Found on Facebook and certainly worth sharing, UW-Green Bay Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science) accepted a dinner invitation with one of the Consul-General of Japan (Chicago consulate). His goal was to learn about Wisconsin’s role in the presidential election. A consul-general (basically the head of a given consulate) assists and protects the citizens of the consul’s own country, and works to facilitate trade and friendship between the people of the two countries (in this case, Japan and the U.S.).
Although UW-Green Bay is intending to be open in fall and welcoming faculty, staff and students back on campus, some classes originally scheduled for in-person instruction will be moving online or having online aspects to them for the safety of the UW-Green Bay community. Current UW-Green Bay students who transitioned to online learning in Spring 2020 demonstrate that they are resilient problem-solvers and describe their experiences while providing some advice to future students…
“Having classes that are all online or majority online can be tough, but my professors at UWGB never made me feel alone on this journey. It’s easy to forget that any annoyances we may have with online classes, our professors do too, so they are more than willing to go out of their way to help. Plus with options for Zoom meetings and hybrid courses meeting every other week, you still get the chance to form relationships with your professors (which is the best part of college!). The largest piece of advice I have related to online courses is to stay up-to-date with your UWGB email because it holds important information and will be your lifeline while not in the classroom!”
Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science) recently had an article accepted for publication at the British Journal of Political Science (BJPS). The BJPS is one of the top five political science journals in the world, with an acceptance rate of approximately five percent and an impact factor of 4.292. Weinschenk is the lead author on the paper (co-authored with Christopher Dawes, New York University), which is entitled “Civic Education in High School and Voter Turnout in Adulthood.”
Several weeks ago, UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science) published a peer-reviewed article in the Justice System Journal with the undergraduate students in his research lab. He recently learned that a second article related to the lab was accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed Journal of Political Science Education. The article is entitled “Creating and Implementing an Undergraduate Research Lab in Political Science” and will appear in the journal’s “Political Science Instruction” section. The goal of the article is to guide other faculty through the process of creating a research lab. It focuses on creating research labs at small to mid-sized institutions with limited resources.
UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science) and 14 undergraduate students from his research lab recently had a paper accepted for publication. The paper is called “Have State Supreme Court Elections Nationalized?” and will appear in Justice System Journal, a peer-reviewed journal in political science. The paper was written as part of Weinschenk’s Political Science Research Lab, which he created and ran for the first time this past fall.
UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Aaron Weinschenk (Political Science), recently had a paper on the psychological underpinnings of political orientations accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal Intelligence. The article is co-authored with an international team of researchers from New York University, Brescia University College at Western University (Canada), the University of Bremen (Germany), and Bielefeld University (Germany). The paper is an interdisciplinary collaboration—two of the co-authors are political scientists, two are psychologists, and one is a sociologist.
In CAHSS and Effect, UW-Green Bay professors Alise Coen and David Coury look at the language used in regard to the current pandemic. “The spring of 2020 is now irrevocably intertwined with the word pandemic. On March 11, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) assessed that, based on “the alarming levels of spread and severity” as well as “alarming levels of inaction,” COVID-19 must be characterized as a pandemic – something which could not easily be “controlled.” Other anxiety-inducing terms like crisis and emergency have also animated public conversations about the COVID-19 outbreak. On March 13, President Trump declared a “national emergency” in response to the spread of the coronavirus, drawing on executive authorities granted by the U.S. Constitution and laws such as the National Emergencies Act to activate a range of special provisions and presidential powers. In his presidential briefings, Trump has termed the virus a “medical crisis…a thing that nobody has seen for many, many decades.” Similarly, a wide range of media outlets have used the language of crisis in their coverage of COVID-19, with headlines in the New York Times, NPR, Fox News, and the Wall Street Journal repeatedly referencing “the Coronavirus Crisis.” It is easy to take these terms for granted as they increasingly saturate our media and political environments. But the words we use to describe situations like the current COVID-19 outbreak can be powerful, not only in shaping our interpretations and understandings of what is happening, but also in shaping our expectations of what constitutes appropriate responses. Let us begin with a deeper look at the origins of these terms.”
UW-Green Bay professors Alise Coen (Political Science, Public & Environmental Affairs) and David Coury (Humanities and German, Global Studies) combined their expertise across disciplines to write about the political implications of pandemic language. See CAHSS and Effect for their piece, Political Talk: The Political Implications of Pandemic Language.