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FSU lecture series to discuss substance abuse in the criminal justice system

Florida State University’s Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, and Children will tackle the issue of substance abuse in the criminal justice system for the final installment of its inaugural lecture series, “Engage, Invest, Respond.” FSU Social Work faculty member Tanya Renn will present, along with Michele Staton from the University of […]

When coral reefs change, researchers and local communities may not see eye to eye

Disturbances in coral reefs can trigger significant ecosystem shifts, but ecologists and local fishing populations may perceive those shifts in fundamentally different ways, according to a study from Florida State University researchers. This apparent disconnect between data-driven scientists and experience-driven fishing communities could have major implications for the management and resilience of coral reefs and […]

Florida Institute for Child Welfare director at FSU to join national advisory board

Jessica Pryce, the director of the Florida Institute for Child Welfare at Florida State University, has been appointed to the advisory board of the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute. The board, established this month, will be a nationally-representative panel for expert consultation to guide the development and effectiveness of child welfare professionals. Board members will […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: February 2019

HONORS AND AWARDS Melessa Kelley, Ph.D. (Nursing) has been selected as a fellow for the 2019 IHART2 Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training Program beginning March 1. The IHART2 fellowship offers up to $20,000 in pilot project development seed funding as well as classes, seminars and other research training opportunities. Marina Duque, Ph.D. (Political Science) won the International Studies […]

Better than a Lecture: Nobel Laureate sheds light on scientific teaching

Florida State University hosted Nobel laureate Carl Wieman, a renowned physicist and educator, Thursday, Feb. 14, to discuss his research-based approach to science education and how new practices can provide more effective learning for college-level science students. The College of Medicine Durell Peaden Auditorium was nearly standing room only as Wieman presented his lecture, “Taking a Scientific Approach to Science Education,” to FSU faculty, staff and […]

Florida State selected for new national effort to develop diverse, inclusive STEM faculty

Florida State University is one of 15 public research universities selected to participate in the National Science Foundation-funded INCLUDES Alliance inaugural three-year institutional change effort to improve recruitment, hiring and retention practices. “Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty” is aimed at ensuring all STEM faculty use inclusive teaching practices and that […]

FSU center supports faculty with learning-centered approach

A Florida State University center dedicated to innovative, effective teaching is helping faculty engage their students using the latest research-based learning strategies. The Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT), created in 2017, curates and translates the most recent research on learning and classroom interventions to help faculty design more learning-centered classroom experiences for FSU […]

Florida State University continues partnership to develop Nigerian reading center

Florida State University hosted a delegation of senior administrators and faculty from Nigeria’s Bayero University-Kano last month to continue their efforts in developing the Nigerian Center for Reading Research and Development. Florida State’s Learning Systems Institute entered a collaborative agreement with the Bayero University-Kano in May 2017 to form the center aimed at strengthening the […]

FSU earns distinction as a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars

Florida State University has been named one of the nation’s top research institutions for producing Fulbright U.S. Scholars by the U.S. State Department. Nine faculty scholars, a record for Florida State, were awarded Fulbright grants for 2018-2019. The annual list was published today by The Chronicle of Higher Education. FSU ranks second in the nation […]

FSU researchers find divorce has little impact on criminal behavior by adolescents, adults

Divorce may contribute to a temporary bump in criminal behavior and delinquency among children, but it lessens over time, according to a new study by Florida State University researchers. While previous research has linked changes in family structure, such as parental divorce, to juvenile delinquency, few studies have examined this impact over time from early […]

FSU faculty make new connections at interdisciplinary research event

Florida State University faculty members intellectually collided this week at a special event designed to showcase research from across disciplines. Collaborative Collision, a regular event held by the Office of Proposal Development, is an interdisciplinary networking event for FSU researchers. This particular event focused on funding opportunities from the U.S. Department of Defense. “U.S. defense […]

FSU College of Education dean named fellow of national kinesiology association

Florida State University College of Education Dean Damon Andrew has been named a fellow by the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education. Andrew accepted the honor Friday, Jan. 11, at the association’s annual conference in Savannah, Georgia. He joins the ranks of this selective and elite membership, becoming the 31st fellow in this prestigious […]