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UB students win their fifth National Political Science Honor Society grant

Leslie Geary
Monday, March 07, 2011

Call it a streak.

For the fifth year in a row, University of Bridgeport students have won a research grant from National Political Science Honor Society to promote the study of U.S.-China relations.

The grant application, “China: Friend or Foe?”, was developed by students from the International College who are members of the University chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, which promotes scholarship in political science through various programs.

Winners from UB include Kirsten Jones, a senior majoring in International Political Economy and Development (IPED); Sandra Granath, also an IPED major; and master’s degree students Monica Merendino and Louise Lisboa, studying Global Development and Peace. International College professor Dr. Dave Benjamin advised the chapter.

This year’s judges were professors from Georgetown University and George Mason University.

“We feel that this program builds on the quality of our past work with Pi Sigma Alpha,” said Dr. Benjamin. “I am very proud of the work of our students."


Media contact: Leslie Geary, (203) 576-4625, lgeary@bridgeport.edu