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Florida Institute for Child Welfare hosts Child Abuse Prevention Research Symposium

Experts from across the state gathered last month at Florida State University in an effort to improve the standards of child abuse prevention services in Florida. The FSU-headquartered Florida Institute for Child Welfare hosted the Child Abuse Prevention Research Symposium April 26-27 at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center. “With this event, […]

Biological science professor wins FSU’s 2018 Distinguished Teacher Award

Professor of Biological Science Gregory Erickson received Florida State University’s 2018 Distinguished Teacher Award during the annual Faculty Awards Dinner May 2. The Distinguished Teacher Award is the university’s most prestigious honor for teaching and includes a $7,500 stipend. Erickson, a paleontologist, joined the FSU faculty in 2000 as an assistant professor and was promoted […]

FSU celebrates 40 years of African-American Studies

“American history that doesn’t incorporate the black experience is a false history.” Those words were uttered by the late William Jones, Florida State University’s first director of the Black Studies Program at FSU. This year, the program celebrates 40 years of educating students on the wide-ranging contributions of people from the black diaspora, as well […]

Riley named dean of FSU Graduate School

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has appointed Mark Riley dean of the Graduate School, effective May 7. Riley is a longtime faculty member in the Department of Physics at Florida State. He has served as interim dean of the Graduate School since August 2017 when former dean, […]

FSU’s Hilton Center to host international economics conference

A major annual economics conference that has been held for more than 50 years is being hosted for the first time at Florida State University. The L. Charles Hilton Jr. Center for the Study of Economic Prosperity and Individual Opportunity will host the 2018 Cliometric Conference in Tallahassee, April 27-28. The conference is designed to […]

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researchers net $1.2M grant for climate change study

A FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researcher is exploring how the changes people make to the land through farming and development affect the planet’s climate. Gang Chen, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, received a $1.18 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to examine the larger question of […]

FSU African-American Studies program celebrates 40th anniversary

The African-American Studies program at Florida State University is celebrating its long history and continued growth with a special event featuring a panel discussion, a reception and recognition of the people who began the program four decades ago. The event, “On the Shoulders of Giants: Celebrating 40 Years of Black Studies,” is free and open […]

FSU College of Social Work celebrates 100 years of scholarship and service

“100 years!!” That continuous refrain echoed through the Champions Club Ballroom as Florida State University social work faculty member Pam MacDill outlined highlights of the 100-year history of the College of Social Work’s celebratory gala on April 7. “100 years,” the crowd shouted. “Of innovation,” MacDill continued. “We started the first online MSW program in […]

Florida State University researchers to present at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting

Dozens of Florida State University researchers are preparing to present at the 2018 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Eighty-four researchers, including faculty and graduate students, will present a total of 70 different presentations at the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. “Our goal in research is to advance teaching practice […]

FSU Multidisciplinary Center hosts grand open house

The Florida State University College of Social Work celebrated the new location of the FSU Multidisciplinary Evaluation and Consulting Center on Wednesday, March 28. The new site is located just west of the main campus. Previously, the Multidisciplinary Center (MDC) occupied space on Gaines Street in Collegetown. “The staff and faculty and students who train […]

Women’s History Month: FSU women leading the research charge

Women’s History Month, celebrated every March in the United States, provides schools, workplaces and communities around the country the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary contributions of American women to our society. At Florida State University, those contributions are on full display. Over the past year, FSU women have conducted breakthrough research with the […]

College of Social Work celebrates ‘100 Years of Social Work’ at Florida State University

The FSU College of Social Work will commemorate “100 Years of Social Work at FSU” with a celebratory dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the University Center Club’s Champions Club. The event will include opportunities to explore and celebrate the past, present and future of the college. The celebration will feature live music […]