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Ormsbee honored as Distinguished Teacher during annual Faculty Awards

Michael Ormsbee received Florida State University’s 2020 Distinguished Teacher Award during the annual Faculty Awards ceremony, held virtually April 29. The Distinguished Teacher Award, the university’s most prestigious honor for teaching, includes a $7,500 stipend funded by FSU. “I’m so thankful for the recognition, but there are so many good faculty teachers that it’s hard […]

FSU political science researcher to examine law in time of COVID-19 crisis

A Florida State University researcher and her colleagues have earned a grant from the National Science Foundation to study the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on public support for the rule of law.   FSU Associate Professor of Political Science Amanda Driscoll, the project’s co-investigator, said the team will examine the challenge that the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus presents to long-standing norms that support democratic order.  […]

FSU arts faculty get creative to overcome challenges of remote learning

Whether they’re teaching studio art, dance, music or interior architecture and design, Florida State University faculty in the creative disciplines are facing some unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.   When FSU moved to remote learning on March 23, it made most faculty across campus completely rethink their lesson plans. That’s especially true for the arts, where many faculty are reimagining how they normally communicate and teach the best practices of the creative process.   But despite these changes, both faculty and […]

FSU expert available to comment on psychological effects of social isolation during COVID-19 pandemic

Millions of Americans are staying home to “flatten the curve” of coronavirus cases. Among those avoiding other people are many older Americans, whose age puts them at a greater risk of serious complications from a COVID-19 infection. That isolation — for seniors and for everyone else — can bring loneliness and frustration. A Florida State […]

Superfluids may merge via corkscrew mechanism

Scientists at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory have made a discovery in fluid dynamics that is truly worth uncorking a bottle of fine wine. Wei Guo, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, and MagLab graduate research assistant Toshiaki Kanai published a new study in the […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: March 2020

HONORS AND AWARDS Kathleen Blake Yancey, Ph.D. (English) received the James R. Squire Award, which is given to a National Council of Teachers of English member who has had a transforming influence and made a lasting intellectual contribution to the profession. Sonia Cabell, Ph.D. (Education) won the 2020 Robert M. Gagné Research Award for her […]

FSU expert available to discuss moral decision-making and social distancing

In the fight against this new coronavirus, some of the most effective tools are a couch and a television in your own home. Public health officials are asking people to avoid socializing with others to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. That means people often have to make tough decisions about how to respond. It’s this […]

Women’s History Month: Celebrating the achievements of FSU women

March is Women’s History Month, a time set aside to celebrate the stories and achievements of women. FSU faculty members are living proof of women’s extraordinary accomplishments. In the past year, FSU women researchers have studied how new technology can help people recover from incarceration, developed models to examine the smoke rising from fires, explored […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: February 2020

HONORS AND AWARDS Kerry Fang, Ph.D. (Social Sciences and Public Policy) received the Lincoln Institute China Program International Fellowship. She and a colleague will use the fellowship to conduct research on “Land Tenure” and “Health of Children: Evidence from Rural China.” Peter Beerli, Ph.D. (Scientific Computing) was named a fellow of the American Association for […]

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 […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: January 2020

HONORS AND AWARDS Brendan Lantz, Ph.D. (Criminology) has been named the recipient of the 2020 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) Victimology Section New Scholar Award. Lantz will receive the award at the 2020 annual meeting of ACJS in San Antonio in March. This prestigious award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding scholarly contributions to the discipline […]

FSU launches Africa Network Colloquium Series with first speaker

Florida State University has launched a new colloquium series, organized by the FSU Africa Network, with a focus on faculty research and teaching in Africa. The FSU Africa Network brings together faculty from across the university to share ideas and identify ways FSU can strengthen its research, teaching and service by connecting with each other […]