Department News

Duncan-BookDr. Duncan's book is out

In May 2012, Dr. Duncan's book entitled Immigration Policymaking in the Global Era: In Pursuit of Global Talent came out. The book examines the policy efforts among developed countries to recruit high skilled migrants. The book emphasizes the spread of the points immigration system, a policy instrument adopted or considered by various governments to attract high skilled migrants and control immigration according to the exigencies of their economies and domestic publics. The book is available at the University's bookstore and on Amazon. To read more about the book, click here.

Federici-bookDr. Federici publishes book on Hamilton
During summer 2012, one of Dr. Federici's latest works, The Political Theory of Alexander Hamilton, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press. The book examines Hamilton as one of American's original political philosophers and argues that Hamilton was a strong advocate of constitutionalism and the the monarchist as he is traditionally portrayed. Click here for more information on the book. The book is also available at the University's bookstore and on Amazon. In 2012, Dr. Federici also has an edited volume out entitled Rethinking the Teaching of American History and published by Butler Books.

Ireland-TripDr. Peterson and students head to Ireland

In the spring, Dr. Peterson will travel to Dungarvan, Ireland, with a group of students to participate in the Mercyhurst in Ireland program. The program is 10 weeks and provides students with a unique opportunity to study abroad and visit various cities in Europe. This study abroad experience promises to be rewarding for both Professor Peterson and the students he will accompany.

White House

Annual D.C. Experience

The Department of Political Science is preparing for its annual trip to Washington, DC. Each spring, faculty and students head to DC for three days of tours, meetings with alumni, and job/graduate school interviews. The trip is open to all political science majors and minors, and the total cost for each student has yet to exceed $100. On the trip, students have the opportunity to bond with their colleagues and professors.

UNAnnual High School Model UN Competition

The Model International Organizations Team (MIOT) will host its Annual High School Model UN competition, in which area high schools are invited to participate. This competition promises to be a challenging yet rewarding experience for all high school participants who hone their diplomatic skills and are awarded with attractive prizes. Similarly, Mercyhurst's MIOT members benefit immensely from this competition as it is student-led and as such facilitates members' organizational and leadership skills.


Cummings Gallery
Art Faculty Show

Dates: Aug 21-Sep 28, 2014

Location: Cummings Gallery

William Close and The Earth Harp Collective
William Close and The Earth Harp Collective

Dates: Sep 5

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

Anais Mitchell
Anaïs Mitchell

Dates: Sep 30

Location: Erie Art Museum

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