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Social Enterprise takes aim at migrant worker housing

Nearly 200,000 migrant and seasonal workers travel to work in Florida every year, and finding high quality, affordable housing is one of their chief challenges. The college’s DeVoe L. Moore Center is stepping into this difficult problem with an innovative, private sector solution that could help workers and growers in 33 Florida counties.

Career Center Liaisons Offer Drop-In Advising

Do you need help with your resume, cover letter, applying to graduate school, internship and job searching? If so, come to Drop-In Career Advising hours (no appointment necessary) with Charlie Ricker and Erin Keenan. We can help you with your career related needs.

Charlie Ricker:
Career Liaison to Political Science, Economics, and Sociology
Drop-In Career Advising Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sociology Prof Has New Book, Radio Interview

Deana Rohlinger (associate professor of sociology, research associate at the Pepper Institute of Aging and Public Policy) published a book in December 2014, Abortion Politics, Mass Media, and Social Movements in America (Cambridge University Press). Weaving together analyses of archival material, news coverage, and interviews conducted with journalists from mainstream and partisan outlets as well as with activists, this book reimagines how activists use a variety of media, sometimes simultaneously, to agitate for—and against—legal abortion.

5 Students Named to Garnet and Gold Society

Five students from the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy are among the 33 who were inducted into the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society for Fall 2014. The society recognizes the engaged, well-rounded student who excels within and beyond the classroom in leadership, professional, citizenship and/or research skills while building collaborative relationships in the academic, local, or global community.

ISS Course Preps Way for New Concentrations

The Interdisciplinary Social Science program will roll out two new areas of concentration in Fall 2015: Social Entrepreneurship and Public Policy. To support these new programs, we are introducing a new course, "Making Public Policy," which will be offered for the first time in the Spring 2015 semester.

18 Named as 2015 Social Science Scholars

Congratulations to the students selected for the 2015 Social Science Scholars cohort. We look forward to great things from these outstanding scholars.

Center Deploys Unmanned Aircraft in Jamaica

Our Center for Disaster Risk Policy (CDRP) undertook a project in Jamaica November 9-10, 2014, on the request of The Florida Association for Volunteer Action in the Caribbean and the Americas, Inc. (FAVACA) to provide aerial mapping assistance to several agricultural communities in the country's rural areas. These farms and communities are building resiliency and capacity to better support their populations before and after a disaster.

XS/FS Hosts National Conference

XS/FS, the Experimental Social Science Cluster at Florida State University, hosted the 2014 Economic Science Association (ESA) conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL, October 16-18, 2014.

ESA is a professional organization devoted to economics as an observational science, using controlled experiments to learn about economic behavior. The conference featured 220 papers presented by economists from across the U.S. engaged in the experimental field.

Economics Department Holds Health Conference

The Department of Economics in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University presents the 12th annual Southeastern Health Economics Study Group Conference, October 24-25, 2014, at the university's Turnbull Conference Center.

The purpose of this invitational conference is to present and promote active exchange and discussion of the latest health economics research among senior and junior economists. Ten new working papers that are not yet published will be presented and discussed by the 40 academic economists attending the conference.

Professor Addresses Peace Science Society

Will H. Moore delivered the Presidential Address to the Peace Science Society’s annual meeting, October 11, 2014, at the University of Pennsylvania, where the society was founded in 1963. The society is one of the largest in the world focused on issues related to conflict and peace. More than 150 faculty and Ph.D. students from around the world presented research at the meeting, with topics ranging from insurgent violence, terror tactics, and refugee crises to nuclear proliferation.