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Planning Chair Appointed Associate Dean

April 9, 2020

Professor of Urban & Regional Planning Jeff Brown has been named Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives at the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, Dean Tim Chapin announced April 9.

Starting in May 2020, Brown will lead efforts related to advancing the college’s strategic plan, overseeing program reviews and accreditations and working with unit faculty, staff and administrators as they pursue their own strategic initiatives.

Student Serving During Pandemic Wins Public Health Award

April 6, 2020

Zuzel Alonso, a student in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program within the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, received the 2020 Jason and Kelly Altmire Public Health Student Achievement Award for her work in the program and out in the greater community.

COSSPP Faculty Cited as Experts on Pandemic Impact

April 3, 2020

As coronavirus continues to upend day-to-day life, the university is citing faculty from the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy as experts who can help the press and public understand and prepare for all the changes occurring during the pandemic.

One aspect of life that will definitely be impacted are the upcoming 2020 elections. In Ohio, where the governor canceled that state’s primaries, we see one vivid example of how the global pandemic has already impacted elections here in the U.S..

Study Finds No Media Bias in Story Selection

Aprl 1, 2020

by Mark Blackwell Thomas, University Communications>

For as long as there have been news media, there have been allegations that journalists are biased and slant stories to fit their views. While many studies have explored this issue, there has been little research into how political ideology influences which stories get covered.

In the April issue of Science Advances, a Florida State University researcher addresses that gap.

FSU students provide virtual support during covid-19 pandemic

March 31, 2020

Florida State University students are assisting the State of Florida in gathering data related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The university’s Emergency Management and Homeland Security (EMHS) program is providing services through activation of its Virtual Operations Support Team (VOST) at the request of the state’s Emergency Support Function 6 (ESF-6), which handles all mass care issues in Florida.

Political Science Research Will Examine Rule of Law in Time of Crisis

March 30, 2010

A team of researchers from Florida State University, West Virginia University and Pennsylvania State University have received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study how the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent local responses impact public support for the rule of law.

Econ Professor Kicks Off Era of Remote Learning

March 25, 2020

by Kelsey Klopfenstein, University Communications (edited by COSSPP communications staff)

Michael Hammock, an assistant teaching professor of economics, usually teaches in front of 500 people on Mondays in HCB 101. This week, he began teaching the class in the vacant lecture hall via YouTube as Florida State University's moved to remote learning in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Professor, students assist with statewide COVID tracking effort

March 24, 2020

by Mark Blackwell Thomas, University Communications

The coronavirus pandemic has left the state of Florida’s disease experts facing an event with no modern precedent. Officials working to track the spread of COVID-19 are stretched thin and faced with the inevitable prospect of more diagnoses, prompting them to reach out to public health experts and students at Florida’s universities for help.

Askew School Ranks High Among US Grad Programs

March 20, 2020

Florida State University’s graduate programs are among the nation’s best, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 edition of Best Graduate Schools.

Once again, the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy made the Top 25 cut nationally, ranking even higher within the state and region.

In the overall Public Affairs category, Askew ranks #25 in the U.S., tied with Georgetown and Duke, putting it in the Top 5 for the Southeast and #1 in Florida.

World Affairs Program Chalks Up Impressive Wins

March 5, 2020

The college's World Affairs Program (WAP) has had another impressive season of competitions across the country.