See the calendar on the right for the full schedule.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

COPS student Lindsay Hoffman takes job at U of Delaware

Congratulations to Lindsay Hoffman, who after going on several interviews (and experiencing a number of other contacts expressing interest) has decided to accept an offer to be an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Delaware. As a former BA/MA graduate from that program, I can attest to the strong quality of this program. Lindsay will still be with us through the end of the summer, but please take the time to congratulate her on getting this job so early in the search process.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

COPS member brings home another one

Congratulations to Teresa Myers, for taking home a top 3 paper award from MAPOR 2006 for her paper with Cat Goodall, "Fear Appeals in Political Communication: An Examination of Public Opinion about Social Security Reform and Global Warming." For a more comprehensive list of COPS paper awards over the last couple of years, click the "Recent member awards" link to the right.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

More election maps

Here are some interesting data maps reflecting the outcome of the recent congressional elections as created by Mark Newman of the University of Michigan.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Election data and graphics

For those who are into both political data and graphics, be sure to look at the extensive Election 2006 section of the New York Times website. Data are gathered there from the Senate, House and Governor elections. The House page is particularly extensive. You can select districts to look at that meet a variety of criteria, see them on a map, and then see a summary of data about them on the right. The sliding chart at the top that looks a bit like a bar code compares the 2004 and 2006 results is also awesome. Note that many of the maps can be weighted by population for a different view of their importance.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Some Work and Some Play

Let's not forget another event that makes MAPOR weekend so enjoyable--watching the OSU-Michigan game with other Big Ten football fans. To get you in the spirit, relive last year's game by clicking here.