Political Spectrum: The E-Newsletter of the Department of Political Science

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Political Spectrum

The Political Spectrum

Rich Pacelle
Rich Pacelle explains how presidential campaigns bring political scientists to center stage and afford political scientists the chance to test their theories of political behavior.

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Graduate Student Spotlight

MPPA Employment Rate of Graduates Remains at 100 Percent
Fourteen students completed the MPPA and were awarded master's degrees at Spring Commencement 2015. As in previous years, all distinguished themselves by landing professional positions.

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Undergraduate Student Spotlight

The Tennessee Legislative Internship Program (TLIP)
Another distinguished group of UT students were chosen to serve as full-time staff for the members of the General Assembly during the spring semester 2015.

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The Tennessee Legislative Internship Program (TLIP)

Alumni Spotlight

Bookend Alumni Profiles
The second (1962) and the most recent (2015) graduate of the doctoral program have more than an alma mater in common— extraordinary public service.

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Faculty Spotlight

In Memoriam: Professor Robert A. Gorman
The Department of Political Science lost a beloved colleague this summer. Professor Bob Gorman is remembered as an outstanding teacher, scholar, mentor, and faithful friend.

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Professor Robert A. Gorman


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Alberto R. Gonzales, JD

Pregame Showcase
Venezuela in Crisis: The Deterioration and Polarization of Party Politics

Join Jana Morgan on October 10 at 1:30 p.m. in the McClung Musuem of Natural History and Culture's auditorium as she examines the shift in Venezuela from a stable democracy to an unstable conflict-ridden regime, as well as the possible paths of Venezuelan politics in the future. Find out more

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