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Geography Speaker Series Explores the Impact of Gentrification on Elections

Posted Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:35:00 -0700

Markie McBrayer, Ph.D., of U of I’s Department of Politics and Philosophy, will talk about gentrification in urban neighborhoods and the effects this process has on urban elections from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at McClure 209. Read more

U of I Faculty Awarded Seed Grant Funding for 19 Projects

Posted Tue, 15 May 2018 11:00:00 -0700

Nineteen faculty members at the University of Idaho were awarded funding for FY2019 through the university’s Seed Grant program. Sponsored by the Office of Research and Economic Development, the Seed Grant program helps early career faculty establish a scholarly program. The program aims to promote research, outreach and creative activities that will improve individual faculty competitiveness for external funding and/or will result in publications, patents, recognition, awards or exhibitions/performances. Seed Grant awards ranged from $8,200 to $12,000. Read more

Department of Politics and Philosophy Hosts Discussion on 2016 Election April 26

Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:23:00 -0700

The Department of Politics and Philosophy hosts a panel discussion, "Big Data, Big Effects? Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and the 2016 Presidential Election," at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in ED 141. The discussion will be moderated by U of I faculty member Brian Ellison. Other panelists include faculty members Florian Justwan, Aman McLeod, Katie Blevins, Michael Overton and Aleta Quinn. Read more

Join ORED for Another Round of SAS Talks May 2

Posted Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:14:00 -0700

Faculty, staff and students are welcome to join the Office of Research and Economic Development for the second engagement of SAS (Short and Sweet) Talks from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, in the IRIC step Auditorium, as well as via livestream statewide. The event will be streamed to U of I Boise Room 162, Coeur d'Alene Room 240B and Idaho Falls, TAB 350. Food, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, will be available on the Moscow campus. Read more

Student Group Hosts Idaho Governor Candidate Paulette Jordan March 5

Posted Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:25:00 -0800

Paulette Jordan, candidate for governor of Idaho and former state representative, will speak at the University of Idaho at 6 p.m. Monday, March 5, in the International Ballroom in the Pitman Center. This event is being hosted by our student chapter of the City Manager Association, which is affiliated with the Department of Politics and Philosophy's MPA program in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend. Read more

Serving The Public

Michael Overton is a public administration scholar on a mission.

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A Natural Philosopher

Biology had been Aleta Quinn’s primary focus, but she became interested in the philosophical side of the sciences after helping discover a new species.

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Broadening The Boundaries

Casey Johnson works to engage regional colleagues and students through the Society for Women in Philosophy.

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Failure to Communicate

Graham Hubbs’ research is motivated by careful thought regarding the place of freedom of expression in a democracy.

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Department of Politics and Philosophy

Physical Address:
205 Administration Building

Mailing Address:
Department of Politics and Philosophy
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3165
Moscow, ID 83844-3165

Phone: 208-885-6328

Fax: 208-885-5102