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Home for the holidays: FSU researcher finds women more likely to stay away from the wheel

As people across the country prepare to travel home for the holidays, mothers and grandmothers may be phoning a friend or family member to get them there. A new study from Florida State University finds women are more likely to catch a ride to their destination instead of driving themselves because of health concerns or […]

FSU professor named fellow of prestigious criminology society

A Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice faculty member has been named a fellow of the prestigious American Society of Criminology. Daniel Mears, the Mark C. Stafford Professor of Criminology, is one of four highly distinguished criminologists who will be honored during the society’s annual conference Nov. 14 in Atlanta. “It is […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: October 2018

HONORS AND AWARDS Colleen Muscha, MFA (Costume Design) received a Distinguished Career Award for Outstanding Contribution to Florida’s College/University Programs at this year’s Florida Theatre Conference. Muscha has been the director of the MFA Costume Design program for more than 25 years. Patricia Y. Warren, Ph.D. (Criminology) was honored by the Florida Education Fund and […]

FSU researchers find low resilience puts men at risk for depression

Men who lack resilience are exponentially more vulnerable to becoming severely depressed after their spouse dies, according to a new study from Florida State University researchers. Brittany King, a graduate student in the Department of Sociology, along with Assistant Professor Dawn Carr and Associate Professor Miles Taylor, examined the symptoms of depression in older men […]

FSU professor available to discuss bullying prevention for National Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. In 2006, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center started the yearly campaign to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. The Florida Department of Education defines bullying as systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more students or employees that is severe or pervasive enough […]

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 […]