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Pepper Institute Celebrates 40th Anniversary

October 6, 2017

The Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, a unit of the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2017, marking decades of vital research and policy work on aging issues.

Collins Institute Analyzes Segregation in Florida Schools

September 28, 2017

The LeRoy Collins Institute (LCI) today issued its latest report, Patterns of Resegregation in Florida’s Schools, which analyzes the enrollment changes and segregation trends in Florida public schools and charter schools. The report was issued at a Separate is Not Equal Conference hosted by LCI and Real Talk Coalition, which assessed the current state of racial segregation in Florida schools and discussed implications of the report.

Askew Professor Named to National Academy

September 28, 2017

James Bowman, professor in the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, an independent, non-profit, and non-partisan organization established in 1967 to assist government leaders in building more effective, efficient, accountable, and transparent organizations.

Public Health Alum Selected for National Program on Health Equity

September 28, 2017

For the second year in a row, a graduate of the Florida State University College of Social Science and Public Policy Master of Public Health program has been selected as part of the national Health Policy Research Scholars program.

FSU Features Dean in Profiles in Leadership

September 28, 2017

[The following article from FSU Communications is featured on the university's main web site. We're proud of Dean Tim Chapin and support his vision for the future of the college.]

by Kara Irby, FSU Communications

When Tim Chapin arrived at Florida State University in 1999, he didn’t know what the future would hold.

But Chapin — now dean of FSU’s College of Social Sciences and Public Policy — was certain of his interest in people, policies and cities.

EMHS Program Active in Hurricane Irma Preparedness

September 19, 2017

The Florida State University Emergency Management and Homeland Security (EMHS) program was activated by the Florida Division of Emergency Management to support statewide preparations for Hurricane Irma, which affected nearly all of Florida over several days in early September.

Demography Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary

September 18, 2017

In the 1960s, concerns about population growth in the U.S. and the world were at their height. For nearly two decades, scientists from a variety of disciplines had been warning about mass starvations, environmental crises and major societal upheavals due to the increasing number of people on the planet, culminating in the 1968 publication of the best-selling and controversial book “The Population Bomb” by Paul and Anne Ehrlich.

Alum Lectures on International Development

September 7, 2017

Students at Florida State University are getting a valuable opportunity to hear from someone with an impressive record of achievement in the field of international development when alumnus BJ Pittman (B.S. ’97, Economics) speaks on campus.

Presidential Scholars Reflect the Best of FSU, COSSPP

August 29, 2017

by Amy Farnum-Patronis, FSU Communications; additional material by Rob Nixon, COSSPP Communications Director

Four years ago, Florida State University launched a premier merit scholarship program with the mission of investing in students who have extraordinary potential to be transformational leaders of their generation.

Drone Team Supports Disaster Efforts in Texas

August 28, 2017

The college's Emergency Management and Homeland Security (EMHS) program is responding to Hurricane Harvey in Fort Bend County, Texas. The team leaves for the storm-damaged area early in the morning of August 30.

The EMHS Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) team will partner with Texas A&M Center for Robotic Assisted and Search and Rescue (CRASAR) to perform damage assessment of critical infrastructure.