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Posted on October 15th, 2023 in Classes, Featured, Students, Teaching by Aaron Dusso

The IUPUI Mock Trial Team traveled last weekend to the Golden Dome Invitational – hosted by Notre Dame – alongside 16 other teams that are made up of varying universities around the Midwest. IUPUI started the tournament with rocky footing on Saturday, with a record of 0-4. Sunday, however, was a new day and a …

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Posted on May 17th, 2024 in Alumni, Students, Students/Alumni, Teaching by Aaron Dusso

May is always a great month to celebrate our graduates and their accomplishments. This year, we were thrilled to watch Oriana Fuenmayor lead the student procession as the recipient of the Chancellor’s Scholar Award during the School of Liberal Arts Graduation Ceremony at the ballroom of the JW Marriot Hotel on Friday, May 10, 2024. …

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Posted on May 15th, 2024 in Internships, Students, Students/Alumni by Aaron Dusso

Political Science Major Alondra Arriaga-Rosales’ Internship with the Carmichael Senate Campaign I interned for Marc Carmichael who was running in the Democratic primary for the open US Senate seat in Indiana. After learning the various aspects of a campaign, I was able to focus on parts that needed most assistance. One example being the financial …

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Posted on May 2nd, 2024 in Community Service, Faculty by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Dusso was on WWL First News with Tommy Tucker to discuss polling that shows more than 80% of Americans do not think elected officials care about people like them. Check it out: Over 80% of Americans don’t think politicians care about people like them He was also interview for a piece in The Republic …

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Posted on May 1st, 2024 in Faculty, Teaching by Aaron Dusso

Congratulations to our very own Brooks Kirchgassner who won the IU School of Liberal Arts Indianapolis, Outstanding Associate Faculty Award this year! Brooks was also promoted to Senior Associate Faculty member! Two great accomplishments for an outstanding instructor!

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Posted on April 16th, 2024 in Community Service, Faculty, Research, Teaching by Aaron Dusso

As a de facto state (an entity that controls territory, provides governance, persists over time and secures popular support but is largely or entirely unrecognized by the international community of sovereign states), Taiwan has been a long-standing research interest of Dr. Pegg’s and was discussed in his book International Society and the De Facto State. …

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Posted on January 22nd, 2024 in Community Service, Faculty, Research, Students, Students/Alumni by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Dusso was interviewed by Business Insider for a piece on Trump’s new nickname for Nikki Haley. This was based on research he conducted with former student Sydnee Perkins:  “Crooked Hillary and Sleepy Joe: name-calling’s backfire effect on candidate evaluation,” in the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties. Check it out: Trump is turning …

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