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  • Student Faculty Networking Night. Wednesday, October 5 from 6–8 p.m. in the Globe Dining Room. Business Professional Attire

    COSSPP Student Faculty Networking Night

    Are you looking to expand your professional network? The COSSPP Student Leadership Council invites all faculty, staff, and students to join us on October 5th, from 6–8 p.m. in The Globe Dining Room. Make sure to come in business professional attire, and refreshments will be provided!

  • Stephanie Pau, Ph.D.

    FSU researcher finds forest canopies are warmer than previously thought

    A study published in the Proceedings of he National Academy of Sciences by Florida State University researcher Stephanie Pau, Ph.D., and team finds that temperatures in forest canopies are higher than previous estimates, threatening forests’ vital role in mitigating global warming. 

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  • 2021 Social Science Scholars Program . Enhance your education, expand your opportunities, engage your world. Deadline to apply Monday, October 3, by 5 p.m.

    Apply to be a 2023 Social Science Scholar!

    Join our prestigious Social Science Scholars Program to become one of 18 outstanding students in our 2023 cohort. Develop leadership skills while following your passion. Apply to be a social science scholar by 5 p.m. on Monday, October 3.

  • Welcome to fall at FSU!

    Welcome to fall at FSU!

    Welcome new and returning students! We are so glad you are here. Read about advising, staying informed and connected, and how you can help us celebrate your achievements.

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COSSPP alumni recognized in FSU Alumni Association's 10th annual Young Alumni Awards

September 21, 2022

Congratulations to our 8 COSSPP alumni, and all 22 FSU young alumni who will be recognized for their contributions to their professions, communities, and alma mater at the 10th annual Young Alumni Awards on Thursday, Sept. 29. …

Headshot of alumni Jonathan Guarine over a slate background with sparkles and 'COSSPP Alumni Spotlight' above. His B.S. in Economics and Political Science and M.S. in Applied Economics are below his name

COSSPP Student Spotlight: Jonathan Guarine

September 21, 2022

Jonathan Guarine – a two-time COSSPP alumnus – was selected as one of thirty-five Rising Stars of Florida Politics in the Winter 2022 issue of INFLUENCE Magazine.  …

Dr Petra Doan Headshot 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Urban and regional planning

Urban and Regional Planning Professor Emerita Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

September 19, 2022

Urban and Regional Planning Professor Emerita Petra Doan received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Florida American Planning Association’s (APA) annual conference on September 9, 2022. …

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Academic excellence fuels FSU’s recognition as Top 20 public university

September 12, 2022

Fueled by a steadfast commitment to student success and academic excellence, Florida State University continued its reign as a Top 20 national public university, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2022-2023” guidebook released Monday. …

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