Study on Community Resilience to Disaster Awarded NSF CIVIC Grant

Florida State University College of Communication and Information (CCI) Associate Dean for Research and School of Information Professor Marcia A. Mardis is leading a cross-campus team of researchers in a new National Science Foundation Civic Innovation Challenge (NSF CIVIC) project titled “Rural Resiliency Hubs: A Planning Approach to Addressing the Resiliency Divide.” The project began in January …

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FSU to Host Seventh Annual South Asian Media & Cultural Studies Conference

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Florida State University will host its seventh annual South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference (SAMCS) virtually Feb. 4-6. The annual SAMCS conference is an alliance of scholars, academicians and practitioners dedicated to fostering greater understanding of the South Asia region’s issues and global importance. This year’s theme, “South Asia: Beyond Borders,” is focused on sharing the …

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Alumna & Professor Publish Book on Serving Vulnerable Students in University Libraries

Julia Skinner (’15, Ph.D. Information Studies) and FSU School of Information (iSchool) Professor Melissa Gross have collaborated to publish a book titled, Underserved Patrons in University Libraries: Assisting Students Facing Trauma, Abuse and Discrimination. The book serves as a collection of stories from contributors who have experiences with underserved patrons on college campuses, especially those …

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CCI Faculty Partner with the College of Social Work

Faculty members from FSU’s School of Information (iSchool) and School of Communication Science and Disorder (SCSD) have partnered with the College of Social Work (CSW) to examine information and communication technology (ICT) use among rural child welfare workers. Christopher Constantino, assistant professor in SCSD, and iSchool professors Melissa Gross and Don Latham, collaborated Karen Randolph, …

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