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Campus Conversation on Ebola Scheduled for Oct. 28

Provost Joan Lorden will host the campus conversation "Ebola: Understanding Facts and Confronting Fears" at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Cone University Center, McKnight Hall.

Akin Ogundiran, Africana studies; Diana Rowan, social work; Shannon Sullivan, philosophy; and Beth Whitaker, political science and public administration; are panelists for this discussion on the epidemiology of Ebola, the reasons for its rapid spread in West Africa, the United States response and the current climate of fear.

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.