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John Stanley Memorial Fund

John Stanley Memorial Fund


Political Science D01029


Graduate or Undergraduate Student Support

History and Guidelines:

Professor John L. Stanley was a much beloved and highly respected professor of Political Science at UCR for more than 30 years. He received his PhD from the Government Department at Cornell University, where he focused on political theory, particularly concentrating on the work of Georges Sorel. While still in graduate school and before arriving at UCR in 1965, John, in collaboration with his wife Charlotte, began a translation of Sorel's The Illusions of Progress, which was published in 1969.

Professor Stanley was a gifted lecturer and advisor, generous with his time and attention. About Professor Stanley's career colleagues remarked: "He could teach brilliantly, publish frequently, and do service for the campus enthusiastically, and all at the same time." Professor Stanley had just returned from spending two years as the associate director of the University of California British Study Center in London, when he passed away suddenly in February 1998. Gifts were given by family, colleagues, former students and friends to create the John Stanley Memorial Scholarship Fund in Political Science. In 2007, the fund was converted into an endowment.

The fund supports public lecture by a visiting lecturer in Classical or European political philosophy lectures in Political Science and scholarships for students who excel in the field. It also provides aid a graduate or undergraduate student of political theory.

Selection and Guidelines:

The purpose of this fund is to provide support to either a public lecture by a visiting lecturer in Classical or European political philosophy or to aid a graduate or undergraduate student political theory. Currently this fund is only being used to support a visiting lecturer and the department is not accepting student applicants.

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Financial and Administrative Office
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