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Tag: Department of Political Science

Remembering political scientist William Bluhm

Remembering political scientist William Bluhm

December 10, 2018

Colleagues and friends are remembering William (Ted) Bluhm, a political theorist who served on the University faculty for nearly 40 years and whose work on political philosophy and ethics endures.

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Meet the Students’ Association presidents at the College and Eastman

Meet the Students’ Association presidents at the College and Eastman

December 5, 2018

Henry Carpender ’20, left, and Beatriz Gil ’19 were elected last spring as Students’ Association presidents for the College and the Eastman School of Music.

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Can Twitter ‘sockpuppets’ actually get you fired?

Can Twitter ‘sockpuppets’ actually get you fired?

October 29, 2018

A Twitter spat ended up causing a science fiction writer to lose his job. Rochester political scientist Bethany Lacina used data science to show how the incident was in part fueled by bots and “sockpuppets.”

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Game theorist Scott Tyson puzzles over what makes autocrats successful

Game theorist Scott Tyson puzzles over what makes autocrats successful

October 29, 2018

A new assistant professor of political science, Tyson has been studying political accountability in nondemocratic environments where government officials are sanctioned by nonelectoral institutions.

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Fan hate takes aim at Star Wars diversity

Fan hate takes aim at Star Wars diversity

September 27, 2018

In an analysis of thousands of tweets from Star Wars fans, associate professor of political science Bethany Lacina found that offensive language doubled and hate speech jumped by 60 percent when those tweets were directed at actress Kelly Marie Tran or her character Rose Tico, the first nonwhite female lead character in the franchise.

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Creating a ‘citizen economist’

Creating a ‘citizen economist’

September 12, 2018

In this episode of the Quadcast podcast, two University professors offer their thoughts on how a fundamental understanding of economics helps us make better decisions.

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For future social worker, Rochester is a place to thrive

For future social worker, Rochester is a place to thrive

May 4, 2018

The senior from Warner Robins, Georgia, has crammed a lot into four years of college, and Kat Bakrania is not done learning. “When I graduate, I’m going to leave here with some really solid friendships and some amazing experiences.”

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US democratic performance declines on most measures

US democratic performance declines on most measures

May 2, 2018

Both the general public and political science experts rate the performance of US democratic institutions significantly lower than half a year ago, according to the fifth and latest survey from Bright Line Watch.

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Celebrating student employees of the year

Celebrating student employees of the year

April 20, 2018

Luke Meyerson ’18 and Blake Harriman ’16, ’18W (MS) — student workers in the Department of Political Science and the Medical Center’s Edward G. Miner Library, respectively — are 2018 student employees of the year.

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Political scientists monitor threats to US democratic institutions

Political scientists monitor threats to US democratic institutions

April 11, 2018

“One of the greatest threats to democracy is the idea that it is unassailable.” That’s the tagline of Bright Line Watch, which neatly sums up the group’s motivation. Made up of four political scientists including University of Rochester professor Gretchen Helmke, the non-partisan initiative has set out to monitor democratic institutions in the United States and potential threats to those practices.

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