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Political Science Chair Elected to Academy

February 15, 2019

Charles Barrilleaux , professor of political science and chair of that department, is one of 45 distinguished social insurance experts from across the U.S. elected to the National Academy of Social Insurance.

The academy advances solutions to challenges facing the nation by increasing public understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security.

Great Give to Raise Funds for SLC Program

February 6, 2019

The Great Give, FSU's 36-hour online giving event, takes place this year from 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, March 29. During that time, friends and supporters of the college can go to this link and access projects to donate to.

This year, the college is featuring a worthy student-led project: "Agree to Disagree," sponsored by our Student Leadership Council.

Faculty, Grad Students Nominated for Teaching Awards

January 30, 2019

Sixteen members of the college faculty have been nominated for University Teaching Awards for the 2018-2019 academic year, and six graduate students have been nominated for Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards.

The University Teaching Awards program recognizes faculty for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Recipients are honored for their outstanding abilities and success in teaching and learning. This is a student-oriented award with nominations submitted by students and alumni. Winners are announced later in the spring semester.

Grad Student Network Awarded Diversity Grant

January 30, 2019

The college’s goal to support and further diversity has been recognized and boosted by a grant from the university.

Two graduate students affiliated with the college’s Women’s Faculty and Graduate Students Network have been awarded a $1,000 President’s Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Grant. Hannah Hoover is pursuing her Ph.D. in economics and Marielena Dias is a Ph.D. student in political science.

Today's Digital Media Examined in New Book

January 24, 2019

Professor of Sociology Deana Rohlinger has channeled her research interests and expertise in mass media and social movements into a new book on a contemporary phenomenon, “New Media and Society” (NYU Press, 2019).

Sociologist's Book Looks at "Oral Democracy"

January 24, 2019

Associate Professor of Sociology Paromita Sanyal has co-authored a new book on civic and political discussion within what has been recognized as the largest deliberative institution in human history.

“Oral Democracy” (Cambridge University Press, 2019) is the result of extensive studies of citizens' voices in in India's gram sabhas.

Planning Professor Releases Forest Management Book

January 21, 2019

Associate Professor of Environmental Planning in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning William Butler is the co-editor of a book released this month that addresses what has been learned from a new collaborative method of managing national forests.

Researchers See a Wealth of Potential for Aquaculture in the Caribbean

January 10, 2019

At left: Geography Assistant Professor Sarah Lester

There are only so many fish in the sea. And our appetite for seafood has already stressed many wild fisheries to the breaking point. Meanwhile, the planet’s growing population will only further increase the need for animal protein, one of the most resource-intensive types of food to produce.

Research Finds Religious Involvement Impacts Women’s Body Mass

January 3, 2019

by Kara Irby, University Communications

At left: Sociology Associate Professor Amy Burdette (FSU Photo/Bill Lax)

According to Florida State University researchers, black women in the United States who attend church regularly tend to have greater body mass compared to white women with the same amount of religious involvement.

Study Correlates Regulations with Increased Housing Prices

January 3, 2019

The James Madison Institute, a free-market think tank, has released a new policy study authored by Hilton Center Assistant Director Adam Millsap, DeVoe Moore Center Director Sam Staley and Vittorio Nastasi, a senior in economics at FSU.