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May 2011

FSU to train 200 Northwest Florida teachers in teaching science more effectively via state grant

A new, $3.64 million professional development program designed and implemented by the Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology Engineering and Math (FCR-STEM) at Florida State University will help middle- and high-school teachers cope with the ever-growing body of science knowledge and evolving educational standards and assessments.

Longtime educator Garnett Stokes named new university provost

Garnett S. Stokes, dean of the University of Georgia's Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and a widely published scholar in the field of industrial and organizational psychology, has been named provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs at The Florida State University.

Educational institute to study roadblocks to community-college student transfer, bachelor's degree completion

The Center for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Innovation (CHERTI) at Florida State University is initiating a study to examine the factors that limit the ability of community college students to transfer to four-year universities and to successfully earn a bachelor's degree.

Governor appoints two alumni to FSU's Board of Trustees

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has announced the appointment of two Florida State University alumni — former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Allan G. Bense of Panama City and accountant Joseph R. Gruters of Bradenton — as the newest members of FSU's Board of Trustees.

Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine kicks off at Florida State

Florida State University experts in medicine, exercise science, nutrition, sports psychology and athletic training have partnered with one of the nation's premier sports medicine and orthopedic treatment centers to establish the Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine (ISSM), a public-private collaboration that spells good news for millions of athletes of all ages.

From Peter Rabbit to Curious George, FSU study finds 100 years of gender bias in children's books

A Florida State University sociologist has led the most comprehensive study of 20th century children's books ever undertaken in the United States and found a bias toward tales that feature men and boys — even male animals — as lead characters.

New class of Florida State graduates are ready for the world

Three ceremonies, 4,100 handshakes and countless tears of joy later, another class of Florida State University graduates began preparing for the next chapter of their lives after participating in one of the university's three Spring 2011 Commencement activities.