Week of September 26, 2018

 Today’s bulletin is also posted on our website:

http://www.polisci.washington.edu/Alumni/Newsletter/newsletter.html

WELCOME TO AUTUMN QUARTER 2018.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Political Science’s Health & Safety Plan is located on our website. Instructors and Teaching assistants should review “Instructor Information”.  Found at https://www.polisci.washington.edu/sites/polisci/files/documents/forms/instructor_information.pdf

Political Science Annual Fall Reception, September 28th, from 4–6pm at the UW Club Colleen Room.

The Political Science Department has started a new LinkedIn group. Please join us and help us expand our network!

FACULTY GOING ON LEAVE FOR 2018–19 ACADEMIC YEAR:

  • Lance Bennett (Academic year)
  • Michael McCann (Autumn)
  • Jack Turner (Spring)

FACULTY RETURNING FROM LEAVE STATUS:

  • Mark Smith (Academic year)
  • Becca Thorpe (Academic year)
  • Jim Caporaso (Autumn & Winter)

GRADUATE STUDENT ADVANCEMENTS:

Congratulations to the following graduate students:

Autumn 2017:

Masters: Stephen Winkler

Final: John Buchanan

Winter 2018:

Final: Hind Ahmed Zaki

Spring 2018:

Masters: Carolyn Dapper, Lawrence Koster, Bree Bang-Jensen

Final: Laura Back, Andreu Casas Salleras, Javier Crespan Hidalgo, Meredith Loken, Vanessa Quince

  


NEW GRADUATE STUDENTS: Please welcome the following new graduate students:

Joseph Bear, Andrea Cancino Saenz, Rachel Castellano, Megan Erickson, Zhaowen Guo, Thomas Locke, Alicia Reese, Morgan Wack, Julia Wejchert, Nicolas Wittstock, Dennis Young

 


GRADUATE STUDENT AND POST-GRADUATE POSITIONS:

Lead TA: Chelsea Moore

Writing Center Director: Sean Butorac

 


POLITICAL SCIENCE STAFF:

Meera Roy, Director of Academic Services, Smith 215B, 543-9456

Susanne Recordon, Graduate Program Assistant, Smith 215D, 543-1898

Tamara Sollinger, Academic Counselor, Smith 215C, 543-1824

Mark Weitzenkamp, Academic Counselor, Smith 215, 543-1824

Sean Butorac, Director of PoliSci, LSJ and JSIS Writing Center, Gowen 109B, 616-3354

Stephen Dunne, Senior Computer Specialist, Smith 220C, 616-3896

Andrew Hedden, Associate Director, Center for Labor Studies, Smith M266/268, 543-7946

Jerry Kohl, Administrative Assistant, Gowen 101, 543-2780

Ling Fu, Fiscal Specialist, Gowen 123, 543-8189

Ann Buscherfeld, Administrator, Gowen 107, 543-2783

 


FACULTY ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:

John Wilkerson, Chair, Gowen 106, 543-2780. To set up an appointment, please e-mail him at jwilker@uw.edu.

Mark Smith, Associate Chair

Mark Smith, Undergraduate Program Committee Chair

Beth Kier, Graduate Program Committee Chair and Graduate Financial Aid Committee Chair

Chris Adolph, Graduate Admissions Committee Chair

Aseem Prakash, Graduate Placement Director

 


FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENTS PAPERS, PUBLICATIONS AND ACTIVITIES:

Lance Bennett delivered a keynote speech at the conference “1918–1938–2018: Dawn of an Authoritarian Century?” The conference was sponsored by the German Federal Agency for Civic Education and the University of Vienna, and was held at Schloss Eckartsau, which was the final residence of Karl I. It was the site where he signed the exile agreement at the end of WWI that ended the Habsburg dynasty. Eckartsau was also the favorite Schloss and last residence of that hapless Habsburg, Franz Ferdinand, whose assassination triggered the chain of events leading to the war. Lance's talk was titled: "Who Are the People? Communication, Power, and the Rise of Anti-Democratic Politics.”  https://www.hsozkult.de/event/id/termine-37802

 

 


POLITICAL SCIENCE TALKS/SEMINARS:

Discussion: Scott Lemieux (Lecturer, Political Science, UW) and David Watkins (Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Dayton). “Is Judicial Review Compatible with Democracy?” Thursday, October 4, 2018, 3:30pm, Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Center for American Politics and Public Policy (CAPPP): Shahzeen Attari (Associate Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Bloomington). “Climate Change Advocacy and Ad Hominem Attacks”.  Friday, October 5, 2018, 12:00 to 1:30pm, Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC): Anna Zelenz (Ph.D. student, UW), “Title TBD.”  Friday, October 12, 2018, 12:00 to 1:30pm, Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Professionalization Series for Graduate Students (PSGS): “Publishing 101.” A discussion of the process and guidance for publishing in Political Science journals with James Caporaso, Sophia Jordán Wallace, and Geoff Wallace. Monday, October 15, 2018, 12:00 to 1:30pm, Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Severyns-Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics (SR-SCP): Shelby Grossman (Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Memphis), “Title TBD”. Graduate student discussant: Stephen Winkler (Political Science, UW).  Friday, October 19, 2018, 12:00 to 1:30pm, Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

Center for Environmental Politics (CEP): Neil Lewis, Jr. (Assistant Professor, Communication and Social Behavior, Cornell University). “The Complex Relationship between Climate Change Beliefs and Sustainable Behavior”.  Friday, November 2, 2018, 12:00 to 1:30pm, Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT TALKS/SEMINARS:

BUNK: The Information Series: Brendan Nyhan (Professor, Public Policy, University of Michigan) “Selective Exposure to Misinformation: Evidence from the Consumption of Fake News during the 2016 Presidential Campaign”. Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7:30pm. Kane Hall, room 120. Sponsored by UW Graduate School, Office of the Provost, College of Arts & Sciences, and School of Public Health.

 

 

 

 

Please send newsletter items to Jerry (kohlj@uw.edu) by noon on Thursdays.