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katelyn kelly

$1000 grant sends undergrad to Vancouver

Feb. 17, 2017

Political science major Katelyn Kelly heard the same name everywhere she went – Friedrich Nietzsche. It came up at political theory presentations, at workshops, and even when she was with her friends. Only problem: “I had no idea who he was,” Kelly said. “But I have a friend who had... Read more »
PSCI Career Panel

Alumni return to join new department tradition

Feb. 1, 2017

Click here to view photos from the event. On Jan. 30 th , the political science department hosted the first annual PSCI Alumni Career Panel in HUMN 1B80. The event invited PSCI students to meet CU grads from the department and get a taste of life after college for a... Read more »

Model U.N. team returns from Chicago conference

Jan. 9, 2017

T he Model U.N. team of CU Boulder enjoyed outstanding success at the American Model United Nations (AMUN) International Collegiate Conference last November. The department of political science funded the four day trip to Chicago, where CU's students represented Croatia and Mauritius in a United Nations simulation. The team received... Read more »
Awards Ceremony

Jacob Van Ek Award Winners

Dec. 14, 2016

From left to right: Sasha Strong, Dr. David Brown, Geneiveve Schneider CU transfer students receive prestigious Arts & Sciences award When Geneiveve Schneider and Sasha Strong graduated from Front Range Community College, the two of them were just strangers in the same graduating class. Years later, however, the CU transfer... Read more »
krister andersson

PNAS publishes CU professor's latest study

Dec. 12, 2016

After conducting research in Bolivia and Peru, CU Professor Krister Andersson and former CU PhD student Glenn Wright (now an assistant professor at the University of Alaska, Southeast) co-authored a study on the environmental effects of decentralization in Latin America. Their findings were published by the Proceedings of the National... Read more »
michaele ferguson

Political science professor receives award for making a difference

Dec. 6, 2016

Third-year CU student Louise Vazquez makes it a priority to get to know her professors. The political science major aims to be prepared for first impressions – but things don’t always go according to plan. “I remember when I first talked to Professor Ferguson in one of her classes, I... Read more »

Sven Steinmo: A silver lining?

Nov. 22, 2016

Nov 11 2016 | Daily Camera The Boulder Daily Camera published a “Guest Opinion” by Professor Sven Steinmo wrote on the Democratic Party and the Trump election. Read now .Read more »
shawnna and grandma

PoliSci grad student shares her story on Colorado Public Radio

Nov. 4, 2016

“For me, Clinton really rep resents things that I want to see happen, like equal pay for women and freedom of reproductive rights.” -Shawnna Mullenax “I am a Conservative-thinking person, and I don’t like the way the country has gone. I can’t say that I like either candidate, but I’m... Read more »

New research lab to keep tabs on Colorado's political pulse

Nov. 3, 2016

The newly created American Politics Research Lab, housed in the Department of Political Science, has released its first pre-election study of Coloradans. The Colorado Political Climate Study consisted of a survey that was designed to gauge the public’s opinions – and the factors related to those opinions – on a... Read more »
CU in DC

Internship program places students in Washington, D.C.

Nov. 3, 2016

Nov. 2, 2016 CU Boulder political science seniors Safia Malin and Dylan Rogers bolstered their education by serving as interns in Washington, D.C., through the CU in D.C. internship program. Undaunted by a divisive presidential election, two CU Boulder political science students are still excited about pursuing careers helping to... Read more »