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FSU sport psychology researchers receive prestigious NCAA grant

The life of a student-athlete is hectic. The competitive nature of college-level sports requires hours of practice and travel — and balancing a rigorous schedule with schoolwork while still making time to rest can often seem unrealistic. As a result, there has been a large push by the NCAA in recent years to promote the […]

Expert Pitch: FSU professor available to comment on Billy Graham legacy

On Wednesday, Feb. 21, Billy Graham died at the age of 99. He was known worldwide for preaching and teaching about Christianity through a variety of mediums, including TV and film. Graham also provided counsel to several U.S. presidents and championed desegregation in the 1960s. As many mourn the loss of Graham and remember the […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: February 2018

HONORS AND AWARDS  Mike Roper, Ph.D. (Chemistry) will receive the 2018 Mid-career Achievement Award of the American Electrophoresis Society for his contributions to the field of Electrophoresis and Electrokinetics. David Gussak, Ph.D. (Art Education) received the 2017 Distinguished Service Award from the American Art Therapy Association in recognition of his significant contribution to the literature […]

Researchers achieve ‘Olympic ring’ molecule breakthrough just in time for Winter Games

As the world’s premier winter athletes were preparing to take to the slopes, rinks and tracks for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, Florida State University researchers were hard at work making a gold-medal discovery of their own. More than 7,000 miles away from the snowcapped peaks of PyeongChang, scientists from FSU’s Department of Chemistry and […]

FSU forges partnership with East China University of Science and Technology

Florida State University recently met with a delegation from East China University of Science and Technology in an effort to forge a relationship for future research collaboration and student exchanges. The partnership was initiated by FSU College of Social Work Dean Jim Clark and Professor Amy Ai, who have extensive experience with Chinese scholars in […]

FSU Pepper Institute and Center to host radio segments on aging

Florida State University’s Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy and the Claude Pepper Center, along with support from the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at FSU, will sponsor weekly “Aging Today” segments on 88.9, WFSU-FM, beginning Feb. 6. The one-minute segments will highlight critical aging-related […]

FSU medical researcher receives $2.2M in NIH grants to study genetic impact on behavior

Florida State University College of Medicine researcher Michelle Arbeitman is exploring the elaborate courtship displays of male fruit flies to better understand how one’s genetic makeup influences a range of complex behaviors. Arbeitman has received two grants totaling $2.2 million from the National Institutes of Health. One focuses on genes and epigenetic changes that cause […]

FSU College of Social Work to launch re-entry initiative with $1M grant

Florida State University’s College of Social Work will launch an unprecedented research initiative this spring focusing on the re-entry of incarcerated persons into communities. The initiative will be led by FSU’s new faculty hire, Carrie Pettus-Davis, one of social work’s leading experts in criminal justice and the decarceration of American prisons and jails through policy […]

Expert Pitch: FSU experts available to tackle Super Bowl LII

The Super Bowl is the largest single sporting event in American culture and is also quite popular internationally. As the nation gears up for Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, experts from Florida State University’s Department of Sport Management are available to comment on the popularity and importance of the Super Bowl.   Jeffrey James, Mode L. Stone […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: January 2018

HONORS AND AWARDS Steven Pfeiffer, Ph.D. (Education) was honored with the 2017 National Research Award from the Research Council of Oman for his article “Identification of Gifted Students in Oman: Gender and Grade Differences on the Gifted Rating Scales–School Form,” on Dec. 10 in Muscat, Oman. Helen Li, Ph.D. (Electrical and Computer Engineering) has been […]

New Policy Pub sessions focus on climate, health and economic equality

Policy Pub, the popular public forum series at Backwoods Bistro, returns for three new sessions this semester with topics that address key issues affecting everyone’s lives. The monthly sessions include brief, plain-language talks by faculty of the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy followed by questions and discussion from the public. […]

Professor named fellow for work on urban economics

Keith Ihlanfeldt, the DeVoe Moore Eminent Scholar and Professor of Economics at Florida State University, has been named a Halbert Smith Honorary Fellow of the Weimer School of the Homer Hoyt Institute. The Hoyt Institute, located in North Palm Beach, is an independent, nonprofit research and educational foundation established in 1967 to help improve the […]