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Public Health Grad Earns Certification

Madgene Moise, who earned her master’s in public health (MPH) in 2012, was notified by the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NPPHE), November 20, 2015, that she has merited a Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential. She is the first graduate of the program to pass this national exam and earn a certificate.

Geography Professor Part of Research Team on Waste and Sanitation in Uganda

The Swedish Research Council announced November 3, 2015, it will fund a multi-disciplinary team from Sweden, Uganda, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. to develop crucial knowledge about urban infrastructure challenges in Africa and the developing world. Mary Lawhon, an assistant professor in the Department of Geography, is part of the research team that will focus on waste and sanitation in Uganda.

Call for Research Proposals on Entrepreneurship, Regulation, Economic Growth

The DeVoe L. Moore Center is sponsoring its third annual undergraduate research competition and asking for proposals to research issues relating to entrepreneurship, regulation and economic growth. Projects can be national or local in scope, focusing on domestic and/or international issues. Projects should have an original research component. Proposals from any discipline will be considered and can include quantitative or qualitative research, although projects must be grounded in conventional social science research methods. Research projects must be completed by 31 May 2016.

Collins Institute Leads Efforts to Engage Citizens in Constitutional Revision

The LeRoy Collins Institute (LCI) is joining with 18 partners statewide to educate and engage Floridians in the 2017-2018 Constitution Revision Commission. The commission is a group of 37 people who are appointed to review and recommend changes to the Florida Constitution for voter consideration. This important event happens once every 20 years.

Instructors Recognized for Distance Learning Excellence

Three professors and one graduate teaching assistant from the college have been recognized by the Office of Distance Learning and will receive their awards at a ceremony, November 18, 2015, at the FSU Alumni Center Ballroom.

Social Entrepreneurship Central to Faculty Literary Award

When DeVoe Moore Center Director and faculty member Sam Staley started writing the novel that would become St. Nic, Inc., he didn’t think he would be rebooting capitalism through a fun, fanciful tale of Christmas. But he did, and the central role he gave social entrepreneurship helped bring in a silver second-place award at the Royal Palm Literary Awards announced in Orlando on October 17, 2015.

Political Science Professor Awarded for His Career Accomplishments

Political Science Professor Robert Crew has been named the 2016 recipient of the Diane Blair Award from the Southern Political Science Association (SPSA). The award is presented biennially to a political scientist who has played an outstanding role in politics and/or government during their career at the local, state, national or international level.

World Affairs Program Wins at Model UN

The college's World Affairs Program had a highly successful journey north, October 8-11, 2015, representing FSU in the Boston Area Regional Model United Nations Conference hosted by Boston University.

College Alums Honored as "30 Under 30"

Eight relatively recent graduates of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy were named by the Florida State University Alumni Association with this year's Thirty Under 30 Award. The organization created the award in 2012 to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of FSU's young alumni. Each recipient shows exceptional achievement and significant contributions to his or her profession, community/society or the university. The recipient must exemplify outstanding professional and personal development either through traditional channels or innovative approaches.

Event Offers Opportunities for Education and Career Training Beyond the Classroom

The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy Student Leadership Council presents a special annual event for undergraduates.


Monday, October 12, 2015
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Union Ballrooms