Sat, 09 May 2015
Romelia Solano, an undergraduate political science and Latino/Latina Studies major, has been selected to participate in the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute. This institute, created by the American Political Science Association in 1986, is named in honor of the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize winner and former American Political Science Association President, Dr. Ralph J. Bunche. The Institute, hosted by Duke University, is a fully-paid, five-week, academically intensive summer program designed to simulate the graduate school experience, provide mentoring and training in research methods, and expand academic opportunities in the field of political science. Romelia’s research interests have been in the areas of Latino political participation, Latino political identity development, and political representation for historically underrepresented groups at the congressional level. Romelia has also recently earned the Rita and Leonard Ogren Award for Academic Excellence from the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois.
Mon, 04 May 2015
The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities has named political science professor Samantha Frost as its Mellon Bio-Humanities Faculty Fellow for 2015–18. In this multi-year fellowship, Professor Frost will develop and lead a research group on this innovative, multidisciplinary topic. Her research group will include postdoctoral fellows, pre-doctoral fellows, and undergraduate interns. She will define and articulate the direction and goals of the research group, and also organize undergraduate symposia and develop a curriculum for an undergraduate certificate program in the bio-humanities. This is an exciting opportunity to establish the University of Illinois as an international leader in this emerging research frontier. Read more about the fellowship on the IPRH's web site.
Mon, 27 Apr 2015
The Illinois Student Senate has announced that Professor John Vasquez is one of five faculty recipients of the Senate's Teaching Excellence Award for 2014–2015. This award is the only teaching award on campus for which the nominees are solicited and the winners chosen entirely by students. Professor Vasquez was chosen from among more than five hundred nominees. You can read more about the award on the Student Senate's website.
Sun, 12 Apr 2015
Political science professor Wendy Cho is one of 175 scholars from the US and Canada to be awarded 2015 Guggenheim Fellowships by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The Foundation honors scholars "who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts" annually with unrestricted grants to support their work. You can read more about this story on the Illinois News Bureau's website.
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