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Are we as divided as we seem? Department of Political Science Assistant Professor, Nathaniel Birkhead, speaks on partisan politics, its effect on the electorate and the electorate's effect back onto politics.  

Current news 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

One gene in pond scum responsible for multicellular evolution, understanding of cancer origin
Brad Olson, Kansas State University assistant professor, and an international team of researchers found a single gene found in algae is responsible for the evolution of multicellular organisms.

Students selected for special roles at university's commencement ceremonies
At Kansas State University's commencement ceremonies May 7, 13 and 14, several students will be featured as speakers, vocalists and musicians.


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Oh, the places they'll go: Scholarships send Wildcats across the world
China, Australia, Spain, the Galapagos and more are just some of the places where Kansas State University students will be studying in summer and fall 2016 through scholarships awarded by the university's Office of International Programs.

Architectural engineering senior from Garden City named scholar of the year
The Committee of Fellows of the American Council of Engineering Companies has selected Kansas State University's Jeremy Ensz, senior in architectural engineering, Garden City, as its 2016 Scholar of the Year.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

University's 2016-2017 Coffman chair to increase academic discourse about critical thinking
Kansas State University's 2015-16 Coffman Chair for Distinguished Teaching Scholars, Patricia Ackerman, professor of language arts at K-State Polytechnic, is determined to increase academic discourse about critical thinking at K-State.

Two students earn Blue Key scholarship for outstanding achievements
Stephanie Hughes, senior in marketing, and Garrett Kays, senior in agricultural economics, have received the William L. Muir II and John "Tom" Muir Alpha Tau Omega Blue Key Leadership.

State Department ambassador to discuss chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological national security at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine
Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins of the U.S. Department of State will present the public lecture "Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Terrorism — Efforts to Reduce the Threat" at noon Wednesday, May 4, in the Mara Conference Center on the fourth floor of Trotter Hall.

Consumers' taste for beef varies by brand name, Kansas State University study finds
Kansas State University meat scientists have found that the brand name on grocery store beef makes a difference in how consumers perceive flavor, texture, juiciness, tenderness and overall liking of the product.

President of Costa Rica to present Kansas State University Landon Lecture May 19
Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís will give a Landon Lecture at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, in Forum Hall in Kansas State University's Student Union.


Monday, May 2, 2016

Pomp and circumstance: Kansas State University commencement ceremonies May 7, 13 and 14
Around 3,000 students will receive degrees from Kansas State University at commencement ceremonies May 7, 13 and 14.

University selects two faculty members as distinguished professors
Kansas State University is honoring an agronomist and a cosmologist as the newest university distinguished professors.

Kansas State Polytechnic launches new flight academy for high school students
Fly K-State Academy is athree-day piloting program being offered by Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus for high school students entering their freshman through senior year who dream about a future in aviation. The academy will be June 27-29 at Kansas State Polytechnic.









Expert focus

Nathaniel Birkhead

Nathaniel Birkhead

Between presidential primaries and Supreme Court vacancies, our country often appears divided by partisan politics.    

Nathaniel Birkhead, assistant professor of political science, can discuss the state of U.S. politics and the role of political partisanship.  

Birkhead can be reached at birkhead@k-state.edu.

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