Political Science News


Lycoming alumnus and Mexican governor to speak Sept. 19

Lycoming College alumnus Rafael Moreno-Valle Rosas, governor of the State of Puebla, Mexico, will speak as part of the college’s Institute for Management Studies’ James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in Heim Building G-11. His presentation, “An Inside Look at Puebla, Mexico,” is free and open to the public.

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Political science students participate in women's leadership program

Two Lycoming College political science students recently participated in the National Education for Women’s Leadership Pennsylvania program at Chatham University in Pittsburgh.

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Native Ugandans to present talk and performance

Lycoming College will host a talk and performance titled "A River Blue: Together toward Recovery in Northern Uganda" on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. The event, sponsored by the office of the dean of student affairs and the department of political science, is free and open to the public.

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Holmes to discuss "God and the White House"

Lycoming College will host Dr. David L. Holmes, author and professor of religious studies emeritus at the College of William and Mary, for a free public lecture, titled "God and the White House: Religion and the Presidency in American History," on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. During his two-day visit to Lycoming, Holmes also plans to speak at a variety of courses in history, political science and religion.

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Marcellus Shale housing summit

Who: Lycoming College Center for the Study of Community and the Economy

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Professors conduct first Marcellus Shale housing study

Two Lycoming College professors have completed the first comprehensive study on the effects of the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry boom on housing markets across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bonita Kolb, associate professor of business, and Dr. Jonathan Williamson, chair of the political science department, worked through the College's Center for the Study of Community and the Economy to co-author the study, which received funding from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. Anne Landon, assistant director of Lycoming's Institute for Management Studies, assisted with the project.

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Rwanda genocide survivor to speak Nov. 22

Emmanuel Habimana, a survivor of the 1994 Rwanda genocide against the Tutsi, will deliver a program at Lycoming College titled "Lessons of Genocide" on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

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Alumnus pens op-ed article for The New York Times

Lycoming College alumnus Gene L. Dodaro '73, comptroller general of the United States and the head of the Government Accountability Office, recently penned an op-ed article for The New York Times titled "30 Steps to Better Government."

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Alumnus appears on MSNBC show

Lycoming College alumnus Bob Edgar '65, president and CEO of Common Cause, appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show and talked about his organization's concern that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas appears to have had a conflict of interest in the Citizen United case because of his speaking engagements with a wealthy right-wing group.

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Visiting scholar of Arabic and Islamic studies to speak Jan. 27

Lycoming College will host Dr. Mordechai Kedar, a visiting scholar of Arabic and Islamic studies from Bar-Ilan University in Israel, for two public lectures on Thursday, Jan. 27. His visit is sponsored by the College, Ohev Sholom Synagogue and the Williamsport Federation of Jewish Charities.

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Alumnus elected to U.S. House of Representatives

Lycoming College alumnus and Republican Tom Marino has been elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the Pennsylvania 10th Congressional District. Marino joins 12 other Lycoming alumni who have served in Congress.

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Lycoming's Center for the Study of the Community and the Economy announces poll results

Lycoming College announces the results of two polls conducted by the College's Center for the Study of Community and the Economy.

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President Obama nominates alumnus for key administrative post

Lycoming College alumnus Gene Dodaro was nominated by President Barack Obama to be comptroller general of the United States, Government Accountability Office. His nomination, announced by the White House on Sept. 22, must be confirmed by the Senate.

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