Three of the four Social Studies student teachers chosen for the Center for Secondary Education's
Outstanding Student Teaching Award are Political Science Education majors. They are Alexandra Roberts, Caitlynn Coster and Lindsey Melvin.
Four majors were awarded 2011 James R. Soles Undergraduate Citizenship Stipends. Paige Barton is working for the US House Committee on Homeland Security in Washington, DC, Carys Golesworthy at the US Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia, Michael Paterra at the US Consulate in Naples, Italy and Thien-Chan Vu with Compassion for Migrant Children in Beijing, China.
Alexander Holmes, POSC 12, received the 2011 Paul Dolan Undergraduate Fellowship Award for a rising senior who "shows by his scholarship and character the greatest promise for the study of law for the public good."
Alissa Werzen, POSC 11, received the 2011 Robert Barrie Ulin Award for the outstanding senior in Political Science.
Meredith Stuart, IR 11, received the 2011 Robert Barrie Ulin Award for the outstanding senior in International Relations.
Brennan Robinson, POSC 12, received the 2011 Gladys and Harry David Zutz Award for the rising senior man who shows a dedication to community service.
Lauren Cutajar-Wynne, IR 12, received the 2011 Gladys and Harry David Zutz Award for the rising senior woman who shows a dedication to community service.
Political Science minor Matthew Watters was named one of 32 Rhodes Scholars from the USA for 2012. Watters is the University of Delaware's 12th Rhodes Scholar and will study at the University of Oxford beginning in fall 2011.
All of the eight undergraduates chosen as 2011 Legislative Fellows were political science majors or minors. They were: Grace Bennett, Amanda Carlson, Lauren Cutajar-Wynne, Damian DeStefano, Jason Freeman, Heather Lehman, Brian Papp, and Erin Ruddock. They began working at Legislative Hall in Dover in mid January.
Atnre Alleyne has been named a Strategic Data Project Fellow at Harvard University's Center for Education Policy Research. He will be working with the Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Unit based at the Delaware Department of Education.
Of the 10 doctoral students from the University of Delaware awarded competitive travel grants to attend the annual Lilly Conference on College & University Teaching and Learning in Bethesda, Md., May 31-June 3, four were Political Science and International Relations students, Erin Baugher, Serkan Bulut, Jared Larson and Zofia Maka. The conference affords doctoral students the opportunity to learn about the scholarship of teaching and to network with faculty from different types of institutions. Research-based, hands-on sessions offer attendees the chance to learn about specific teaching strategies.
Two students who recently completed their PhDs, have been awarded prestigious fellowships:
Nick Galasso will be an ACLS Public Fellow with Oxfam America for two years and Ji Young Kim will be an SSRC/JSPS Fellow at the University of Tokyo for one year.
Lauren Balasco has been named a 2012 College of Arts and Sciences Student Summer Scholar in order to pursue further work on her dissertation.
Lauren Balasco has been awarded a 2012 Department of Political Science and International Relations Graduate Student Summer Research Award to assist Professor Julio Carrion with research for a prospective journal article titled "The Peruvian Paradox: The Rise of Keiko Fujimori and Challenges for Transitional Justice."
Serkan Bulut has been awarded a 2012 Department of Political Science and International Relations Graduate Student Summer Research Award to assist Professor Muqtedar Khan with research for a chapter titled "Ihsan and Good Governance," for his book that explores the impact of Islamic spirituality and mysticism on politics.
Rachel Garcia has been awarded a 2012 Department of Political Science and International Relations Graduate Summer Research Award to assist Professor William Meyer with research into human rights treaties.
Sophie Le Blanc has been awarded a 2012 Department of Political Science and International Relations Graduate Summer Research Award to assist Professor Kara Ellerby with research on Mozambican women Members of Parliament and other topics.
Faith Okpotor has been awarded a 2012 Department of Political Science and International Relations Graduate Summer Research Award to assist Professor Stuart Kaufman with research on ethnic politics in the Sudan and Rwanda.
Brett Remkus has been awarded a 2012 Department of Political Science and International Relations Graduate Summer Research Award to assist Professor Claire Rasmussen with completion of the research for her book on state-based regulation of sexuality.
Justin DeLeon has been accepted into the 2012 Summer Institute in Political Psychology at Stanford University. The three week intensive training program aims to produce skilled, creative, and effective scholarly researchers who will do outstanding work in political psychology.
Chiedo Nwankwor and Brett Remkus have been accepted into the 12th annual Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. The Institute is co-sponsored by the Consortium on Qualitative Research Methods (CQRM) and seeks to enable students to create and critique methodologically sophisticated qualitative research designs, including case studies, tests of necessity or sufficiency, and narrative or interpretive work.