2017 Bartkus Family Scholarship Winner

May 15, 2017

Political Science Student Assistant The Political Science Department would like to congratulate Casey Van Divier on receiving the 2017 Bartkus Family Scholarship . This scholarship was created by Tony Bartkus, who was inspired by his son Dale Bartkus, an educator, to give back to the community. Casey, a sophomore at...


PSCI Van Ek Award Winner 2017

May 10, 2017

Congratulations to Louis Vazquez on winning the PSCI Van Ek Award. Here is a little bit of information on this award winning student! As a political science major, I have a passion for the mechanisms that shape the world we live in. I have devoted my time and efforts to...

Susan Clarke

2017 Contribution to the Field of Urban Affairs Award Winner

April 11, 2017

The Political Science Department would like to congratulate Susan Clarke on receiving the 2017 Contribution to the Field of Urban Affairs Award . Graduate students from both the University of Colorado-Boulder and Northwestern University nominated Clarke, who feels honored by their gratitude. The award committee commends her in the following...

election event

What was said (and left unsaid) at APRL election event

March 15, 2017

On Thursday, March 2, CU Boulder's American Politics Research Lab (APRL) hosted a panel entitled “The 2016 Elections: What Just Happened?” One and all were invited to the Old Main Chapel on campus, which filled up with more than 130 students, faculty, and community members at the start of the...

Megan Shannon

2016 Glenn Palmer Prize Winner

March 7, 2017

The Political Science Department would like to congratulate one of our own, Megan Shannon , as a winner of the 2016 Glenn Palmer Prize from Peace Science Society (International). It was awarded to the best publication in Conflict Management and Peace Science , for “United Nations peacekeeping dynamics and the...


Scholars eye freedom in reverse

March 2, 2017

CU Boulder researchers win USAID grant to examine backpedaling democracies President John F. Kennedy signed the Foreign Assistance Act in 1961, for the first time separating federal budgets for defense and non-defense spending and creating the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID. “The amount of money that is involved...

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...

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...

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...

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...