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.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Professor David Collier at the University of California, Berkeley, is this year’s winner of the Johan Skytte Prize in political science. He has been awarded the prize for ‘his contributions to concept development in political science and the development of methods for qualitative analysis’.
Monday, May 12, 2014
On May 10-11, UC Berkeley hosted a delegation of PhD candidates from the department of Government from Uppsala University in Sweden. Participants from Uppsala included Lars Wikman, Pernilla Thunberger, Markus Holdo, Nadja Grees, Malin Holm, and Lina Eriksson. Participants from Berkeley included Doug Ahler, Christopher Chambers-Ju, Jason Klocek, Emily Hertz, Phil Rocco, and Geoffery Upton.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
"Symposium: Fieldwork in Political Science: Encountering Challenges and Crafting Solutions" published in the April 2014 (47.2) issue of PS: Political Science and Politics. SYMPOSIUM CONTRIBUTORS
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Congratulations to UC Berkeley Political Science alum Zarko Perovic who was selected as a Rhodes Scholar. Read the full story here:
Monday, November 25, 2013
 Professor Leo Arriola is the recipient of a best book award from the African Politics Conference Group (APCG), an organized section of APSA and the African Studies Association. More information at the link below.