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Grad Students Honored for Excellence

When FSU celebrated the achievements of its graduate students on April 18, 2017, eleven students of the college were among those recognized for the awards they have received from sources both within and outside the university.

The following students were recognized for external awards at the Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence:

Tim Chapin Named Dean of College

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie announced, April 20, 2017, the selection of Tim Chapin as the dean of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, effective May 8.

Political Science Recognizes Student Achievements

Congratulations to the students who were honored April 12, 2017, at the annual awards ceremony for the Department of Political Science.

Research Intensive Bachelor’s Certificate Completions, 2016-2017:
Katherine Smith
Franklin Bailey
Steven Keen
Melissa Magalhaes
Samuel Peltier
Alexandra Bajo
John Alexander Ball
Ryan Beehler
Rachel Berger
Emily Higgins
Celli Horstman
Joan Joseph
Alexander Lenk
McCayla Sica

Thomas Dye Scholarship: Allison Lang

Pepper Institute Offers Fellowship

The Claude Pepper Center and Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy invites applications for the 2017-2018 Claude and Mildred Pepper Dissertation Fellowship.

The award provides up to $25,000 to cover tuition, health insurance, and a bi-weekly stipend for two semesters.

The recipient must be enrolled full-time during the duration of the award (i.e., at least 9 hours in fall or spring; at least 6 hours in summer). Eligible applicants are doctoral candidates with plans to conduct dissertation research on a topic related to aging and public policy.

Oscar-Nominated Film Kicks Off New International Series


The International Affairs program inaugurates a new foreign film series with the screening of the Oscar-nominated 2015 film Embrace of the Serpent.

The movie tells the story of an Amazonian shaman, the last survivor of his people, who works with two scientists over the course of 40 years to search for a sacred healing plant.

Geography Professor, Global Team Publish Study on Marine Protected Areas

by Kara Irby, FSU Communications

Assistant Professor of Geography Sarah Lester and a global team of scientists have published a new study that demonstrates how a widespread lack of personnel and funds are preventing marine protected areas from reaching their full potential.

Alum Receives Governor's Young Entrepreneur Award

by McKenzie Fitzpatrick

A graduate of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy has earned one of Florida’s top business awards.

Gov. Rick Scott today presented the Governor’s Young Entrepreneur Award to James Stage, a 2016 FSU alumnus who created the educational software business Queralyze.

Stage said he was honored to be recognized, especially since developing and running a successful startup was never something he imagined.

College News Briefs: March 10, 2017

- Students and staff of the FSU Emergency Management and Homeland Security (EMHS) program assisted the Leon County Sheriff's Office the first week of March 2017 in the search for a teen missing since 2014. The area just south of Highway 20 West near the teen's home, where he was last seen driving away on his bike at midnight, is heavily wooded, making ground searches difficult and time consuming.

Sociology Professor's Research Looks at Women Veterans' Wage Advantages

Military service is a bridge to better pay for some women

by Kara Irby, FSU News

Minority women who traditionally earn less than their white and Asian counterparts can earn just as much money, if not more, after serving in the military, according to a new Florida State University study.

Student's Social Enterprise Wins InNOLEvation Challenge

International affairs major Hannah King traveled to Guatemala the last week in February 2017 to continue work on the project that earned her enterprise one of two first place awards in the Florida State University entrepreneurship competition, InNOLEvation.

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