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Professor Named Fellow for Work on Urban Economics

November 16, 2017

DeVoe Moore Eminent Scholar and Professor of Economics Keith Ihlanfeldt has been named a Halbert Smith Honorary Fellow of the Weimer School of the Homer Hoyt Institute.

Researcher finds media impacts public expression

November 9, 2017

By Kara Irby, FSU Communications

Assistant Professor of Political Science Benjamin Schneer

Most people probably think the media drives public conversation — that when people read things in newspapers or online, it helps set the agenda for what they are talking about with their peers. Now, a team of researchers including a Florida State University professor have the numbers to back the idea up.

Student Provides Social Science Voice in Science Competition

Update: Since this article was first published, the inaugural FSU iGEM team emerged from the Jamboree competition with a bronze medal.

The college is supporting an international affairs major who is lending a social science and public policy perspective to a team of students in an international synthetic biology competition.

Study Finds Florida Needs More Pet-Friendly Shelters

October 23, 2017

by Kara Irby, University Communications

Florida needs more pet-friendly shelters, especially for older adults who represent 50 to 75 percent of deaths following disasters like hurricanes, according to a recent study from Florida State University.

College Launches "Wicked Problems, Wicked Solutions" Blog

October 23, 2017

The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy today launched a new blog, “Wicked Problems, Wicked Solutions,” a forum for faculty and students of the college to talk about their research and teaching on the many challenges faced by contemporary society.

The blog is a space to investigate and dissect a range of “wicked problems” from the perspective of social science and public policy.

Research Team Receives Grant to Study Urban Infrastructure Systems

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers, including faculty and graduate students from the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, has been awarded a $2.5 million grant for the project “Urban Infrastructure Systems Framework to Advance Access and Wellbeing in Communities.”

Program Gives Students Real-World Experience

October 9, 2017

by Alison Leavitt, Deputy News Editor, FSView

This year the DeVoe L. Moore Center (DMC) within the college started the Immersive Management Program, allowing students to gain applied experience in executive roles at nonprofits started by FSU alumni.

DMC Director Sam Staley started his first nonprofit in 1999. Staley and his colleagues noticed the impact these nonprofits were having in the community and wanted to ensure that they continued to thrive.

Pepper Institute Celebrates 40th Anniversary

October 6, 2017

The Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, a unit of the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2017, marking decades of vital research and policy work on aging issues.

Collins Institute Analyzes Segregation in Florida Schools

September 28, 2017

The LeRoy Collins Institute (LCI) today issued its latest report, Patterns of Resegregation in Florida’s Schools, which analyzes the enrollment changes and segregation trends in Florida public schools and charter schools. The report was issued at a Separate is Not Equal Conference hosted by LCI and Real Talk Coalition, which assessed the current state of racial segregation in Florida schools and discussed implications of the report.

Askew Professor Named to National Academy

September 28, 2017

James Bowman, professor in the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, an independent, non-profit, and non-partisan organization established in 1967 to assist government leaders in building more effective, efficient, accountable, and transparent organizations.