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FSU researchers lead grant to study technology impact on increasing support for formerly incarcerated individuals

Is a smart phone app the answer to increasing support and improving well-being among formerly incarcerated individuals? A team of researchers led by two Florida State University scholars intends to find out with the help of a $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Justice. Carrie Pettus-Davis, executive director and founder of the Institute […]

FSU experts available to comment on topics concerning Alzheimer’s disease

November is nationally recognized as Alzheimer’s Awareness month. President Ronald Reagan made the designation in 1983 and today more than 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia worldwide. These Florida State University experts are available to comment on a variety of topics related to Alzheimer’s disease.   Walter R. […]

FSU expert available to discuss German reunification on 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

When the Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago, it marked the opening of a border that had divided the German city for decades and a milestone on the way to the reunification of East Germany and West Germany the following year. “When the wall fell, Germans thought they were the happiest people in the world,” said […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: October 2019

HONORS AND AWARDS Miranda Waggoner, Ph.D. (Sociology) was awarded the 2019 Adele E. Clarke Book Award from ReproNetwork for her book “The Zero Trimester.” The award is offered every two years to honor a groundbreaking work judged to be the most potentially influential contribution to scholarship on reproduction. Kathy Burnett, Ph.D. and Melissa Gross, Ph.D. […]

FSU College of Education receives three grants for special education research

Florida State University’s College of Education has received three multimillion-dollar grants to fund projects aimed at addressing the shortage of qualified special education teachers faced by school districts across the nation. With funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, each of these five-year grants will train future teachers and university […]

FSU researchers receive grant to conduct re-entry program for young men

Florida State University has received a grant totaling nearly $1.2 million from the National Institute of Justice to evaluate the effectiveness of a comprehensive trauma-based re-entry program for young adult men. A team of researchers including Carrie Pettus-Davis, Stephen Tripodi and Tanya Renn of the Institute for Justice Research and Development at the FSU College […]

The makeup of mariculture: FSU researchers examine global trends in seafood farming

When Florida families settle down to enjoy a seafood dinner they may not realize the main dish wasn’t freshly caught in the nearby Gulf of Mexico, but rather farmed off the coast of Panama. The process of farming seafood in the ocean, known as mariculture, is a growing trend yet little is known about the […]

FSU faculty members receive NIH grant to study long-term role of character traits in heart surgery patients

A team of Florida State University researchers has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the resilience of older patients after undergoing open-heart surgery. The study, a first of its kind, will provide a comprehensive analysis of long-term survival benefits of psychological strengths, such as optimism and spirituality, in older adults […]

FSU sponsors day-long symposium on diversity and inclusion in higher education

More than 200 Florida State University students, faculty and staff took part in a healthy dialogue on the topics of diversity, inclusion and equity in researching and teaching in higher education during the 2nd annual DIRECTO symposium DIRECTO, held Friday, Sept. 27. DIRECTO — or Diversity and Inclusion in Research and Teaching Organization — is a graduate […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: September 2019

HONORS AND AWARDS Mark Pietralunga, Ph.D. (Modern Languages and Linguistics) won the 2019 Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Teachers of Italian, awarded to members with distinguished teaching and published research in the fields of Italian language, literature and civilization. Mark McNees, Ph.D. (Entrepreneurship) was awarded Tallahassee’s EntrepreneurshipInfluencer of the Year by Domi […]

FSU researchers: Multifactor models reveal worse picture of climate change impact on marine life

Rising ocean temperatures have long been linked to negative impacts for marine life, but a Florida State University team has found that the long-term outlook for many marine species is much more complex — and possibly bleaker — than scientists previously believed. FSU doctoral student Jennifer McHenry, Assistant Professor of Geography Sarah Lester and collaborators […]

FSU research: Fear not a factor in gun ownership

Are gun owners more or less afraid than people who do not own guns? A new study from researchers at Florida State University and the University of Arizona hopes to add some empirical data to the conversation after finding that gun owners tend to report less fear than non-gun owners. The study, led by sociology […]