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  • The College of Social Sciences Student Leadership Council Hosts Panel with FSU Alumni

    The College of Social Sciences Student Leadership Council (SLC) hosted a panel with FSU Alumni on April 8 to provide members with opportunities for networking and valuable insights into leadership skills.

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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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  • Research Spotlight

    Matthew Brooks, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology at Florida State University, co-authored “Are Rural Areas Holdouts in the Second Demographic Transition? Evidence From Canada and the United States,” published in the journal Demography.

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  • CDPH Brown Bag Seminar: Amber DeJohn

    Join us for another Brown Bag Seminar with the Center for Demography and Population Health and Dr. DeJohn.

  • Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of Brown vs Board of Education

    Join us in commemorating the 70th anniversary of Brown vs Board of Education with a panel discussion and Q&A on the lasting effect of the landmark decision in HCB101 on Monday, May 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Spring 2024 Commencement Celebration

    The College invites our Spring 2024 graduates and their families and friends to join us for a come-and-go reception in Bellamy’s First Floor Atrium on the afternoon of Commencement from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 3. 

  • 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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  • Career Advising with T.J. Johnson

    Our Career Liaison will be offering drop in hours to discuss internship and job searches, interview techniques, and more!

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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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CDPH Master's Student Awarded 2024 Serow Prize

April 19, 2024

Jalen White, a student in the Center for Demography and Population Health’s (CDPH) Master of Science in Demography (MSD) program, was recently awarded the Serow Prize in honor of his outstanding performance in the program and high potential for continued success in applied demography. …

COSSPP Student Places Third at the Association of Private Enterprise Education 2024 Undergraduate Research Competition

April 19, 2024

COSSPP Student Camila Aponte (Political Science and International Affairs '24) placed 3rd out of 29 presentations at the Association of Private Enterprise 2024 Education Undergraduate Research Competition, representing 12 universities and colleges. The DeVoe L. Moore Center had four students presenting in the competit …

Research Spotlight: “Are Rural Areas Holdouts in the Second Demographic Transition? Evidence from Canada and the United States”  

April 19, 2024

Matthew Brooks, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology at Florida State University, co-authored “Are Rural Areas Holdouts in the Second Demographic Transition? Evidence From Canada and the United States,” published in the journal Demography. Dr. Brooks worked alongside Shelley Clark, Ph.D., a Professor of Sociolog …

Distinguished Economics and Demography Professor Retires After 34 Years of Service

April 18, 2024

Distinguished Economics Professor Carl P. Schmertmann, Ph.D., will retire after the Spring 2024 semester following over 34 years of service at Florida State University.   Dr. Schmertmann has held the title of William J. Serow Professor of Economics since 1999. This Endowed Professorship honors William J. Serow, Ph.D …

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