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Undergrad Research Previews New Public Health Program

December 5, 2018

Students in the Department of Sociology's Health Policy and Society course (SYA4930) made presentations, December 5, on contemporary public health problems, a preview of the type of research and instruction that will be part of a new interdisciplinary bachelor's degree program in public health set to launch in fall 2019.

COSSPP Student Humanitarian Now a Rhodes Scholar Finalist

November 19, 2018

by Amy Farnum-Patronis, University Communications; Additional material from COSSPP news archives

Samantha Kunin, a senior in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, is an accomplished scholar, dedicated humanitarian and an avid rower. Those achievements put her on an exciting journey as a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship this fall.

Entrepreneurship Student Wins Top Award in Global Competition

November 19, 2018

by Dave Heller, University Communications; additional material from COSSPP news archives

A member of the 2018 cohort of Social Science Scholars has emerged as the winner of a statewide competition for student-entrepreneurs and will represent Florida at the national finals of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) next year.

Home for the Holidays: New Research on Elder Women and Driving

November 19, 2018

by Kara Irby, University Communications

As people across the country prepare to travel home for the holidays, mothers and grandmothers may be phoning a friend or family member to get them there.

A new study from Florida State University finds women are more likely to catch a ride to their destination instead of driving themselves because of health concerns or the availability of other transit options.

Alums Honored for Achievements

November 15, 2018

Each year, Florida State University honors its most successful alumni with various awards and recognitions. We are proud to note the outstanding College of Social Sciences and Public Policy alumni who have received these honors for 2018-2019.

Speakers Offer Post-Election Political Perspective

November 1, 2018

The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at FSU has long been a source of expertise on the most important - and often thorny - political, economic, and public policy issues of our day.

In October 2016, the college presented a lecture by its Distinguished Alumnus Susan MacManus, a nationally known political analyst, looking at the upcoming presidential elections of that year and how campaigns differed greatly from those of preceding races.

From politician to president: Annual Cresse Lecture features FSU President John Thrasher

October 25, 2018

by Kara Irby, University Communications

Florida State University’s Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy featured FSU President John Thrasher at this year’s Joe Cresse Ethics in Government Lecture Series on Thursday, Oct. 25.

College, Other Units to Launch Civil Rights Institute

October 22, 2018

The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy is part of a partnership in a new interdisciplinary institute at Florida State University that will launch at an event featuring acclaimed civil rights speaker Desmond Meade.

Student Wins Award for Research on Impacts of Urban Development

October 17, 2018

Patrice Williams, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, has won a $10,000 Health Policy Research Scholars Dissertation Award to study how urban development may lead to sleep problems among Black populations.