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Florida State University honors Latinx culture with inaugural celebration

Florida State University honors Latinx culture with inaugural celebration Florida State University students, faculty, staff and administrators gathered for a spirited cultural celebration of the Latinx community Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. Guests of FSU’s inaugural Latinx Cultural Celebration were welcomed by the sounds of the Latino Soul Orchestra, who provided Latin […]

The pet effect: FSU researchers find furry friends ease depression, loneliness after spousal loss

As Healthy Aging Month is underway this September, Florida State University researchers have found the companionship of a pet after the loss of a spouse can help reduce feelings of depression and loneliness in older adults. The study, funded by The Gerontological Society of America and the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition and published in […]

FSU experts available to comment on healthy aging

September is Healthy Aging Month, an annual national observance to focus attention on the positive aspects of growing older. Florida State University faculty are among the global leaders in the study of gerontology, aging and longevity. These experts are available to comment on a variety of topics related to healthy aging and successful longevity.   Anne […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: August 2019

HONORS AND AWARDS Alma Littles, M.D. (Medicine) received the Elizabeth Blackwell Award from the American Medical Women’s Association. The award, presented July 27 during a ceremony attended by more than 1,200 people from across the world, recognizes the woman physician who has made the most outstanding contribution to the cause of women in medicine. Shantel […]

FSU religion faculty member receives early career fellowship

Florida State University Assistant Professor of Religion Jamil Drake has received the McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship award for the 2019-2020 academic year. The fellowship program supports an academic year of research and writing by early career researchers and promotes excellence in teaching by underrepresented minorities and women. Fellows receive a one-year sabbatical with a full […]

FSU researchers receive NSF grant to explore citizen support for judicial institutions

The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of more than $300,000 to Florida State University and Penn State University to learn more about citizens’ attitudes toward politicians who seek to change or disable the court system. According to researchers, politicians in a number of countries frequently make attempts to politicize or undermine the judicial […]

FSU higher education researchers receive grant to study community college pathways to computing degrees

Women graduate college at higher rates than men, yet women earn only 19 percent of bachelor’s degrees in computer science. Two Florida State University researchers have received a three-year National Science Foundation grant for $900,749 to investigate this disparity. It will focus on Florida, one of the most diverse states in the nation, and community […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: July 2019

HONORS & AWARDS  Adam Jolles, Ph.D. (Art History) received two fellowships to conduct research in summer 2019 toward his next book on art photography in the United States after World War II. Jolles won the Minor White Archive Research Grant to undertake research in May at the Princeton University Art Museum and the Harold Jones and Frances Murray […]

FSU faculty ‘superstar’ earns national honor

Florida State’s esteemed physics professor Samuel Tabor has earned every accolade in the book for his meaningful impact on students and the university over the past 35 years: “Brilliant.” “Exceptional.” “Deeply encouraging.” “Great to work with.” Those were just some of the words coworkers and students used to describe Tabor as they nominated him for […]

$3.3 million NIH grant to fund MagLab research

With a new grant from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory will study the main mechanism behind one of the top causes of disability: migraines. The $3.3 million, five-year grant continues a collaboration that includes Sam Grant, a MagLab researcher and associate professor in the […]

National organization honors Family and Child Sciences chair for mentoring work

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) has selected Joe Grzywacz, the Norejane Hendrickson Professor of Family & Child Sciences at Florida State University, as a 2019 recipient of the Felix Berardo Scholarship Award in recognition of his outstanding mentorship to students and colleagues during his career. Grzywacz was one of two NCFR members to […]

FSU researcher investigates link between alcohol and cancer-related condition

A Florida State University researcher is exploring the effects of chronic alcohol consumption on cancer cachexia, a common condition cancer patients suffer from that is characterized by the loss of muscle mass. Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Exercise Science Jennifer Steiner has received a $750,000 grant from the Florida Department of Health to investigate how […]