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FSU hosts “Father of Environmental Justice”

March 8, 2019

By Kara Irby, University Communications

Robert Bullard, a noted scholar and author, often described as “The Father of Environmental Justice,” visited Florida State University Wednesday, March 6 to discuss environmental justice issues taking place around the world.

Demography Center Announces New Scholarship

March 7, 2019

Beginning in the fall 2019 semester, the Center for Demography and Population Health (CDPH) will offer a new scholarship for incoming students pursuing a master's degree.

Thanks to the generosity of CDPH founder and Professor Emeritus Charles B. Nam, the $5,000 scholarship will further help deserving students defer the costs of graduate school.

Faculty Awarded for Research, Scholarship

March 6, 2019

Two faculty members in the college were recently awarded for their research and for the body of their work throughout their careers.

William Berry, the Syde P. Deeb Eminent Scholar and Marian D. Irish Professor of Political Science, is the 2019 recipient of the Career Achievement Award from the State Politics and Policy Section of American Political Science Association.

Askew School Surveys Resilience and Volunteerism After Hurricane

March 4, 2019

David Berlan, assistant professor in the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, is leading a research project aimed aimed at capturing volunteer response following 2018's Hurricane Michael.

Recent Grad Wins Prestigious Scholarship

February 28, 2019

by Amy Farnum Patronis, University Communications

David “Gil” Damon, a recent graduate of the college, has been selected for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship — the University of Cambridge’s most prestigious international postgraduate scholarship.

The goal of the Gates Cambridge program is to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

World Affairs Program Scores Big in Two Competitions

February 26, 2019

The FSU World Affairs Program (WAP), a student-run organization within the college that competes in crisis simulations and Model UN competitions across the country, won numerous awards at two recent events.

The WAP team, ranked #14 last year among all North American schools and #12 in the world division, edged out such high-ranking competition as Georgetown, Vanderbilt and the University of Georgia and the #2 ranked team in the nation, Florida International University (FIU). They also competed against eight international schools.

Political Science Chair Elected to Academy

February 15, 2019

Charles Barrilleaux , professor of political science and chair of that department, is one of 45 distinguished social insurance experts from across the U.S. elected to the National Academy of Social Insurance.

The academy advances solutions to challenges facing the nation by increasing public understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security.

Great Give to Raise Funds for SLC Program

February 6, 2019

The Great Give, FSU's 36-hour online giving event, takes place this year from 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, March 29. During that time, friends and supporters of the college can go to this link and access projects to donate to.

This year, the college is featuring a worthy student-led project: "Agree to Disagree," sponsored by our Student Leadership Council.

Faculty, Grad Students Nominated for Teaching Awards

January 30, 2019

Sixteen members of the college faculty have been nominated for University Teaching Awards for the 2018-2019 academic year, and six graduate students have been nominated for Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards.

The University Teaching Awards program recognizes faculty for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Recipients are honored for their outstanding abilities and success in teaching and learning. This is a student-oriented award with nominations submitted by students and alumni. Winners are announced later in the spring semester.

Grad Student Network Awarded Diversity Grant

January 30, 2019

The college’s goal to support and further diversity has been recognized and boosted by a grant from the university.

Two graduate students affiliated with the college’s Women’s Faculty and Graduate Students Network have been awarded a $1,000 President’s Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Grant. Hannah Hoover is pursuing her Ph.D. in economics and Marielena Dias is a Ph.D. student in political science.

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