News & Events

Spring 2016 Speaker Series

Faculty and students are invited to a series of Wednesday talks at lunch hour, 12:00-1:00. Sessions occur in Behavioral Sciences Building (BSB) Room 1115 unless otherwise noted. Graduate students will get first crack in the Q…

What's up with the elections?

Professor Dick Simpson and Professor Betty O’Shaughnessy think they have an answer for bewildered voters who don’t understand the new politcial world of dark money, super PACs and social media campaigns.” Literary License…

Mock Trial Success

Our UIC Mock Trial Team advanced to national-level competition for the 21st consecutive year following a great performance this past weekend at the AMTA Joliet Regional Tournament. This is particularly a great feat, because it…

Graduate News

The UIC Department of Political Science is pleased to announce that it will award the following prizes to Political Science Graduate Students this year:  The Milton Rakove Memorial Fund Award Two (2) awards-…

Undergrad News

WRITE        WRITE       WRITE     –   WIN         WIN         WIN SPRING 2016 POLITICAL SCIENCE UNDERGRADUATE WRITING CONTESTS The UIC Department of Political Science is pleased to announce its annual contests and…

Amy Schoenecker

Student Highlight: Amy Schoenecker

Amy is a graduate student in UIC’s Department of Political Science.  Her dissertation entitledGoverning the ungovernable? Street vending in Chicago and Mumbai recently won her, the American Political Science Association’s Norton Long Young Scholar...

Congratulations to Petia Kostadinova and Alexandra Filindra

Petia Kostadinova and Alexandra Filindra, along with Prof. R. Daniel Keleman from Rutgers University, were recently awarded a prestigious grant from the European Union Studies Association (EUSA). The grant (for $10,000) is to…

Alberto Barraza

Student Highlight: Alberto Barraza

Alberto A. Barraza, will be a UIC graduating senior on Mother’s Day weekend, May 2016.  Even before his high school graduation, he had his sights set on attending UIC for college.  Alberto admits that due to some setbacks, he was not very focused...

In the Media

May 31, 2016 Dick Simpson, UIC professor of political science, appeared on WTTW-TV’s “Chicago Tonight”  for a panel segment about his recent co-authored report on City Council voting patterns. Simpson was joined on the panel…