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North Central College political science professor earns award, analyzes GOP VP pick

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Aug. 16, 2012—North Central College political science professor Stephen Maynard Caliendo has earned an award for a book he coauthored and appeared on radio and television this week to analyze the selection of the Republican vice presidential running mate.

Caliendo and his coauthor are being honored by the American Political Science Association for their book, “Race Appeal: How Candidates Invoke Race in U.S. Political Campaigns” by Temple University Press. The Washington, D.C.-based APSA’s annual awards honor excellence in the study, teaching and practice of politics. The awards will be presented at the 2012 APSA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, La., on Aug. 30.

Caliendo and coauthor Charlton D. McIlwain of New York University will receive the Ralph J. Bunche Award, which recognizes the best scholarly work in political science published in the previous calendar year that explores the phenomenon of ethnic and cultural pluralism.

Caliendo also appeared on CBS2 Chicago newscasts this week and offered expert analysis about presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s decision to choose Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate, and how the presidential race is “turning increasingly ugly.” He also was interviewed on the air by Gary Zidek ’03, assistant news director at College of DuPage radio station WDCB-FM 90.9.