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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 […]

FSU doctoral students excel during statewide meeting

A pair of Florida State University students took home top prizes for their academic research in a recent meeting of the Conference of Florida Graduate Schools. Eve Humphrey, a biological sciences student who won Florida State’s Three Minute Thesis last November, won first place in the statewide competition in April. Her presentation, “Under Pressure: Stress […]

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 […]

Three recent FSU grads win Humanity in Action fellowships

Three recent graduates of Florida State University received 2019 fellowships from Humanity in Action, an international organization that educates and inspires young leaders who are passionate about changing the world. Beginning this summer, fellowship winners Brandon Brown, Saleshia Ellis and Kiara Gilbert will participate in the one-year program, which brings together international groups of university […]

FSU siblings train to be educators through decade-old FSU-Teach

Florida State University student Kayleigh Wilson always knew she wanted to be a teacher, so when she learned there was a program that combined her love of math with teaching, she knew in an instant that Florida State University and the FSU-Teach program were right for her. FSU-Teach, which recently celebrated its 10th year, is […]

David Coburn appointed athletics director

President John Thrasher announced today he has appointed David Coburn athletics director at Florida State University effective immediately. Coburn has held the post of interim athletics director since August 2018 when Thrasher appointed him to replace outgoing director Stan Wilcox. In his nine months as interim head of Athletics, Coburn applied his almost 40 years […]

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 […]

FSU Panama City graduates celebrate with hope and resilience

Seven months ago, students at Florida State University Panama City had more than homework and exams on their minds as Hurricane Michael barreled down on the region. The Category 5 storm forever changed the Panhandle and the lives of its residents. Michael devastated the region, killing more than 40 people and producing 15 million cubic […]

Graduates celebrate achievements, mark historic firsts during FSU spring commencement

Florida State University graduates celebrated important milestones and reflected on moments of triumph and tragedy during four spring commencement ceremonies over the weekend. More than 6,500 students graduated this spring with over 5,500 graduates participating in the ceremonies held Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. FSU President […]

McRorie leads Florida State to unprecedented success

When Sally McRorie talks about how a college education can change someone’s life, it’s not empty rhetoric — it’s based on firsthand experience. Her experience as a first-generation college student inspires McRorie in almost every decision she makes as Florida State University’s provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs. “A college education changed my life […]

FSU Panama City donors endow scholarship in honor of President John Thrasher

More than 100 FSU Panama City alumni and friends met Wednesday to recognize FSU President John Thrasher for his dedication to the campus and the community, surprising him with a scholarship in his honor for local students. In all, 15 donors raised $25,000 to establish the John E. Thrasher Endowed Scholarship at FSU Panama City, […]