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IPSR Doctoral Research Fellow Alum in the News

April Rand, former IPSR Doctoral Research Fellow, was recently featured in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette talking about her research on the effects of the sex-trade. Rand's doctoral research, funded by the National Institute of Justice, was about women in the Kansas City, Missouri area trying to leave the commercial sex industry. Rand is currently an assistant professor of social work at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Researcher studies why gender-based violence persists in Namibia

In an academic article published in the journal Signs, Hannah Britton, associate professor of women, gender & sexuality studies and political science and director of IPSR's Center for the Study of Injustice, and KU graduate student Lindsey Shook concluded surrounding rape and to provide more support services for victims. Read the full press release at the link below.

Research featured in The New York Times

New analysis of academic science fields show little gender bias, but suggest women's earlier educational choices lead to underrepresentation in math-intensive fields. The article titled Academic Science Isn't Sexist features the research of Donna Ginther, professor of Economics and Director of IPSR's Center for Science Technology & Economic Policy.

IPSR hosts luncheon on new Kansas City Research Data Center

Dr. Ginther's presentation, video and slides, detailing the recently announced Kansas City RDC are available at the links below.

University drives creation of new research data center in Kansas City

A National Science Foundation proposal driven by the University of Kansas has resulted in the creation of a new Kansas City-based Census research data center that will provide researchers access to the nation's highest-quality data for analysis of the U.S. economy and policy issues. The Kansas City Research Data Center (RDC) will be located at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City headquarters and provide approved area researchers with secure access to restricted microlevel U.S. Census and health statistics data - the type of data researchers use to examine the economic activity, demographic makeup and health status of individuals in the U.S. economy. Research based on these data can provide a better understanding of the regional and national economy, including analysis of changes that are affecting businesses and households. The NSF proposal was headed by Donna Ginther, professor of economics and director of the Center for Science Technology & Economic Policy at the Institute for Policy & Social Research at KU, on behalf of a consortium that includes the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, the Kauffman Foundation, the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Missouri-Columbia.