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Professor Mike Kraft’s new book features contributions from several scholars with links to Political Science department

From UW-GB LOG Newsletter:” Oxford University Press has just released the latest book by Michael E. Kraft, professor emeritus of Political Science and Public and Environmental Affairs. The 792-page hardcover text is The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy. It is co-edited by Sheldon Kamieniecki, dean of the division of social sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Current and former UW-Green Bay faculty members contributed material, with Dean Scott Furlong collaborating with former PEA colleague Sara Rinfret on one chapter, and former Prof. Denise Scheberle contributing another. Kraft says the book is intended, in part, to alert those entering the field to the most important topics that have been addressed, the most significant scholarship that has been produced, and the priorities for future research in a field has grown substantially from its beginnings in the late 1960s. With the expansion of government policies in the 1960s and 1970s and increasing interest in contemporary environmental challenges, political scientists and policy scholars have greatly expanded the scope and sophistication of research, but there was until now no single volume, encyclopedia, or edited collection that authoritatively brings together this information. While the book is in hardcover initially, a paperback edition will following in a year. For moreinfo, visit the publisher’s website at″

Congratulations, Mike, Scott, Denise and Sara!

Professor Kraft’s new book receives major national honor

Congratulations to our colleague, professor emeritus Mike Kraft, on receiving American Political Science Association’s Lynton Keith Caldwell Prize for best scholarly book in environmental politics published in the last three years. For more details on the book’s impact and the award, please click here.

Spring 2012 Global Summit Generates Donations for a Village in Tanzania

The Global Politics and Society class led by Prof. Katia Levintova, Political Science and Public and Environmental Affairs, raised $200 last Friday during the semi-annual Global Summit on Sustainability. This time donations will benefit a non-profit organization, Village Life, dedicated to communal projects in Tanzania including village wells, medical centers and schools. Prof. Adam Parrillo of Urban and Regional Studies, who works closely with Village Life, will present a check to the organization on behalf of UW-Green Bay students.

Political Science Department sponsors Elections Around the World Discussion Series

In the Spring 2012 semester, Department of Political Science, together with Humanistic Studies and Global Studies programs, organized a series of campus discussions about elections around the world. Our informal lectures and Q&A sessions discussed elections in Egypt, Russia, France, and transition of power in China, all taking place this year. Last event in this series is scheduled for Friday, May 4, 12-1:30pm. We hope you will join us for the last fascinating discussion of presidential elections in France and the situation in the European Union.

Professor Emerita Denise Scheberle wins APSA 2012 Teaching Award

Our wonderful colleague and award-winning professor emerita, Denise Scheberle, was just awarded one of the top teaching honors in Political Science. Professor Scheberle is 2012 winner of American Political Science Association’s Teaching Award. We always knew that Denise was a super teacher, but this distinction signifies national recognition of this fact. Congratulations, Denise!

Congratulations to our May 2012 graduates!

Best wishes from all of your professors and we hope you will continue to make us proud!

Political Science May 2012 graduates:

Jake Evans, Morgan Malcore, Adam Jardine, Stephanie Johnson, Willy Kramlich, Sarah Meuer, Eric Mommaerts, Hope Nyenhuis, Mark Ard, Jess Rinehart, Zach Stevenson, Steph Suchecki

Heba Mohammad wins UW Outstanding Woman of Color Award and SGA presidency!

Heba Mohammad, Political Science, History and Environmental Policy and Planning student, just received a word that she is this year’s recipient of this prestigious award. And this is not the only good news Heba got this semester. She was just elected a president of UWGB Student Government Association. For more on Heba’s achievements please follow this link. Congratulations Heba! We are all extremely proud of you!

Happy Holidays from Political Science faculty!

Happy Holidays from professors Kraft, Scheberle, Blaney, Devaney, Dale and Levintova. Have a wonderful winter break!

Welcome to Spring 2012 semester

Dear political science students, welcome to another semester! Our first event in the Spring 2012 is PEA Open House, where we will talk, among other things, about Political Science program and post-graduation options for Political Science students (law school, graduate programs in political science and international studies, jobs in the field). The Spring 2012 Open House is on Monday, 4-5pm, in Alumni A and B rooms of the University Union. Hope to see you there!