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    • U.S. News ranks Rochester #4 in nation in political methodology, #14 in international relations, and #17 overall in political science.

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    • Bright Line Watch, a project led by Professor Gretchen Helmke and colleagues from Dartmouth and Yale, is periodically assessing the health of American democracy.

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    • Josh Shapiro '95 is Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Formerly chairman of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners and a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Shapiro once served as president of the University of Rochester SA Government.

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    • Explore 60 years of congressional scholarship on the new website dedicated to the life and work of Richard Fenno. The site includes information on each of his books, unpublished papers, lectures, and photos.

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    • The Laurin Taylor Frisina '06 Ventura Award has been established by the family and friends of Laurin Taylor Frisina and in her memory. It honors "the graduating senior who, as a Political Science research assistant or in other research activities, best represents creativity and collaboration in pursuit of knowledge."

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    • Created to support students pursuing a summer experience in politics or policy, the Richard and Nancy Fenno Summer Fellowships are awarded annually.

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    • Jeanette Moy '02, who majored in Political Science at Rochester, is now the chief strategy officer and vice president for strategic planning at the Brooklyn Public Library, fifth largest public library in the U.S.

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    • Controlling for size, "PS: Political Science & Politics" ranks Rochester Political Science first in the country in the productivity of its PhD alumni.

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