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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.

Older Immigrants in U.S. More Satisfied Than Native-Born

March 20, 2019

By Kara Irby, FSU Communications

Most people who immigrated to the United States for a chance to live the “American Dream” are more satisfied with their lives in the “land of the free” than those who were born here, according to new research from Florida State University.

A team of researchers, including FSU Assistant Professor of Sociology Dawn Carr, found immigrants from white, Hispanic and other racial groups have higher levels of happiness and overall life satisfaction than those born in the United States.

Collins Institute Supports Changing, Not Abolishing, Constitution Commission

March 18, 2019

At its February 28 meeting, the Board of Directors of the LeRoy Collins Institute urged the Florida legislature to change, but not abolish, the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC).

Two bills before the legislature, SJR 362 and HJR 249, would put on the 2020 ballot a measure to amend the constitution by eliminating the CRC. These bills are being heard in committees now on both sides. The House has scheduled to hear HJR 249 tomorrow at 8:30 a.m.

Planning Lab Benefits from Major Gift

March 11, 2019

At right: Mark and Marianne Barnebey

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning hosted an event, March 11, to honor the benefactors of the department’s multiple award-winning applied planning studio. Once known as the Florida Planning and Development Lab, the unit will now be officially called the Mark and Marianne Barnebey Planning and Development Lab and Studio.