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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.

Grad Student Excellence Recognized

April 5, 2018

Congratulations to the following graduate students within the college who have received external funding and fellowship awards for this academic year. They will be recognized for their achievements at the annual Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence, April 10, hosted by the FSU Graduate School, Program for Instructional Excellence (PIE), Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards, Congress of Graduate Students and Office of Research.

Fair Division of Housework = Better Sex?

March 12, 2018

By Kara Irby, University Communications

Husbands, are you helping your spouse with chores around the house? If your wife doesn’t think so that may result in a less satisfying sex life, according to new research by Florida State University.

Student Creates Recycling Program for Off-Campus Housing


Undergraduate Victoria Kinley is the perfect example of a social science student who sees a problem or challenge in the world and sets out to find a solution.

When she moved off campus this year, Kinley noticed that her apartment complex had no recycling.

Geography Professor Leads Study of Aquaculture Sustainability

March 5, 2018

By Zachary Boehm, University Communications

Earth’s vast oceans brim with potential for commercial activities ranging from tourism to shipping to alternative energy, but planning for the sustainable coexistence of different and competing industries has proved a complicated task.

Now, researchers led by Florida State University Assistant Professor of Geography Sarah Lester have introduced an advanced, holistic analytical model that could herald a new paradigm of environmentally sustainable ocean industry management.

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