american government

UK History Professor Reflects on Presidents' Day

Mark Summers, professor of history in the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences, shares his thoughts on remembering the accomplishments of U.S. presidents.

Former U.S. Comptroller General Speaks Tonight at UK

University of Kentucky's Martin School of Public Policy and Administration is bringing a major national figure to campus to discuss the financial challenges facing America and the rest of the world. David M. Walker, who served as comptroller general of the United States and head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) from 1998 to 2008, will address students, faculty, and the general public at 7:00 tonight.

UK Political Scientist Stephen Voss Offers Predictions for 2013

The fiscal cliff deadline came and went, President Barack Obama was inaugurated yesterday and the 113th Congress has had its first session. With these historical moments now passed, what does 2013 have in store for the nation? UK expert Stephen Voss weighs in on his predictions for the coming year.

Hail To The Chief

This year, Martin Luther King Day will also mark the re-inauguration of President Barack Obama. His first inauguration brought more than 2 million people to the National Mall four years ago; this year, the event is expected to attract hundreds of thousands. Tracy Campbell, a History professor and Co-Director of the Wendell H Ford Public Policy Research Center, joined us by phone to discuss American presidential inaugurations and how they have changed over time.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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PS 101: American History with Dr. Richard Waterman

Explore the inner workings of the American political system just before the 2012 election starts heating up in the Fall. This course is an appropriate first step on the path toward earning a Major or Minor in Political Science and, for students pursuing degrees at the University of Kentucky, also fulfills the U.S. citizenship requirement of UKCore. Taking it in Summer 2012 will give students the background (and at UK a specific prerequisite) needed to enroll in Fall courses that tap into the election-year excitement, such as those on campaigns & elections, on political parties, or on the presidency. Bulletin description: "A survey of national government and the political process in the United States, with emphasis on the Constitution, the President, Congress, and the judicial system."
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