Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science, has given several recent talks. On March 3, he was a guest on the Rev. Al Sharpton’s syndicated radio show, talking about his new book “Race Appeal: How Candidates Invoke Race in U.S. Political Campaigns.” On March 8, Caliendo moderated a public School Board Candidates’ Forum sponsored by the Wheaton Warrenville PTA Council. On March 24, he gave the keynote address at the 13th annual Black Hills State University Research Symposium. He discussed the research process, focusing on the challenges researchers face when pursuing a research goal, from undergraduate students to academic faculty across all fields of study. On April 1, Caliendo and “Race Appeal” co-author Charlton McIlwain presented a paper titled “Psychophysiological Approaches to Studying the Effects of Race-Based Messages in Political Campaigns” at the Midwest Political Science Association national conference.