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Economics Senior Takes First Place at Competition

April 19, 2018


MuniMod judges present $10,000 check to FSU student Molly Cloonan.

by Sam Antoury, FSU Communications

A Florida State University student team placed first in the MuniMod, Florida’s largest civic tech competition to date, by developing Social Safe, an app to reduce intimate partner violence.

Economist to Spend Sabbatical in France on Fellowship

April 19, 2018


John Hamman

Associate Professor of Economics John Hamman has received a fellowship to spend a year at the Université de Lyon in France on sabbatical at the school’s prestigious Collegium de Lyon.

The Collegium defines itself as “a space of freedom for a small community of high-level scholars released from their usual academic obligations in order to focus fully on their scientific work.”

Students, Staff Honored in Annual Awards

April 12, 2018

Spring has come to FSU and that means...awards season!

Various units and administrative branches of the university gave out their annual awards over the last month, and the following students and staff of the college were well represented among those honored for their achievements.

African American Studies Celebrates Anniversary

The African American Studies program at Florida State University is celebrating its long history and continued growth with a special event featuring a panel discussion, a reception, and honors to some of the people who began the program four decades ago.

The event, “On the Shoulders of Giants: Celebrating 40 Years of Black Studies,” is free and open to all and takes place Friday, April 20 from 2:30-5:00 p.m. in room 2500 of the William Johnston Building across from Landis Green on the FSU Campus.

Hilton Center to Host International Economics Conference

April 11, 2018


Shawn Kantor and Carl Kitchens of the Hilton Center

A major annual economics conference that has been held for more than 50 years is being hosted for the first time at Florida State University.

The L. Charles Hilton Jr. Center for the Study of Economic Prosperity and Individual Opportunity will host the 2018 Cliometric Conference in Tallahassee, April 27-28, 2018.

Grad Student Excellence Recognized

April 5, 2018

Congratulations to the following graduate students within the college who have received external funding and fellowship awards for this academic year. They will be recognized for their achievements at the annual Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence, April 10, hosted by the FSU Graduate School, Program for Instructional Excellence (PIE), Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards, Congress of Graduate Students and Office of Research.

Fair Division of Housework = Better Sex?

March 12, 2018

By Kara Irby, University Communications

Husbands, are you helping your spouse with chores around the house? If your wife doesn’t think so that may result in a less satisfying sex life, according to new research by Florida State University.

Student Creates Recycling Program for Off-Campus Housing


Undergraduate Victoria Kinley is the perfect example of a social science student who sees a problem or challenge in the world and sets out to find a solution.

When she moved off campus this year, Kinley noticed that her apartment complex had no recycling.

Geography Professor Leads Study of Aquaculture Sustainability

March 5, 2018

By Zachary Boehm, University Communications

Earth’s vast oceans brim with potential for commercial activities ranging from tourism to shipping to alternative energy, but planning for the sustainable coexistence of different and competing industries has proved a complicated task.

Now, researchers led by Florida State University Assistant Professor of Geography Sarah Lester have introduced an advanced, holistic analytical model that could herald a new paradigm of environmentally sustainable ocean industry management.

Senior Helps Launch Mental Health Awareness Program

February 23, 2018

Throughout his time at FSU, senior political science major Alex Ball has witnessed the effects of mental health issues among his family, friends, fraternity brothers, and even himself. He also has seen how the stigma that surrounds these issues dulls and prevents necessary conversations. And it has angered him.

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