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World Affairs Program Ranked Top 10 Globally

June 1, 2020

For the second year in a row, the college's World Affairs Program (WAP) has been ranked in the Top 10 in the North American College Model U.N. World Division.


The team was ranked #10 by Best Delegate, an organization dedicated to promoting and supporting student Model UN teams in competitions and conferences in a broad range of regions.

Four COSSPP Students Win Fulbrights

May 27, 2020


Jacob Mason, Sebastian Mejia, Eli Myron, Charlotte Puopolo

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

COSSPP Alum Appointed FSU Dean of Undergraduate Studies

May 18, 2020

by Amy Farnum-Patronis Patronis, University Communications

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has appointed Assistant Provost Joe O’Shea (B.S. '08 Interdisciplinary Social Science) as the new dean of the Division of Undergraduate Studies, effective May 20.

O’Shea succeeds Dean Karen Laughlin, who passed away earlier this month.

Students Selected for Language Study Scholarships

May 12, 2020


(top) Grace Michaels, Kinsey Kuhlman; (bottom) Nicholas Hearing, Jaime Lopez

Four undergraduates with at least one major in the college are among the six FSU students recently selected to receive nationally competitive language study scholarships through initiatives funded by the federal government.

Political Science Faculty Papers Awarded

May 11, 2020

Papers written by faculty in the college's Department of Political Science have won awards for "significant contributions" to their fields.

Graduates Awarded Honors Medallions

May 8, 2020

by Amy Farnum-Patronis, University Communications, and COSSPP communications staff


(Photo by Andre Myers, FSU Undergraduate Studies)

Fifty-six students with at least one major in the college were among the 383 high-achieving graduates — the university’s largest class to date — awarded honors medallions during a virtual ceremony on April 30.

Newly Tenured Faculty Contribute Library Holdings

May 7, 2020

Faculty of the college who have received tenure within the past academic year are among those who have a lasting legacy included in the collection of the University Libraries.

Every year, members of the new class of tenured faculty hand-pick an item for the libraries in a subject area of their choosing. These new library holdings bear a bookplate inscribed with the faculty member’s name, department and the year.

In addition, the faculty members are asked to write a brief paragraph explaining why the book they selected is meaningful to them.

College Awards Faculty for Teaching and Research

April 30, 2020

For the first time, the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy has recognized our exceptional faculty with internal awards for their vital work and important contributions.

This first annual awards program was organized largely through the efforts of Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Community Engagement Deana Rohlinger. The college plans to continue the tradition in the years to come.

Planning Department Showcases Graduation Awards

April 28, 2020

Because of social distancing and online instruction and services restricting interaction during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) has been announcing its graduation awards for outstanding students in the program by virtual means.

Over the past few weeks, the department has celebrated the following master's students with these social media posts about their achievements:

Sociologist Awarded Career Enhancement Fellowship

April 23, 2020

Assistant Professor of Sociology Shantel Buggs has been awarded a 2020 Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty and, in the process, earned herself more time to do what she loves to do: research.

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