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Stavros Center Takes Students to Economics Seminar

May 21, 2019

The Stavros Center for Economic Education, a unit of the college, lived up to its name by taking nine FSU students and two others from Lindenwood University in Missouri to a colloquium in Vermont to study the writings of influential economist Milton Friedman.

Online Public Administration Program Approved for Fall Enrollment

The Askew School of Public Administration and Policy has received university approval to offer an online Master of Public Administration (MPA) program beginning with the fall 2019 semester.

New Study: How Rare Species Benefit Human Beings

May 20, 2019

by Zachary Boehm, University Communications

Conservationists have long been committed to the preservation of rare plant and animal species — from California’s colossal sequoias to Atlantic bluefin tuna to China’s giant pandas — without having a rigorous system for determining these unique species’ tangible contributions to human well-being.

Recent COSSPP Grads Receive Fellowships

May 15, 2019

by Amy Farnum-Patronis,University Communications, and COSSPP communications staff

Two recent graduates with majors in the college were among three graduates of Florida State University to receive 2019 fellowships from Humanity in Action (HIA), an international organization that educates and inspires young leaders who are passionate about changing the world.

Faculty Awarded Research Seed Funding

May 13, 2019

Proposals by four faculty members will be supported with seed money under a new program in the college to encourage research that can garner external funding.

Eleven proposals were received for grant consideration under the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy Research Support Program. After review by a COSSPP committee of faculty and staff, the following faculty were awarded support:

Planning Studio Wins Infrastructure Award

May 1, 2019

The Urban and Regional Planning spring 2018 graduate capstone studio project has received the Florida Planning and Zoning Association's (FPZA) Outstanding Infrastructure Project Award, the department announced today.

"Transit Accessibility for Special Populations" developed a model process for evaluating transit systems for their utility to special populations with enhanced accessibility needs.

Geography Professor and Students Participate in Climate Collaboration

April 30, 2019


At right: Associate Professor of Geography Stephanie Pau at the Climate Collaboration showcase, April 27.

Associate Professor of Geography Stephanie Pau, along with 19 undergraduates in that department with a concentration in Environment and Society, took part in a unique collaborative effort targeting public understanding of the impacts climate change is already having on Florida.

Social Entrepreneur Student Selected for Prestigious Program

April 30, 2019

Hannah King, a senior in international affairs and social entrepreneurship, has been selected from a pool of national applicants to be part of the Student Entrepreneur Program of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Askew Students Support Quality Improvement in the Florida Department of Health

April 29, 2019


The graduate students of the class in Managing the Performance of Public Agencies, taught by Gary VanLandingham in the Askew School of Public Administration, presented their semester-long engaged learning project April 23, “Proposal for a System of Sharing Best Practices within the Florida Department of Health.”

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