Recent News Items
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.
Study Shows Women Still Face Obstacles In The Military
Shannon Portillo, Associate Professor in the School of Public Affairs & Administration, recently appeared on KUCR talking about her research on women in the military. The radio clip can be found at the link below.
Dennis receives Spirit of EAGLES funding
Mary Kate Dennis, Assistant Professor in the School of Social Welfare, received a grant from Spirit of EAGLES for her project, "Sharing Our Stories: Ojibwe Elders and Health." The project seeks to integrate the Western and Native American conceptions of wellness in relation to Ojibwe elders living on the Bad River Indian Reservation in Wisconsin. This exploratory, qualitative study is designed to uncover elders' unique lived experiences through in-depth interviews, and it will examine how these experiences shape their health, wellness, and illness. Dennis also received a New Faculty General Research Fund award to supplement the project. Dennis is an affiliate of IPSR.
NPR - Hidden Factors In Your Brain Help To Shape Beliefs On Income Inequality
Laura Van Berkel, graduate student in social psychology and IPSR doctoral research fellow was recently on NPR talking about her research on hierarchical beliefs.