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Geography Professor Named Associate Dean

August 25, 2018

Professor of Geography Mark Horner has been named Associate Dean for Research for the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. In this capacity, Dr. Horner will lead efforts to expand the college’s sponsored research portfolio and to increase outside funding from government agencies, foundations, and other sources, according to COSSPP Dean Tim Chapin.

Geography Research: Tropical Trees Warming, Species at Risk

July 26, 2018

by Zachary Boehm, University Communications

The vaulted canopies that tower above Earth’s rich tropical forests could be especially vulnerable to climate change-related temperature increases, according to a new report from Florida State University researchers.

Planning Lab Awarded for Autonomous Vehicle Project

July 26, 2018

A team of master's degree students in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning's Florida Planning and Development Lab (FPDL) has received an Award of Merit from the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) for the student project MPO Policy Guidance for Transit Applications of Automated Vehicles. This is the 6th award FPDL has received in the past seven years in the student project category.

Students Inducted into Garnet & Gold Society

July 26, 2018

Four students with majors in the college are among the 28 inducted into FSU's prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this summer.

Established in 2010, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society facilitates student involvement and recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, internship, leadership, research and service.

Public Management Program Adds 353 New Graduates

July 20, 2018

The Florida Certified Public Manager (CPM) program is honoring 353 new graduates this summer, bringing the total number of CPM graduates in Florida to approximately 6,260 — more than any other state.

The CPM program is a nationally recognized leadership development program currently delivered in 38 states. The purpose is to develop more effective public managers and improve services to all Florida taxpayers.

Three separate CPM graduation ceremonies are taking place this summer, each the culmination of a three-day leadership conference.

Social Science Scholar Earns Valuable Internship

Saleshia Ellis, a member of the 2018 Social Science Scholars cohort, has been named by the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) as the 2018 recipient of its Stephanie Tubbs Jones (STJ) Internship.

Economist Receives Additional Research Support

June 20, 2018

Associate Professor of Economics John Hamman will share a $20,000 award to augment research he will undertake on a fellowship he received earlier this year.

Economics Major Joins Other Students in Tech Internship

May 23, 2018

Susan Hansen, University Communications, contributor

Five Florida State University first-generation college students, including one senior from the college, are spending their summer break working at top technology-based startup companies across the state of Florida thanks to the Tech Fellows program.

Research: Religion and Drug Use

May 22, 2018

by Kara Irby, University Communications

Research by Associate Professor of Sociology Amy Burdette and colleagues looked into how religious involvement affects drug use with some interesting results. The research team found those who hold strong religious beliefs are choosing to stay away from cannabis but that among women who are mothers, church attendance has no no significant effect on misuse of prescription drugs.