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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.

Faculty to Research, Teach Abroad on Fulbright Grants

May 18, 2018

Three members of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy faculty will research and teach abroad after receiving grants from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

The awards were announced this spring for Anne Barrett, professor of sociology and director of the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy; Christopher Coutts, associate professor of urban and regional planning; and Miles Taylor, associate professor of sociology.

COSSPP Students Inducted in Garnet & Gold Society

April 30, 2018

Thirty-three students with at least one major in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy were among the record-setting 289 new inductees into FSU's prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this spring. Over the course of all three semesters for the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 53 students from the college among the 376 students inducted.

COSSPP Undergraduates Win National Awards

April 25, 2018


Social Science Scholars and national award winners
Joan Joseph and Mackenzie Teek
(FSU Photography Services)

Economics Senior Takes First Place at Competition

April 19, 2018


MuniMod judges present $10,000 check to FSU student Molly Cloonan.

by Sam Antoury, FSU Communications

A Florida State University student team placed first in the MuniMod, Florida’s largest civic tech competition to date, by developing Social Safe, an app to reduce intimate partner violence.

Economist to Spend Sabbatical in France on Fellowship

April 19, 2018


John Hamman

Associate Professor of Economics John Hamman has received a fellowship to spend a year at the Université de Lyon in France on sabbatical at the school’s prestigious Collegium de Lyon.

The Collegium defines itself as “a space of freedom for a small community of high-level scholars released from their usual academic obligations in order to focus fully on their scientific work.”

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