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New study could improve understanding of how rare species benefit human beings

Conservationists have long been committed to the preservation of rare plant and animal species — from California’s colossal sequoias to Atlantic bluefin tuna to China’s giant pandas — without having a rigorous system for determining these unique species’ tangible contributions to human well-being. A team of ecologists including Florida State University Assistant Professor Stephanie Pau […]

FSU researchers find ‘Seeking Safety’ program helps improve mental health for incarcerated women

New research from Florida State University has found that Seeking Safety, a cognitive behavior-based intervention program, is a promising program for reducing incarcerated women’s symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. FSU College of Social Work Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Institute for Justice Research and Development Stephen J. Tripodi led a team […]

NASA awards researchers $1.7M grant to develop tools to help Florida water utilities allocate resources

Researchers from Florida State University, in partnership with a network of scientists and stakeholders from throughout the state, have been awarded a $1.7 million grant from NASA to develop cutting-edge climate prediction tools that could benefit Florida water supply utilities. Florida State climate experts and their collaborators will use NASA Earth Science satellite and modeling […]

FSU professors receive grants to support special education research

Two Florida State University College of Education faculty members have received Early Career grants from the Institute for Education Sciences. Laura Steacy and Jenny Root, both assistant professors of special education, will each receive $500,000 over four years to conduct research on ways to support students with learning disabilities. Veronica Fleury, also an assistant professor […]

New FSU Climate Change Collaboration encourages interdisciplinary study

Four professors from Florida State University teamed up for a collaborative effort aimed at improving public understanding of the impact climate change is having on Florida. The effort is called the Florida Climate Change Collaboration and involved more than 100 students. They showcased their work last month at the 621 Gallery in Tallahassee’s Railroad Square […]

Innovative social work and criminal justice research center finds a home at FSU

The Florida State University College of Social Work celebrated its new research entity, the Institute for Justice Research and Development at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center Thursday, April 18. More than 100 people gathered to learn about the newest multidisciplinary research institute to find a home at FSU. The institute’s mission […]

Percussion professor lauded with Florida State’s Distinguished Teacher Award

John W. Parks IV received Florida State University’s 2019 Distinguished Teacher Award during the annual Faculty Awards Dinner April 30. The Distinguished Teacher Award, the university’s most prestigious honor for teaching, includes a $7,500 stipend funded by FSU. Parks joined the College of Music faculty as assistant professor of percussion in 2003 and was promoted […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: April 2019

HONORS AND AWARDS Malia Bruker, MFA (Communication) received the Audience Favorite for Best Documentary at the Tallahassee Film Festival for her documentary “Alluvium.” Jessica Ridgway Clayton, Ph.D. (Retail Entrepreneurship) was recognized by Sage Publishing for authoring two of the top Almetric Score-receiving articles since publication in 2016 and 2017 in the Clothing and Textiles Research Journal. Marina […]

FSU researcher finds hate crimes committed by groups hurt the most

Hate crimes committed by groups are especially likely to result in injuries such as broken bones and missing teeth, according to a new study from Florida State University. Brendan Lantz, an assistant professor in the FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, found that co-offending, or committing a crime with others, was significantly related to […]

On the rise: Six years of scientific success

Three Energy and Materials Researchers Reflect on Their Remarkable Early-Career Accomplishments at FSU Florida State University researchers Biwu Ma, Kenneth Hanson and Hanwei Gao have a few things in common. Several things, actually. All three are international leaders in the fields of energy and materials research. They were all recruited by Florida State as part […]

FSU religion professor receives respected humanities fellowship

A Florida State University faculty member will head to Southeast Asia this fall with the help of a prestigious fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies and the Getty Foundation. Elizabeth Cecil, assistant professor of religion and a trained historian, was one of 10 researchers from across the country to be selected as a […]

FSU College of Education professor named ‘Pillar of the Profession’

A Florida State University faculty member has been recognized for his outstanding work in the student affairs profession by the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Robert Schwartz, professor of higher education, recognized with the “Pillars of the Profession” award at the 100th anniversary of the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) conference in […]