The Department of Political Science offers students the opportunity to learn the critical thinking, analytical, and communicative skills needed for understanding how government and politics function in contemporary and historical contexts.
Congratulations to this year's departmental award winners:
Richmond Award: Rand Irons
Spencer Albright Book Award: Kaitlyn DeLong
May Thompson Evans and William Ney Evans Scholarship: Victoria Charles, Emma Mulford, Madeline Smedley, Allison Toner
Kate Lawrenz, '14, was the recipient of the School of Arts and Sciences' 2014 David Evans Award. Lawrenz, also a Truman Scholar, is now pursuing graduate studies at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.
"Spiders spin their own webs, they don't move into one that's already been made."
Lauren Conder, '14, utilized the support from the Office of Alumni and Career Services and her professors to achieve success.
Ryan Rinn, '04, works as community organizer and urban planner in the city of Richmond
Political science professor is champion for change, fighting for women's rights in Kosovo
Local middle schools offer a backdrop for exploring the challenges and successes of education in America
Four cities provide a backdrop for studying urban planning on an international scale, and applying it at home
Inspired by her experience immigrating to the United States, recent grad advocates creating opportunity for others
Student takes hands-on approach to explore the intersection of health and education
Alum details special assignment with the White House Office of Presidential Personnel
- Pribble wins OIE Education Award
Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Pribble, who received the Office of International Education's 2014 International Education Award for faculty.
- Simon publishes first book Dr. Stephen Simon recently published his first book, Universal Rights and the Constitution.
- Wang organizes International Studies Association conference
This fall, Dr. Vincent Wang organized a two-day conference for the International Studies Association—South. Students Sequioa Roscoe, Sally Hett, Gargi Vyas and Estelle Ou participated in panels and helped run the conference.
- Palazzolo recognized for 25 years Dr. Dan Palazzolo was recently recognized for 25 years of service to the University.
- Datta publishes book on anti-Americanism
Dr. Monti Datta published the book, Anti-Americanism and the Rise of World Opinion in May 2014.
- Bowie publishes new book
Dr. Jennifer Bowie recently published The View from the Bench and Chambers: Examining Judicial Process and Decision Making on the U.S. Courts of Appeals with coauthors Donald R. Songer and John Szmer. She spoke about it in a Boatwright Libraries Podcast.