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Professor Nomikos Interviewed by KSDK about Afghanistan Crisis

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Professor William Nomikos was interviewed by local news, KSDK, about the crisis in Afghanistan.

Professor Nomikos on the Afghanistan Crisis

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Professor William Nomikos was interviewed by The Source's Sarah Savat for an article titled, "WashU Expert: Afghanistan Crisis Was a Predictable Catastrophe".

PhD Candidate Bryant Moy Wins PolMeth Best Poster Award

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Congratulations to PhD candidate Bryant Moy! His poster won the PolMeth best applied graduate student poster award.

Professor Chris Lucas Awarded Methodology, Measurement, and Statics Program Grant

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Congratulations to Professor Chris Lucas and his collaborator, Dean Knox (UPenn), for being awarded a grant through the Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics Program for their project, "Computational Methods for Speech Analysis."

PhD Graduate, Patrick Tucker, has accepted a position at Edison Research!

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Congratulations to Patrick Tucker, a 2017 PhD graduate! He recently accepted a position at election forecasting firm, Edison Research.

Professor Lucia Motolinia wins best paper award

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Professor Lucia Motolinia wins the Leon Weaver Award, given to the best paper presented at an APSA 2020 panel sponsored by the Representation and Electoral Systems section. Her paper is titled “Geographically-Targeted Spending in Mixed-Member Majoritarian Electoral Systems” and co-authored with Amy Catalinac (NYU).

Prof. Betsy Sinclair named as a Fellow of the Society for Political Methodology

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Betsy Sinclair has been named as a Fellow of the Society for Political Methodology! The position of Fellow “honors individuals who have made outstanding scholarly contributions to the development of political methodology, and whose methodological work has had a major international impact on subsequent scholarship in the field, in the discipline more broadly, and where appropriate in other areas.”

Prof. Jim Gibson Awarded Harold Lasswell Award

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The International Society for Political Psychology has just announced that Jim Gibson has been awarded the highly prestigious Harold Lasswell Award for Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment in Political Psychology! The award is bestowed on an individual deemed to have made a distinguished scientific contribution in the field of political psychology. Gibson’s contributions to political psychology are many, ranging from research on the psychology of institutional legitimacy to the psychology of truth and reconciliation and political tolerance, worldwide.

Prof. Andrew Reeves Receives David Hadas Teaching Award

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Congratulations to Andrew Reeves! He has been selected as this year’s recipient of the David Hadas Teaching Award, which was established by Pamela W. Hadas "to honor and publicly recognize an outstanding tenured faculty member in Arts & Sciences who demonstrates commitment and excellence in teaching first-year undergraduate students.”

Professor Clarissa Hayward Appointed Dean's Fellow for Policies

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Clarissa Rile Hayward, Professor of Political Science, will assume the role of Dean’s Fellow for Policies this fall. In this position, she will review, create, and advise on faculty policies – in particular, those related to faculty promotion and tenure. Her work in this area will help ensure that faculty in Arts & Sciences receive clear, consistent, and equitable guidance.

Former PhD Student David Miller Won APSA Dissertation Award

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2020 PhD Graduate, David Miller, won APSA's President and Executive Politics George C. Edwards III Award for best dissertation in executive politics.

Professor Andrew Reeves Published in Legislative Studies Quarterly

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Professor Andrew Reeves and co-author Jon Rogowski published their article, "Unilateral Inaction: Congressional Gridlock, Interbranch Conflict, and Public Evaluations of Executive Power" in Legislative Studies Quarterly.