ICPSR: Application deadline for all 2017 ICPSR scholarships is Friday, March 31, 2017

Scholarship for Public Administration, Public Policy, and Public Affairs

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Council has authorized a scholarship to encourage participation in the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research by graduate students in the fields of public administration, public policy, and public affairs.

To Boldly Go: the Hurried Evolution of Star Trek's Opening Narration

blog post by Doug Johnson

Arguably the most famous introductory voiceover in the history of television, Star Trek's "Space…the final frontier…" began to lodge itself in the collective consciousness fifty years ago. But it didn't just spring magically from the mind of Gene Roddenberry, the series' creator. It was crafted collaboratively over the course of a week in the summer of 1966. In anticipation of the show's September 8 premiere, producer Robert Justman urged Roddenberry to get to work writing the opening narration that they were planning to use.