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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-
t’s been about 5 years since Bob Dole last visited the Dole Institute. What a great addition to the 10th Anniversary celebration --he’ll be back next Tuesday, Apr. 22, at approx. 11 a.m. to speak with students and citizens at the Dole Institute in an open house!!! Parking is limited. We hope to see you there! More details here http://ow.ly/vPXQC
KU-Van Go partnership supports young people in need Van Go, a Lawrence social service agency, and student interns from the University of Kansas use art to teach job and life skills to high-needs youth. Since the program was established in 1997, hundreds of teens in crisis have found success as they create art for the community. In 2013, Van Go and KU received the inaugural Outstanding Community & Campus Collaboration Award at the Campus Compact Heartland Conference on Civic Engagement. The award recognizes an outstanding, involved, and sustained campus--community partnership.

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POLS Doctorate program ranked #31 of public universities
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