UMW professor Dr. Stephen Farnsworth will reflect on the November 2020 election and provide an analysis of the results of key races. Dr. Stephen J. Farnsworth is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and the Director of the UMW Center for Leadership and Media Studies. Sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement and UMW Votes.
The University of Mary Washington will host a public political debate between candidates for Virginia’s First Congressional District Monday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m.
Incumbent Rep. Rob Wittman (R) will face off against opponent Qasim Rashid (D) live via Zoom, with public viewing accessible through YouTube.
Professor Stephen Farnsworth of the University of Mary Washington will moderate the event.
Join us ONLINE for the first Mary Talk of the 2020-21 academic year!
Our fifth Mary Talks season kicks off with Dr. Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and international affairs and director of the Center for Leadership & Media Studies at UMW, presenting "Late-Night Humor and the American Presidency."
Wednesday, September 16
Political humor has been a staple of late-night television for decades. The Trump White House, however, has received significantly greater attention than that of past presidents. In response to Trump’s strident politics, late-night comics have sounded key policy notes, further blurring the boundary between news and satire. Weekly humorists extend the critique with in-depth probing of key issues, while Saturday Night Live continues to tap the progression from outrage to outrageousness. Employing a dataset of more than 100,000 late-night jokes going back decades, Farnsworth will discuss how humorists have treated recent presidencies, how the treatment of Trump differs from that of previous presidents, and how the Trump era is likely to shape the future of political humor.
Note: Online viewing is the only option for this Mary Talk, as we are not conducting any in-person events at this time.
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Six UMW political science and international affairs majors presented their research on February 15 at the Pi Sigma Alpha National Student Research Conference in Washington, D.C. These students, as well as more than 120 of their counterparts from around the nation, were selected to present their research at this national conference based on the importance of their scholarly work.
Pi Sigma Alpha, which has more than 700 chapters, is the nation’s only national honor society devoted to excellence in undergraduate political science. The six students selected for presentation this month marks a record high level of participation for the Kappa Upsilon chapter at Mary Washington, and represents one of the highest levels of per-capita participation for any university in the country.
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