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Planning Studio Wins Infrastructure Award

May 1, 2019

The Urban and Regional Planning spring 2018 graduate capstone studio project has received the Florida Planning and Zoning Association's (FPZA) Outstanding Infrastructure Project Award, the department announced today.

"Transit Accessibility for Special Populations" developed a model process for evaluating transit systems for their utility to special populations with enhanced accessibility needs.

Geography Professor and Students Participate in Climate Collaboration

April 30, 2019


At right: Associate Professor of Geography Stephanie Pau at the Climate Collaboration showcase, April 27.

Associate Professor of Geography Stephanie Pau, along with 19 undergraduates in that department with a concentration in Environment and Society, took part in a unique collaborative effort targeting public understanding of the impacts climate change is already having on Florida.

Social Entrepreneur Student Selected for Prestigious Program

April 30, 2019

Hannah King, a senior in international affairs and social entrepreneurship, has been selected from a pool of national applicants to be part of the Student Entrepreneur Program of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Askew Students Support Quality Improvement in the Florida Department of Health

April 29, 2019


The graduate students of the class in Managing the Performance of Public Agencies, taught by Gary VanLandingham in the Askew School of Public Administration, presented their semester-long engaged learning project April 23, “Proposal for a System of Sharing Best Practices within the Florida Department of Health.”

64 COSSPP Students Inducted as Garnet & Gold Scholars

April 29, 2019

Florida State University welcomed 314 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society during a special ceremony on Thursday, April 25.

Of these, 64 students with at least one major in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy were inducted.

Since 2010, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society has encouraged student involvement and recognized undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, internship, leadership, research and service.

COSSPP Students Dominate Senior Scholar Honors

April 18, 2019

Each year, the university's Honors Program recognizes graduating seniors who have distinguished themselves academically. Eleven students with at least one major in the college are among the 22 undergraduates recognized for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The students were recognized at a banquet at the Honors, Scholars and Fellows House on April 13, 2019.

Recent MPH Grad and Team Win Student Innovation Awards

April 18, 2019

A recent graduate of the Master of Public Health program is on a winning streak with innovations in health screening that he helped develop at FSU.

Clarens Jarbath is one of the developers of a new business model, InnoHealth Diagnostics, that uses DNA amplification and other advanced technology to safeguard and improve the health of individuals specifically suffering from the tropical disease schistosomiasis, or snail fever.

Grad Students, Faculty Recognized for Excellence

April 12, 2019

It’s that time of year late in every spring semester when Florida State University honors the achievements of students, faculty and staff.

The college has already recognized our undergraduates who have been honored on Leadership Awards Night, April 9, and at the annual President’s Humanitarian Luncheon on March 26.

Now it’s time for grad students and faculty to take a bow.

Students Honored with Leadership Award

April 10, 2019

Florida State University students, employees and organizations gathered April 9 for the university’s annual Leadership Awards Night. The ceremony, sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, honors the diverse collection of individuals and groups across campus who engage in leadership learning.

Students from the Ceollege of Social Sciences and Public Policy receiving awards were:

College Junior Among Humanitarian Awardees

March 28, 2019

Melissa Carcamo, a junior majoring in interdisciplinary social sciences, was one of 14 undergraduates honored by FSU President John Thrasher at the annual Humanitarian Luncheon, March 26, as part of the annual President’s Humanitarian of the Year program.

For more than 20 years, FSU has presented a Humanitarian of the Year award, a prestigious honor that commemorates a student who exhibits a tremendous commitment to service.

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