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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.

College Partners with Med School in New Interdisciplinary Program

Florida State University officially launched an innovative new pathway into health care careers by honoring the program’s first students at an October 14, 2016, celebration at the College of Medicine. The Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences B.S. Degree Program — the first of its kind in the nation — provides students interested in health care with numerous advantages toward achieving that goal.

Symposium Highlights Hip Hop Culture’s Social Impact

More than simply a style of music and fashion, hip hop is a phenomenon with broad social and cultural impact, key aspects of which will be highlighted and examined in a symposium organized by the Department of Sociology in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University.

Policy Pub Returns with a Look at Why We Vote

The inaugural session of the new public forum series Policy Pub was a huge hit, and for the next gathering organizers are expecting another packed crowd of engaged citizens interested in the ins and outs of this much-discussed presidential campaign.

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