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FSU Features Dean in Profiles in Leadership

September 28, 2017

[The following article from FSU Communications is featured on the university's main web site. We're proud of Dean Tim Chapin and support his vision for the future of the college.]

by Kara Irby, FSU Communications

When Tim Chapin arrived at Florida State University in 1999, he didn’t know what the future would hold.

But Chapin — now dean of FSU’s College of Social Sciences and Public Policy — was certain of his interest in people, policies and cities.

EMHS Program Active in Hurricane Irma Preparedness

September 19, 2017

The Florida State University Emergency Management and Homeland Security (EMHS) program was activated by the Florida Division of Emergency Management to support statewide preparations for Hurricane Irma, which affected nearly all of Florida over several days in early September.

Demography Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary

September 18, 2017

In the 1960s, concerns about population growth in the U.S. and the world were at their height. For nearly two decades, scientists from a variety of disciplines had been warning about mass starvations, environmental crises and major societal upheavals due to the increasing number of people on the planet, culminating in the 1968 publication of the best-selling and controversial book “The Population Bomb” by Paul and Anne Ehrlich.

Alum Lectures on International Development

September 7, 2017

Students at Florida State University are getting a valuable opportunity to hear from someone with an impressive record of achievement in the field of international development when alumnus BJ Pittman (B.S. ’97, Economics) speaks on campus.

Presidential Scholars Reflect the Best of FSU, COSSPP

August 29, 2017

by Amy Farnum-Patronis, FSU Communications; additional material by Rob Nixon, COSSPP Communications Director

Four years ago, Florida State University launched a premier merit scholarship program with the mission of investing in students who have extraordinary potential to be transformational leaders of their generation.

Drone Team Supports Disaster Efforts in Texas

August 28, 2017

The college's Emergency Management and Homeland Security (EMHS) program is responding to Hurricane Harvey in Fort Bend County, Texas. The team leaves for the storm-damaged area early in the morning of August 30.

The EMHS Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) team will partner with Texas A&M Center for Robotic Assisted and Search and Rescue (CRASAR) to perform damage assessment of critical infrastructure.

EMHS-FEMA Demonstrate Drone Use in Disaster Assessment

August 28, 2017

Florida State University's Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program continues to lead in the innovative use of "drones" for public safety.

The program has entered into a partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region III (Mid-Atlantic Coast) and Region IV (Southeast U.S.) with the aim of exploring the use of UAS imagery for post-disaster damage assessment.

FSU Urban Planning Lab Wins Fifth Project Award

August 28, 2017

The college's Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) has won the annual Outstanding Student Project Award from the Florida chapter of the American Planning Association. It is the fifth time the department has received the honor.

Career Center Seeking Liaison to College

Position open at Florida State University
Assistant Director of Experiential Learning / Career Liaison for the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy

Location: Tallahassee, FL
Category: Admin - Career Counseling and Placement
Posted: 08/23/2017 (Reposted Job: Initially posted on 09/01/2016)
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Salary: $45,000 to $47,000 USD Per Year

College Alums Partner with FSU on Solar Power

August 23, 2017

by Susan Hansen, FSU Communications

Florida State University is moving forward on the path of solar sustainability — thanks to three alumni and FSU Sustainable Campus.

The alumni, Justin Vandenbroeck, Chris Diaz and Scott Minos, provided and installed 12 solar panels to their alma mater, all pro bono. Diaz ('88) and Minos ('84) are alums of the college.