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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
William K. "Sandy" Muir, 83, died February 26, 2015. Born October 30, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan, he taught political science at UC Berkeley from 1968 and finished his last class in 2012. Recipient of several teaching awards, he also authored five books, the last of which, Freedom in America, was published in 2011.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
UC Berkeley alumnus James P. Glaser, who earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Berkeley, has been named dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University, after a distinguished career as a member of the Tufts faculty and a Tufts administrator.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Congratulations to Professor Peter Lorentzen, whose research on Chinese Politics was referenced in New Yorker piece entitled, "Under the Knife: Why Chinese Patients Are Turning Against Their Doctors" http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/08/25/under-the-knife
Friday, August 1, 2014
Michael Preston, former USC vice provost for strategic initiatives, professor emeritus and former chair of political science at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, has died. He was 80. Michael B. Preston was a Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern California. From 1989-1995 he served as Chair of the Department of Political Science and Director of the Center for Multiethnic and Transnational Studies in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Congratulations to Professor David Collier, who won the 2014 Frank Goodnow Award. The Goodnow award was created to recognize distinguished service to the profession and the American Political Science Association.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Congratulations to Professor Thad Dunning, whose co-authored book Brokers, Voters and Clientelism: The Puzzle of Distributive Politics has been selected as both the recipient of the APSA  Luebbert Prize for the best book of 2013 in comparative politics and the 2013 Best Book Award from APSA's Comparative Democratization Section.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Many congratulations to Professor and former Executive Vice-Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer, who was recently elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Congratulations to Daniel A. Tuchler and Shelby H. Nacino who were selected to receive the inaugural William "Sandy" K. Muir Student Leadership Endowment Awards for 2014. This endowed prize is named in honor of Professor Muir and given to deserving Berkeley undergraduate students who have demonstrated a high level of academic distinction and a strong commitment to being leaders in campus, community, or public affairs.

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