Tag: Department of Political Science


A&S In the News – July 8-July 14

To Live and Die on Facebook The Atlantic – July 11 The present remains quite grim. “It’s an extremely tragic moment in American life,” according to Utz McKnight, a professor of political science at the University of Alabama. For the Philando Castiles of the world, if there’s any solace to be found in these moments of live-streamed shootings and video bleed-outs, McKnight says it is merely, “At least you’re not dying alone.” University of Alabama associate professor’s book earns award […]

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Students Receive Truman, Hollings, and Fulbright Awards

From the June 2016 Desktop News | Each year students from the College of Arts and Sciences prove themselves nationally, and with two Truman scholars, two Hollings Scholarships, and four Fulbright Awards, this year is no exception. Fulbright Awards The highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually-designed research projects or for English-teaching assistantships. More than 11,000 applicants compete for approximately 1,500 awards each year. The program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is the largest U.S. […]

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Scholarships Matter: Staying at UA

From the June 2016 Desktop News | Scholarships Matter is a series of stories highlighting students in the College of Arts and Sciences who have received and been impacted by scholarships. The student featured in this story is the recipient of two College-wide scholarships, the Leopold and Stella H. Loeb Scholarship and the Walton Harris Hill Scholarship. Scholarships like these are made possible by generous support from our alumni and friends. Junior Kelsei Coleman wouldn’t have made it past her […]

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Good News for Female Political Candidates

From the January 2016 Desktop News | When it comes to politics, research suggests that stereotypes often put women at a disadvantage. Female candidates—more than their male counterparts—must appear to be tough leaders without sacrificing their image as nurturers in order to win over voters: If they come off too strong, they lose votes. And if they’re not strong enough, they lose votes. So why would female candidates risk their chances of being elected by using negative campaign ads? Dr. […]

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Public Administration Book Recognized

From the October 2015 Desktop News | Dr. Richard C. Fording, professor and chair of the Department of Political Science, received the Herbert Simon Book Award from the public administration section of the American Political Science Association for his book, Disciplining the Poor. This is the third time Fording and co-authors Joe Soss and Sanford F. Schram have been recognized for their work on the 2011 study of poverty governance in the United States over the past four decades. The […]

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Students Return from Cuba

From the May 2015 Desktop News | A group of UA students recently returned from spending a semester studying in Cuba, where they learned about U.S./Cuba relations and history and visited historic sites, including the Bay of Pigs and the Hemingway House. Six students were enrolled in the study abroad semester, which ran from Jan. 28 to May 3. “Study abroad is a vital part of any student’s education,” said Mike Schnepf, professor in the Department of Modern Languages and […]

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14 Graduates Receive Fulbright Awards

From the May 2015 Desktop News | A record 14 University of Alabama graduates have won Fulbright awards for 2015-2016. All are alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences. Thirteen UA graduates won awards as teaching assistants to conduct research and teach abroad, and one UA graduate received a Fulbright research award. The highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individual research projects and for English teaching assistantships. More than 11,000 applicants compete for approximately 1,500 awards […]

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College Establishes New Academic Minors

From the April 2015 Desktop News | Two interdisciplinary minors focused on burgeoning academic fields have been created and can be pursued by students beginning in fall 2015. The first, cybercrime, will combine classes on the technical aspects of thwarting cyber attacks and processing digital forensic evidence with classes on understanding criminal motivations. The second, Latin American, Caribbean and Latino studies, will allow students to explore the social, cultural, linguistic, political, economic and biological diversity of nations that make up […]

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International Relations Club Recognized

From the February 2015 Desktop News | The Alabama International Relations Club at UA was recently named the Most Outstanding Large Delegation at the Harvard National Model United Nations-Latin America conference in Lima, Peru, the premier conference in South America. A group of 10 UA students traveled to the weeklong event, where they debated international politics and discussed solutions to critical global issues with some 500 students from universities around the world. The club received the Most Outstanding Large Delegation award […]

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Former Roommates Establish Scholarship

From the December 2014 edition of Desktop News | Four College of Arts and Sciences alumni have established a foundation to provide scholarships for graduate students committed to public service. The 308 Grace Street Foundation is named in honor of three founders’ college apartment. From 1993 to 1996, Jason Wible, Brian Carver and David Harris were roommates living in Apt. 349 at 308 Grace Street. Now, their shared space has become the namesake of a nonprofit scholarship program funded by […]

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