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Study: Military Widows May Have Stronger Support

January 22, 2020

A newly published study by sociology Ph.D. student Brittany King, along with sociology faculty Dawn Carr and Miles Taylor, suggests that older widows of military veterans are less likely to say they are lonely and more likely to report strong social support.

The researchers analyzed survey data from more than 400 women; about two-thirds of them were widows of men who had served in the U.S. military at some point in their lives..

College Faculty Nominated for University Awards

January 22, 2020

Twenty faculty members from eight of the college's departments and programs have been nominated for university teaching and advising awards.

Nominations are made either by undergraduates, graduate students or through student evaluation scores.

The awards will be announced in April 2020.

Africa Network Launches Colloquium Series

January 21, 2020

After returning from teaching in Malawi on the Fulbright Scholar program in 2019, Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning Chris Coutts wanted to dedicate more time to raising the profile of African scholarship at FSU and create stronger bonds between FSU and African institutions.

Students Recognized as Global Citizens

December 20, 2019

by Rebecca Sage, Center for Global Engagement

Florida State University and the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy recognize that today’s increasingly globalized workforce requires graduates who are both academically and cross-culturally prepared to succeed in a diverse and multicultural world.

Student Receives Prestigious Boren Scholarship

December 11, 2019

by Jenny Ralph, FSU Communications

Florida State University Presidential Scholar Maddy Johnson has been awarded the prestigious Boren Scholarship to study Arabic next year in Amman, Jordan.

Boren Awards, offered through an initiative of the National Security Education Program, allow students to study abroad for up to a year in areas of the world critical to U.S. national security and economic prosperity.

Students Inducted into Garnet & Gold Society

December 5, 2019

Florida State University welcomed 58 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society for fall semester 2019. Of these, 15 students with at least one major in the college were selected for the honor.

Undergraduates in the college make up about 12 percent of the university population but represent more than 25 percent of the inductees into the society.

Social Entrepreneurship Program Recognized for Best Practices

December 3, 2019

The FSU Bali Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SIE) Immersion program has been included in the Forum on Education Abroad’s Curriculum Toolbox as representative of the Forum’s best practices standards.

Alum, Emeritus Professor Win Torch Awards

November 25, 2019

by Jenny Ralph, University Communications, and COSSPP communications staff

Florida State University’s Faculty Senate presented five members of the FSU community with Torch Awards for their contributions to further the academic excellence of the university. Two of the honorees have close ties to the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy.

The awards were presented Thursday, November 21, during the annual reception and dinner.

Alums Recognized as Seminole 100 Business Leaders

November 21, 2019

by Calvin Burrows, Jim Moran Institute, and COSSPP communications staff

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, in Florida State University’s College of Business, has released its 2020 Seminole 100 list. This annual list recognizes the fastest-growing businesses owned or managed by Florida State alumni who are responsible for some of the most innovative and profitable companies in America.

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