The 2017 Constitution Day presentation will take place on Tuesday, September 19, at 7:30 p.m., in Franz Hall room 120. Bill Curtis, political science, will be speaking about significant constitutional cases that are up for consideration by the Supreme Court. The title will be “Travel Bans, Cell Phone Searches, and Wedding Cakes: The Supreme Court’s Upcoming Cases.” All are welcome and light refreshments will be served. For more information contact political science at x7274 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Tuesday, September 13, the Department of Political Science will conduct a presentation in honor of Constitution Day, titled “Is the System Fair? Perspectives on the American Electoral System,” in St. Mary’s Lounge at 7 p.m. This presentation will discuss the constitutional foundation of the electoral system in the United States and then consider the implications of that system in today’s world.
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The Department of Political Science will present a lecture by Marius Laurinavicius, titled “Putin’s goals and actions: surprise to the Western World,” on Wednesday, March 2, from 9:15-10:10 a.m., in Franz Hall Room 111. The lecture is free and open to all.
Laurinavicius is a Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF) security research scholar currently in residence at the Center for European Policy Analysis. He is one of the leading Russia experts in Lithuania and has received several awards for his contributions to Lithuanian foreign policy. At CEPA, he contributes to the Baltic Sea Security Initiative and Information War Program. Before assuming his fellowship, Laurinavicius was a senior analyst for the Vilnius-based Eastern Europe Studies Centre, as well as foreign editor and deputy editor-in-chief for the largest Lithuanian daily newspaper, Lietuvos Rytas. Laurinavicius holds a master’s degree from the Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University.
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University of Notre Dame political science professor Christina Wolbrecht will present the 2016 William J. Mazzocco Lecture in Distributive Justice on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m., in Shiley Hall Room 301. Her talk is free and open to all.
Wolbrecht is associate professor and director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy at the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of The Politics of Women’s Rights: Parties, Positions, and Change, which received the 2001 Leon D. Epstein Outstanding Book Award from the Political Organizations and Parties Section of the APSA, and co-editor (with Rodney E. Hero) of The Politics of Democratic Inclusion and (with Karen Beckwith and Lisa Baldez) of Political Women and American Democracy.
The William J. Mazzocco Lecture in Distributive Justice was established in 2006 to honor 1937 UP alumnus Bill Mazzocco, who had a long, distinguished career in military intelligence with various World War II assignments at diplomatic posts, and made significant contributions to the Marshall Plan. He credited his years at UP with giving him a solid moral foundation that guided his steadfast belief in the principles of equitable and fair distribution of wealth.
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The political science department and provost’s office will present “Constitutional Foundation of American Foreign Policy” by Jeffrey Meiser on Thursday, September 17, from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. His lecture will celebrate Constitution Day, which honors the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, and is free and open to all.
Meiser is an assistant professor in the political science department. He was previously on the faculty of the College of International Security Affairs and director of the South and Central Asia Program. He also taught at the University of California at Santa Barbara, The Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Mannheim. His book, Power and Restraint: The Rise of the United States, 1898-1941, was published this year by Georgetown University Press.
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The University of Portland Mock Trial Team took two squads to the Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament in Boise, Idaho, over the weekend of February 7-8. Out of 19 teams competing, UP placed second with a 6-2 record, and placed ninth (top honorable mention) with a 4-4 record, according to coach Aaron Johnson, political science. The team’s second place finish ensures a spot at the Opening Round National Championship tournament scheduled to be held in Minneapolis, Minn., on March 13-15.
The UP team also brought home four individual awards: Nicolas Barradas, senior and captain (pictured), was awarded the top attorney award at the tournament with a perfect score. Freshman Jacque Nelson received an outstanding attorney award, and freshman Ariana Ebesu took home an award for top witness with a perfect score, and freshman Kathryn Murdock also received an outstanding witness award.
Team members are Nic Barradas, Emma England, Mackenna Krohn, London Ballard, Triton Pitassi, Emily Strand, Kathryn Murdock, Katherine Miller, Edward Richter, Jacque Nelson, Natalie Hagen, Ethan McBride, Will Gunnels, Ariana Ebesu, and Chastin Kekahuna. Assistant coaches are Kathya Acuna and Jeremiah Swisher.
