News

  • 10/01/2019 - The Political Science Board of Visitors created a new fund in honor of former department head, Professor Pahre. He recently established the fund's purpose to advance professional development among...

  • 07/23/2019 - This past year, we had twelve students complete their undergraduate research thesis. Recently, we spoke to our Best Thesis Winner, as well as the honorable mentions for Best Thesis, to see how the...

  • 07/01/2019 - Professor Wendy K. Tam Cho shares her thoughts on the recent Supreme Court ruling on partisan gerrymandering. Read the full article here.

  • 06/25/2019 - A big congratulations is in order, as Hyperion Research selected Professor Wendy K. Tam Cho and her collaborator Yan Liu for the High Performance Computing Innovation Excellence Award, announced at...

  • 06/21/2019 - Congratulations to our department's two Boren scholarship recipients, Enddy Almonord and Barghav Sivaguru! Read the full article here to...

  • 06/18/2019 - Congrats to recent Political Science graduate, Eriele Tellis, who was one of 13 students and alumni from Illinois to receive the Fulbright grant this year. Read more...

  • 05/30/2019 - Professor Alicia Uribe-McGuire shares her insight on how public opinion impacts the Supreme Court's power and decision-making process. Read the...

  • 05/10/2019 - Professor Wendy K. Tam Cho recently served as an expert witness in an Ohio gerrymandering case, using supercomputer simulations to draw millions of possible electoral maps. ...

  • 04/01/2019 - Political Science Professor Kourtikakis spoke with the Illinois News Bureau about "Brexit", it's potential impact on both Great Britain and the European Union, and the challenges that arise when...

  • 03/26/2019 - Congratulations to all of the faculty and teaching assistants on the Fall 2018 List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent. A special congratulations to the 26 instructors from the Department of Political...

  • 03/11/2019 - Professor Robert Pahre spoke with the Illinois News Bureau about Indiana Dunes National Park, including his thoughts on the politics leading to the park's new status and the great features it offers...

  • 02/05/2019 - Each year the members of the local chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha vote for the Clarence A. Berdahl Award for Excellence Undergraduate Teaching. Please join us in congratulating the 2019 recipient of the...

  • 02/01/2019 - Colleen Murphy, professor of philosophy, political science, and law, was recently interviewed by 3:AM...

  • 06/21/2018 - Professor Wendy Tam Cho spoke with the Illinois News Bureau about the Supreme Court's June 18 ruling regarding gerrymandering. Read the full...

  • 06/14/2018 - The Department of Political Science is pleased to announce an annual awards program to honor outstanding University of Illinois Political Science alumni. Applications are now available for awards in...