Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Five UIS faculty members to present their research during public presentations on campus

Five faculty members from the University of Illinois Springfield will present their research as part of the Spring Semester 2019 Faculty Scholarship Series. All presentations are free and open to the public.

The series starts with Michael Cheney, a UIS professor specializing in communications, media and politics, popular music and society. He will present “Are We There Yet? Bits and Bytes of the History of Presidential Campaign Advertising in the Internet Age” from 5 to 6 p.m. on March 6 in the Public Affairs Center (PAC) Conference Room H.

Heather Dell, UIS associate professor of women and gender studies, will discuss the results from her sabbatical research, “Indonesia, Ethics of Textile Wealth, & Globalization,” on April 16 from 6 to 7 p.m.  in University Hall Building Room 2022. Samples of textiles from around the world will be on display.

Sibel Oktay, UIS associate professor of political science, will discuss the results from her sabbatical research, “Governing Abroad: Coalition Politics and Foreign Policy in Europe,” on April 23 from 4 to 5 p.m. in PAC Conference Room G.

On April 25, Michael Burlingame, the Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies, will present “Abraham Lincoln and African Americans” from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Student Union, Conference Rooms 225 & 226.

The Series concludes on May 1, 2019. Junfeng Wang, UIS associate professor of public administration, will discuss “What China Can Learn from Western Political Party Laws” from 7 to 8 p.m. in PAC Conference Room F.

The Faculty Scholarship Series was started last year to highlight research at UIS and to share these results with the larger Springfield community.

For more information, contact Keenan Dungey, UIS associate vice chancellor for research and institutional effectiveness, at 217/206-8112 or kdung1@uis.edu.

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