News Articles


Poverty in America Conference Brings Experts to FSU
Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Poverty may be the most troubling and complex social problems we face. According to the World Bank, more than 768.5 billion people were experiencing poverty around the world in 2017. Despite being one of the richest countries in the world, the United States is home to around 40 million people in poverty. 

 

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General, Faculty News

Social Work Students Lend a Hand with Post-Hurricane Michael Relief
Wednesday, February 06, 2019

My friend and fellow MSW Student Savannah Pierce was at a doctor’s appointment when her nurse started talking about her family in Bay County lost everything during Hurricane Michael and were feeling the cold now that the temperature was dropping in the area. 

She texted me about it and we realized we had not even considered how the winter weather would affect those impacted by the storm that hit the Gulf Coast in October 2018. We decided to do something about it. 

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Student Resilience Project Receives FSU GAP Award
Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Three teams led by Florida State University faculty members have received funding from the university to propel their pioneering research from the lab to the marketplace.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty News, Faculty Spotlight

FSU Alumni Named Director of Center that Assists Blind Older Individuals
Thursday, January 24, 2019

The National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision at Mississippi State University named Sylvia Stinson-Perez as the new director of the Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center.

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FSU Social Work Scholar Leads Anthropology-Social Work Research Group
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Assistant Professor John Mathias has a unique approach to social work. At the FSU College of Social Work, he uses research approaches from both anthropology and social work to address his research areas of interest.  Dr. Mathias earned his doctoral degree from the University of Michigan where he was able to combine these two passions.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty News, Faculty Spotlight, Research

Summer Social Work Program: Jönköping, Sweden (June 1-29, 2019)
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Pay FSU tuition, and use your summer financial aid for this experience of a lifetime!

Posted Under: CSW General, International Programs

FSU researchers partner to improve statewide assessment for persons with disabilities
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Florida Center for Reading Research at Florida State University along with the FSU College of Social Work is partnering with Florida’s Agency for Persons with Disabilities to evaluate and improve their assessment tool for people with developmental disabilities.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty News, Faculty Spotlight, Research

FSU welcomes South African Human Rights Scholar
Friday, January 11, 2019

Dr. Vishanthie Sewpaul will visit Florida State University as a guest of the College of Social Work to speak across campus and the university during her visit from January 22 through January 30.

Posted Under: CSW General, International Programs

Alumna answers the call for help in times of crises
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Alumna Machelle Madsen Thompson is known at the FSU College of Social Work, where she is a researcher and adjunct professor, and in the local community for her multi-faceted community outreach and advocacy. This fall, Dr. Thompson was on the front line for two major events in the Tallahassee area, assisting with recovery after both Hurricane Michael and the mass shooting at a yoga studio in Tallahassee, Florida.

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FSU Social Work Honors its Fall 2018 Graduates
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The College of Social Work ended the semester with a graduation reception for its Fall 2018 graduates and their guests at the Oglesby Union Ballrooms. The reception celebrated 5 BSWs, 57 MSWs, and 1 Ph.D. graduate. The event’s program featured remarks by Dean Jim Clark, Reception Speaker Dana Brooks, and Student Speaker and MSW Graduate Amanda Nicole Sholty.

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