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Student Project Places in Summit Competition

March 4, 2020

Two students with majors in the college were part of a policy proposal team that placed third in the Future of Florida Summit held Feb. 21-23 at the University of Florida.

Logan Love (Interdisciplinary Social Sciences) and Vanessa Ramos (Political Science and Psychology), along with three students from other Florida Universities, won for their policy paper "A proposal to add to Florida Statute 943.13 that mental health training should be required for all correctional officers and prison guards."

Students Present Research at Statewide Conference

March 3, 2020

by Camille Shattler and COSSPP Communications Staff"

Twelve undergraduates with at least one major in the college were among the 55 Florida State University students who presented their research at the Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC) held February 21-22 at Florida Gulf Coast University.

College Celebrates Seminole 100 Honorees

February 25, 2020

The college held a brunch, February 22, to recognize alums being honored that evening as Seminole 100 business leaders.

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, in Florida State University’s College of Business, released its 2020 Seminole 100 list in November 2019. This annual list recognizes the fastest-growing businesses owned or managed by Florida State alumni.

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.

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