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College, Other Units to Launch Civil Rights Institute

October 22, 2018

The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy is part of a partnership in a new interdisciplinary institute at Florida State University that will launch at an event featuring acclaimed civil rights speaker Desmond Meade.

Student Wins Award for Research on Impacts of Urban Development

October 17, 2018

Patrice Williams, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, has won a $10,000 Health Policy Research Scholars Dissertation Award to study how urban development may lead to sleep problems among Black populations.

Students Study Abroad on Gilman Scholarships

October 2, 2018

Four undergraduates with majors in the college are among the 21 FSU students who have spent recent months studying in 12 different countries around the globe thanks to prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State.

Research: Issues Matter More Than Ideology to Voters

September 19, 2018

By Kara Irby, FSU Communications

America’s seemingly polarized elected officials might be the best representation of their constituents, according to a new study out of Florida State University.

Researchers found politicians’ stances on issues such as immigration and abortion matter more to voters than their overarching ideologies.

Askew School Faculty Receive Fellowships

Two faculty members of the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy have received fellowships from the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) to mark the organization’s 40th Annual Fall Research Conference.

Assistant Professors Daniel Fay and Tian Tang are among the 40 outstanding early career research professionals to receive the fellowships to fund travel, lodging and registration at the fall conference.

Hilton Center Director to Discuss Universities and Economic Growth

Shawn Kantor, director of the Hilton Center and professor of economics, will be a featured panelist at an upcoming discussion of “Place-Based Policies for Shared Economic Growth,” a forum hosted by The Hamilton Project, an economic policy initiative launched in 2006 by the Brookings Institution.

EMHS UAS Team Assists in Locating Missing FSU Student

September 10, 2018

On September 9, 2018, the FSU Emergency Management and Homeland Security (EMHS) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) team was called out to support the university police department (FSUPD) in the search for Justin Shields, an FSU student reported missing September 7.

Hilton Center Hosts Theory Seminar

September 6, 2018

The L. Charles Hilton Center, an institute within the college, hosted a day-long seminar, August 25, 2018, for graduate students.

Planning Faculty Releases Report on Autonomous Vehicles

September 6, 2018

Autonomous vehicles (AVs), i.e., self-driving cars, are coming soon to a roadway near you. Is your community ready for them?