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FSU researcher finds Latino men in the U.S. more susceptible to obesity

Moving to the United States could be taking a toll on the health of Latino men. A new study from Florida State University found Latino men who are born or live in the United States for more than five years are more susceptible to obesity. In the study recently published in the American Journal of […]

Latinos are more at risk for Alzheimer’s, and FSU researchers want to know why

It’s a million-dollar question: Why do people with Latino backgrounds have a 50 percent greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease than non-Latino whites? FSU College of Medicine researcher Angelina Sutin will seek answers as principal investigator on a $3.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health. For the […]

FSU experts available to discuss 2018 midterm election

The 2018 midterm elections are quickly approaching and stakes are high as voters will go to the polls and decide races for 435 House and 35 Senate seats as well as 36 gubernatorial races. Republican control of the House and Senate could be in danger, and some races for governor have already proved historic, with […]

Florida State scores high marks in faculty satisfaction survey

A shared sense of purpose, trust in university governance and positive views of senior leadership by faculty set Florida State University apart from its peers, according to results of the latest Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education survey. Last spring, Florida State’s faculty participated in the COACHE survey, which assesses the faculty’s level of […]

FSU criminology professor earns early career award

Florida State University criminology professor Jillian Turanovic has been chosen to receive the 2018 Developmental & Life-Course Criminology Early Career Award. This prestigious award recognizes an individual who, within four years after receiving a doctoral degree, has made a significant contribution to scholarly knowledge in developmental and life-course criminology. “I am thankful and humbled to […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: September 2018

HONORS Joann Gardner, Ph.D. (English) won the 2018 Chapbook Fellowship from the Poetry Society of America, selected by the poet D. Nurske. Gardner won the award for her chapbook, “The Deaf Island.” SERVICE Steven Pfeiffer, Ph.D. (Education) was elected as president of the American Academy of School Psychology, a key organization in the development and […]

Issues over ideology: FSU researcher finds polarized candidates can still represent constituents best

America’s seemingly polarized elected officials might be the best representation of their constituents, according to a new study out of Florida State University. Researchers found politicians’ stances on issues such as immigration and abortion matter more to voters than their overarching ideologies. Doug Ahler, an assistant professor of political science, and his colleague David Brockman […]

FSU College of Social Work launches inaugural lecture series

Florida State University’s Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children will launch its inaugural research lecture series, “Engage, Inform, & Influence,” this month. The series commences with a lecture by Samantha Goldfarb, an assistant professor in the FSU College of Medicine and the College of Human Sciences. She’ll present, “Substance Use […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: August 2018

HONORS AND AWARDS Matthew T. Pietryka, Ph.D. (Political Science) won the Heinz I. Eulau Award from the American Political Science Association for his article “It’s Not Just What You Have, but Whom You Know: Networks, Social Proximity to Elites, and Voting in State and Local Elections,” published in American Political Science Review. The $750 award, […]

FSU Faculty Luncheon Series announces fall lineup

The Florida State University Faculty Luncheon Series has announced its lecture schedule for Fall 2018. Established in 1981, the series is Florida State’s longest-running, regularly occurring, interdisciplinary lecture series and encourages the FSU and Tallahassee communities to learn about the research and creative activities of FSU’s distinguished faculty, while enjoying lunch. The Fall 2018 schedule features the following distinguished […]

FSU philosophy professor receives interdisciplinary fellowship

Florida State University Philosophy Professor John Schwenkler has received a prestigious fellowship to support cross-disciplinary study in psychology beginning Fall 2018. The Academic Cross-Training Fellowship, awarded by the John Templeton Foundation, is designed for recently tenured philosophers and theologians to expand their knowledge base in areas such as biology or physics. The award provides up […]

FSU faculty awarded $226M in research dollars

Florida State University researchers brought in more than $226 million in the 2018 fiscal year from federal, state and private sources to support investigations into areas such as nuclear science, climate change, the effect of deep space travel on human health and much more. This is a $16 million increase over the prior fiscal year […]