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World Affairs Program Finishes Semester on High Note

December 4, 2017

by Connor Kabrich, Assistant Director of Involvement, World Affairs Program

The World Affairs Program (WAP) is pleased to report a semester well done!

WAP is a student organization that promotes increased awareness of the global community and encourages personal, social, and political growth through speaker and mentor programs, campus political activity, and competitive Model UN and Crisis Body simulations.

Faculty Awarded for Transformative Effect on Students

December 4, 2017

Four faculty members from the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy were among the 14 FSU faculty members honored by the Transformation Through Teaching program for their life-changing influence in their students’ lives, both in and outside of the classroom.

The awards were presented during a ceremony and dinner Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the President’s house.

Undergrad Gets Fellowship for Political Science Research

November 30, 2017

Florida State University undergraduate Joan Joseph has added to her already impressive achievements with a new honor supporting and recognizing her research.

The political science major was selected as a fellow in the Advanced Empirical Research on Politics for Undergraduates Program (AERoPUP) at Ohio State University.

Scholars Receive Support for Urban Geography Workshop

November 27, 2017

Willie Wright and Adam Bledsoe, both assistant professors in the Department of Geography, have been awarded the Urban Geography Journal Workshop/Seminar Award.

Geography Researcher Receives National Geographic Grant

November 22, 2017

Assistant Professor of Geography Stephanie Pau was awarded a National Geographic grant for her research on tropical forest phenology and climate change by the organization's Committee for Research and Exploration.

Phenology, often referred to as “nature’s calendar," is the study of periodic plant and animal life cycle events, such as the timing of plant bud bursts or bird migrations, and how these are influenced by seasonal and interannual variations in climate, as well as habitat factors,e.g. elevation.

College Junior Wins Second Entrepreneurship Prize

November 20, 2017

Students from FSU’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship squared off against UF students in the first-ever Turkey Tank Competition in Gainesville, November 20, 2017. FSU’s team, led by a student of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, came away with the win.

Planning Students Win Scholarships

November 20, 2017

The American Planning Association Florida has awarded its 2017 Minority Scholarships to Daphne Green and Wisnerson Benoit, students in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning.

Student Takes Unconventional Course to Rhodes Scholar Finalist

November 20, 2017

by Dave Heller, FSU Communications

Florida State University senior Gil Damon called it an honor to participate this weekend as a finalist in an interview for a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to the University of Oxford in England.

Damon, 21, prepared for this moment for months and while his name was not listed in the final group of 32 U.S. scholarship recipients, Damon had no regrets over his effort.

Professor Named Fellow for Work on Urban Economics

November 16, 2017

DeVoe Moore Eminent Scholar and Professor of Economics Keith Ihlanfeldt has been named a Halbert Smith Honorary Fellow of the Weimer School of the Homer Hoyt Institute.

Researcher finds media impacts public expression

November 9, 2017

By Kara Irby, FSU Communications

Assistant Professor of Political Science Benjamin Schneer

Most people probably think the media drives public conversation — that when people read things in newspapers or online, it helps set the agenda for what they are talking about with their peers. Now, a team of researchers including a Florida State University professor have the numbers to back the idea up.