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Heberlig Named Co-winner of Prestigious Award

Eric Heberlig, professor of political science, is a co-recipient of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation’s D.B. Hardeman Prize for the work "Congressional Parties, Institutional Ambition and the Financing of Majority of Control."

The $10,000 Hardeman Prize is awarded for the best book on the U.S. Congress from the fields of biography, history, journalism and political science. Candidates are judged on their contribution to scholarship and to the public's understanding of Congress as well as literary craftsmanship, originality and depth of research. Heberlig’s co-author was Bruce Larson, an associate professor of political science at Gettysburg College.

"Congressional Parties, Institutional Ambition and the Financing of Majority Control" analyzes the increasing role of fundraising in congressional members’ advancement within party and congressional committee hierarchies.

Theatre Department to Present 'The Merry Wives'

The Department of Theatre will present "The Merry Wives" from Thursday, Oct. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 2, in the Black Box Theater of the Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts.

Shakespeare’s hilarious and biting satire "The Merry Wives of Windsor" gets a new twist in this updated staging adapted by dramaturge Andrew Hartley, Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare. Lecturer Kelly Ryan will direct the production.

Performances on Oct. 23 - 25 and Oct. 29 - Nov. 1 will be at 7:30 PM. Sunday matinees on Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 will be at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $14 general admission; $9 for seniors and UNC Charlotte faculty and staff; and $6 for all students and can be purchased through the Robinson Hall Box Office website.