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EMHS-FEMA Demonstrate Drone Use in Disaster Assessment

August 28, 2017

Florida State University's Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program continues to lead in the innovative use of "drones" for public safety.

The program has entered into a partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region III (Mid-Atlantic Coast) and Region IV (Southeast U.S.) with the aim of exploring the use of UAS imagery for post-disaster damage assessment.

FSU Urban Planning Lab Wins Fifth Project Award

August 28, 2017

The college's Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) has won the annual Outstanding Student Project Award from the Florida chapter of the American Planning Association. It is the fifth time the department has received the honor.

Career Center Seeking Liaison to College

Position open at Florida State University
Assistant Director of Experiential Learning / Career Liaison for the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy

Location: Tallahassee, FL
Category: Admin - Career Counseling and Placement
Posted: 08/23/2017 (Reposted Job: Initially posted on 09/01/2016)
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Salary: $45,000 to $47,000 USD Per Year

College Alums Partner with FSU on Solar Power

August 23, 2017

by Susan Hansen, FSU Communications

Florida State University is moving forward on the path of solar sustainability — thanks to three alumni and FSU Sustainable Campus.

The alumni, Justin Vandenbroeck, Chris Diaz and Scott Minos, provided and installed 12 solar panels to their alma mater, all pro bono. Diaz ('88) and Minos ('84) are alums of the college.

Deana Rohlinger Named Associate Dean

August 23, 2017

The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy has named Professor of Sociology Deana Rohlinger to a newly created position, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Community Engagement.

College Welcomes New Faculty

The college is pleased to welcome new faculty for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Policy Pub Returns with Hot Topics, Sparkling Conversation

Policy Pub, the college's popular public forum series at Backwoods Bistro, returns for a second season this fall with topics that address key issues affecting everyone’s lives. Three new monthly sessions of the Pub will feature brief, plain-language talks by our faculty, followed by questions and discussion from the public.

The fall 2017 series kicks off Tuesday, September 12, at Backwoods Bistro with a presentation by Assistant Professor of Geography Christopher Uejio: “Win/Win Opportunities for Improving Health in the Face of Climate Change.”

Planning Grad Student Wins APA Scholarship

August 9, 2017

Hadley Peterson, a student in the master's degree program of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, has been awarded a scholarship from the American Planning Association (APA).

Garnet & Gold Society Inducts New Members


August 2, 2017

Florida State University welcomed 34 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this summer. Nine students with majors in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy made up more than 26% of this summer's inductees.

Pepper Faculty Receive Grant Award to Study Pets’ Benefits to Aging

July 28, 2017

At the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Congress in San Francisco, July 24, 2017, Assistant Professor of Sociology Dawn Carr, an associate of the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, and Professor of Psychology Natalie Sachs-Ericsson, an affiliate of the institute, received a $50,000 grant for research on the impact of Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) on healthy aging in older adults (50+) and/or their caregivers.

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