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Planning Students Work to Build a Better Block

At a special event in Frenchtown, November 18 & 19, students from the Florida State University Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) unveiled the fruits of their efforts to transform the urban environment of the historic Tallahassee neighborhood.

TMHC’s O’Bryant Named Health Policy Person of Year

G. Mark O’Bryant, president and chief executive officer of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMHC), has been named Public Health Policy Person of the Year by Florida State University’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program.

The program presents the award annually in recognition of the career contributions of a leader in the health policy field in Florida.

Fall Pub Series Closes with Look at Election Outcome

The outcome of the 2016 presidential election is likely to have some interesting and far-reaching implications, and faculty of the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy will be on hand to offer insight and perspectives at the college’s popular new public outreach series, Policy Pub.

College Partners with Med School in New Interdisciplinary Program

Florida State University officially launched an innovative new pathway into health care careers by honoring the program’s first students at an October 14, 2016, celebration at the College of Medicine. The Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences B.S. Degree Program — the first of its kind in the nation — provides students interested in health care with numerous advantages toward achieving that goal.

Symposium Highlights Hip Hop Culture’s Social Impact

More than simply a style of music and fashion, hip hop is a phenomenon with broad social and cultural impact, key aspects of which will be highlighted and examined in a symposium organized by the Department of Sociology in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University.

Policy Pub Returns with a Look at Why We Vote

The inaugural session of the new public forum series Policy Pub was a huge hit, and for the next gathering organizers are expecting another packed crowd of engaged citizens interested in the ins and outs of this much-discussed presidential campaign.

Students: You Can Participate in Paid Social Science Experiments

The XS/FS group is looking for students who wish to participate in paid social science experiments. You will earn a guaranteed $5 - $10 if you sign up for a session and show up on time (the exact amount depends on the amount of time scheduled for the experiment), and students typically earn an additional $5 - $15 per hour while participating in an experiment. The exact amount of money you earn will depend on the rules of the experiment, your decisions, and possibly decisions made by other participants.

College Is Election Central for 2016 Campaign Season

At the best of times, understanding all the implications and intentions around an election can be daunting. By most estimations, this has been an unusual, unprecedented, and unpredictable presidential campaign. Luckily, here at the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, we have the resources to pick through the confusion and make some sense of it all.

Geography Professor Receives CDC Grant

Thanks to a $1 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control, Assistant Professor of Geography Chris Uejio will help county health departments better prepare for and combat public health problems created by changing environmental factors.

Hear the FSU News radio story about the research:

Elections Expert, Distinguished Alum to Speak at FSU

Florida State University alumnus Susan MacManus, a political science professor at the University of South Florida (USF) and a frequent national media commentator on elections and campaigns, shares her considerable expertise with the university community and general public in an upcoming talk on campus. “2016: An Election Like No Other,” will focus on how reaching voters has changed significantly in today’s high-tech world where personalities often "trump" policies.