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Research team receives grant to study new urban infrastructure systems

A multidisciplinary team of researchers, including faculty and graduate students from the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, has been awarded a $2.5 million grant for the project “Urban Infrastructure Systems Framework to Advance Access and Well-being in Communities.” The project falls under the National Science Foundation’s Smart & Connected Communities […]

College of Social Sciences launches blog on ‘Wicked Problems’

Florida State University’s College of Social Sciences and Public Policy has launched a new blog, “Wicked Problems, Wicked Solutions,” a forum for the college’s faculty and students to talk about their research and teaching regarding the many challenges faced by contemporary society. Wicked problems, such as climate change and social injustice, are very difficult issues […]

Profiles in Leadership: Chapin moves forward with a solid vision for the future

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. Soon after receiving his doctoral degree in urban design and planning from the University […]

Chapin named dean of FSU College of Social Sciences and Public Policy

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie today announced the selection of Professor Tim Chapin as the dean of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University, effective May 8. Chapin, a long-time faculty member turned administrator in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, was selected […]

Expert Pitch: 2017 Florida Legislative session topical issues

As the Florida Legislature prepares to convene its annual 60-day session starting Tuesday, March 7, the list of urgent business from environmental and education issues continues to mount. From Medicaid block grants to potential fracking bans, lawmakers will have a slate of important problems to address in the coming months.  Experts from Florida State University […]

Expert Pitch: The future is now for robot cars

The prospect of self-driving vehicles has tantalized tech aficionados and car lovers for years, especially when there are industry rumblings that automation is on the cusp of a breakthrough. Now, with recent important innovations from companies like Google, Tesla and Ford, driverless car expert Tim Chapin, interim dean of the College of Social Science and […]

FSU’s ‘Policy Pub’ series returns for spring semester

Policy Pub, the informative social series of topical talks and discussions presented by the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, returns for three new sessions this semester. Through the series, the FSU social sciences faculty share information and ideas about public policy with community members in an informal, non-academic setting. The […]