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LAS792 - Managing Research Data in the Social Sciences

This 1-, 2-, or 3-credit hour graduate level course is designed to teach the skills necessary to read, reorganize, transform, display, clean, archive, and export simple or complex data. The primary tool used in the class is the SAS system. Structured Query Language (SQL) in both SAS and Microsoft Access receives a strong emphasis. Documentation of the research process and outputs using structured metadata also receives significant attention.

Kauffman funds study of Kansas City Teacher Residency Program

Jacob Fowles, Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs & Administration, received an award from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to study potential expansion and growth of the Kansas City Teacher Residency Program. The program pairs resident teachers with experienced teaching mentors for training, coaching, and feedback, both enhancing classroom effectiveness of residents and improving the district's ability to recruit and retain quality teachers. Fowles is an affiliate of IPSR.

Study shows Kansas women face economic, social challenges

A new study examining the status of women in Kansas shows most earn significantly less than their male counterparts, and large numbers of single mothers live in poverty and lack health insurance. The study, conducted by the Center for Science Technology and Economic Policy was commissioned by the Kansas City-based Women's Foundation and was released in conjunction with International Women's Day. News coverage and the full report available at the links below.

KU Center for Migration Research - 2016 Seed Grant Program

Pursuant to its mission as an interdisciplinary hub of human migration-related research at KU, the Center for Migration Research (CMR) strives to provide support to its affiliates' scientific endeavors. As part of these efforts, CMR is launching a seed grant program. The main goal of the program is to enhance and expand migration-related research across disciplines and units at KU and to support creative interdisciplinary projects on their way to competing for external funding. To find out more information about the 2016 Seed Grant please click here:

Project Diane: Integrating Military Women in Combat Roles

Alesha Doan, Associate Professor in the Political Science, and Shannon Portillo, Associate Professor in the School of Public Affairs & Administration, recently penned a blog post for The Huffington Post. The post features their research, funded by the The Army Research Institute and the Women's Foundation of Greater Kansas City, which explores the potential benefits and barriers of gender integration of Special Forces. Read the post at the link below.