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November 20, 2017 Newsletter

Date posted: November 17th, 2017

Opportunities and Announcements for the Week of November 20, 2017
 
Registration for Spring Semester.  Registration for Spring Semester courses is under way.  Political science majors and minors should consult with their academic advisor(s) to discuss their course choices and their progress through the requirements of the SAGES Program, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Political Science.  …Read more.

Major Ann Marie Smetona to Intern at the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland

Date posted: November 2nd, 2017

Next summer, Ann Marie Smetona, Junior POSC major, will be an intern for ten weeks at the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland, which services both the countries of Switzerland and Lichtenstein.  …Read more.

Wellman Hill 10th Anniversary Celebration

Date posted: October 20th, 2017

Last Saturday, the Department of Political Science celebrated the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Wellman Hill Public Service Internship Program.  The celebration party, hosted by Professors Elliot Posner (POSC) and Gillian Weiss (HSTY) at their home, was attended by our double alumna Elizabeth Hill, her father Michael Hill, Cyrus Taylor, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, members of the Wellman Hill Committee, faculty members of the Department of Political Science, and our students and former students.   …Read more.

Professor Kelly McMann Promoted to (Full) Professor Status

Date posted: August 25th, 2017

Professor Kelly McMann was promoted to (full) Professor status in July 2017.  Her achievements across her career to date – her books, Corruption as a Last Resort: Adapting to the Market in Central Asia (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2014) and Economic Autonomy and Democracy: Hybrid Regimes in Russia and Kyrgyzstan (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006); her involvement in the international Varieties of Democracy project; her leadership as Director of CWRU’s International Studies Program; among many other professional achievements – have led to this well-deserved promotion.  …Read more.

Four New Political Science Courses this Fall Semester, Open to All Students

Date posted: August 18th, 2017

With two new faculty members this fall, the Department is able to offer new courses for our students.  Professor Girma Parris (PhD Johns Hopkins University) is offering POSC321 News Media and Politics and POSC389 Race, Immigration and American Political Development.   …Read more.

Two Political Science Alumni Honored as CAS Distinguished Alumni

Date posted: August 11th, 2017

The following announcement was written by the College of Arts and Sciences:
Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences honors alumni who have made exceptional contributions to their fields and to the lives of others. …Read more.

Professor Emeritus Jonathan Entin Awarded Excellence in Civics Education Award

Date posted: July 27th, 2017

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Jonathan Entin, who has won the National Federal Bar Association’s inaugural Excellence in Civics Education Award!  Professor Entin, recently retired from CWRU’s School of Law, has long been a Secondary Faculty Member in the Department of Political Science, most recently serving as a member of Jessica Weil’s master’s thesis committee and supervising Nicholas Ericksen-Deriso’s senior capstone project, Bail, An Insider’s Perspective: Examining Judges’ Perceptions of the American Bail System.   …Read more.

New Faculty Join the Department of Political Science, Professor Paul Schroeder Reappointed

Date posted: July 18th, 2017

Girma Parris and YuJung (Julia) Lee join the Department of Political Science in the fall semester as Visiting AssistantProfessors. Professor Parris, PhD Johns Hopkins University, will offer courses in US politics, news media and politics,race and immigration politics, and American political development.  …Read more.

POSC Major Cameron Macaskill Featured in CAS Student Spotlight Series

Date posted: July 11th, 2017

POSC major Cameron Macaskill was recently featured in the College of Arts and Sciences Student Spotlight series. In the interview, she discusses her experiences in research and study abroad, involvement at CWRU, as well as her future plans. …Read more.

POSC Major Jacob Sandstrom Attends 58th Air Force Academy Assembly

Date posted: March 20th, 2017

POSC Major Jacob Sandstrom recently attended the 58th Air Force Academy Assembly. Read about his experience below!
Serving as a student delegate at the 58th Air Force Academy Assembly, entitled “Inside the Wire: American Security and Cyber Warfare,” was a phenomenal opportunity to discuss the future of defense in the Information Age. …Read more.

Fall 2017 Course Descriptions

Date posted: March 17th, 2017

It’s never too early to start thinking about courses to take next semester! See what the Political Science Department is offering here. …Read more.

Spring 2017 Senior Capstone Presentations and Dinner

Date posted: March 17th, 2017

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Senior Capstone Presentations and Dinner. All are welcome to attend and see what Political Science majors have been busy researching.
April 19, 5:00-8:00p.m., TVUC Senior Classroom …Read more.

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