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Undergraduate Presents Research at Florida Capitol

February 21, 2020

by Jenny Ralph and Camille Shattler, University Communications, and COSSPP communications staff

A senior majoring in social science, international affairs and political science was one of four Florida State University undergraduates who presented their research to legislators at the Florida State Capitol, February 10.

Planning Classes Take On Community Projects

Two classes within the college’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning are collaborating with FSU Sustainable Campus and other organizations on Living Lab projects for the spring semester.

The Campus as a Living Lab program is a Sustainable Campus initiative that connects university faculty and students to campus and community partners through multidisciplinary learning and applied research projects.

Alum Honored as FSU Distinguished Writer

Alumnus Branko Milanovic, Ph.D. (M.S. ’80 Economics) has been selected as this year’s winner of the Florida State University Libraries Alumni Award for Distinguished Writing.

In conjunction with receiving the award, he will present a talk as part of the college’s Broad International Lecture Series.

Collins Institute Releases Study on Florida Charter Schools

February 6, 2020

The Leroy Collins Institute has released a study on Florida’s Charter schools that analyzes the trends in racial and economic diversity, accountability, innovation and transparency, and provides recommendations for how Florida charter schools can improve.

The report, Florida Charter Schools: Not as Good, Or as Bad, as Advertised, delivers both good and not good news to critics and supporters of charter schools alike. Bottom line, in terms of segregation, location and student performance, charter schools are very similar to traditional schools.

COSSPP Faculty Are Experts on Current Issues

January 30, 2020

In addition to the recent interview with Associate Professor of Political Science Sean Ehrlich on Brexit, the Florida State University Communications team has also identified several faculty of the college as experts ready to talk to the media on today's hot-button topics.

These experts are well-versed in the public health challenge presented by the coronavirus outbreak:

Political Science Professor Discusses Brexit and Its Consequences

January 28, 2020

by Bill Wellock, FSU Communications

On Jan. 31, after a national referendum, elections, negotiations and delays, the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union.

The date marks the end of one political process and the beginning of another. When Brexit is official, the United Kingdom and the European Union will begin negotiating a new trading agreement.

Program Marks 20 Years of Political Training with Capitol Event

January 27, 2020

In a recent survey of U.S. adults, 64 percent of respondents said they would not want their children going into politics, yet after 20 years as a graduate degree track at FSU, the Master of Applied American Politics and Policy (MAAPP) program remains strong, counting 400+ alumni and no shortage of students seeking practical, hands-on training as political professionals.

Study: Military Widows May Have Stronger Support

January 22, 2020

A newly published study by sociology Ph.D. student Brittany King, along with sociology faculty Dawn Carr and Miles Taylor, suggests that older widows of military veterans are less likely to say they are lonely and more likely to report strong social support.

The researchers analyzed survey data from more than 400 women; about two-thirds of them were widows of men who had served in the U.S. military at some point in their lives..

College Faculty Nominated for University Awards

January 22, 2020

Twenty faculty members from eight of the college's departments and programs have been nominated for university teaching and advising awards.

Nominations are made either by undergraduates, graduate students or through student evaluation scores.

The awards will be announced in April 2020.

Africa Network Launches Colloquium Series

January 21, 2020

After returning from teaching in Malawi on the Fulbright Scholar program in 2019, Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning Chris Coutts wanted to dedicate more time to raising the profile of African scholarship at FSU and create stronger bonds between FSU and African institutions.