Department of Political Science and Public Administration

  • UAB hosts “Human Rights in Times of COVID-19” on Facebook Live, May 21

    Join UAB’s Institute for Human Rights for a Facebook Live discussion on human rights during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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  • Rose Albert awarded Udall Scholarship

    UAB College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate student Rose Albert has been awarded the Udall Scholarship, one of 55 winners nationwide.

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  • Whitman Miller awarded Harry S. Truman Scholarship

    UAB Honors College undergraduate student Whitman “Whit” Miller has been named a Truman Scholarship Award winner, one of 62 winners nationwide.

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  • Money does not grow on trees — stimulating the economy during the coronavirus pandemic

    UAB political science experts provide details on stimulus checks and advice on how to use them during the public health crisis.

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  • How to fill out the 2020 Census: best practices to protect yourself from cyberphishing attacks

    Follow the recommended guidelines for filling out the 2020 Census form to better protect yourself from cyberphishing attacks, plus other details you should know.

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  • How will the Census impact Alabama?

    With the outbreak of a global pandemic, the 2020 Census is still underway. Learn how the Census will impact the state of Alabama and why it is important.

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  • Ellyn Grady: Alumni Service Award 2020

    This award honors alumni who have demonstrated extraordinary service to the local, national, or global community.

    Ellyn Grady: M.P.A., 1992The College of Arts and Sciences annual alumni awards highlight the diverse talents, professional accomplishments, and community service of our alumni. The Alumni Service Award honors alumni who have demonstrated extraordinary service to the local, national, or global community.

    Ellyn Grady has over thirty years of successful experience in public administration, youth development, and community education. Trained in the performing arts, special education, adult instruction, and community planning, she retired from her position as Senior Vice President of Resource Development at the United Way of Central Alabama in 2019.

    While at the United Way, Grady directed the Agency Impact Department and in 2009, was named Senior Vice President overseeing their annual campaign, which raised more than $38 million.

    Prior to 2002, Grady was the Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Central Alabama, a youth development organization that provides programs for more than 7,000 inner-city girls. Before moving to Birmingham in 1989, she managed one of the nation's largest community education programs in Fairfax County, Virginia.

    She holds a degree in drama and speech from Furman University, continuing education course work from George Mason University and the University of South Carolina, and a Master of Public Administration degree from UAB.

    Grady served as a council member of the MPA alumni and president of the United Way Executive Director’s Council. She is also a member and past board member of the Rotary Club of Birmingham, past president of The Women’s Network, and a Paul Harris Fellow.

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  • Christopher Edmonds: Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award 2020

    This is the College’s highest honor, and is awarded to prominent alumni who have achieved distinction through exceptional contributions to their professions.

    Christopher Edmonds: B.A. Political Science, 1992The College of Arts and Sciences annual alumni awards highlight the diverse talents, professional accomplishments, and community service of our alumni. The Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award is the College’s highest honor, and is awarded to prominent alumni who have achieved distinction through exceptional contributions to their professions. This award highlights the diverse talents, notable accomplishments and extraordinary service of our alumni and is reserved for those with a history of excellence in their careers.

    Christopher Edmonds has built an impressive career in the energy, financial, and commodity markets.

    Today, Edmonds is the Global Head of Clearing & Risk at Intercontinental Exchange, known as ICE. In his role, Edmonds provides executive oversight for all six Intercontinental Exchange clearinghouses. These duties include regulatory engagement for clearing-related matters, operational and risk management oversight, and clearing member education.

    Before being named to his current position, Edmonds was Senior Vice President of Financial Markets with responsibility for all client-facing activities for the fixed income, credit and commodities asset classes. Prior to that, Edmonds was President of ICE Clear Credit (formerly known as ICE Trust). Before joining the Trust in December 2009, Edmonds was the Chief Executive Officer of the International Derivatives Exchange Group.

    He has also been the Chief Development Officer for ICAP Energy, where he led the company’s external growth efforts within the energy and commodities space. He also served as ICAP Entergy’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Software Architect, as well as the Chief Executive Officer of ICAP Futures.

