UMass Amherst Department of Political Science
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POLSCI PROFILES

Brian Schaffner

Brian Schaffner
Professor of Political Science and Department Chair

My research focuses on public opinion, campaigns and elections, political communication, political parties, and legislative politics.

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May 7

Last Day of Final Examinations, Semester Ends
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May 8

Graduate and Undergraduate Commencements
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May 8

Meeting on Political Geography
Hosted by IQSS at Harvard University
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May 9

Stockbridge Commencement
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May 9

Meeting on Political Geography
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May 12

Final Grades Due by midnight
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May 18

First Day of Classes--Session One
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May 22

Last Day to Add/Drop Any Session One Class
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May 25

Holiday--Memorial Day
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Jun 5

Last Day to Drop with "W" any Session One Class
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Jun 26

Last Day of Classes--Session One
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Jul 4

Holiday--Independence Day
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Jul 6

Session One--Final Grades Due
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Jul 6

First Day of Classes--Session Two
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News

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UREP offers students hands-on research experience

UREP offers students hands-on research experience
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Chan, Marple, Roland, Rolfe Present Research on American Politics at New England Political Science Association

Chan, Marple, Roland, Rolfe Present Research on American Politics at New England Political Science Association
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Chan '17 Explores Election Redistricting at Midwest Political Science Association

Chan '17 Explores Election Redistricting at Midwest Political Science Association
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Sharrow Receives SBS Research Grant

Sharrow Receives SBS Research Grant
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Nicholson '16 Receives Awards for Local Government Internship

Nicholson '16 Receives Awards for Local Government Internship
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Peterson Elected Secretary of Faculty Senate

Peterson Elected Secretary of Faculty Senate
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McCarthy Honored Guest at Moscow's XVI International Academic Conference

McCarthy Honored Guest at Moscow's XVI International Academic Conference
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Xenos named Interdisciplinary Studies Institute Fellow 2015

Xenos named Interdisciplinary Studies Institute Fellow 2015
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Students Tour United Nations with Ambassador Baibourtian

Students Tour United Nations with Ambassador Baibourtian
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Students Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

Students Elected to Phi Beta Kappa
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