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OPSVAW Supports Five Students

One of the top priorities of the OPSVAW is the support of students, and the 2014-2015 academic year will see the program support five students through graduate fellowships and research assistantships.

Political Science as a Path to Law School: Rachel Hensley

Rachel Hensley didn’t always know she wanted to study political science, but she found that the University of Kentucky’s College of Arts and Sciences had much to offer her both as a student finding her way, and as a Spanish language major. The broad variety of classes offered at UK and through the A&S college allowed Hensley the breathing room to work her way toward where she wanted to be.

In this podcast, Rachel joined us by phone to talk about her time as a pre-law student, what law school is like at the University of Cincinnati, and a few bits of advice for students who want to pursue a career in law. 
 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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UK Student Finds Second Home Through Education Abroad

Studying through the International Study Abroad program (ISA) throughout the spring 2012 semester, JR Leach is taking five courses abroad through the Universidad de Granada, advancing his fluency in Spanish and discovered a "new home."

"How International Relations Affect Civil Conflict" Clayton Thyne Discusses Theories Surrounding Civil War

Given the appalling consequences of civil wars, why are the competing actors within a state unable to come to a settlement to avoid the costs of conflict? How might external parties affect the likelihood that a civil war begins? How do their actions affect the duration and outcome of civil conflicts that are already underway? How International Relations Affect Civil Conflict draws on three main approaches—bargaining theory, signaling theory, and rational expectations—to examine how external actors might affect the onset, duration and outcome of civil wars.

Ramesh Sharma

Ph.D. Student

by Stephanie Lang

Paul Brewer

The recent presidential election not only captivated the nation, but also opened up a whole new dialogue on politics.The sense of excitement surrounding the election mobilized the younger generations, who in turn supported their candidate by using social networking and video sharing sites and in some cases hitting the campaign trail.
This increase in participation was also noted by UK political science alum Paul Brewer. Currently an associate professor and chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Brewer shared the election enthusiasm of his students.

Madison Young

Political Science Senior

Jonathan Powell

Political Science Ph.D. Student

by Rebekah Tilley

Third-year political science graduate student Jonathan Powell is an early riser. By 6:30 each morning the Kentucky native is usually hiking up to Patterson Office Tower to start his day. Yet political science professor Dr. Daniel Morey always manages to beat him there.

Jim Newberry

For over 100 years, the College of Arts & Sciences has been fertile ground for aspiring political leaders, from former Kentucky governors Edward T. Breathitt and Martha Layne Collins to current U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter, and even Lexington’s own mayor Jim Newberry.
In 1978, as a senior political science major, Newberry might not have known that he would lead Lexington, but seeing that he served as Student Government President and received a diverse Arts & Sciences education, he was certainly well-prepared for just such an endeavor.

Patrick Murphy Conlon

Linguistics and Political Science Senior
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