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Economics Major Joins Other Students in Tech Internship

May 23, 2018

Susan Hansen, University Communications, contributor

Five Florida State University first-generation college students, including one senior from the college, are spending their summer break working at top technology-based startup companies across the state of Florida thanks to the Tech Fellows program.

Research: Religion and Drug Use

May 22, 2018

by Kara Irby, University Communications

Research by Associate Professor of Sociology Amy Burdette and colleagues looked into how religious involvement affects drug use with some interesting results. The research team found those who hold strong religious beliefs are choosing to stay away from cannabis but that among women who are mothers, church attendance has no no significant effect on misuse of prescription drugs.

Faculty to Research, Teach Abroad on Fulbright Grants

May 18, 2018

Three members of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy faculty will research and teach abroad after receiving grants from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

The awards were announced this spring for Anne Barrett, professor of sociology and director of the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy; Christopher Coutts, associate professor of urban and regional planning; and Miles Taylor, associate professor of sociology.

COSSPP Students Inducted in Garnet & Gold Society

April 30, 2018

Thirty-three students with at least one major in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy were among the record-setting 289 new inductees into FSU's prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this spring. Over the course of all three semesters for the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 53 students from the college among the 376 students inducted.

COSSPP Undergraduates Win National Awards

April 25, 2018


Social Science Scholars and national award winners
Joan Joseph and Mackenzie Teek
(FSU Photography Services)

Economics Senior Takes First Place at Competition

April 19, 2018


MuniMod judges present $10,000 check to FSU student Molly Cloonan.

by Sam Antoury, FSU Communications

A Florida State University student team placed first in the MuniMod, Florida’s largest civic tech competition to date, by developing Social Safe, an app to reduce intimate partner violence.

Economist to Spend Sabbatical in France on Fellowship

April 19, 2018


John Hamman

Associate Professor of Economics John Hamman has received a fellowship to spend a year at the Université de Lyon in France on sabbatical at the school’s prestigious Collegium de Lyon.

The Collegium defines itself as “a space of freedom for a small community of high-level scholars released from their usual academic obligations in order to focus fully on their scientific work.”

Students, Staff Honored in Annual Awards

April 12, 2018

Spring has come to FSU and that means...awards season!

Various units and administrative branches of the university gave out their annual awards over the last month, and the following students and staff of the college were well represented among those honored for their achievements.

African American Studies Celebrates Anniversary

April 20, 2018


Patrick Mason, the African American Studies program director and professor of economics,
at the anniversary panel discussion. (FSU Photo Bruce Palmer)

by Kara Irby, FSU Communications, and Rob Nixon, COSSPP Director of Communications

“American history that doesn’t incorporate the black experience is a false history.”

Hilton Center to Host International Economics Conference

April 11, 2018


Shawn Kantor and Carl Kitchens of the Hilton Center

A major annual economics conference that has been held for more than 50 years is being hosted for the first time at Florida State University thanks to the efforts of an institute founded at the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy in 2015.

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