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Public Forum Will Discuss Florida Criminal Justice Reform

The Project on Accountable Justice (PAJ), an organization housed within the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (COSSPP), is bringing together a number of groups ranging from the American Civil Liberties Union to the James Madison Institute for a free public forum to discuss the future of criminal justice reform in Florida.

Research Links Climate Change and Water-Borne Illnesses

by Kara Irby

Research from a professor in the college has drawn a link between the impact of climate change and untreated drinking water on the rate of gastrointestinal illness in children.

Career Center Partners with Alum to Offer Externship to ISS Student

by Kelli Gemmer

For the third consecutive year, the Florida State University Career Center has partnered with distinguished alumna Woodie Woodward, former associate administrator of airports for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), to provide an externship experience to one current FSU student.

Nicolas Rice, a fourth year undergraduate student from Washington D.C., was selected by Woodward as her newest extern through the Aviation Management Externship Program.

PoliSci Student Selected for Harvard Presentation

Political science undergraduate McCayla Sica has been accepted to present her research at the 2017 National Collegiate Research Conference to be held at Harvard in January. This is a very prestigious honor, as the application process is extremely competitive.

McCayla's honors thesis is titled “The Effects of Early Education Curriculum on a Child’s Perception of Race.” She investigates whether first and second grade students who are exposed to a classroom reading and activity on multiculturalism alter their perceptions of race (and gender) and their beliefs about leadership.

Policy Pub Returns Spring Semester with New Topics

The inaugural series of Policy Pub gatherings in fall 2016 brought packed houses to Backwoods Bistro for insightful presentations, engaging dialogue, and a relaxed, informal atmosphere to hear about and discuss public policy issues that affect everyone day to day. The first three sessions in fall focused on the 2016 election, but the next three will cover a wide range of fascinating topics.

Economics Department Ranked High Among Applied Programs

The Department of Economics within the college is fast rising in the rankings of the best graduate schools in the country.

In an October 2016 survey of 157 top economics schools, TFE Times (formerly The Financial Engineer) ranked FSU's program #29 overall in the nation, up from #33 last year. The numbers are even more impressive when broken down further.

Planning Students Work to Build a Better Block

At a special event in Frenchtown, November 18 & 19, students from the Florida State University Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) unveiled the fruits of their efforts to transform the urban environment of the historic Tallahassee neighborhood.

TMHC’s O’Bryant Named Health Policy Person of Year

G. Mark O’Bryant, president and chief executive officer of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMHC), has been named Public Health Policy Person of the Year by Florida State University’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program.

The program presents the award annually in recognition of the career contributions of a leader in the health policy field in Florida.

Fall Pub Series Closes with Look at Election Outcome

The outcome of the 2016 presidential election is likely to have some interesting and far-reaching implications, and faculty of the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy will be on hand to offer insight and perspectives at the college’s popular new public outreach series, Policy Pub.

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