Olin Hall houses the Department of Political Science and the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics.
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The Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics
The University of Akron is home to the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, a bipartisan research and teaching institute dedicated to increasing understanding of the political process, with special emphasis on political parties, grassroots activity, and ethical behavior. The Bliss Institute works in autonomous affiliation and active cooperation with the university's Department of Political Science. The institute and the department collaborate in providing academic curricula and other activities that support their related missions, including internship programs, academic programs in applied politics, scholarship, and public events. Members of the institute frequently are professors in the department and several faculty members of the department are fellows of the institute.
The Department of Political Science offers number of options for graduate studies that are geared toward preparing students for many different career options. Our faculty members are renowned in their fields and have great success mentoring students to achieve their career goals. Check out how a UA Political Science graduate degree can be your path to success!
Michael Martin: Achieving his dreams, one at a time
Michael Martin, who took a nontraditional path to college success, is one of the students chosen to speak on behalf of the Spring 2013 Class at commencement ceremonies May 10-12 at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.
The Battle Isn't Over …
The November elections are over, and now UA's “National Battleground” course will focus on political agendas.
UA experts offer predictions for 2013
From that pesky fiscal cliff to new food trends, economic forecasts, Supreme Court decisions and more options for energy efficiency, our campus experts make a wide range of predictions for what lies ahead in 2013.
Transferring to UA puts grad on chosen career path
Leonard Bellisario gained the education and experience he sought in applied politics by transferring to UA. The next Transfer and Adult Student Visit Day is Saturday, May. 19.
Senior Political Science Student Gives Conference Presentation
Justin Searls, graduating senior Political Science major, delivered his first conference paper this past weekend at the "All Politics is Local" conference at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio.