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Linden Leaf
Please see under Quick Links for a list of suggested courses in Political Science for Environmental Planning and Policy majors doing a Political Science minor.
Emma Goldman
The Political Science Students Association will meet every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at a local restaurant for conversation and refreshments. Students considering membership are always welcome. Please contact 780-4283 to find out the exact location and for further information
USM Negro Leagues University of Southern Maine Opera Baseball League
Please join us on Thursday for a very special event! The Summer King in Winter: A Panel Discussion on Integration and the Demise of the Negro Baseball Leagues Thursday, March 6; 5-5:30 p.m. Reception, Abromson Education Center mezzanine 5:30 p.m., Event, Talbot Auditorium, Luther Bonney Hall, Free and open to the public! Featuring an aria performance from the new opera, “The Summer King” by Dan Sonenberg, USM Associate Professor of Music and Resident Composer Presentations and discussions by Leroy M. Rowe, USM assistant professor of African American history and politics; Bob Greene, well-known Maine sports journalist; and Gerald Talbot, Maine’s first African-American state representative. Bringing together performers, historians and Maine dignitaries, the event will tell the story of African-American baseball players and the impact that integration had on both the Negro-League and professional sport in Maine and across the U.S. Event attendees will have the opportunity to purchase “The Summer King” tickets at a very-reduced price! The world-premiere concert performance will be 7:30 p.m., May 8, at Merrill Auditorium, Portland, sponsored by Portland Ovations
Poster with Lawrence Lessig
Join us on Sunday, March 9th at 3:00 pm at Hannaford Hall, 88 Bedford Street, Portland for a conversation on money in politics with Lawrence Lessig, the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.
Two Women at Sit-in 1960
The USM History and Political Science Department with Multicultural Student Affairs presents Contesting and Celebrating Citizenship: Commemorating the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Thursday, February 13th, 2014 in the University Events Room, 7th Floor of the Glickman Library at 6:00 pm. Event speakers include attorney and author Hugh MacMahon, USM Asst. Professor Leroy Rowe, USM Assoc. Professor Eileen Eagan, Co-Chair of the African American Collection Advisory Committee Ida Gammon-Wilson, and MLK's Poor People's Campaign Information Director Eric Blanchard. Please join us for light refreshments and what promises to be an interesting panel presentation about the Civil Rights Act.
Timothy Stretton wins award for a paper he presented at a conference on the European Union.
Students
Who's to blame for student debt crisis By Ben Cohen and Edward Erikson, Special to CNN
Outstanding Delegate Award
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Political Science Associate Professor Ron Schmidt has a new book about race and class, domesticity and American exceptionalism in the nineteenth-century setting of HBO's Deadwood. The Last Western: Deadwood and the End of American Empire, now available from Bloombury Publishing.

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