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FSU researcher paves new path toward preventing obesity

People who experience unpredictable childhoods due to issues such as divorce, crime or frequent moves face a higher risk of becoming obese as adults, according to a new study by a Florida State University researcher. Professor of Psychology Jon Maner found that people who had an unpredictable childhood tended to overeat, while those who experienced […]

FSU researcher to help lead $4M deep-sea exploration study

A Florida State University researcher is part of a multidisciplinary team of scientists that has been awarded a $4 million grant to study the deep-water ecosystems of the Atlantic Ocean. FSU Associate Research Faculty Sandra Brooke will help lead a diverse company of scientists as they identify the locations of sensitive deep-water habitats and work […]

FSU researcher develops art therapy best practices for children with autism

A Florida State University researcher is working with art therapists to find better ways to treat children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Theresa Van Lith, assistant professor of art therapy in FSU’s Department of Art Education, led a study that surveyed art therapists working with children with ASD to develop a clearer understanding of […]

Heat tweet: Users flock to Twitter when temperatures rise

For more than a decade, people have used social media to express themselves and inform and engage users across the globe. Now, a new study by Florida State University researchers examines the impact rising temperatures have on Twitter activity, and how government officials use the social media tool to warn the general public of heatwave […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: July 2017

  HONORS AND AWARDS James Bowman, Ph.D. (Public Administration) was awarded the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society for Public Administration, Section on Ethics and Integrity in Governance. Jeffrey D. James, Ph.D. (Education) received the 2017 Earle F. Zeigler Lecture Award and delivered the Zeigler keynote address at the North American Society for Sport Management […]

FSU Planning Department appoints new planner-in-residence

The Florida State University Department of Urban and Regional Planning has named Dennis J. Smith as its planner-in-residence, effective July 24. Smith, who recently served as growth management coordinator for the Florida Department of Transportation, will oversee the award-winning Florida Planning and Development Lab, the department’s applied master’s level studio. Smith is a 1994 graduate […]

Expert Pitch: A safe approach to summer exercise

As the heat and humidity of another historically warm summer continue to intensify, outdoor exercise and high-exertion activity become increasingly risky. If basic precautions aren’t taken, strenuous outdoor exercise can prove dangerous, even deadly. Florida State University’s internationally recognized experts are available to comment on the best ways to safely approach outdoor activities in the […]

FSU scientists ink deals to send technologies to marketplace

Zika drugs to stop microcephaly. A tool to help teachers sort through troves of testing data to see who is struggling and where. Plasma technology that could help organic farmers better care for their crops. Those are just a few of the new Florida State University-driven technologies that are being licensed to companies that will […]

FSU faculty member to be inducted as fellow of American Academy of Nursing

A Florida State University College of Nursing faculty member has been selected for induction as a fellow into the prestigious American Academy of Nursing. Ying “Mai” Kung is one of 173 highly distinguished nurse leaders who will join more than 2,500 academy fellows of distinguished clinicians, researchers, policy leaders, educators and executives from around the […]

Profiles in Leadership: Blomberg strives to bring criminology research to life

Thomas Blomberg has made it his mission to have a meaningful and transformative career, that at its core not only informs but actually helps people. As dean of Florida State University’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, he has made it his goal to ensure the college’s research does the same — research that not […]

FSU Fulbright scholars to share their expertise worldwide

Five Florida State University faculty members are fanning out across the globe to teach and conduct research in Russia, Finland, Ireland, Hong Kong and the Czech Republic through grants from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Valliere Richard Auzenne, associate professor in the College of Motion Picture Arts, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award […]

FSU researchers pushing the efficiency limits of solar cells

With more countries looking for renewable energy resources, scientists across the globe are working to make more efficient solar cells to help build everything from better solar panels for buildings to better flashlights to wearable tech. A Florida State University research team has produced a new type of solar cell structure that markedly increases light absorption […]