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:



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.


Africana Studies

The Rooney Center recently co-sponsored two events with the department of Africana Studies about Women in the Civil Rights Movement at the end of October. More info.



David Campbell was the keynote speaker at the Fourth Annual President’s White House Forum on Interfaith and Community Service for College Presidents and Supporters, and at the accompanying plenary session of the President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, held at George Washington University (September 22, 2014).



Congratulations to Rooney Center faculty member Matt Hall, who won a grant from NSF for a project on "The Institutional Foundations of Judicial Independence." He is co-directing it with Jason H. Windett, Jonathan Crabtree, and Thu-Mai Christian.



David Campbell wrote a paper for the American Enterprise Institute on civic education, which was released in conjunction with Constitution Day. Read it here.

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