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Sat, 14 Feb 2015

Vasquez, Neville win LAS teaching awards

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has named two Illinois political scientists winners of its annual teaching awards. Professor John Vasquez will receive the LAS Dean’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, in recognition of John's efforts to involve undergraduates in research and create experiential learning opportunities. And Audrey Neville has been named a winner of the LAS Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by Graduate Teaching Assistants, for her work in political science and beyond.

The department extends its congratulations to both John and Audrey for continuing political science's tradition of excellent undergraduate teaching at Illinois.

Wed, 10 Dec 2014

U.S. House Rules about Much More than Housekeeping

When the U.S. House of Representatives convenes in January, adopting rules of procedure will be among the first orders of business. Pretty mundane stuff, it would seem. Pay attention, though, says the author of a new book that analyzes over a century of House rule-making. Those rules will have a huge impact on what follows. Read Craig Chamberlain's interview with Professor Gisela Sin on the University of Illinois's News Bureau's website.

Mon, 17 Nov 2014

The Great War: Two courses make conflict meaningful through study abroad and campus expertise

A course taught by political science professor John Vasquez this summer in Vienna is one of two UIUC courses on WWI featured in a recent University of Illinois News Bureau story by Craig Chamberlain. You can read the full story on the Bureau's website here.

Thu, 06 Nov 2014

A Veterans Day Look at Wartime Coverage of Casualties: A Minute with Media Expert Scott Althaus

On Veterans Day Nov. 11, we honor veterans and their past service. But how much did we really know about their sacrifice when it was being made? When the casualties were coming on the battlefield? A study of war coverage over the last century shows we knew very little, says Scott Althaus, a University of Illinois professor of political science and of communication, and director of the university’s Cline Center for Democracy, whose research examines the dynamics of popular support for war. Althaus spoke with the University of Illinois's News Bureau social sciences editor Craig Chamberlain. Read their conversation on the News Bureau's site here.

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