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FSU researchers receive NIH grant to examine Hurricane Michael impact on birth outcomes

Two Florida State University professors are part of a research team that has been awarded more than $400,000 by the National Institutes of Health to study how Hurricane Michael affected birth outcomes in the Florida Panhandle. FSU College of Medicine Chair of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine Les Beitsch and Associate Professor of Geography Christopher […]

FSU College of Education dean receives distinguished service award

Damon Andrew, dean of the Florida State University College of Education, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of University Administrators. “AAUA is an amazing organization that has played a significant role in my professional development over the years,” Andrew said. “It has been a true joy to serve AAUA’s membership over […]

A great privilege: Coonan leads center in global human rights mission

Terry Coonan sits behind a big desk. Hundreds of sheets of paper are organized into neat stacks on top of it, and he’ll tell you that there’s a special story attached to each one. Coonan is director of the Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, an entity dedicated to human rights […]

Research shows governance is key to better resource management strategies

For resource managers charged with maintaining important assets like croplands or fisheries, quantitative modeling is a critical tool. But these sophisticated decision-support models often overlook an essential element of resource management: governance. In a new study, an interdisciplinary team of scientists, experts and stakeholders, including a biologist from Florida State University, shows that discounting factors […]

Discovery could lead to improved therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

A new multi-institution study spearheaded by researchers at Florida State University and the University of California, Los Angeles suggests a tiny protein could play a major role in combating heart failure related to Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), the most common lethal genetic disorder among children. For more visit https://fla.st/2Xh6JLx

Expert discusses El Niño effects, prediction strategies

In the past few months, extreme weather events have caused significant damage to communities throughout the United States. From flooding in the Mississippi River region to the tornadoes tearing through the Midwest to a delay of the North American monsoon, it seems that aberrant and often dangerous weather is on the rise. The disquieting torrent […]

Tropical soil disturbance could be hidden source of CO2

Thousand-year-old tropical soil unearthed by accelerating deforestation and agriculture land use could be unleashing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to a new study from researchers at Florida State University. In an investigation of 19 sites in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, researchers discovered that heavily deforested areas leach organic carbon that is […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: May/June 2019

HONORS AND AWARDS Martin Munro, Ph.D. (Modern Languages and Linguistics) received the 2019 Visiting International Fellowship from the Society for French Studies. Munro’s fellowship is scheduled to take place in March 2020, where he will teach, deliver lectures and participate in research seminars. His research on Haiti and the French Caribbean also will be featured during a […]

New report finds perceptions of Florida College System reform have improved

A new report by Florida State University’s Center for Postsecondary Success has found that perceptions of an educational reform bill passed five years ago has improved among administrators and other key stakeholders in the Florida College System. “Our findings indicate that many key stakeholders have changed their initial unfavorable perception of the developmental education reform […]

Researchers’ discovery could lead to improved therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

A new multi-institution study spearheaded by researchers at Florida State University and the University of California, Los Angeles suggests a tiny protein could play a major role in combating heart failure related to Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), the most common lethal genetic disorder among children. In collaboration with scientists from across the nation, FSU researchers […]

Give in order to receive: FSU study finds low-income mothers expected to reciprocate support

Low-income mothers who need support, such as with small cash loans or childcare, are often called on to reciprocate, according to a new Florida State University study. College of Social Work Associate Professor Melissa Radey and College of Human Sciences Professor Lenore McWey examined the support networks of low-income mothers using secondary data from mothers […]

Social work faculty member awarded grant to study effect of media on Hurricane Maria trauma

A Florida State University researcher has received a fellowship grant from the Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation to support her study on the impact of media on trauma recovery. Professor of Social Work Amy Ai, named a 2019 Fahs-Beck Fellow, will use the $20,000 grant for her project, “Traumatization and Resilience among Puerto Rican […]