Category Archives: American Politics

Simien Publishes New Book

Professor Evelyn Simien of POLS and the Institute for Africana Studies published a new book with Oxford University Press titled Historic Firsts: How Symbolic Empowerment Changes U.S. Politics. We spoke with Dr. Simien about her new book.    How did … Continue reading

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Schurin on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Prof. Ronald Schurin appeared on UConn Today discussing President Obama’s upcoming State of the Union Address. Tune in! (You may need to scroll down for the video clip)

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Best on Gallup Poll

Prof. Sam Best co-authored a post over at The Monkey Cage on problems with the Gallup polls. Congratulations!

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Dimpled Chad featured at UConn Today

Dimpled Chad, a new electoral website run by Profs. Best and Ladewig as well as Clifford Vickrey (a POLS graduate student) and URI Prof. Brian Krueger, was featured at UConn Today.

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At HuffPost, Prof. Best on the youth vote

Prof. Sam Best co-wrote an opinion piece over at the Huffington Post on the likely youth vote in the 2012 election. “Earlier this month, Harvard University released a poll of 18- to 29-year-olds that created quite a stir. It showed … Continue reading

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New Website with Voting Data

Prof. Jeff Ladewig, Prof. Sam Best, POLS graduate student Cliff Vickrey, and Prof. Brian S. Krueger (URI) just launched a new website – – to inform people about voting and elections. The site was recently featured on The Monkey … Continue reading

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Moscardelli to be panelist at CT Senate Debate

At 7:00pm on October 11, 2012, UConn (along with FOXCT and the Hartford Courant) will be hosting an hour-long debate between Democrat Chris Murphy and Republican Linda McMahon, candidates to replace United States Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT). The event will … Continue reading

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Oak Hall Open; Dedication Lecture Oct. 24

Political Science – along with Economics, Journalism, LCL, and Linguistics – have moved into the brand new Oak Hall. The dedication of the building will take place at Oak on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 2:30 pm and include remarks … Continue reading

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Navarro-Rivera at Public Religion Research Institute

Juhem Navarro-Rivera started a new full-time position as a Research Associate at the Public Religion Research Institute in Washington, DC in July. He wrote a piece for PRRI’s research blog on Latino partisanship and social issues. Navarro-Rivera finds that it … Continue reading

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Singer on Presidential Campaign and Economy

Prof. Matthew Singer was quoted in an article at entitled, “Personal finances key to 2012 election.”

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