Mike Ashcraft, associate professor of religion, recently published, with two co-authors, an article in the Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America (Indiana University Press, 2006). The article is titled “Theosophy, New Thought, and New Age Movements.”

Joe Benevento, professor of English, has been informed that his novel, “The Odd Squad,” has been declared a finalist for the Binghamton University John Gardner Fiction Book Award.

Marijke Breuning, associate professor of political science, has been accepted to the United States Institute of Peace 2006 Faculty Seminar “Global Peace and Security from Multiple Perspectives.” This seminar will focus on the new international security environment, approaches to managing conflict and new ways of teaching global peace and security. It will take place at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C.

Ryan Conway, a junior political science and philosophy and religion double major from Kirkwood, Mo.; Krystal Fox, a senior economics and political science double major from Bellevue, Neb.; and Kathryn Sanders, a junior political science major from Crestwood, Mo.;
presented papers at the Midwest Political Science Association meeting April 20-23, in Chicago. Conway presented his paper “Authoritarianism, Regime Transitions, and the First Use of Violent Force,” Fox presented her paper “What Affects the Strength of Partisan Identity in Sub-Saharan Africa?” and Sanders presented her paper “Women in Government and the Effects on the Type of Foreign Aid.” In addition, John Ishiyama, professor of political science, presented two papers at the conference: “Candidate Recruitment in New Democracies - the 2005 Ethiopian Election” and “Europeanization, Electoral Institutions and Party Development in Post Communist Politics.”

John Ishiyama, professor of political science,
was the editor of a special issue of the journal Party Politics that appeared in May 2006. The special issue was on the political performance of formerly dominant parties in authoritarian regimes. The article titled “African Phoenix? Explaining the Electoral Performance of the Formerly Dominant Parties in Africa,” co-authored by Ishiyama and John Quinn, associate professor of political science, also appeared in that special issue. In addition, Ishiyama was recently invited to present a paper titled “Learning to Lose (and Sometimes Win): The Neocommunist Parties in Post Soviet Politics” at a special conference titled “Learning to Lose: Adapting to Democracy in One-Party Dominant Systems” March 31-April 1, at the University of Toronto.
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