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Washington D.C. Intern Emily McKee

    Emily McKee “I interned for Congressman Stephen Fincher (TN-08) in his Washington, D.C. office. Living in D.C. and working on Capitol Hill was such an amazing opportunity. I learned so much and was able to meet so many interesting people. It is definitely an experience I will never forget!”  

Ohio Intern Charlotte Nichols

  Charlotte Nichols “I had such an amazing experience interning with Congressman Dave Joyce of Ohio this summer. Since he is a member of the Appropriations Committee, I had the unique opportunity to sit in on a number of their meetings. I learned so much about the legislative process and am looking forward to spending […]

Kids in the Capitol Program Gives Fifth-Graders a Look at Government

UM McLean Institute, Department of Political Science collaborate to create opportunities May 5, 2016 By Christina Steube The UM McLean Institute and Department of Political Science collaborated to take fifth-grade students from Charleston Middle School on a field trip to the Capitol in Jackson during the legislative session. OXFORD, Miss. – Dozens of middle school […]

AT&T Donates $100,000 for Gov. Haley Barbour Endowment at UM

Contribution to endowment is one of the first by a major corporation April 14, 2016 By Staff Report Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (left) visits with Mayo Flynt, president of AT&T Mississippi, and UM Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter on the Ole Miss campus. Photo by Bill Dabney, UM Foundation OXFORD, Miss. – AT&T has donated $100,000 […]

Eleven UM Researchers Awarded Competitive Internal Grants

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs issues request for new proposals February 12, 2016 By Edwin Smith Alice Clark OXFORD, Miss. – The research projects of 11 University of Mississippi faculty members were funded recently, thanks to a competitive internal grants program piloted in 2015 by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. The program, […]

Public Policy Student Rod Bridges and Political Science Professor Bob Brown Recognized for Academic Excellence

Public Policy Student Rod Bridges and Political Science Professor Bob Brown Recognized for Academic Excellence The 29th annual Mississippi Universities Higher Education Appreciation Day—Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) program recognized Robert Brown, professor of political science (left), and Rod Bridges, president of the University of Mississippi Associated Student Body and a public policy leadership and pre-med major in the Sally […]

Peace Society Annual Conference

International Conference at UM Focuses on Global Conflict Management 49th annual meeting of Peace Science Society unites preeminent group for discussion, research NOVEMBER 16, 2015 | BY EDWIN SMITH David Carter of Princeton University answers questions after speaking at the 49th Annual North American meeting of the Peace Science Society (International). Photo by Kevin Bain/Communications […]

Learning Lessons from Haley Barbour’s Career

Learning Lessons from Haley Barbour’s Career Initiative launched to honor former governor through UM political science department NOVEMBER 4, 2015 | BY TINA HAHN An initiative is underway to honor two-term Mississippi governor and national political leader Haley Barbour at the University of Mississippi, with a goal of attracting $1.5 million for a faculty chair […]

Scholarship Honors Retired Professor

Scholarship Honors Retired Professor UM political science alumni and friends have honored Goberdhan Bhagat, who taught in that department for 30 years before retiring in 1994, with a scholarship endowment in his name. Bhagat (affectionately known as GB) joined the faculty after serving as a diplomat for the Indian government in the United Nations. “GB […]

Former Political Science Chair Robert B. Albritton II Fondly Remembered Former Political Science Chair Robert B. Albritton II Fondly Remembered UM administrators, faculty members recall late colleague and mentor as a great leader, example SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 BY EDWIN SMITH Robert Bynum Albritton II, chair and professor emeritus of political science, is being fondly remembered by his University of Mississippi colleagues as a visionary […]