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Doctoral student receives FSU Graduate Student Research and Creativity Award

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Each year The Graduate School at Florida State recognizes only six special graduate students across campus with the Graduate Student Research and Creativity Award for their exemplary research and creative endeavors.  Two students are selected from three areas: natural and physical sciences (including science, technology, engineering and math); social and behavioral sciences; and, humanities and art. This year, social work doctoral candidate Annelise Mennicke received one of these prestigious awards in the social and behavioral […]

Doctoral student receives esteemed Child Well-Being Fellowship

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Leah Cheatham will be among the 15 doctoral students nationwide to receive the Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being. Through an annual national competition these students were selected to be the, “new generation of leaders interested in and capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child development and improve the nation’s ability to prevent all forms of child maltreatment.” Each fellow receives an annual stipend of $25,000 over a […]

Leymah Gbowee is “impolitely angry:” Social worker & Nobel Peace Prize winner tells us to transform our anger for social change

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“It’s time to stop being politely angry,” said Leymah Gbowee, the Liberian social worker and peace activist who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011. Leymah spent a weekend at Florida State this month, helping students and teachers learn how to harness their personal difficulties and anger at injustice into positive energy towards change. Leymah likens us all us to sponges, going through life and “absorbing dirt all over the place.”  To be effective as […]

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