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FSU President Thrasher returns to middle school to recognize outstanding STEM-teaching program

Florida State University President John Thrasher donned a middle school teacher’s hat as he stepped to the front of a sixth-grade class to teach a science lesson on convection. Thrasher taught the class at Fairview Middle School in Tallahassee Thursday to recognize the continuing success of the FSU-Teach program, which encourages science and math students […]

Florida State University publishes its first open-access digital textbook

The Florida State University Libraries’ Office of Digital Research and Scholarship is proud to announce the publishing of its first book-length publication, hosted by the Libraries’ open access publishing program. The digital publication, “Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice in Vocational Psychology: Current Status and Future Directions,” contains 20 peer-reviewed papers that examine the challenges and opportunities for integrating […]

FSU Autism Institute launches web-based family ecosystem to jump-start early intervention

Waiting for children to develop on their own is one reason so many toddlers with autism go undiagnosed. A delay in treatment can result in the loss of precious months or years when interventions are able to dramatically affect outcomes. The Autism Institute at Florida State University has launched a new early intervention approach called […]

Egyptian educators visit FSU under State Department program to study U.S. community college system

Florida State University President John Thrasher welcomed to campus a delegation of Egyptian educators who are spending six weeks in Florida to study the U.S. community colleges. “It is an honor to host this program because we know how important community colleges can be in opening doors to new opportunities for so many people, whether […]

Under challenge: Girls’ confidence level, not math ability hinders path to science degrees

When it comes to mathematics, girls rate their abilities markedly lower than boys, even when there is no observable difference between the two, according to Florida State University researchers. “The argument continues to be made that gender differences in the ‘hard’ sciences is all about ability,” said Lara Perez-Felkner, assistant professor of higher education and […]

Keeping the code: How cultural beliefs affect police, court decisions

LL Cool J’s 1991 rap lyrics in his song “Mama Said Knock You Out” are about defending yourself and making sure you are not messed with. Florida State University researchers have found that when individuals adopt this outlook — referred to as a “code of the street” — it can increase their probability of arrest […]

Expert Pitch: FSU researchers work to narrow the gender gap in engineering, computer science

Two Florida State University researchers are determined to chip away at a stubborn problem that has vexed concerned social scientists for decades: why is there such a vast and enduring gender disparity in STEM fields? Lara Perez-Felkner, assistant professor of higher education and sociology, and Roxanne Hughes, director of the Center for Integrating Research and […]

FSU professor: Inadequate resources diminish benefits of marine protected areas

A Florida State University researcher and a global team of scientists have published a new study that demonstrates how a widespread lack of personnel and funds are preventing marine protected areas from reaching their full potential. FSU Assistant Professor of Geography Sarah Lester partnered with more than 20 institutions on a multiyear research project that […]

Florida State religion professor earns prestigious fellowship

A Florida State University researcher has been awarded a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies — the preeminent representative organization for American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences.  John Corrigan, the Lucius Moody Bristol Distinguished Professor of Religion and Professor of History, received the award for his exemplary scholarship in the […]

FSU hosts lecture on presidential rating game

It’s a perennial pastime to compare U.S. presidents, but according to an upcoming guest lecturer at Florida State University, our current ranking systems are flawed and even our most admired leaders are due for some new critical consideration. Alvin Felzenberg will deliver the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy’s Anderson-Ashby lecture “Rethinking the Presidential […]

FSU faculty and students team up to help save a river

A unique team of Florida State University faculty and students is working with concerned citizens to put the spotlight on a critically endangered river ecosystem in Florida. The Apalachicola River Project is an effort at FSU that draws upon the talents of students and faculty from multiple departments, including Digital Media Production, Media and Communication […]

FSU presents symposium on hip hop and education

The Florida State University Department of Sociology will host its second Symposium on Hip Hop and Education, bringing together educators who use innovative and culturally relevant instructional methods to enhance student engagement. The symposium will feature a panel discussion focused on an approach to education that seeks to empower students by relating course content to […]