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Student News:

Myla Burton State Department Language Funding
Political Science PhD student Myla Burton was accepted into Indiana University's Summer Language Workshop for language training in Russian, Polish, or Ukrainian this summer, and received a US State Department Title VIII Grant to attend the Indiana workshop courses.

Political Science PhD student will present paper at international conference in Liverpool.
Political Science doctoral student Ayodeji Oyekunle will present her paper, “Gender Inequality, a Global Issue; a Descriptive Representation of Subnational Legislators, Illinois, United States of America”, at the 73rd PSA Annual International Conference, April 3–5, 2023 at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.



Faculty and Staff News:

Invited Presentation
Dr. Benjamin Bricker (Political Science) presented the findings from his invited chapter “Referrals” at the Oxford Handbook of Comparative Judicial Behavior Conference, which was held at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law Center from December 13-16, 2022. The chapter will be published Summer 2023.

CESL Instructor Geoff Young runs CESL's U.S. Culture Immersion Program for Japanese groups
Geoff did an amazing job leading this program for groups from both Soka University and Tokushima University in Japan. He went above and beyond to give the students a wide variety of interactive cultural experiences they would not be able to get at home.