FSU College of Social Sciences and Public Policy

FSU researchers find racial inequity among adolescents receiving flu vaccine

Black adolescents living in the United States tend to receive the influenza vaccine at significantly lower rates than their white and Hispanic counterparts, according to Florida State University researchers. A new study, led by former FSU graduate student Noah Webb, along with current graduate student Benjamin Dowd-Arrow and Associate Professors of Sociology Miles Taylor and […]

Home for the holidays: FSU researcher finds women more likely to stay away from the wheel

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 […]

FSU to host lecture on religious violence

The Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy and the Center for Global Engagement will present a lecture by Mark Juergensmeyer, distinguished professor in the Department of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Juergensmeyer’s lecture, “The Global Rise of Religious Violence,” will explore the complexities of whether religion is the […]

Environmental journalist to speak on national parks

The Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy will present a lecture by Jordan Fisher Smith, a former park and wilderness ranger turned award-winning environmental journalist, as part of its Anderson-Ashby Lectureship in Public Policy Journalism. Smith’s lecture “Engineering Eden: Do we know enough to operate ecosystems?” will focus on national parks […]

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 […]

Annual Cresse Lecture focuses on public service

Florida State University’s Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy will examine the topic of public service as part of its annual Joe Cresse Ethics in Government Lecture Series.  Jon Van Til, professor emeritus of urban studies and community planning at Rutgers University, will deliver the lecture “Society’s Third Space: Where Public and […]

Policy Pub looks at state laws on controversial issues

Policy Pub, the popular public forum series at Backwoods Bistro hosted by the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, kicks off the fall season discussing the topic of controversial state laws. Frances Berry, the Frank Sherwood Professor of Public Administration and Askew Eminent Scholar Chair in the college’s Askew School of […]

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 […]