Department Speaker Series and Colloquiua

Spring 2020 Speaker Series and Colloquia:

Thursday, April 23, Department Seminar Room, 1:00-2:00PM

  • The use and interpretation of interaction terms

POSTPONED (previously scheduled for Friday, March 27)

  • Practice conference presentations

Wednesday, February 5, Department Seminar Room, 12:00-1:00PM

  • Comparative Politics Working Group (reading required for colloquium credit)

Wednesday, January 29, Department Seminar Room, 2:00-3:00PM

  • Discussion regarding Public Policy job search

Monday, January 27, Monongahela Room, Mountainlair, 2:00-3:00PM

  • Job Talk: Public Policy
Wednesday, January 22, Monongahela Room, Mountainlair, 9:00-10:00AM
  • Job Talk: Public Policy
Wednesday, January 15, Monongahela Room, Mountainlair, 9:00-10:00AM
  • Job Talk: Public Policy
Tuesday, January 14, Mountaineer Blue Ballroom, Mountainlair, 5:00-7:00PM
  • Benedum Distinguished Scholars Showcase (assignment required for colloquium credit)

Fall 2019 Speaker Series and Colloquia:

Friday, December 6, Department Seminar Room, 11:00-12:15PM

  • Common problems in graduate and undergraduate writing

Thursday, November 21, Department Seminar Room, 11:00-12:15PM

  • Comprehensive exams

Friday, November 8, Chambers College of Business and Economics, B&E 264, 12:00-1:15PM and 1:15-2:30PM

  • CARMA Webcasts: Big Data (assignment required for colloquium credit)

Friday, October 25, Department Seminar Room, 1:00-2:15PM

  • STATA tips, presented by GSAPS

Thursday, October 24, Department Seminar Room, 11:00-12:15PM

  • Writing high-quality seminar papers

Friday, October 18, Downtown Library, Room 136, 2:00-3:30PM

  • Data and Donuts: First Steps with Data Sources, presented by Matt Steele of WVU Libraries (assignment required for colloquium credit)
Tuesday, October 15, Downtown Library, Room 136, 3:00-4:00PM
  • Finding Funding for Faculty and Graduate Students, presented by Matt Steele of WVU Libraries (assignment required for colloquium credit)

Thursday, August 22, Department Seminar Room, 11:00-12:15PM

  • The academic job market

Spring 2019 Speaker Series and Colloquia:

Thursday, April 25, Department Seminar Room, 1:00-2:00PM

  • The book publication process

Tuesday, April 9, Department Seminar Room, 4:00-5:00PM

  • Preparing for comprehensive exams, presented by GSAPS

Friday, March 1, Department Seminar Room, 1:00-2:00PM

  • Practice teaching demonstration for job interview

Wednesday, February 27, Department Seminar Room, 1:00-2:00PM

  • More STATA tips, presented by GSAPS
Friday, February 22, Downtown Library, 3:00-4:30PM
  • Data and Donuts: First Steps with SPSS, presented by Matt Steele of WVU Libraries (assignment required for colloquium credit)

Thursday, February 21, Department Seminar Room, 1:00-2:15PM

  • Teaching Online

Wednesday, February 13, Department Seminar Room, 12:00-1:00PM

  • Comparative Politics Working Group, Presentation by Dr. Krehbiel

Thursday, January 24 , Department Seminar Room, 1:00-2:00PM

  • Comparative Politics Working Group: Presentation by Dr. Herron

Fall 2018 Speaker Series and Colloquia:

Friday, November 30, Department Seminar Room, 1:00PM
  • Teaching, Part II
Monday, November 12, Department Seminar Room, 1:00PM
  • Teaching, Part I
Thursday, November 1, Department Seminar Room, 5:00PM
  • STATA tips, presented by GSAPS
Monday, October 22, Milano Reading Room, Downtown Library, 4:00PM
  • Panel discussion on open access publishing (short paper required for colloquium credit)
Monday, October 22, Department Seminar Room, 1:00PM
  • Comparative Politics Working Group

Friday, September 28, Department Seminar Room, 1:00PM

  • LaTeX, BibTeX, and reference management

Thursday, September 27, Department Seminar Room, 5:30PM

  • GSAPS workshop: "How to Grad School"

Friday, August 24, Department Seminar Room, 1:00PM

  • The Academic Job Market

Spring 2018 Speaker Series and Colloquia:

Friday, April 20th, Department Seminar Room, 11:00AM

  • "It's About Time: Time Trends and the Validity of Inferences"

Monday, April 16th, Department Seminar Room, 1:00PM

  • Create Datasets with Social Media (CARMA)
Monday, April 2nd, Department Seminar Room, 1:00PM
  • Practice Conference Talks
Wednesday, March 21st, 126 Ming Hsieh Hall, 5:00PM
  • Carl Frazier Lecture

Monday, March 5th, Department Seminar Room, 1:00PM

  • Teaching at a liberal arts institution

Monday, February 26th, Department Seminar Room, 1:00PM

  • An introduction to R

Wednesday, February 7th, Department Seminar Room, 2:30PM

  • Stata tips and tricks (presented by GSAPS)
    • Note: Due to inclement weather, this presentation will be repeated at a later date.

Fall 2017 Speaker Series and Colloquia:

Monday, December 4th, Department Seminar Room, 12:00PM

  • Comparative Politics Working Group

Monday, November 13th, Department Seminar Room, 12:00PM

  • Comparative Politics Working Group

Friday, November 10th, Department Seminar Room, 11:00AM

  • Student presentation on network analysis

Monday, November 6th, Department Seminar Room, 11:00AM

  • Writing seminar papers

Thursday, November 2nd, Shenandoah Room, Mountainlair, 5:00PM

  • Roundtable: "The New Economic Populism: How States Respond to Economic Inequality," featuring Professor Franko

Thursday, October 26th, Department Seminar Room, 4:30PM

  • GSAPS workshop: comprehensive exams

Friday, October 13th, Department Seminar Room, 11:00AM

  • Applying to and attending conferences

Friday, September 29th, Department Seminar Room, 11:00AM

  • "Use This One Crazy Trick" (tips and tricks for analysis and presentation)

Monday, September 18th, Event Hall, WVU College of Law, 4:00PM

  • Constitution Day Panel -- “Freedom of the Press: Constitutionally Enshrined Guardians of Democracy” (Note: brief report required for colloquium credit)

Spring 2017 Speaker Series and Colloquia:

Wednesday, February 1st, Department Seminar Room, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

  • Preparing for comprehensive exams and avoiding plagiarism

Tuesday, February 21st, Kanahwa Room in the MountainLair, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

  • Practice job talk

Wednesday, March 15, Department Seminar Room, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

  • "Beamer" (Presentations in LaTeX)

Tuesday, March 21, Rhododendron Room in the MountainLair, 5:00PM

  • The Carl M. Frasure Lecture -- “The End of the Cuban Embargo? The Politics of U.S. Foreign Policy” - presented by Dr. Patrick Haney (Miami University) 
Wednesday, March 29, Department Seminar Room, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
  • Publishing

Wednesday, April 26, Department Seminar Room, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

  • Writing a dissertation