Tue, July 22, 2014

POLISCI In 60 Seconds

  • SPIA Alumnus Saves Lives

    Don. L. Pruitt Jr. has devoted his life to saving others by becoming a Paramedic Captain with National EMS. In addition to his medical credentials, Pruitt holds a bachelor’s degree in political science he earned at the University of Georgia. He is an adjunct instructor at Athens Technical College in the EMS Technologies Program, with multiple instructor certifications from the American Heart Association and the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians. 

  • SPIA Summer Reads

    School is out and summer vacation is upon us. As you pack for the beach, don’t forget to grab a book for those long hours in the sun. SPIA has created a list of books with glowing recommendations and riveting synopses that will entice you put down “Divergent” and grab a faculty favorite instead. From “To Kill a Mocking Bird” to “The Face of Battle”, this list contains all the reads you will need for a fantastic summer break! Take a look here.

Alumni News

Pelosi Names Evangeline George Deputy Communications Director

Jun 2014 Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi announced today that she has named Evangeline George as her new Deputy Communications Director. George, an alumna of the School of Public and International Affairs, has served on Pelosi’s staff since 2009 and currently serves as Press Secretary. George also served as Communications Director to Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s congressional campaign in the 2012 cycle.

In the News

SPIA Student Runs Local Mayoral Campaign

Jun 2014 18-year-old, Athens native Houston Gaines, is now 19 and a freshman at the University of Georgia majoring in political science and economics. Gaines ran a winning mayoral campaign that involved raising $100,000, cutting way back on his class schedule, and, in Gaines’ words, “trying not to look like we were trying too hard.” Both Denson and Hoard hope and expect to see him working at the local, state and national level eventually. Gaines says he’s going to return to life as a full-time student, but he’d like to work on a statewide campaign and maybe, if his life leads him in the direction, run for office himself. “You can’t set out to be a politician. It’s how your life goes… It would be neat to serve people in that way, but it’s life experiences that give you that opportunity.”

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UGA Ranks First in International Study for Scholarship in Public Administration Research

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Hood: Georgia is One of Few States With Primary Runoff Balloting

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The Dirksen Congressional Center awards Grant to Madonna

Up Close

  • Vining, Richard

    Associate Professor

    Richard L. Vining, Jr., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia. Dr. Vining joined the faculty at the University of Georgia in 2007 after completing his graduate studies at Emory University....

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    Trochesset, Allison

    Major: Law & Courts

    I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science. My research focuses primarily on law, courts, and judicial behavior at both the state and federal level. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Political Science from Stetson University in 2005. I also attended a Washington...

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    Hood III, M.V. (Trey)

    Professor

  • Haire, Susan B.

    Associate Professor

    Susan Haire received her PhD in political science from the University of South Carolina. Her doctoral research on the U.S. Courts of Appeals was recognized as the best dissertation in public law by the American Political Science Association. Haire joined UGA’s Department of Political Science in...

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    Williamson, Ryan D.

    Major: American Politics

    Ryan D. Williamson is a Ph.D. student specializing in American politics at the University of Georgia. His specific interests include electoral behavior and congressional elections....

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    Edwards, Rebecca

    Accountant

    Becky joined the department in 2006 after putting in 30 years of service at AT&T. She is responsible for all accounting issues associated with the department. She is also the primary contact for telephone services and office assignments. Becky was a member of Athens High School’s final graduating...

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Events

POLISCI Calendar
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Jul 23

31st Annual Summer Meeting, Society for Political Methodology

8:00 am

The Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia is pleased to host the 31th annual meeting of the Society for Political Methodology. The conference will be held July 24-26, 2014 at the Georgia Center on the university’s campus. Participation is limited only to registrants.  

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Jul 29

Thru Session Classes End

Sponsor: University of Georgia

5:00 pm

Thru Session classes end.

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Jul 30

Short Session 2 Classes End

Sponsor: University of Georgia

5:00 pm

Short Session 2 Classes End

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Aug 1

Commencement

Sponsor: University of Georgia

Commencement

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Aug 29

Deadline for Dec 2014 graduate students to submit program of study forms to the Graduate School

5:00 pm

Final date for submitting program of study forms to the Graduate School for graduation in December 2014. An approved Advisory Committee form for Master of Arts, Master of Science, and all doctoral Candidates must be on file by this date.

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Aug 29

Deadline for graduate students to submit an Application for Graduation for December 2014 Graduation

5:00 pm

Final date for graduate students to submit an Application for Graduation for December 2014 Graduation.

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Sep 12

Speaker: Lynn Vavreck

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Baldwin 302

UGA's Political Science department hosts speaker: Lynn Vavreck.

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Oct 1

Deadline for submitting applications for admission to candidacy for Dec 2014 graduation

5:00 pm

Final date for submitting applications for admission to candidacy to the Graduate School for doctoral candidates who plan to graduate in December 2014. If you were not admitted to candidacy prior to June 13, 2014, you must register for 10 hours Fall 2014.

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Oct 16

Deadline for submitting requests for transfer of credit for Dec 2014 graduation

5:00 pm

Final date for submitting requests for transfer of credit, with accompanying transcripts, to the Graduate School for students graduating in December 2014.

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Oct 24

Deadline for doctoral students to submit information for December 2014 Commencement program

5:00 pm

Final date for doctoral students to submit information for Commencement program for December 2014 graduation