Department of Political Science

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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UofL PoliSci Prof. Laura Moyer on the recent Supreme Court pick

UofL PoliSci Prof. Laura Moyer on the recent Supreme Court pick

UofL Political Science Professor Laura Moyer discussed the recent nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on WHAS11 and UofL Today with Mark Hebert.

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Congress, the President, and separation of power

Congress, the President, and separation of power

Political science professor Jasmine Farrier discusses current climate and checks and balances (or lack of them) in Washington.

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Double scholarship awards for Political Science major Devin Brown

Double scholarship awards for Political Science major Devin Brown

UofL grad ‘speechless’ from winning Fulbright and Critical Language Scholarship in the same year. Devin Brown will study at Azerbaijan University of Languages as a Critical Language Scholar before embarking on his Fulbright scholarship in the fall semester.

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Will US-North Korea Summit lead to lasting peace?

Will US-North Korea Summit lead to lasting peace?

UofL Professor Jason Abbott (Political Science), director of the Center for Asian Democracy, and Moon-he Baik (Fine Arts) discuss the recent events leading up to and including the US-North Korea summit with several local news sources.

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2018 Grawemeyer Award presentations include religion, world order, and psychology

2018 Grawemeyer Award presentations include religion, world order, and psychology

Winners of the 2018 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Awards include an expert on African genocide, the founder of black liberation theology and a psychologist who explains the many types of intelligence. Learn more about these experts and see a schedule for the 2018 Grawemeyer Award presentation and dinner.

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My experience at the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute

My experience at the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute

Erica Wheeler, ’18 Political Science and Pan-African Studies Major, was nationally-selected as a participant in the American Political Science Association 31st Annual Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI)—a month-long graduate pipeline program targeted at underrepresented groups—hosted at Duke University.

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Fulbright fulfillment: Persistence pays off for A&S Alumna

Fulbright fulfillment: Persistence pays off for A&S Alumna

Jessica Williams,a graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences with degrees in Spanish, political science and Latin American and Latino studies, tried three times to earn a prestigious Fulbright scholarship. In early September, her diligence was rewarded: she learned she was selected for the prize and will spend most of 2018 in Brazil as an English teaching assistant at a public university.

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A&S student awarded competitive political science scholarship

A&S student awarded competitive political science scholarship

The scholarship, offered through the American Political Science Association, is a five-week program at Duke University that introduces students to the world of doctoral study in political science. It goes to underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities and is highly competitive.

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A&S student named Kentucky’s only Truman Scholar

A&S student named Kentucky’s only Truman Scholar

Judson Adams, a political science major, is Kentucky’s only Truman Scholar this year.

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In Memorium: Prof. Laurie Rhodebeck

In Memorium: Prof. Laurie Rhodebeck

Prof. Laurie Rhodebeck (Political Science) passed away on September 13. Prof. Rhodebeck will be greatly missed by all of us in the College of Arts & Sciences.

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Prof. Clayton named APSA Distinguished Teacher

Prof. Clayton named APSA Distinguished Teacher

Prof. Dewey Clayton (Political Science) is the recipient of the 2016 American Political Science Association (APSA) Distinguished Teaching Award.

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A&S sophomore to speak at Ali memorial service

A&S sophomore to speak at Ali memorial service

College of Arts & Sciences sophomore Natasha Mundkur will join a distinguished group of speakers, including former president Bill Clinton, King Abdullah of Jordan and actor Billy Crystal, in honoring the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali at the public memorial service Friday, June 10, in Louisville.

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A&S junior Hannah Wilson earns Kentucky’s only Truman Scholar

A&S junior Hannah Wilson earns Kentucky’s only Truman Scholar

College of Arts & Sciences junior Hannah Wilson (Political Science, Women’s & Gender Studies, and Philosophy) has earned a Truman Scholarship, a prominent award given to just 54 U.S. college students this year and valued at $30,000. She is Kentucky’s only 2016 Truman Scholar.

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