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  • Learn how female anger is political fuel at the “Good and Mad” lecture March 10

    New York magazine writer Rebecca Traister will hold a lecture for the UAB community to discuss how women’s anger has been channeled and perceived over the years.

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  • What is a Census? Why do we have it?

    The upcoming 2020 Census’ success is depending on heavy participation from all United States citizens. Learn more about the Census, how it can impact the community and why it is important from UAB political science assistant professor Peter Jones, Ph.D.

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  • Earwood awarded Public Policy Fellowship

    UAB graduate receives the opportunity to discuss fundamental challenges that a society faces.

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  • Two Honors College students selected as Truman Scholarships Award finalists

    Two UAB students will have an opportunity to interview for the 2020 Class of Truman Scholars.

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  • How does a public scholar find a public?

    Here's what researchers and academics can learn at a free workshop on Jan. 31 — and from a spell in Washington, D.C.

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  • Why I Give: Elizabeth and Charlie Scribner

    Many of our donors give to the College as a way of showing their appreciation for the people who inspired and guided them to academic and professional success. We asked a few of our supporters to share their stories of why they give and how investing in the College will ensure the success of our future students.

    Many of our donors give to the College as a way of showing their appreciation for the people who inspired and guided them to academic and professional success. We asked a few of our supporters—including Charlie (M.P.A., 2015) and Elizabeth Scribner (M.S., 2011; Ph.D., 2017)—to share their stories of why they give and how investing in the College will ensure the success of our future students.

     

    Arts & Sciences magazine: What do you do for a living?

    Elizabeth Scribner: I'm an analyst in model risk management and validation at Regions Bank. Charles is executive director of Black Warrior Riverkeeper and president of Waterkeepers Alabama.

    A&S: Did you benefit from scholarships when you were a student?

    ES: Yes, I was the recipient of a year-long fellowship through the Department of Mathematics, as well as a two-time recipient of the James Ward Memorial Award for Research in Mathematical Biology.

    A&S: What made you decide to make a gift to the College of Arts and Sciences?

    Charles Scribner: UAB is a pivotal force in Birmingham’s renaissance, and the College of Arts and Sciences is the heart of UAB. In two very different CAS graduate school programs, the classes that Elizabeth and I took and the relationships we made have all been invaluable to our careers. I also have the pleasure of now working with College of Arts and Sciences staff in my role as president of the UAB MPA Alumni Society and see their incredible skill and passion for serving the College and the community.

    A&S: Where do you see the College of Arts and Sciences in the next ten years? Fifty years?

    CS: The College of Arts and Sciences does not simply cover an amazingly wide range of important fields, it also connects them through one impeccably organized institution and alumni network. As society is increasingly challenged by division and hostility, the networking and collaborative opportunities the College provides students, faculty, and alumni from many backgrounds and curricula will be crucial for UAB, Birmingham, and the world.


    Donor support is invaluable in ensuring that our students receive the quality education that, regardless of their course of study, will set them on the path to success. For additional information regarding gifts to the College of Arts and Sciences, please contact Camille Epps at camilleepps@uab.edu or call (205) 996-2154.

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  • Political science student named Rhodes Scholar finalist

    Abigail Franks will interview for the Rhodes Scholarship on Nov. 23.

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  • Markell Jones and Mary Ann Jimenez named Mr. and Ms. UAB 2020

    Started in 1981, the Mr. and Ms. UAB Scholarship Competition is one of UAB’s longest-standing Homecoming traditions.

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  • 35,000 miles, $100,000 and 5 paths to global change

    Five faculty are translating proven methods directly from Birmingham to locations around the world with pilot funding from the Sparkman Center for Global Health.

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  • UAB will host Human Trafficking in Alabama lecture Sept. 26

    Learn more about human trafficking in Alabama with state Representative Merika Coleman.

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  • Three UAB Political Science and Public Administration faculty win national awards

    Ertas, Haque and Gunther-Canada recognized for outstanding service within the fields of public policy and public administration.

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  • Meet the faculty developing service-learning curricula

    During the past year, 11 faculty from varied disciplines developed ideas for service-learning to promote active and ethical citizenship, social responsibility and engagement.

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