Recent News Items
Washington Post OP-ED piece on tension between police and African Americans
Charles Epp and Steven Maynard-Moody penned an OP-ED piece that recently appeared in the Washington Post. The piece draws on research on racial disparities in police stops and proposes a way to rebuild trust between police and African Americans.
Graduate Studies Workshop on NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
IPSR will participate in a workshop held by Graduate Studies on the NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants. These grants, awarded through participating NSF programs, provide funding for doctoral students to improve the quality of their dissertation research by providing funds for items or travel not normally available through the student's university. The workshop is Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, from Noon to 1PM in the Parlors Room at the Kansas Union. Registration is required.
Graduate Studies Workshop on NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship Program
IPSR will participate in a workshop held by Graduate Studies on the NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP). The NSF-GRFP is prestigious, highly competitive fellowship for early-stage graduate students: undergraduate seniors or graduate students in their first two years, with some exceptions. The workshop is Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, from Noon to 1PM in the Alderson Room at the Kansas Union. Registration is required.
Article on teens' use of social media published
Dr. Leigh Ann Taylor Knight, Executive Director of the Kansas City Area Education Research Consortium recently co-authored an article titled "Teen's social media use and collective action".The article appeared in the September 2014 issue of New Media & Society. Full text available at the link below.
The Kansas City Research Data Center funded by the National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation has awarded funding to establish the Kansas City Research Data Center (KC-RDC) to PI Donna Ginther, Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute for Policy & Social Research's Center for Science, Technology, and Economic Policy and her colleagues from the University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and the Kauffman Foundation. The award provides three years of funding to set up a secure location at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City for researchers around the region to use confidential Census data for a wide variety of research projects on issues including poverty, crime, employment, education, entrepreneurship, and health and mortality. As a result, researchers will now have greatly expanded access to federal data that can only be used at the Census Bureau or a Research Data Center. The KC-RDC will extend the research capacity and infrastructure at the University and beyond.