global human rights mission

Terry Coonan sits behind a big desk. Hundreds of sheets of paper are organized into neat stacks on top of it, and he’ll tell you that there’s a special story attached to each one. Coonan is director of the Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, an entity dedicated to human rights […]

FSU institute event highlights data-driven solutions to transform criminal justice system for the 21st century

Florida State University’s Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD) hosted a spoken-word event about justice and opportunity June 27 at the FSU Center for Global Engagement. The event, organized by Carrie Pettus-Davis, founder and executive director of the Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD), was designed to generate public discourse about criminal justice reform. Pettus-Davis […]

FSU students awarded record number of Gilman Scholarships

A record number of Florida State University students are studying or interning around the world this summer thanks to prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State. FSU’s 28 Gilman Scholars are the most in school history. The Gilman Scholarship is a grant program that gives students the opportunity to study […]

FSU Libraries publishes open access textbook by mathematics professor

The Florida State University Libraries has published an open access mathematics textbook in collaboration with Giray Ökten, associate chair for Graduate Studies and professor of mathematics at Florida State University. The textbook, “First Semester in Numerical Analysis with Julia,” was published thanks to an Alternative Textbook Grant Ökten received from FSU Libraries in 2018 to […]

FSU institute launches new fellowship program for master’s-level social workers

Florida State University’s Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD), housed within FSU’s College of Social Work, recently launched a Post-Master’s Fellowship designed to prepare social work professionals to work and conduct research with formerly incarcerated individuals and their families. A first of its kind, the Post-Master’s Fellowship is the only fellowship in the nation […]

Top credit rating agency gives Florida State University an AA+ rating

For the second time in two weeks, Florida State University has received a high grade for financial management, receiving an AA+ rating from Fitch Ratings Incorporated. The Issuer Default Rating of AA+ was assigned to FSU based on the university’s strong financial profile, combined with its revenue defensibility and operating risk profile assessments. The rating […]

Middle school students experience college life through FSU Social Work summer camp

Relay races on Landis Green and jam sessions in the William Johnston Building are just a couple of the experiences dozens of middle school students from Tallahassee and the surrounding area participated in during a weeklong camp at Florida State University. For the eighth year in a row, the FSU College of Social Work hosted […]