Department Speaker Series and Professionalization Seminars

Spring 2021 Speaker Series and Professionalization Seminars:

Friday, April 30, via Zoom, 12:00-1:15 p.m.

  • Job talk

Thursday, April 22, off-campus via Zoom, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

  • USC Election Cybersecurity Initiative Regional Workshop (assignment required for professionalization seminar credit)

Friday, April 9, via Zoom, 11:00-12:30 p.m.

  • Practice MPSA conference presentations
Thursday, April 8, off-campus via Zoom
  • Miller-Converse Roundtable: "Can Democracy Survive?"  Hosted by ICPSR at the University of Michigan (assignment required for professionalization seminar credit)

Friday, March 26, via Zoom, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

  • Advice on (Virtual) Conferences, presented by GSAPS and departmental faculty
Wednesday, March 10, via Zoom, 12:00 p.m.
  • "U.S. Rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement" panel, hosted by the Eberly College of Arts and Science (assignment required for professionalization seminar credit)

Monday, March 1, via Zoom, 1:00 p.m.

  • Practice Teaching Presentation (for Job Market)

Friday, January 29, via Zoom, 11:30-12:30 p.m.

  • Experiences with the Job Market, presented by GSAPS and departmental faculty
Thursday, January 28, off-campus via Zoom
  • "Iran vs. Saudi Arabia: What Policy for the US?"  Hosted by ICPSR by the University of Oklahoma (assignment required for professionalization seminar credit)

Wednesday, January 22, off-campus via Zoom
  • "Content Analysis"  Hosted by CARMA at Texas Tech University (assignment required for professionalization seminar credit)

Tuesday, January 19, off-campus via Zoom, 3:00 p.m.

  • "Immigration Policy Ideas for the Biden Administration," co-organized by the Global Migration Center, the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative, and the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (assignment required for professionalization seminar credit)

Tuesday, January 12, off-campus via Zoom, 4:00 p.m.

  • "Women of Color and the Future of U.S. Democracy," organized by The Politics of Race, Class, & Ethnicity Initiative (assignment required for professionalization seminar credit)

Fall 2020 Speaker Series and Professionalization Seminars:

Tuesday, November 17, via Zoom, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

  • Diversity Statement Workshop, presented by the Office of Graduate Education and Life (assignment required for professionalization seminar credit)

Friday, November 13, via Zoom, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

  • Data visualization with R and Stata

Friday, November 6, off-campus via Zoom, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

  • "Religion and the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election: A Panel discussion," organized by the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (assignment required for professionalization seminar credit) 

Friday, November 6, via Zoom, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

  • Teaching on-line, presented by GSAPS and departmental faculty

Friday, October 30, off-campus via Zoom, 3:00 p.m.

  • "#StillWePersist: Organizing Resistance in the Streets and On the Hill," panel at Northeastern University symposium on gender and the 2020 elections (assignment required for professionalization seminar credit)

Thursday, October 15, off-campus via Zoom, 12:00 p.m.

  • “White Supremacism and World Politics: Present at the Creation, Persistent to Today," a talk by Errol Henderson (assignment required for professionalization seminar credit)

Wednesday, October 14, off-campus via Zoom, 8:00 p.m.

  • “More Consequential, Less Influential: The Conundrum of Latinos in the 2020 Election,” a talk by Gary Segura (assignment required for professionalization seminar credit)

Friday, October 9, via Zoom, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

  • Writing and defending prospectuses, presented by GSAPS

Friday, August 28, via Zoom, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

  • "How to Grad School," presented by GSAPS

Spring 2020 Speaker Series and Colloquia:

Thursday, April 23, via Zoom, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

  • The use and interpretation of interaction terms

POSTPONED (previously scheduled for Friday, March 27)

  • Practice conference presentations

Wednesday, February 5, Department Seminar Room, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

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

Wednesday, January 29, Department Seminar Room, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

  • Discussion regarding Public Policy job search

Monday, January 27, Monongahela Room, Mountainlair, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

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

Fall 2019 Speaker Series and Colloquia:

Friday, December 6, Department Seminar Room, 11:00-12:15 p.m.

  • Common problems in graduate and undergraduate writing

Thursday, November 21, Department Seminar Room, 11:00-12:15 p.m.

  • Comprehensive exams

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

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

Friday, October 25, Department Seminar Room, 1:00-2:15 p.m.

  • STATA tips, presented by GSAPS

Thursday, October 24, Department Seminar Room, 11:00-12:15 p.m.

  • Writing high-quality seminar papers

Friday, October 18, Downtown Library, Room 136, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

  • 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, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • 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, 11:00-12:15 p.m.

  • The academic job market

Spring 2019 Speaker Series and Colloquia:

Thursday, April 25, Department Seminar Room, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

  • The book publication process

Tuesday, April 9, Department Seminar Room, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

  • Preparing for comprehensive exams, presented by GSAPS

Friday, March 1, Department Seminar Room, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

  • Practice teaching demonstration for job interview

Wednesday, February 27, Department Seminar Room, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

  • More STATA tips, presented by GSAPS
Friday, February 22, Downtown Library, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
  • 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, 1:00-2:15 p.m.

  • Teaching Online

Wednesday, February 13, Department Seminar Room, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

  • Comparative Politics Working Group, Presentation by Dr. Krehbiel

Thursday, January 24 , Department Seminar Room, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

  • Comparative Politics Working Group: Presentation by Dr. Herron

Fall 2018 Speaker Series and Colloquia:

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

Friday, September 28, Department Seminar Room, 1:00 p.m.

  • LaTeX, BibTeX, and reference management

Thursday, September 27, Department Seminar Room, 5:30 p.m.

  • GSAPS workshop: "How to Grad School"

Friday, August 24, Department Seminar Room, 1:00 p.m.

  • The Academic Job Market