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Hassan Abbas will present the 2015 William J. Mazzocco Lecture in Distributive Justice on Monday, February 2, at 7 p.m., in Mago Hunt Center Theater. His talk, titled “The Idea of Justice in Islam: Traditional & Contemporary Debates within Islamic Communities,” is free and open to all.
Abbas is professor and chair of the Department of Regional and Analytical Studies at National Defense University’s College of International Security Affairs in Washington, DC. He is also a senior adviser at the Asia Society. Previously, he served as the distinguished Quaid i Azam chair professor at Columbia University and a senior adviser at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. His latest book, The Taliban Revival (Yale University Press, June 2014), chronicles the Taliban’s survival and resurgence after 2001, through firsthand research and interviews in the area.
The William J. Mazzocco Lecture in Distributive Justice was established at the University in 2006 to honor 1937 graduate Bill Mazzocco, who had a long, distinguished career in military intelligence with various World War II assignments at diplomatic posts, and made significant contributions to the Marshall Plan. He credited his years at UP with giving him a solid moral foundation that guided his steadfast belief in the principles of equitable and fair distribution of wealth.
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Gary Malecha, a longtime professor of political science at the University of Portland, has received the Spirit of Holy Cross Award, given annually to lay collaborators of the Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers. The award recognizes lay collaborators who devotedly work to make Blessed Basil Moreau’s vision and mission to “make God known, loved, and served” a reality at the Congregation’s education, parish and mission apostolates.
Malecha was one of six award recipients announced on Sept. 15 by Rev. Thomas O’Hara, C.S.C., provincial superior of the United States Province of Priests and Brothers, to mark the Solemnity of Our Lady of Sorrows.
Malecha, who has been a professor at the University since 1992, served as chairman of the Department of Political Science for 13 years and currently serves as the University’s NCAA faculty athletic representative.
Malecha was nominated by Rev. Jeffrey Allison, C.S.C., on behalf of the Holy Cross Community at the University of Portland. Fr. Allison said Malecha is supportive of the mission of Holy Cross and is deeply committed to students at the University.
The 2014 recipients also include Melanie Chapleau, assistant to Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., University of Notre Dame; Lori Gorny, office and payroll manager, Provincial Administration Office (Notre Dame, Ind.); Patti Schlarb, seamstress at the Basilica of Sacred Heart, Notre Dame; and Edwin J. and Lea M. Zorn, parishioners, Sacred Heart Parish (Tri-Community Parish), Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The Holy Cross community will formally honor Malecha at a Mass and dinner in January 2015 as part of the celebrations of Congregation found Blessed Basil Moreau’s life. Honorees will receive a proclamation of gratitude signed by provincial superior Fr. Tom O’Hara, C.S.C., on behalf of the entire U.S. Province.
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The policical science department will mark Constitution Day with a lecture by UP political science professor Gary Malecha, titled “Congressional Elections in a New Political Environment.” Malecha will discuss the upcoming 2014 congressional elections and how they might impact presidential-congressional relations and policy which will make up the rest of the Obama presidency. His lecture, free and open to all, is set for Wednesday, September 17, at 6 p.m., in Shiley Hall room 101.
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The Committee on Teaching and Scholarship cordially invites all regular faculty to submit proposals to receive funding from the Arthur Butine Faculty Development Fund. Faculty can download Butine application materials, review selection criteria, and consult the timeline for applications by visiting https://www.up.edu/academicsenate/tas/. Applications are due to the chair of the Committee on Teaching and Scholarship (Lauretta Frederking, political science), and the applicants’ respective department chairs (if CAS) and deans no later than noon on Friday, October 3, 2014. Please note also that applicants must discuss their Butine proposals with their respective deans prior to submitting applications for consideration.
The Committee on Teaching and Scholarship will host two workshops to review the Butine application process: Monday, September 8, 9 to 10 a.m., and Monday, September 8, 3 to 4 p.m., both in the Clark Library Conference Room.
A final reminder: All interim or completed project reports of previously funded proposals are due to the chair of Teaching and Scholarship as well as the appropriate dean no later than Friday, September 26. Report forms can be downloaded from the website listed above.
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