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  • Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy Research Team Awarded Grant by Environmental Protection Agency Pictured from left: Department of Urban and Regional Planning Associate Professors Kerry Fang, Ph.D., Tisha Holmes, Ph.D., and Askew School of Public Administration and Policy Associate Professor Tian Tang, Ph.D., are part of a research team that received $222,412 from the Environmental Protection Agency for research in Southeast Florida. (College of Social Sciences and Public Policy)

    FSU COSSPP Research Team Awarded Grant by Environmental Protection Agency

    Department of Urban and Regional Planning Associate Professors Kerry Fang, Ph.D., Tisha Holmes, Ph.D., and Askew School of Public Administration and Policy Associate Professor Tian Tang, Ph.D. received a nearly quarter-million-dollar grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to help Southeast Florida advance local action on climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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  • COSSPP Graduate at Spring 2024 Graduation Celebration in Bellamy

    Spring 2024 Graduates Celebrated May 3

    COSSPP graduates, families, faculty & staff gathered in the Bellamy Atrium on Friday, 5/3, to celebrate the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy's newest graduates! Over 1,200 COSSPP graduates joined our 50,000+ alumni worldwide.

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  • 2024 Social Science Scholars Celebrated at Spring Reception

    Florida State University’s Social Science Scholars program honored its 2023 cohort and introduced the 2024 cohort at its Spring Reception on Wednesday, April 24, 2024.

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  • The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy Student Leadership Council and Power of WE Host Agree to Disagree 2024

    The Student Leadership Council (SLC) and Power of WE jointly hosted Agree to Disagree 2024: Florida Politics on April 3, 2024.

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  • COSSPP Share Your Memories Survey

    We invite students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to take a stroll down memory lane and share your fondest moments, anecdotes, and photographs that encapsulate the unique journey we’ve all shared together.

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  • Pictured: Bellamy from the front entrance Celebrating 50 years COSSPP Est. 1973 Visit https://coss.fsu.edu/50th

    COSSPP celebrates 50th Anniversary

    The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy is celebrating its 50th anniversary during the 2023-2024 academic year. A number of events honoring the College's golden anniversary will be held throughout the school year.

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    Subscribe to our new quarterly alumni newsletter!

    We will be sending newsletters to all of our Alumni & Friends with quarterly updates. If you would like to receive our summer edition, please use the link below to subscribe!

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Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy Research Team Awarded Grant by Environmental Protection Agency Pictured from left: Department of Urban and Regional Planning Associate Professors Kerry Fang, Ph.D., Tisha Holmes, Ph.D., and Askew School of Public Administration and Policy Associate Professor Tian Tang, Ph.D., are part of a research team that received $222,412 from the Environmental Protection Agency for research in Southeast Florida. (College of Social Sciences and Public Policy)

FSU Research Team Wins Environmental Protection Agency Grant to Advance Southeast Florida Action on Climate Change

May 17, 2024

A Florida State University research team received a nearly quarter-million-dollar grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to help Southeast Florida advance local action on climate change mitigation and adaptation. …

Marian D. Irish Professor of Political Science Retires After 34 Years of Service; Headshot of William D. Berry, Ph.D.

Marian D. Irish Professor of Political Science Retires After 34 Years of Service 

May 9, 2024

Syde P. Deeb Eminent Scholar in Political Science and Marian D. Irish Professor of Political Science William D. Berry, Ph.D., will retire after 34 years at Florida State University.  …

COSSPP Graduate at Spring 2024 Graduation Celebration in Bellamy

Spring 2024 COSSPP Graduation Celebration

May 7, 2024

Graduates, families, faculty, and staff gathered in the Bellamy Atrium on Friday, May 3, to celebrate the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy’s newest graduates. …

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Spring 2024 MAAPP Graduates Recognized at the Florida Capitol

May 7, 2024

The Master of Applied Politics & Policy (MAAPP) program celebrated the graduation of its 8 students at the Florida Capitol on Friday, May 3. …

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