Social Sciences

Faculty Forum

February LAE Faculty Forum to examine the war on drugs

Authored on: Jan 01, 2023, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
The College of Liberal Arts and Education Faculty Forum Series will start the year with a presentation on Thursday, Feb. 2 by Dr. Patrick Solar and Dr. Frank King, Jr., titled “The War on Drugs: Effective Crime Control or Racism in Action.”

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Social sciences students recognized for successes

Authored on: May 05, 2022, Written by: Alison Parkins
The Department of Social Sciences recently announced awards highlighting outstanding student work and accomplishments, including the Outstanding Political Science Graduate Award, special recognition certificates for political science graduates and Outstanding Social Sciences Paper awards.

Dr. Dong Isbister

Reflecting on 50 years of Women’s and Gender Studies on campus

Authored on: Mar 03, 2022, Written by: Alison Parkins
As Women's History Month wraps up, Dr. Dong Isbister, coordinator of UW-Platteville's Women's and Gender Studies Program, shares reflections on the history and future of the program, which just celebrated 50 years.

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Symposium to address pandemic impacts on women in Wisconsin

Authored on: Mar 03, 2022, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville will host a symposium, “Caregiving, Race, and Gender: COVID-19 Impacts on Women in Wisconsin,” on Tuesday, March 22 and Wednesday, March 23. The symposium, open to the public, is funded in part by a grant from Wisconsin Humanities, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Mitchell Cotter

Legislative internship creates new opportunities, connections

Authored on: Aug 08, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
Mitchell Cotter, a junior political science major, is spending his summer gaining firsthand experience working with the Wisconsin State Legislature. Cotter is interning with Rep. Jodi Emerson, where he is contributing research related to current and future legislative proposals.