- Political Science Welcomes Newest FacultyAt the department’s annual academic kickoff reception held on August 31, 2016, faculty, staff and students alike welcomed two new faculty members: Dr. Yonatan Morse of Georgetown University, and Dr. Alexander Anievas of Cambridge University. Dr. Morse joins the department after a three-year stint as Assistant Professor of teaching and Associate Director of the Democracy […]
- Historian Beschloss Meets Students, Discusses 2016 RaceMichael Beschloss is an award-winning historian, best-selling author, and an Emmy-winning contributor to NBC News and the PBS NewsHour. But perhaps it is his social media prowess that makes him so relatable to young people—with more than 110,000 followers, he has the largest Twitter following of any historian on earth. Prior to giving his talk […]
- State Department Negotiator Highlighted in Latest POLS NewsletterThe latest (Winter 2016) POLS Newsletter is out today! It highlights the recent achievements of faculty, undergrads, Grads, and alumni. In this edition, we profile the remarkable career of diplomat Brett H. McGurk (UConn POLS ’96), who skillfully served as President Obama’s lead negotiator in last month’s prison swap with Iran. He is building a […]
Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Storrs CampusRowe 420
Do you aim to focus your career on public service? In this session, we will discuss opportunities like the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program, the Pickering Fellowships, the Rangel Program, and the Truman Scholarship, which seek candidates committed to serving the public good. Opportunities relevant to both undergraduate and graduate students will be presented.
This event is jointly sponsored by the Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships (ONS&F), the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR), and the Graduate School. It is part of Research and Fellowships Week 2016. Learn more about all of the week's events at http://www.onsf.uconn.edu/rfweek-2016/
Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
04:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Storrs CampusKonover Auditorium,Dodd Center
The UCONN Collaborative to Advance Equity Through Research on
Women and Girls of Color
2016 - 2017 Launch and Lecture
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Konover Auditorium, The Thomas J. Dodd Center
Keynote Speaker Dr. Julia Jordan-Zachery
Last November 2015 the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University and the White House Council on Women and Girls announced an initiative to promote scholarship and research on women and girls of color. By 2050, women of color will constitute more than half of all women in the United States. However, they (along with girls of color) are infrequently the central subjects of scholarly inquiry. This research deficit has meaningful consequences for the ways our institutions contribute to public discourse, policymaking, and knowledge about women and girls of color. (See https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/documents/ADVANCING_EQUITY_FOR_WOMEN_AND_GIRLS_OF_COLOR_REPORT.pdf.)
To address this research deficit, the University of Connecticut has become a partner institution, along with over 35 other such universities and institutions, in the Collaborative to Advance Equity Through Research on Women and Girls of Color. It also has committed to efforts to broaden our knowledge in these areas through supporting research and programming on women and girls of color. (See http://africana.uconn.edu/collaborative-research/about/.)
We invite the University of Connecticut Community and others to join us in launching this yearâs programming and events. To initiate our focus, Dr. Julia Jordan-Zachery joins us as our keynote speaker, and we welcome you to join us in the opening of this important intellectual enterprise on our campus.
Dr. Julia S. Jordan-Zachery is Professor of Public and Community Service and Director of the Black Studies Program at Providence College (RI). Her interdisciplinary research focuses on African American women and public policy. Jordan-Zachery has authored a number of articles, including, "Blogging at the Intersections: Black Women, Identity, and Lesbianism,â âThe Female Bogeyman: Political Implications of Criminalizing Black Women,â and âLet Men be Men: A Gendered Analysis of Black Ideological Response to Familial Policies.â She is also the author of the award-winning book, âBlack Women, Cultural images, and Social Policyâ (2009, Routledge). She was recently awarded the Accinno Teaching Award, Providence College (2016-2017).
A reception will follow the lecture.
Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Storrs CampusUConn Bookstore, Storrs Downtown
âThe Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National Cemeteryâ
Professor Micki McElya, Associate Professor of History, University of Connecticut Storrs
Friday, September 30th, 2016
11:15 AM - 02:30 PM
Storrs CampusOak 438
Designing, Implementing, and Assessing Mixed Methods Research: Issues and Strategies
A Workshop by Professor Lauren M. MacLean, Indiana University
September 30th 11:15am-2:30pm, Oak 438
Description: This workshop will provide an introduction to the key debates and issues surrounding mixed methods research. It will begin by considering whether everyone should use mixed methods and will then demonstrate how to use a data collection plan to design and assess research. Finally, the workshop will highlight how to prepare, organize, implement, and analyze mixed methods research.
This is designed to be valuable for researchers at any stage of their research process, whether or not they have decided to employ a mixed methods approach. While the workshop is designed primarily for graduate students, interested members of the faculty are also welcome to participate.
To participate please RSVP by September 23rd to Christine Lounsbury at email@example.com.
Thursday, October 6th, 2016
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Storrs CampusEl Instituto, Ryan 240
Talk, "Latino Census Participation in the United States and Cross-Cultural Survey Research," by Yazmin Garcia-Trejo, Survey Statistician, U.S. Census Bureau
UConn Political Science Dept.
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