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iSchool doctoral grad accepts faculty position at Texas Woman’s University

July 22, 2014
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Aaron J. Elkins, a recent doctoral graduate of Florida State University’s School of Information, accepted a position as an assistant professor at Texas Woman’s University’s School of Library and Information Studies beginning in August. Elkins, who successfully defended his dissertation on June 23 and will officially graduate Aug. 2, will be teaching Librarians as Instructional […]

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COMM alumnus wins Daytime Emmy Award

July 21, 2014
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At just 22 years old and only one year after earning his bachelor’s degree, Florida State University School of Communication alumnus Steven Rodriguez can proudly list “Emmy-winner” on his résumé. Rodriguez, a producer for the Spanish-language morning show “Un Nuevo Dia” which airs on the Telemundo Network, was a part of a team that won […]

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Heald assumes director role at School of Communication

July 21, 2014
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Long-time faculty member Gary Heald assumed the role of director of Florida State University’s School of Communication effective July 1.  The school is part of the College of Communication and Information. Heald, Theodore Clevenger Professor Emeritus, was a Florida State faculty member for nearly 34 years, serving in several capacities for the school before his retirement […]

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CCI faculty, researcher publish study of ALS patient online community

July 14, 2014
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A group of faculty and researchers from Florida State University’s College of Communication & Information (CCI) collaborated on an analysis of discussion board data from Patients Like Me and their findings were recently published in the Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology. School of Information faculty members Michelle Kazmer, Mia Lustria and […]

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SCSD director receives American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s highest honor

July 14, 2014
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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association will recognize Hugh Catts, professor and director of Florida State University’s School of Communication Science and Disorders, as an Honors of the Association recipient at the organization’s annual convention in November. Catts, who joined the Florida State faculty last summer, will receive the award for distinguished contributions to the discipline of […]

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iSchool faculty article earns 2013 Top 20 distinction by Library Instruction Round Table

July 11, 2014
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Florida State University School of Information associate professor Don Latham and professor Melissa Gross’s article entitled, “Preparing Teachers and Librarians to Collaborate to Teach 21st Century Skills: Views of LIS and Education Faculty,” earned distinction as a 2013 Top Twenty article by the Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) of the American Library Association (ALA). Latham […]

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iSchool team receives I-Corps Entrepreneur Training Program grant from National Science Foundation

iSchool team receives I-Corps Entrepreneur Training Program grant from National Science Foundation

July 9, 2014

A faculty member and doctoral student from Florida State University’s School of Information are part of a three-person group that received an I-Corps Teams grant of $50,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to participate in NSF’s flagship I-Corps Entrepreneur Training Program. The primary goal of the NSF I-Corps is to foster entrepreneurship that will […]

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LATE program, Pekurny leave legacy in TV and film industries

July 9, 2014
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After nine years of educating and preparing students to pursue their dreams in the film and television industries, Florida State University School of Communication’s Los Angeles Television Experience (LATE) program may be ending, but its legacy will remain. The LATE program was the idea of Bob Pekurny, who joined the school’s faculty in 1996 following […]

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COMM professor guest edits for special issue of the Journal of Communication

July 9, 2014
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Florida State University School of Communication professor Arthur Raney served as guest editor for a special issue of the Journal of Communication (Volume 64, Number 3) on “Expanding the Boundaries of Entertainment Research,” which was published in June 2014. Raney, the James E. Kirk Professor of Communication and director of doctoral studies is an expert […]

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iSchool associate director collaborates with College of Medicine on National Cancer Institute project

July 8, 2014
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Florida State University School of Information Associate Director Michelle Kazmer is collaborating with the College of Medicine on a two-year project funded through the National Cancer Institute that will investigate the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in the Latina teenage population. Mary A. Gerend, an associate professor in the College of Medicine’s Department of Behavioral Sciences […]

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