Thu, August 28, 2014

POLISCI In 60 Seconds

  • The Department of Political Science will host its annual Parthemos Lecturer on October 15th from 3:30-5:00 in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, Room 271.  This year's invited speaker is Dr. David Mayhew.

    Dr. David Mayhew is one of the world’s leading authorities on Congress and American party politics. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of his landmark book, Congress: The Electoral Connection, which is one of the most widely read and cited books in political science. His other award-winning books include Divided We Govern (2005) and Partisan Balance: Why Political Parties Don’t Kill the U.S. Constitution (2011). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Philosophical Society and the National Academy of Sciences. He has been a member of the board of overseers of the National Election Studies of the Center for Political Studies, and has served as a Guggenheim Fellow, a Hoover National Fellow, a Sherman Fairchild Fellow at the California Institute of Technology, and an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow. He received the Samuel J. Eldersveld Career Achievement Award from the American Political Science Association in 2004.

    The Parthemos Lecture Fund was established to honor the contributions of George S. Parthemos to the University and to the State of Georgia. In particular, the fund seeks to commemorate his outstanding qualities as a teacher. Each year, the fund allows one of the world’s leading political scientists to visit the University of Georgia not only to deliver a public lecture but to teach an undergraduate class and meet informally with students and faculty. This series has allowed our faculty and students to learn from these distinguished scholars.

    To make a gift to the Parthemos Memorial Lecture Fund, please contact Donna Brazzell at 706-542-9661 or dbrazzel@uga.edu.

Grad News

Rachel Bitecofer Selected for 2014 Emerging Leaders Program

Aug 2014 Congratulations to Rachel Bitecofer on her acceptance to the 2014 Emerging Leaders Program! The Emerging Leaders program is sponsored by the University of Georgia Graduate School. It is an intensive, year-long program designed to identify future faculty with strong leadership potential and works with participants to develop their leadership skills. Rachel is in her final year of her doctoral studies in Political Science & International Affairs and is a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Political Science. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Georgia.

In the News

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

Jul 2014 "Swimming, watermelon, fireworks, ice cream. The summer season is upon us. Politically, that means it’s also the time for primary elections, and in Georgia, primary runoff elections like the balloting scheduled across the state for Tuesday." Dr. Hood of the Political Science Department wrote an article for the Athens Banner Herald about the upcoming runoff elections in Georgia. His piece describes the history and process of a runoff, debunking myths that have previously been associated with these elections.

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Up Close

  • Bramlett, Brittany

    Honors Teaching Fellow

    Brittany Bramlett received her doctorate in the spring of 2012 from the University of Maryland, College Park. She taught as an Assistant Professor at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania for 2 years before coming to the University of Georgia. ...

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    Finch, Wendi

    Administrative Assistant II

    Wendi has been with the department since 2007. She is responsible for general departmental information, handling incoming calls, updating the department’s Facebook page, copies, faxes, bulletin boards, incoming and outgoing mail, course evaluations and departmental filing. Wendi is also the...

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    Kaufman, Alexander H.

    Associate Professor

    Alexander Kaufman is Associate Professor of political science at the University of Georgia. He has taught political theory at the University of Georgia since 2000. His research explores the relation of central values of the democratic political tradition to issues and controversies in contemporary...

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  • Sievert, Joel

    Major: Political Science

    Lynch, Michael

    Assistant Professor

    Michael S. Lynch is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Georgia. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis and worked as an assistant professor for six years at the University of Kansas prior to moving to the University of...

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    Monogan, Jamie

    Assistant Professor

    Jamie Monogan is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia. After completing his B.A. in Political Science at the University of South Carolina in 2003, he attended the University of North Carolina where he earned his M.A. in 2005 and Ph.D. in 2010. He...

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Events

POLISCI Calendar
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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

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Baldwin 302, 2:00-3:30pm

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 15

Annual Parthemos Lecture, David Mayhew

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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

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Nov 10

Deadline for submitting thesis or dissertation for a format check for December 2012 graduation

5:00 pm

Final date for submitting one complete copy of a thesis or dissertation for a format check for December 2014 graduation.

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Dec 1

Final date for the receipts by the Graduate School

5:00 pm

Final date for the receipts by the Graduate School

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Dec 12

Final date for completing all requirements for December 2014 graduation

5:00 pm

Final date for completing all requirements except submission of theses/dissertations