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.
John McAdams, associate professor of political science, was recently featured in 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 view 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.
On October 10, 2013, a panel of professors and alumni discussed the topic of “Jobs for Political Science Majors That Do Not Involve Going to Law School.” Despite being the first day of midterm exams, more than forty students turned out to listen and ask questions. Those presenting at the event included: Prof. Charles Franklin (Professor of Law and Public Policy, Marquette University Law School; Director, Marquette Law School Poll); Prof. Jerry Prout (Visiting Asst. Professor, Marquette Political Science Dept.; Former VP- Public Affairs, FMC Corp., Washington, DC); Ms. Andrea Tarrell (Marketing Director, HNI Risk Services, Inc., New Berlin, WI); Mr. Steve Schultz (Senior Communications Consultant, Northwestern Mutual, Milwaukee, WI); and Mr. Alex Lombard (Employment Consultant, Creative Employment Opportunities, Inc., Milwaukee, WI). Following the presentations and Q&A, the presenters and the students continued to discuss the topic over refreshments.
On October 1, 2013 Dan Blumenthal, director of Asian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, presented a talk, "Could the U.S. and North Korea Get Along? A Look Into U.S. and North Korean Relations and Nuclear Policy." There was a terrific turnout with many students in attendance and who asked excellent questions during the Q&A session.
Marquette University, Great Lake Week and The Future of Ecology, a critical discussion on the future of the Great Lakes as seen through the lens of ecological justice was held on September 11, 2013. Professor McGee Young played a key role as organizer and panelist.
Professor Julia Azari commented on the situation in Syria and how it has a major influence on the race for the White House.
Professor Duane Swank has won the 2013 J. David Greenstone Award of the American Political Science Association's organized section in Politics and History for his book The Political Construction of Business Interests: Coordination, Growth and Equality (Cambridge University Press, 2012), coauthored with Cathie Jo Martin of Boston University. The Greenstone award honors the best book published in the previous two years in the broadly defined area of politics and history.
The December 2013 Mid-year Commencement ceremony will be the final mid-year graduation ceremony for Marquette University.