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"Ray Bliss really believed that was the heart of democracy: Citizens participating in their local governments"

- Dr. John Green, Director of the Bliss Institute

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Former Congressman Zack Space to visit campus

On April 23rd, Former Congressman Zack Space (OH-18) will be visiting the University of Akron for the Department of Political Science's PSI (Political Science Insight) course thanks to the student organization No Labels (@nolabelsofakron)

The event will be held in Leigh Hall Room 409

The event will run from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

All are invited to attend this fabulous event.

If you have any questions, please call the Bliss Institute (x5182)

2014 Political Science Summer Course Lists

The following links contain the 2014 University of Akron Summer Course list for the Political Science Department. Please consider taking one or more of these fantastic courses!

Graduate Summer Courses (2014)

Undergraduate Summer Courses (2014)

2014-2015 Bliss Scholarship Application Open!

Below is a link to the 2014-2015 Ray C. and Ellen P. Bliss Scholarship. Please download this form if you meet the criteria for the scholarship and are interested in applying!

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 30th at 5:00 pm

Please turn in your completed form with all of the supporting documentation to the Bliss Institute located in Olin 325 by the deadline to be considered.

2014-2015 Ray C. and Ellen P. Bliss Scholarship form 

Thinking about an internship?

If you're thinking about an internship, there are a few things you need to do!

1. Fill out this form to the best of your ability

2. Call the Bliss Institute (330-972-5182) and make an appointment with Jenni Fitzgerald, Manager of Internships for the Bliss Institute.

3. Bring the completed form to your appointment with Jenni

This will help both YOU and the Bliss Institute as you begin to create your internship experience!

As always, if you have ANY questions, call us at (330) 972-5182

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Professor to study link between Pakistani media use and beliefs on violence

University of Akron political science professor Karl Kaltenthaler is the principal investigator on a research project that will attempt to answer this question and more. More

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Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics
The University of Akron
Olin 325
Akron, OH 44325-1914
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