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In January the Department held its 7th annual Uhlman Seminar, where graduate students presented the results of their previous summer’s research projects that had been funded by the Thomas Uhlman Endowment.

The Thomas M. Uhlman Graduate Fund in Political Science is a gift from the Uhlman Family – Tom earned his doctorate in political science from UNC. The Endowment is designed to help the Department attract outstanding graduate students and help them embark on their own original research.

In addition to the Uhlman Research Fellowships, the Uhlman Endowment also provides funding for graduate students to present papers at professional meetings and for the Department to recruit each year an outstanding applicant to our graduate program. In 2016 Rachel Surminsky was named the eighth Uhlman Fellow. She completed her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Georgia where she was a double major in Political Science and International Affairs. Our most recent Uhlman graduate is Lindsay Reid who accepted a tenure-track position at UC Davis.

This year, we asked former graduates to send in videos of where they are now and how funding from the Uhlman Endowment had made an impact on their work.

Elizabeth Coggins

Elizabeth Menninga

Zoila Ponce de Leon

Ali Stoyan