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Department News 2013 - 2014

June 5, 2014

The Nebraska Civic Leadership group finished seminars at Mammel Hall and left for Washington, D.C. late Wednesday. This is a group picture of them at the Capital.



May 12, 2014

Nicole Sweet was awarded the 2014 Orville Menard Scholarship. She was presented the scholarship at a luncheon with Mrs. Darlene Menard and department faculty. Congratulations, Nicole.


March 20, 2014

Pi Gamma Mu is currently accepting applications for membership in Pi Gamma Mu, an interdisciplinary social science honorary.  Our membership requirements:

-juniors, seniors, and graduate students are eligible

-who have at least a 3.00 grade point average

-in at least 20 semester hours in social science courses (“history, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, international relations, criminal justice, social work, psychology, social philosophy, history of education, and human geography. Membership is also extended to interdisciplinary social science areas that build on the core social science disciplines, such as business and society, education, minority studies, public administration, international studies, public finance, leadership studies, consumer behavior, public policy and organizational behavior.”)

Membership benefits include scholarship eligibility (for graduate school), resume building, conference presentation and publication opportunities, possible leadership roles, social interaction, and service activities.  Members also may participate in Pi Gamma Mu’s upcoming Triennial International Convention (October 16-18, 2014, North Charleston, SC).

Please see Maryann Gamble in the Department of Political Science (ASH 275) for an application. Applications and a one-time fee of $55 for lifelong membership dues (cash or a check made out to “Pi Gamma Mu”) are due by 5pm on Thursday, March 20th.  For more information, please contact Professor Elizabeth S. Dahl ( in the Dept. of Political Science (ASH 275) or Pi Gamma Mu’s official website,


October 10, 2013

On Thursday, October 10th, the UNO Department of Political Science hosteda lecture entitled "The Parties on the Shutdown and the Debt" by Senator Ben Nelson.The lecture was sponsored by the Senator Ben Nelson Initiative in Bipartisan Leadership and the UNO Department of Political Science.


September 19, 2013

On Thursday, September 19th, the UNO Department of Political Science hosted a public forum and Q&A session with Dr. Charles F. Hobson of Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture at the College of William and Mary. The topic of his lecture was Chief Justice John Marshall and Constitutional Law. The event was part of Constitution Week events.

September 12, 2013

Senator Ben Nelson gave his first guest lecture entitled "Bipartisanship in a Partisan Congress" on Thursday, September 12th. The lecture was part of Dr Loree Bykerk's course Congress and the Legislative Process. The lecture was sponsored by the Senator Ben Nelson Initiative in Bipartisan Leadership and the UNO Department of Political Science.



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