Department of Political Science

UofL graduate pushes through darkness to get to light

UofL graduate pushes through darkness to get to light

Gzeonie Hampton felt like she was coming home when she enrolled at UofL as a McConnell Scholar and a Porter Scholar. Now Hampton’s aunt and the rest of her extended family will be celebrating with her May 7, when she graduates with an undergraduate degree in political science and English and with a long-term dream of working in Middle Eastern foreign relations for the U.S. State Department.

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Cardinal graduate builds life-changing connections through study abroad

Cardinal graduate builds life-changing connections through study abroad

When Brianna Berry first came to UofL, she didn’t know much about studying abroad. But she had always loved traveling, so she decided to attend the study abroad fair during her first semester to learn more about the international opportunities UofL offers.

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A&S junior is Kentucky’s only 2021 Truman Scholar

A&S junior is Kentucky’s only 2021 Truman Scholar

University of Louisville junior Lexi Raikes has won Kentucky’s only Harry S. Truman Scholarship for 2021. The award, valued at $30,000, is given to just 62 U.S. college students annually. It is the premier graduate scholarship for aspiring public service leaders in the United States.

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Army vet set to graduate with PoliSci major after finding acceptance, support at UofL

Army vet set to graduate with PoliSci major after finding acceptance, support at UofL

Welcomed in 2018 on the condition he would keep up his grades, Kridos graduates this month with his bachelor’s in political science. He credits his parents and UofL’s dedication to every student’s success for giving him the second chance he needed to make his dreams come true.

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All Eyes on Louisville: Women’s, Gender, &  Sexuality Studies Fall Social Justice Speaker Series

All Eyes on Louisville: Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Fall Social Justice Speaker Series

The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies invites you to a virtual series that celebrates the work that Louisville’s local leaders are doing on behalf of our collective freedom.

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Antigona Mehani (Political Science, '11) recognized as a 2020 UofL Alumni Fellow

Antigona Mehani (Political Science, '11) recognized as a 2020 UofL Alumni Fellow

Each year, as part of the Homecoming celebration, the University of Louisville and Louisville Alumni honor a group of distinguished graduates who are exemplary ambassadors for the university.

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Political Science / Pan-African Studies alum wins Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting

Political Science / Pan-African Studies alum wins Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting

In May, the Courier Journal received the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for its investigative reporting of more than 600 pardons and commutations that former Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin issued during his final weeks in office. Bailey worked on two of the stories that led to the Pulitzer, often cited as the highest achievement in journalism.

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Fulbright enables political science alumna’s next stop in exploring international relations

Fulbright enables political science alumna’s next stop in exploring international relations

The 2018 political science graduate plans to go to Hungary in January to begin a prestigious Fulbright research award though the U.S. Department of State to explore international relations.

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Prof. Adam Enders (Political Science) researches coronavirus conspiracies

Prof. Adam Enders (Political Science) researches coronavirus conspiracies

Adam Enders, PhD, assistant professor of political science, has new high-profile research on COVID-19 conspiracy theories, misinformation and the implications of those beliefs.

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Political Science senior believes fellow students ‘will positively shape the future of Kentucky and the rest of the world’

Political Science senior believes fellow students ‘will positively shape the future of Kentucky and the rest of the world’

“I hope that students after me will embrace the beautiful challenges and heaps of confidence that this university has given to me,” she said. “If I had not had older students cheering me on and encouraging me to keep growing and discovering my identity, I would not be the fulfilled person that I am. I hope this cycle of empowerment continues long after my graduation."

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Chinese activist to speak of #MeToo’s impact on feminist resistance

Chinese activist to speak of #MeToo’s impact on feminist resistance

Chinese activist Li Maizi will discuss the “#MeToo Movement in China: The Rise of Feminist Resistance” and challenges ahead during the Sept. 25, 2019 annual University of Louisville lecture in Asian democracy at the Louisville Free Public Library.

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A&S senior wins scholarship to attend summer institute at Duke University

A&S senior wins scholarship to attend summer institute at Duke University

Senior Maria Martinez is one of 15 students who have earned a 2019 Ralph Bunche Summer Institute scholarship.

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Political science major earns coveted spot at national gathering

Political science major earns coveted spot at national gathering

UofL freshman and political science major Quintez Brown is already making quite an impact. So much so, even former President Barack Obama has taken notice.

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UofL's Sherri Wallace (Political Science) and Marian Vasser recognized as YMCA Black Achievers

UofL's Sherri Wallace (Political Science) and Marian Vasser recognized as YMCA Black Achievers

Last month, the YMCA of Greater Louisville recognized Wallace for her work teaching, along with Marian Vasser, UofL’s director of diversity education and inclusive excellence. The two women were honored as Black Achievers by the organization, along with 25 others in the community.

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Political Science Prof. Jasmine Farrier discusses presidential power

Political Science Prof. Jasmine Farrier discusses presidential power

Political Science Prof. Jasmine Farrier discusses presidential power, congress abdicating its power and how the courts fit in.

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A&S professors share history’s impact on present

A&S professors share history’s impact on present

University of Louisville professors lecturing in a public, monthly series this semester will examine how history affects the present in their wide-ranging fields of theater, art, political science and humanities.

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Student ambassadors work to get out the vote

Student ambassadors work to get out the vote

Wilson and Greenwell are UofL ambassadors for Vote Everywhere, a nationwide, nonpartisan effort by the Andrew Goodman Foundation to encourage citizens to get involved in the democratic process. Their endeavors are part of a coalition of partners and programs that helped gain UofL a “voter-friendly campus” designation from the Campus Vote Project and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

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UofL student and alum secure local nonprofit’s largest donation ever

UofL student and alum secure local nonprofit’s largest donation ever

These gifts are thanks to the work of two Cardinals: Patrick Reeder, a political science student and Jonas Bastien, a recent political science alum.

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A&S grads are McConnell Scholars, Fulbright winners and best friends

A&S grads are McConnell Scholars, Fulbright winners and best friends

Best friends. Roommates. Louisvillians. McConnell Scholars. Those are just a few of things Christian Bush, Kyle Hilbrecht and Robert Gassmanhave in common.

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