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Weidenbaum Center Resident Fellow Jake Rosenthal co-authors article in Business Insider
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The Weidenbaum Center & the Department of Political Science hosted a special event to honor Steven S. Smith's retirement and years of service to Washington University. Thirty guests flew in from around the country, including Steve's family, Chancellor Emeritus Mark Wrighton, faculty colleagues of Steve's at other institutions, and former students that Steve advised and mentored. The event included a one-day conference where Steve's colleagues and mentors presented their research in his honor. In a statement, Chancellor Andrew Martin said "I think back to the Center for the Study of American Business, and its transformation to the Weidenbaum Center, which thrived under your leadership. As one of your generation's leading scholars of legislative politics, you've mentored and trained many students, at Minnesota and here at WashU, who have or will become the leaders of their generations of scholars. That's another important part of your legacy that you should be proud of."
Steven S. Smith, Former Weidenbaum Center Director, was awarded the 2023 Barbara Sinclair Lecture, co-sponsored by the American Political Science Association (APSA) and Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University. The award honors achievement in promoting understanding of the U.S. Congress and legislative politics. Congratulations Steve!
We want to congratulate former Weidenbaum Center TASS (The American Social Survey) Director and Weidenbaum Center Grant Recipient Jacob Montgomery on his promotion to Full Professor of Political Science. Jacob has received numerous Weidenbaum Center grants including one for his research on "Characterizing Political Advertising on Facebook."
We want to congratulate Weidenbaum Center Grant Recipient Dino Christenson on his promotion to Full Professor of Political Science. Dino received a grant award from the Weidenbaum Center for his project "Cooperative Survey Project on the 2022 Primaries."
Washington University Chancellor Emeritus Mark Wrighton and Steven S. Smith
Two of the Conference co-organizers Professors Jason Roberts (left) and Michael Lynch (right) at roundtable session
Former Smith Ph.D. Advisees Professors Anthony Madonna (left) and Michael Lynch (right) with others at Conference session
Steven S. Smith family (from left to right): His wife Liz, his daughter Shannon, his son Tyler, and Tyler's partner Kevin