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Read article: Faculty members receive named scholar and professorship positions
Faculty members receive named scholar and professorship positions
The College of LAS has honored 17 professors with named scholar and professorship positions in recognition of their contributions to research and education at the University of Illinois. The named positions include the Brad and Karen Smith Scholars, the Lincoln Excellence for Assistant Professors...
Read article: Student Spotlight: Jessica Vargas
Student Spotlight: Jessica Vargas
HRI David F. Prindable intern Hafsa Faruqi spoke with Jessica Vargas, a senior majoring in political science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Vargas was part of the university delegation attending ...
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Read article: Spring 2023 Teachers Ranked as Excellent
Spring 2023 Teachers Ranked as Excellent
Congratulations to all the faculty and teaching assistants on the Spring 2023 List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent.  A special congratulations to the 15 instructors from the Department of Political Science who are on the list:  Spring 2023 Ekin Alpay PS 100 TA Kristin...
Read article: 2023 Senior Thesis Awardee
2023 Senior Thesis Awardee
We would like to congratulate Emily Sallenback, who was awarded the 2023 Senior Thesis Award as part of the Political Science Honors Program. We asked Emily to share a bit about her research experiences and future plans!     What was the title of your Thesis...
Read article: Summer and Fall 2022 Teachers Ranked as Excellent
Summer and Fall 2022 Teachers Ranked as Excellent
Congratulations to all the faculty and teaching assistants on the Summer and Fall 2022 List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent.  A special congratulations to the 21 instructors from the Department of Political Science who are on the list:    Summer 2022  Hyo-...
Read article: 2022 Senior Thesis Awardees
2022 Senior Thesis Awardees
We would like to congratulate Thomas Ballard and Tyeese Braslavsky, who were awarded the 2022 Senior Thesis Award as part of the Political Science Honors Program. We asked Thomas and Tyeese to share a bit about their research experiences and future plans!   Thomas Ballard...
Read article: Spring 2022 Teachers Ranked as Excellent
Spring 2022 Teachers Ranked as Excellent
Congratulations to all of the faculty and teaching assistants on the Spring 2022 List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent.  A special congratulations to the 14 instructors from the Department of Political Science who are on the list:  ️Seongjoon Ahn* PS 101 TA ️Robert Carroll PS 231...
Read article: COVID-19 outcomes not consistently explained by race, social vulnerability
COVID-19 outcomes not consistently explained by race, social vulnerability
In a paper published in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, Professor Wendy Cho and colleagues studied the racial inequities in health care delivery and outcomes in the U.S. "The big takeaway is that the racial health disparities that we see in the COVID-19 data are really a...
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Alumni Spotlight: Jenine Saleh

JENINE SALEH (‘15) majored in both Political Science and Global Studies, receiving highest distinction honors during graduation. Saleh originally decided to study Political Science and Global Studies because she wanted to work with survivors of persecution, as both of her parents faced displacement from their home countries. While at Illinois, Saleh was active in the Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, Chi Alpha Epsilon, and was a board member for the Student Online Advisory Board. Saleh later attended University of Chicago Law School where she received her J.D. focusing on immigration and asylum...

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2024 Nominations

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Alumni Awards

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University of Illinois Political Science alumni have made significant contributions in many fields – academia, the law, government, politics, business, media and others. The Department of Political Science recognizes exceptional alumni each year through its alumni awards program. The nomination process is simple and open to all. We encourage you to nominate a candidate you think is deserving. Awards will be presented at an Alumni Awards Banquet in April each year.

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