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Sam Bestvater places second in the 2021 Graduate Exhibition Award

Sam Bestvater places second in the 2021 Graduate Exhibition Award (4/6/2021)

Congratulations to Sam Bestvater for winning second place in the 2021 Graduate Exhibition Award. Forty-three graduate students received awards for their research and creative scholarship in the 36th Annual Graduate Exhibition. More than 200 graduate students registered for the Graduate Exhibition, which included 156 graduate student participants in the research presentation option. Sam's paper is titled: "From Clicks to Collective Action: How Online Activism Promotes Individual Protest Mobilization".

Graduate Student, Nitheesha Nakka receives scholarship

Nitheesha Nakka is awarded 2020 ICDS award

Congratulations to Nitheesha Nakka. She was awarded 2020 ICDS scholarship which awards renewable summer funding for research in interdisciplinary computational data science. The mission for the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS) is to build the capacity to solve problems of scientific and societal importance through cyber-enabled research. Computation and data science have become increasingly vital modes of inquiry. This is a highly competitive program, and she was selected from a large group of students across Penn State. Great job Nitheesha!

Department of Political Science students represent student Marshals for Fall 2020 Commencement

Department of Political Science students represent student Marshals for Fall 2020 Commencement

Congratulations to the fall graduating class of 2020! We would like to recognize three of our outstanding International Politics students in the department representing their concurrent major as their student Marshal.   

Alejandra CastanedaSmeal College of Business student Marshal graduating with bachelor’s degrees in Management Information Systems and in International Politics, with minors in French and Francophone Studies and Global and International Studies.

Kelsey Bell, Bellisario College of Communications student Marshal graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Advertising/Public Relations, History, and International Politics, with a minor in Latin American Studies.

Kylie DunmireCollege of Information Sciences & Technology student Marshal graduating with bachelor’s degrees in Security and Risk Analysis and in International Politics. Kylie continues to pursue a master’s degree in the School of International Affairs through the Integrated Undergraduate-Graduate Program.

Professor Anthony Bertelli to deliver 2020 Herbert Simon Award Lecture

Professor Anthony Bertelli to deliver 2020 Herbert Simon Award Lecture

Anthony Bertelli, Douglas S. and Joyce L. Sherwin Chair in the College of the Liberal Arts Honoring Frank Whitmore and professor of public policy and political science, will present "Democracy Administered: Understanding the Role of Public Administration in Representative Government" for the Midwest Political Science Association’s 2020 Herbert Simon Award lecture at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

An elected member of the National Academy of Public Administration, Bertelli has held faculty positions at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, Bocconi University in Italy, the University of Southern California, the University of Georgia, Texas A&M, and the University of Kentucky.

A prolific author and scholar, he has published six books and more than sixty articles on policy, public administration, international policy, and political science. He is the senior executive editor of the Journal of Public Policy and serves on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and Political Science Research and Methods.

See full story: https://news.psu.edu/story/638185/2020/11/06/public-events/anthony-bertelli-deliver-2020-herbert-simon-award-lecture-nov

Beta Pi Chapter receives Pi Sigma Alpha's Best Chapter Award for 2019-2020

Beta Pi Chapter receives Pi Sigma Alpha's Best Chapter Award for 2019-2020

Congratulations to the Beta Pi Chapter who has been chosen to receive one of Pi Sigma Alpha's Best Chapter Awards for the third year in a row. The team's hard work and dedication has created a thriving and successful chapter. The awards are intended to recognize local chapters that are particularly active in their departments and universities and exhibit high levels of energy and creativity in furthering the goals of the honor society. The award carries a cash prize.