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Students Honored with Leadership Award

April 10, 2019

Florida State University students, employees and organizations gathered April 9 for the university’s annual Leadership Awards Night. The ceremony, sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, honors the diverse collection of individuals and groups across campus who engage in leadership learning.

Students from the Ceollege of Social Sciences and Public Policy receiving awards were:

College Junior Among Humanitarian Awardees

March 28, 2019

Melissa Carcamo, a junior majoring in interdisciplinary social sciences, was one of 14 undergraduates honored by FSU President John Thrasher at the annual Humanitarian Luncheon, March 26, as part of the annual President’s Humanitarian of the Year program.

For more than 20 years, FSU has presented a Humanitarian of the Year award, a prestigious honor that commemorates a student who exhibits a tremendous commitment to service.

Older Immigrants in U.S. More Satisfied Than Native-Born

March 20, 2019

By Kara Irby, FSU Communications

Most people who immigrated to the United States for a chance to live the “American Dream” are more satisfied with their lives in the “land of the free” than those who were born here, according to new research from Florida State University.

A team of researchers, including FSU Assistant Professor of Sociology Dawn Carr, found immigrants from white, Hispanic and other racial groups have higher levels of happiness and overall life satisfaction than those born in the United States.

Collins Institute Supports Changing, Not Abolishing, Constitution Commission

March 18, 2019

At its February 28 meeting, the Board of Directors of the LeRoy Collins Institute urged the Florida legislature to change, but not abolish, the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC).

Two bills before the legislature, SJR 362 and HJR 249, would put on the 2020 ballot a measure to amend the constitution by eliminating the CRC. These bills are being heard in committees now on both sides. The House has scheduled to hear HJR 249 tomorrow at 8:30 a.m.

Planning Lab Benefits from Major Gift

March 11, 2019

At right: Mark and Marianne Barnebey

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning hosted an event, March 11, to honor the benefactors of the department’s multiple award-winning applied planning studio. Once known as the Florida Planning and Development Lab, the unit will now be officially called the Mark and Marianne Barnebey Planning and Development Lab and Studio.

Askew School Rises High in National Rankings

March 12, 2019

The latest annual college rankings released by U.S. News and World Report show the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy has risen several points, both overall and in a specific area.

The Askew School cracked the Top 25 among graduate public affairs programs, moving up three spots from last year to No. 25. The school’s local government management program also climbed four places to No. 8 and rose to No. 7 among public universities.

FSU hosts “Father of Environmental Justice”

March 8, 2019

By Kara Irby, University Communications

Robert Bullard, a noted scholar and author, often described as “The Father of Environmental Justice,” visited Florida State University Wednesday, March 6 to discuss environmental justice issues taking place around the world.

Demography Center Announces New Scholarship

March 7, 2019

Beginning in the fall 2019 semester, the Center for Demography and Population Health (CDPH) will offer a new scholarship for incoming students pursuing a master's degree.

Thanks to the generosity of CDPH founder and Professor Emeritus Charles B. Nam, the $5,000 scholarship will further help deserving students defer the costs of graduate school.

Faculty Awarded for Research, Scholarship

March 6, 2019

Two faculty members in the college were recently awarded for their research and for the body of their work throughout their careers.

William Berry, the Syde P. Deeb Eminent Scholar and Marian D. Irish Professor of Political Science, is the 2019 recipient of the Career Achievement Award from the State Politics and Policy Section of American Political Science Association.

Askew School Surveys Resilience and Volunteerism After Hurricane

March 4, 2019

David Berlan, assistant professor in the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, is leading a research project aimed aimed at capturing volunteer response following 2018's Hurricane Michael.