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International Development Exec Named 2018 Distinguished Alum

August 30, 2018

The college is proud to announce that Eric Reading (B.S. '92, M.S. '93) has been named our Distinguished Alumnus for 2018.

If we had to pick just one example of the college’s catchphrase – “Engaging Today’s World, Producing Tomorrow’s Leaders” – Reading would be at the top of the list.

College Welcomes New Faculty for 2018-2019

August 28, 2018

The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (COSSPP) is excited to announce a slate of new faculty in almost every program for the 2018-2019 academic year.

"It is exciting to see this deep investment in the college, as our programs are invigorated by these new scholars with expertise in their fields, important research agendas, and teaching excellence," said COSSPP Dean Tim Chapin. "We're thrilled to welcome these new faculty members and I look forward to seeing them advance the college’s research, teaching, and service missions."

Policy Pub Fall 2018: Aging, Consolidating, Voting in the Spotlight

August 21, 2018

Policy Pub, the popular free public forum series presented by the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, returns for three new sessions in fall 2018. Faculty from the college will present brief talks on aging in place, government consolidation, and the November midterm elections, followed by questions and discussion from the public.

“Local Organizations Supporting Aging in Place: What Can We Learn?”
Presented by Rebecca Miles

Geography Professor Named Associate Dean

August 25, 2018

Professor of Geography Mark Horner has been named Associate Dean for Research for the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. In this capacity, Dr. Horner will lead efforts to expand the college’s sponsored research portfolio and to increase outside funding from government agencies, foundations, and other sources, according to COSSPP Dean Tim Chapin.

Geography Research: Tropical Trees Warming, Species at Risk

July 26, 2018

by Zachary Boehm, University Communications

The vaulted canopies that tower above Earth’s rich tropical forests could be especially vulnerable to climate change-related temperature increases, according to a new report from Florida State University researchers.

Planning Lab Awarded for Autonomous Vehicle Project

July 26, 2018

A team of master's degree students in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning's Florida Planning and Development Lab (FPDL) has received an Award of Merit from the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) for the student project MPO Policy Guidance for Transit Applications of Automated Vehicles. This is the 6th award FPDL has received in the past seven years in the student project category.

Students Inducted into Garnet & Gold Society

July 26, 2018

Four students with majors in the college are among the 28 inducted into FSU's prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this summer.

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.

Public Management Program Adds 353 New Graduates

July 20, 2018

The Florida Certified Public Manager (CPM) program is honoring 353 new graduates this summer, bringing the total number of CPM graduates in Florida to approximately 6,260 — more than any other state.

The CPM program is a nationally recognized leadership development program currently delivered in 38 states. The purpose is to develop more effective public managers and improve services to all Florida taxpayers.

Three separate CPM graduation ceremonies are taking place this summer, each the culmination of a three-day leadership conference.

Social Science Scholar Earns Valuable Internship

Saleshia Ellis, a member of the 2018 Social Science Scholars cohort, has been named by the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) as the 2018 recipient of its Stephanie Tubbs Jones (STJ) Internship.