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Communication professor receives FSU’s 2017 Distinguished Teacher Award

Arthur A. Raney received Florida State University’s 2017 Distinguished Teacher Award during the annual Faculty Awards Dinner on April 25.  The Distinguished Teacher Award, the university’s most prestigious honor for teaching, includes a $7,500 stipend funded by FSU.  Raney, the James E. Kirk Professor of Communication in the School of Communication, aims to instill in […]

Chapin named dean of FSU College of Social Sciences and Public Policy

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie today announced the selection of Professor Tim Chapin as the dean of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University, effective May 8. Chapin, a long-time faculty member turned administrator in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, was selected […]

Professor challenges students through Critical Thinking Initiative

In its third year, the Florida State University Critical Thinking Initiative is changing the way that professors construct their classes and interface with their students — and these changes are yielding big results. Richard Morris, professor of speech language pathology in FSU’s School of Communication Science and Disorders, is using the principles of the campus […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: April 2017

HONORS AND AWARDS Andrée Aubrey, MSW (Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine), director of the FSU College of Medicine’s Area Health Education Program (AHEC) Program, received Social Worker of the Year from the National Association of Social Workers, Florida Big Bend Chapter for demonstrating exceptional professionalism, commitment to the NASW Code of Ethics, dedication to the […]

MagLab director named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Until recently, Greg Boebinger counted on three fingers the high points of his career: earning three bachelor’s degrees (simultaneously); snagging a job at storied Bell Laboratories as a young physicist; and becoming director of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, headquartered at Florida State University. But this week brought news that now requires an extra […]

Acclaimed climate scientist named 2017-2018 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor

Jeffrey Chanton, an acclaimed climate scientist who has also done extensive work investigating the effects of the BP oil spill, has been named the 2017-2018 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor, the highest honor given by the Florida State University faculty to one of its own. “Jeff is a tremendous researcher and an asset to the […]

Expert Pitch: FSU researchers work to narrow the gender gap in engineering, computer science

Two Florida State University researchers are determined to chip away at a stubborn problem that has vexed concerned social scientists for decades: why is there such a vast and enduring gender disparity in STEM fields? Lara Perez-Felkner, assistant professor of higher education and sociology, and Roxanne Hughes, director of the Center for Integrating Research and […]

FSU professor: Inadequate resources diminish benefits of marine protected areas

A Florida State University researcher and a global team of scientists have published a new study that demonstrates how a widespread lack of personnel and funds are preventing marine protected areas from reaching their full potential. FSU Assistant Professor of Geography Sarah Lester partnered with more than 20 institutions on a multiyear research project that […]

FSU professor honored for lifetime contributions to choral music

A Florida State University music professor has received the highest award conferred by the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). André J. Thomas, Owen F. Sellers Professor of Music in the FSU College of Music, was recognized as the association’s 2017 Robert Shaw Choral Award winner at the ACDA National Conference earlier this month. The Robert […]

Florida State religion professor earns prestigious fellowship

A Florida State University researcher has been awarded a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies — the preeminent representative organization for American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences.  John Corrigan, the Lucius Moody Bristol Distinguished Professor of Religion and Professor of History, received the award for his exemplary scholarship in the […]

College of Medicine faculty member to lead national organization of medical women

Suzanne Harrison, who knew from early childhood that she wanted to become a physician and later discovered the joys of teaching medicine, is beginning a yearlong adventure in national medical advocacy. On April 1, she’ll become president of the American Medical Women’s Association. AMWA (pronounced AM-wah) has 6,000 dues-paying members and has been around for […]