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Researchers See a Wealth of Potential for Aquaculture in the Caribbean

January 10, 2019

At left: Geography Assistant Professor Sarah Lester

There are only so many fish in the sea. And our appetite for seafood has already stressed many wild fisheries to the breaking point. Meanwhile, the planet’s growing population will only further increase the need for animal protein, one of the most resource-intensive types of food to produce.

Research Finds Religious Involvement Impacts Women’s Body Mass

January 3, 2019

by Kara Irby, University Communications

At left: Sociology Associate Professor Amy Burdette (FSU Photo/Bill Lax)

According to Florida State University researchers, black women in the United States who attend church regularly tend to have greater body mass compared to white women with the same amount of religious involvement.

Study Correlates Regulations with Increased Housing Prices

January 3, 2019

The James Madison Institute, a free-market think tank, has released a new policy study authored by Hilton Center Assistant Director Adam Millsap, DeVoe Moore Center Director Sam Staley and Vittorio Nastasi, a senior in economics at FSU.

New Research Links Unfair Treatment by Police to Physiological Stress

December 19, 2018

by Kara Irby, University Communications

Advocates of proactive policing argue that stopping and searching law-abiding citizens is a minor inconvenience. However, researchers from Florida State University have found it might actually be getting under the skin of black men — literally.

Researchers Find Racial Inequity Among Adolescents Receiving Flu Vaccine

December 11, 2018

by Kara Irby, FSU Communications

Black adolescents living in the United States tend to receive the influenza vaccine at significantly lower rates than their white and Hispanic counterparts, according to researchers from the Department of Sociology.

COSSPP Students Inducted into Garnet & Gold Society

December 6, 2018

by Amy Farnum-Patronis, University Communications

Florida State University welcomed 59 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this fall. Fifteen of the new inductees are students with majors in the college.

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.

Undergrad Research Previews New Public Health Program

December 5, 2018

Students in the Department of Sociology's Health Policy and Society course (SYA4930) made presentations, December 5, on contemporary public health problems, a preview of the type of research and instruction that will be part of a new interdisciplinary bachelor's degree program in public health set to launch in fall 2019.

COSSPP Student Humanitarian Now a Rhodes Scholar Finalist

November 19, 2018

by Amy Farnum-Patronis, University Communications; Additional material from COSSPP news archives

Samantha Kunin, a senior in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, is an accomplished scholar, dedicated humanitarian and an avid rower. Those achievements put her on an exciting journey as a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship this fall.

Entrepreneurship Student Wins Top Award in Global Competition

November 19, 2018

by Dave Heller, University Communications; additional material from COSSPP news archives

A member of the 2018 cohort of Social Science Scholars has emerged as the winner of a statewide competition for student-entrepreneurs and will represent Florida at the national finals of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) next year.

Home for the Holidays: New Research on Elder Women and Driving

November 19, 2018

by Kara Irby, University Communications

As people across the country prepare to travel home for the holidays, mothers and grandmothers may be phoning a friend or family member to get them there.

A new study from Florida State University finds women are more likely to catch a ride to their destination instead of driving themselves because of health concerns or the availability of other transit options.