Welcome to the Rooney Center!


The Center sponsors a variety of activities for both faculty and students, including conferences, a weekly research workshop for faculty and graduate students, a speaker series for the entire campus community, research grants for graduate students, roundtables for undergraduates, internships
for undergraduates, and a thesis prize for undergraduates.


Here's what's new:



The John Roos Prize for the best senior thesis in the field of American Politics goes to Emily Flores for her thesis, "In Order to Form a More Perfect Union: We the People in Indiana Public High Schools." Emily's thesis was advised by David Campbell.



Congratulations to Gary Hollibaugh on not one but two major articles out: "Naïve Cronyism and Neutral Competence: Patronage, Performance, and Policy Agreement in Executive Appointments.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory and "Vacancies, vetting, and votes: A unified dynamic model of the appointments process.” Journal of Theoretical Politics.


Congratulations to Rooney Center faculty member Matt Hall, has two new articles out: one at the Journal of Law and Courts, the other at American Politics Research.


Christina Wolbrecht and her co-author Michael Hartney (Rooney Center graduate) have been featured in a Wilson Quarterly piece on thier recent Perspectives article on the politics of education.  The Wilson Quarterly piece can be found here.



American Politics professor Dianne Pinderhughes, along with her co-authors Todd Shaw, Louis DeSipio and Toni-Michelle Travis, recently published Uneven Roads: An Introduction to US Racial and Ethnic Politics on Sage CQ Press.



An episode of Research on Religion (www.researchonreligion.org) features our very own Dave Campbell talking about his new book Seeking the Promised Land. He shares the microphone with co-author Quin Monson of BYU, talking about Mormon political values. More info, or Click to listen.




Upcoming Events:

Classes end April 29
Finals week: May 4-8

Have a great summer!

Classes begin August 25