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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.

Today's Digital Media Examined in New Book

January 24, 2019

Professor of Sociology Deana Rohlinger has channeled her research interests and expertise in mass media and social movements into a new book on a contemporary phenomenon, “New Media and Society” (NYU Press, 2019).

Sociologist's Book Looks at "Oral Democracy"

January 24, 2019

Associate Professor of Sociology Paromita Sanyal has co-authored a new book on civic and political discussion within what has been recognized as the largest deliberative institution in human history.

“Oral Democracy” (Cambridge University Press, 2019) is the result of extensive studies of citizens' voices in in India's gram sabhas.

Planning Professor Releases Forest Management Book

January 21, 2019

Associate Professor of Environmental Planning in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning William Butler is the co-editor of a book released this month that addresses what has been learned from a new collaborative method of managing national forests.

Researchers See a Wealth of Potential for Aquaculture in the Caribbean

January 10, 2019

At left: Geography Assistant Professor Sarah Lester

There are only so many fish in the sea. And our appetite for seafood has already stressed many wild fisheries to the breaking point. Meanwhile, the planet’s growing population will only further increase the need for animal protein, one of the most resource-intensive types of food to produce.

Research Finds Religious Involvement Impacts Women’s Body Mass

January 3, 2019

by Kara Irby, University Communications

At left: Sociology Associate Professor Amy Burdette (FSU Photo/Bill Lax)

According to Florida State University researchers, black women in the United States who attend church regularly tend to have greater body mass compared to white women with the same amount of religious involvement.

Study Correlates Regulations with Increased Housing Prices

January 3, 2019

The James Madison Institute, a free-market think tank, has released a new policy study authored by Hilton Center Assistant Director Adam Millsap, DeVoe Moore Center Director Sam Staley and Vittorio Nastasi, a senior in economics at FSU.

New Research Links Unfair Treatment by Police to Physiological Stress

December 19, 2018

by Kara Irby, University Communications

Advocates of proactive policing argue that stopping and searching law-abiding citizens is a minor inconvenience. However, researchers from Florida State University have found it might actually be getting under the skin of black men — literally.

Researchers Find Racial Inequity Among Adolescents Receiving Flu Vaccine

December 11, 2018

by Kara Irby, FSU Communications

Black adolescents living in the United States tend to receive the influenza vaccine at significantly lower rates than their white and Hispanic counterparts, according to researchers from the Department of Sociology.

COSSPP Students Inducted into Garnet & Gold Society

December 6, 2018

by Amy Farnum-Patronis, University Communications

Florida State University welcomed 59 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this fall. Fifteen of the new inductees are students with majors in the college.

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