On Thursday, February 20th, undergraduate and graduate students from the Political Science and International Affairs programs participated in a discussion with two alumni of Marquette University about the life of a Foreign Service Officer and the process of joining the Foreign Service. The presenters were Jonathan Bass, an alumnus of the Applied Economics master's program, and Ashley Tikkanen, an alumna of the International Affairs master's program. Both recently completed a tour of service in New Delhi, India. A video of the event is available here.
The deadline by which complete applications to the INAF and POSC master's programs must be received in order to be guaranteed full consideration for financial aid has been extended to Monday, March 3rd. Prospective students who have questions about the programs or about the application process are encouraged to contact the director of graduate studies, Professor Susan Giaimo, by email.
Professor Amber Wichowsky has been awarded a grant through the National Science Foundation-funded Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS) program. The award was part of the TESS program's Special Competition for Young Investigators. There were over 100 proposals from across the country and only 8 were accepted. Prof. Wichowsky's project is titled "Pro-social Motivation, Social Position, and Support for Social Welfare Policy." The project is related to a pilot study that she conducted as part of the Marquette Law School Poll last fall.
Professor McGee Young's H20Score project was recently profiled in article by Xconomy.com. He has also been chosen by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) as the featured startup for February 2014 and will be featured on their InWisconsin.com blog. He was honored at halftime of a recent Marquette basketball game for his work as a social innovator.
Professor McGee Young has been named one of the Business Journal's "40 under 40" for 2014. The list of the winners is here. He is the only person at Marquette University on the 2014 list, although four others on the list are Marquette alumni. The event honoring the "40 under 40" will be on February 24th. Prof. Young was also part of a Business Journal special article on the importance of the topic of water to the Milwaukee area.
Professor Amber Wichowsky has commented on the latest Marquette Law School Poll results on a post at the Law School Polling projects Analysis site. Her post, titled, "Social Position and Attitudes about Income Inequality," addresses the way in which priming respondents to consider their economic position versus the wealthiest in society increases the likelihood that they see inequality as a problem. In addition to helping analyze the results of the surveys, Prof. Wichowsky has served as a contributor of questions for the survey.
Professor John McAdams was featured in several national news stories discussing his theory on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He was interviewed by CNN, Time and USA Today and featured on the PBS television show "NOVA: Cold Case JFK." In light of the 50th anniversary of the assassination, McAdams talked about the single shooter theory, debunking myths and misinformation, and newly found Air Force One recordings.
Public approval ratings for Congress are at historic lows. Is Washington hopelessly broken, incapable of addressing the nation’s greatest challenges? Congressman Pocan is a Democrat from Madison. Congressman Ribble is a Republican from the Fox Valley. They differ on important issues but agree that elected officials in our nation’s capital must find a way to work together to move America forward. The two lawmakers are part of the No Labels Problem Solvers, a group of House and Senate members who meet regularly to build trust across the aisle. In this joint appearance at the Law School, Representatives Pocan and Ribble will discuss their work in Washington, and their desire to see Congress focus more on fixing, and less on fighting. The event will take place on Monday, March 17th at 12:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. Reserve your spot.