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Lecture Series, Professorship Honor Florida Business Leader

The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University is pleased to announce that, thanks to an action by the state legislature to honor one of Florida’s most successful business leaders, the Department of Economics is sponsoring a new lecture series that will bring prominent scholars and economists to campus for talks on key economic issues.

Two Political Science Faculty Named Distinguished Professors

Two professors in the Florida State University Department of Political Science have been named as the inaugural recipients of distinguished professorships.

Study looks at environmental policy

Political Science Associate Professor Christopher Reenock has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study the effect of public policy on environmental risk outcomes with an eye to identifying ways to improve governance of environmental policy.

Career Center Liaisons available in Bellamy

A great resource for students, faculty, staff, and alumni!

The FSU Career Center has two new “embedded” liaisons within the Department of Political Science and the Interdisciplinary Social Science program to provide a wide range of services for you.

FOR STUDENTS: Internship, part-time, and full-time job searching, earning recognition for internships (experiential learning activity), career advising, information about career-related opportunities, resumes, cover letters, graduate school applications, and more

Social Enterprise Competition Makes Initial Awards

A privately funded competition in partnership with Florida State University is providing a valuable boost to 11 innovative business ventures designed to address problems in communities across the U.S. and the world. These projects have been chosen for monetary awards from the Diehl Family Foundation Social Enterprise Competition to help develop their business plans. They will also compete for first-year operational funding to be awarded later this fall.

Askew School Ranks High in Public Administration Research

A study of program publishing records by two Dutch scholars concluded that the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy ranked third in faculty research productivity among public administration programs throughout the world, an achievement particularly noteworthy in light of the Askew School’s faculty size, smaller than many of the other programs in the study. Steven Van de Walle and Roxanne Van Delft of the Erasmus University of Rotterdam looked at the highest ranked journals in terms of their impacts as well as international journals.

Public Health Program Receives Full Accreditation

Florida State University’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program has received accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), putting the program on par with those offered by many of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the U.S.

“Our students can now be confident that they have met the same requirements for an MPH at FSU as they would at any other CEPH-accredited university in the country,” said William Weissert, director of the program in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy.

Department of Geography Introduces New Graduate Certificate in GIS

The Department of Geography at FSU has just introduced an Online Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems that focuses on key GIS functions, computer mapping, and satellite images/GPS using popular software to answer a variety of Florida-based applications. The primary focal point of this program is on the basics of GIS and gives knowledge and skills in using key GIS functions and tested on Florida-based applications. In addition, the Certificate reviews the underlying map principles on which much of GIS is built, as well as the importance of satellite-based surveillance.

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