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Burdette Loomis

Burdett A. "Bird" Loomis

Professor, Political Science
515 Blake

Educational Background
Graduated from: University of Wisconsin, Ph.D., Political Science, 1974
University of Wisconsin, M.A., Political Science, 1970
Carleton College, B.A., Government and International Relations,

First Appointed at KU: 1979

Previous Positions: APSA Congressional Fellow, 1975-6; Visiting Scholar, Brookings Institution, 1984, 2000; Director of Administrative Communications, Governor Kathleen Sebelius, 2005; Interim Director, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, 1997-2001; Director of KU Political Science intern programs in Washington D.C. and Topeka, 1984-
Upcoming Events
Sep 25
PSGA Meeting
04:00 pm
Sep 28
Political Science Dept. Picnic
04:00 pm
Oct 03
Brownbag:Torture Ethics: The Search for a Method
11:30 am
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The Kansas Supreme Court ordered the state to remove nominee Chad Taylor's name from the U.S. Senate ballot. http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2014/sep/18/kansas-supreme-court-orders-state-remove-taylor-se/
KU Goldwater Scholar to research Huntingon’s, Alzheimer’s diseases Ryan Limbocker, KU’s 56th Goldwater Scholar, plans to focus his research at KU on such neurodegenerative disorders as Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s diseases (see more at http://bit.ly/1nIP2bL). Limbocker, a senior majoring in chemistry, is from Overland Park, Kansas, and plans to pursue a doctorate in analytical chemistry. The Goldwater Scholarships are the nation’s premier undergraduate awards to honor academically gifted students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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POLS Doctorate program ranked #31 of public universities
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