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Professor Peter Trubowitz Featured in Los Angeles Times Op Ed

Thu, Nov 9, 2006

Trubowitz discusses the election, Rumsfeld's resignation, and US foreign policy.


Government Lecturer Featured in University's Take 5

Take 5

Mon, Oct 23, 2006

Lecturer James Henson takes an historical approach to analyzing the midterm election season in Texas politics.


Government Professors Discuss Continued Meaning of U.S. Constitution

Consitution Day 2006

Wed, Oct 11, 2006

UT-Austin President, William Powers, Jr. and government professors, Bruce Buchanan, Gretchen Ritter and Sean Theriault share their perspectives on Constitution Day 2006. The Texas scholars converse about the Constitution and its continued meaning in political life in 2006.


Government Professor Named Vice Provost at The University of Texas at Austin

Fri, Sep 22, 2006

Dr. Terri E. Givens, an associate professor in the Government Department and director of the Center for European Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, has been appointed to the position of vice provost at the university.


Professor William Livingston Receives APSA's Elazar Award

Distinguished Professor recognized for contributions to the study of federalism and intergovernmental relations

Mon, Sep 18, 2006

On September 2, 2006, during the 102nd annual APSA meeting held in Philadelphia, Dr. William Livingston was awarded APSA’s Daniel Elazar Award for his contributions to the study of Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations.


Government Advising Newsletter

Issue: September 18, 2006

Mon, Sep 18, 2006

The Government Undergraduate Advising Center has started a weekly newsletter for Government students. It features important dates and deadlines, upcoming University programs, and internship opportunities.


Government Advising Newsletter

Issue: September 6, 2006

Wed, Sep 6, 2006

The Government Undergraduate Advising Center has started a weekly newsletter for Government students. It features important dates and deadlines, upcoming University programs, and internship opportunities.


Professor Gretchen Ritter Featured on UT Homepage

The Constitution helps define women's civic membership, argues Prof. Ritter

Mon, Aug 14, 2006

Chile, Germany, the Philippines and Liberia. What do these countries have in common? A woman holds the top political office in each country.

Now, name five female politicians in the United States government other than Hillary Rodham Clinton or Condoleezza Rice. Having trouble?

Americans take pride in living in a country that treats all citizens equally. Schoolchildren discover phrases like "We, the People" and "All men are created equal" as they learn about the founding fathers, democracy and the Constitution. But who exactly are "We, the People"?


Government Professor Awarded President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award

Professor Sean Theriault Recipient of 2006-07 Awards

Mon, Aug 14, 2006

The President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award was established in the fall of 1980 to recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching at UT Austin. Professor Sean Theriault will be honored with this $5,000 award at the President's State of the University address on September 14.


We Have Moved!

The Department of Government has relocated to the newly renovated Batts Hall

Wed, May 31, 2006

The Department of Government recently moved its offices to Batts and Mezes Hall. The Main Office is located on the second floor of Batts, room 2.116. The Undergraduate Advising Center is located in Batts 2.102.


Department of Government Commencement 2006

Fri, May 12, 2006

Information for Graduates


Conference: Suicide Terrorism in a Globalized World

May 16-17, 2006

Thu, May 11, 2006

The conference will be held in the A.C.E.S. Avaya Auditorium (2.302) from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on May 16, and 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on May 17.


Government Professor Awarded Friar Centennial Teaching Fellowship

Professor Henry Dietz Honored as the 2006-2007 Friar Centennial Teaching Fellow

Mon, Apr 10, 2006

The Friar Society at the University of Texas at Austin announced on Friday, March 31 Dr. Henry Dietz of the Department of Government and the Institute of Latin American Studies as the recipient of the Twentieth Annual Friar Centennial Teaching Fellowship.


Government Professor Featured on UT's Homepage

Prof. Ami Pedahzur discusses his research on suicide terrorism

Wed, Mar 15, 2006

The use of suicide terrorism—a tactic employed so effectively in the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001—has grown dramatically during the past five years. From 1999-2004, there were 3.5 times as many suicide terrorist attacks as had occurred from 1983 to 1998. In 2005, the number soared even higher, with significant concentration of attacks occurring in Iraq.“From a cost-benefit perspective, suicide terrorism is quite effective,” said Dr. Ami Pedahzur, associate professor of government at The University of Texas at Austin and a terrorism expert. “A suicide bomber with an explosives belt kills on average four times as many people as an attack with a delayed detonation device or a shooting attack.”


Three Faculty Members Appointed Dean's Fellows for 2006-07

Professors George Gavrilis, Andy Karch, and Tasha Philpot receive fellowships for next year

Thu, Mar 2, 2006

Congratulations to Professors George Gavrilis, Andy Karch, and Tasha Philpot for these appointments.


Assistant Professor Kenneth Greene wins National Science Foundation Grant (co-Principal Investigator) for the Mexico 2006 Voter Panel Study and Hosts Bi-National Conference at UT

Tue, Jan 24, 2006

The Mexican Center of the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies presents "Political Parties and Voters in Mexico's 2006 Elections," Friday, February 3, 2006, Santa Rita Room, 3rd floor of the Texas Union, 9:00-12:00 and 2:00-5:00.


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