Category Archives: Professional Notes

Farnsworth Sends Novel Gift to Kazakhstan University

A recent gift to a university in Almaty, Kazakhstan, speaks volumes about the University of Mary Washington’s take on philanthropy and fostering international knowledge.

One U.S. State Department email to Mary Washington Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Stephen J. Farnsworth brought this response: a donation of more than 100 books to al-Farabi Kazakh National University.

Farnsworth and his colleagues – many of whom have studied and taught in places similar to al-Farabi, where resources are limited – liked the idea, too. His personal experiences working with journalists and students in nations of the former Soviet Union made the book drive a “priority project” for him, said Farnsworth, Director of UMW’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies.

“I know firsthand how little of the readily available materials provide students and professionals with American scholarly perspectives on democracy, international development and the U.S. political system,” he said. “These books can help expose these students to English-language research in the U.S. and nations around the world.”

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Farnsworth Presents Research on Presidential Politics

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently presented a research paper titled “President Obama’s Use of New Media: Enacting the Affordable Care Act and Defining Presidential Character” at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association in Vancouver, Canada.

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Farnsworth Presents Research to State Department Delegation From China

Farnsworth Presents Research for State Department Delegation From ChinaStephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently delivered a U.S. State Department lecture titled “Politics, Media and the American Political System” for Chinese journalists visiting the U.S. as part of the federal government’s Institute for International Education Visitor Leadership Program for International Journalism.

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Farnsworth Presents Research on Presidential Politics and Humor

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently presented a co-authored research paper titled “Late Night TV Humor and the Culture of Ridicule” at the Conference on Character Assassination in Theory and Practice at George Mason University.

Farnsworth Receives Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award

Stephen J. Farnsworth, professor of political science at International Affairs at University of Mary Washington and director of its Center for Leadership and Media Studies, is a recipient of a prestigious 2017 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). This statewide teaching award recognizes 12 outstanding college and university professors from across the Commonwealth each year.

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